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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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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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Where To Have Your Vehicle Repaired

A question often asked, is where a client has to have their vehicle repaired after an accident.  The insurance company will often try to steer you towards a body shop that is part of their direct repair program or DRP for short.  Some companies use different names like CRP (certified repair program).  The insurance adjuster…

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage, What Is It?

[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”on” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][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/2017/06/qtq80-035Hxo.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”] Uninsured Motorist Coverage, What Is It? When you buy your auto insurance, you usually look for the cheapest coverage.  That…

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Drug Related Auto Fatalities Are Becoming More Prevalent Than Alcohol Related fatalities.

[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/2017/06/iStock-646950618.jpg” 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_image][/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”] A recent publication by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that Drug Related Auto Fatalities Are Becoming More Prevalent Than Alcohol Related fatalities. Specifically, drugs were present in 43% of the fatally…

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