Posts by Fred Thomas

Arizona’s Recreational Use Statute, Who Does It Protect?

Arizona’s Recreational Use Statute, Who Does It Protect? The legislature wrote Arizona’s Recreational Use Statute (A.R.S.§ 33-1551) to promote and encourages open use of public and private lands.  The law provides that a public or private owner, easement holder, lessee, tenant, manager or occupant of premises is not liable to a recreational or educational user…

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How Does An Adjuster Determine A Claim’s Value?

How Does An Adjuster Determine A Claim’s Value? How Does An Adjuster Determine A Claim’s Value?  For starters at some level it depends on the insurance companies.  Some companies (Allstate, American Family, Farmers, USAA just to name a few) use a computer program named Colossus.  The company that sells the program, claims it is an…

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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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