Posts by Fred Thomas

Postal Workers and Dog Bites

Postal Workers and Dog Bites.  It is the aged old urban lour, the postman versus the dog.  According to the the USPS in 2018 dogs attacked 5,714 postal employees.  Houston lead the country with 75 postal works bit by a dog.  Phoenix ranked 23rd with 24 incidents.  Overall the state recorded 73 postal worker related…

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Arizona Has Seen An Increase In Auto Fatalities

Arizona Has Seen An Increase In Auto Fatalities .   It is only March and eighty have already lost their lives in auto accidents.  This is an increase of fifteen from this time last year.  A disturbing trend.   According to Arizona Department of Public Safety,  most of these deaths were avoidable.  In a tweet last week…

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Did Someone Else Injure You While You Were Visiting California?

Did Someone Else Injure You While You Were Visiting California? Were you traveling to  San Diego or maybe  Disneyland for vacation? Did another driver injure you in an auto accident?  Maybe you hurt yourself when you slipped and fell in a Raley’s.  Are you looking for an attorney to help protect your rights?   Did an Arizona attorney…

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Did You Get A DUI After The Going To The Waste Management Open?

Did You Get A DUI After The Going To The Waste Management Open? If you did drink and drive, the chances are you probably ran into the DUI task force.   Police from allover the valley, including Scottsdale , Arizona State University , Phoenix, Mesa and even the Salt River Indian Community will be around the…

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New Year Equals New Laws: Some New Laws for 2019

New Year Equals New Laws: Some New Laws for 2019 Every new year brings a new set of laws into effect.  Arizona will see the minimum wage increase to $11.00 per hour, this is the third increase of a scheduled four.  In addition when you register your vehicle in 2019, you will see new fee…

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Self-Driving Cars Maybe The Future, But Not There Yet.

Self-Driving Cars Maybe The Future, But Not There Yet. There is not doubt that the future will have self-driving or autonomous cars. Whether driver controlled vehicles are still on the roadways is yet to be seen.  I imagine self driving cars will still exist, people like to drive.  At this time there no  fully autonomous…

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Do You Legally Have to Yield To A Funeral Procession?

Why not really a question related to personal injury, DUI or construction, someone recently texted me asking me this question.  While not only considerate, the answer is yes.  Arizona law requires pedestrians and vehicles alike (except for emergency vehicles) to yield the right of way to a funeral procession led by an escort or a…

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Auto Related Fatalities Rise in 2017

In 2017 There Were 1,000 auto related fatalities in Arizona, why? According to the ADOT, for the third year in a row,  Arizona saw an increase in auto related fatalities.  The last year in which there were less deaths than the year prior was 2014.  Since 2015, the total yearly number of auto related fatalities…

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Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Raising Auto Insurance Limits But Governor Ducey Vetos.

Frederick C. Thomas

[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section”][tm_pb_row admin_label=”row”][tm_pb_column type=”1_2″][tm_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]     Over forty years have passed since Arizona enacted its minimum requirements for auto insurance coverage (1972).  On May  1st, 2018 the house transmitted to Governor Ducey HB2254.  The bill raises the minimum limits required for liability coverage from $15,000.00 per person or $30,000.00 total…

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