Phoenix, AZ asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Arizona

Q: how and or when are the revised statues to be implemented in a situation?

i was recently in a car accident in az . ended up running through a red light and the other guy was making a left hand turn at the same time. although i believe if i didnt have to slam on the breaks i would have made the light even though i should have probably slowed down and stopped i am not fighting the red light because if that be the case he stated he was out in the middle of the intersection at the time with a yellow flashing light .he should have not been there. it is the az revised left hand turn statue that i am questioning Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 28-772. they placed me at fault but if i am reading this correctly they should be at fault for not yielding to the oncoming traffic they had a flashin yellow arrow . i am just wondering how this is enforced if there is certain stipulations that make the determination or if the law should continuously be enforced .

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney on V&TLs, the statute should be continuously enforced if it became law. Good luck

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