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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.

[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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Could Arizona Have A No Texting While Driving Law?

[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”]     Arizona is one of only three states not to have a statute banning texting and driving.  The legislature has introduced some variation of an anti-texting law ten times, but each time it failed.  This session the Senate is considering SB 1261 a full ban…

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To Raise or Not To Raise?

[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 recent years there have been several attempts to pass a law raising Arizona’s minimum limits for auto liability coverage.  Recent attempts to raise the limits have failed.  Currently Arizona’s minimal coverage limits rank as one of the lowest in the United States.  In last…

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New Year Equals New Laws

[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”]   With the new year just upon us, several States have new laws that take effect.  Here are some of the more notable.   California has legalized recreational use of Marijuana.  While many would think California would’ve been the first state to do so, they follow behind…

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