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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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Can Your Expert Testify In A Medical Malpractice Case?

[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section”][tm_pb_row admin_label=”row”][tm_pb_column type=”2_3″][tm_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]   When a patient sues his/her doctor for medical malpractice, in most cases the patient will have to have another doctor testify as an expert to establish the treating doctor’s fault.  In Rasor/Miller v. Northwest Hospitals LLC, the Arizona Supreme Court address what prerequisites the expert must have…

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Possible Expansion of Arizona's Medical Marijuana 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”]     A ballot measure to expand Arizona’s Medical Marijuana law maybe on its way to the 2018 ballot. In its current form the law provides that individuals diagnosed with specific medical conditions may apply for a medicinal marijuana card.  The proposed ballot measure would expand…

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Arizona Bicycle Laws

[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section”][tm_pb_row admin_label=”row”][tm_pb_column type=”1_2″][tm_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://thomaslawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/qtq80-dNXv30.jpeg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/tm_pb_column][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”] Like most states Arizona has specific laws that apply to bicyclist.  The purpose of these laws is to promote safety and reduce injuries and fatalities.  Between 2011 and 2015, Arizona has…

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Can The Judge Modify A Jury Verdict?

[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”]   Can a judge modify a jury verdict?  Depending on the circumstances a judge can modify a civil jury verdict in a jury trial.  The Arizona Supreme Court recently addressed this issue.    Often in personal injury trials (and other civil trials), the Defendant may request…

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