Are Semi Trucks a High Safety Risk?

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Approximately 2.97 million semi-trucks are registered in the United States, and though their drivers receive special training to operate them, these trucks still pose a far greater risk on the road compared to other non-commercial vehicles. Their large sizes and increased weights make them much more difficult to control, and as is the case with […]

Consequences of Driving Without Insurance in Arizona

Driving without insurance is a risky proposition in Arizona. If a driver in this state decides to operate without insurance, they could face a multitude of consequences. This can include traffic citations, major fines, license suspensions, and a requirement to purchase an expensive SR-22 certificate. Additionally, if a driver is involved in an accident and […]

Is Arizona a No-Fault State?

Getting into a car accident can be an incredibly scary experience for those involved. Securing compensation in the aftermath of a vehicle accident is a crucial but complicated process. Some states across in the US are considered “no-fault” accident states, which means that drivers turn to their personal insurance carrier to recover compensation for their […]

What if the Other Driver Does Not Report the Accident? | AZ

If you or somebody you care about has been involved in a vehicle accident, we sincerely hope that the police came to the scene and conducted an investigation. A police report is an integral piece of evidence used by insurance carriers and other parties when working to determine how compensation should be paid out. However, […]

Is Brake Checking Illegal in Arizona?

We have all likely seen other individuals slam on their brakes to try and get other vehicles to stop tailgating them. This is commonly referred to as brake checking. However, is brake checking illegal in the state of Arizona? Here, we want to further discuss brake checking, its legality, and what happens if an accident […]

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run in Phoenix, AZ

The last thing that any driver in Arizona wants to experience is a vehicle accident. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are not uncommon in and around the Phoenix area. The aftermath of any car accident case can be complicated when it comes to securing compensation, but this is even more true in the event you are involved […]

How to Preserve Evidence for a Truck Accident Claim

Accidents involving larger trucks are often devastating for those inside traditional passenger vehicles. The size and weight of commercial trucks often mean that traditional passenger cars stand no chance when it comes to the impact. It is crucial for victims in these cases to be able to secure compensation for their losses. This includes coverage […]

Right of Way Laws In Arizona

Anytime you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, chances are you will have to yield the right of way to someone else on the roadway. This can include yielding to other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, commercial trucks, etc. Arizona has several laws pertaining to the right of way in place to help prevent vehicle accidents. Here, […]

What to Do if You Are Hit by a Commercial Truck in AZ

Large commercial trucks are incredibly important for the economy in Arizona. However, these vehicles can cause severe injuries in the event they collide with traditional passenger vehicles. In the aftermath of being involved in a collision with a commercial truck in Arizona, victims need to know what steps to take to ensure they receive the […]

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Truck Accident Claim?

Crashes involving larger commercial trucks in Arizona often result in devastating injuries for those involved. It is crucial for any person injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company to be able to recover compensation for their losses. Unfortunately, these claims are not often settled quickly. Here, we […]

Autonomous (Self Driving) Vehicle Statistics 2021

Motor vehicles that can drive themselves, also known as self-driving cars, autonomous vehicles, or AVs, are considered to be far safer than regular automobiles. However, the nagging issue remains, just how safe are autonomous vehicles at the moment? The short answer is we are not there yet. Regardless of the incredible time and effort going […]

Damages for Pain and Suffering in Truck Accident Cases

Accidents involving larger commercial trucks often result in devastating injuries for those inside traditional passenger vehicles throughout the state of Arizona. In most cases, victims will be able to recover compensation for their losses if the crash was caused by the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company. Victims should be […]

Analysis of Fatal Alcohol-Related Crashes in the United States 2000 – 2019

Drunk driving in the United States has long been identified as dangerous, responsible for over 10,000 traffic deaths every year. At Gerber Injury Law, we recognize this serious issue and worked with 1Point21 Interactive to analyze all alcohol-related fatal crashes in the United States from 2000-2019. During our study period, there were a total of 360,585 alcohol-related fatal crashes, which […]

What is the Average Settlement of a Truck Accident Case?

Any person injured in a crash caused by the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company should be able to recover compensation for their losses. Crash victims will likely have tremendous expenses in the aftermath of these incidents, but securing compensation can be challenging. Here, we want to discuss the average […]

What are the Main Causes of Truck Accidents in Arizona?

Commercial trucks provide valuable services to residents in Arizona and throughout the United States. Truck drivers are truly national heroes, something that was displayed clearly throughout the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic when drivers operated nearly around the clock to help ensure that this country was fully stocked and supplied. However, accidents involving large […]

Left Turns | Gerber Injury Law

Left turns can be very dangerous. It seems that each state has it’s own laws when it comes to making left turns, but there are some basic rules that apply across the board or rather at an intersection. “Left turns cause many collisions,” said Phoenix car accident Attorney Ken Gerber. “Who has the right of way […]