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What Is My Injury Claim Worth?

What Is My Injury Claim Worth? What is my injury claim worth?  This is a question that clients often ask when I first meet with them.  The fact is that not one personal injury claim is like the other.  Each person’s claim is different, primarily because every individual is different.  Injuries effect different people in…

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Why Contractors Should Have A Well Written Contract

Why Contractors Should Have A Well Written Contract In a recent decision (Woensdregt v. Handyman), the Arizona Court of Appeals (1st division), ruled that when a party seeks an award of attorney’s fees based on contract, rather than A.R.S. § 12-341.01, the Court will enforce the provision according to terms.  The Court determined that the…

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I have A Judgment How Do I Collect?

I have A Judgment How Do I Collect? Often the most common misunderstanding clients have is that filing a lawsuit and obtaining a judgment means that the other party is just going to write a check.  While in certain types of cases, (like auto accidents, slip and falls and dog bites) the defendant likely has…

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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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