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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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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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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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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.

Frederick C. Thomas

[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?

Frederick C. Thomas

[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=”https://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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