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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[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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[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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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? When you buy your auto insurance, you usually look for the cheapest coverage.  That may not necessarily be limited to what insurance company you purchase your insurance from, but it may also include what overages you decide to purchase.  One coverage that many people decide not to purchase is…

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[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/2017/06/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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Were you Injured While On Government Property?  If you were,  your right to seek compensation from the government agency is significantly limited as compared to your rights against a private entity or person.  Specifically there are specific notices you must comply with, not only time mandated notices but you also have to provide those notices to…

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ADOT Releases 2015 Auto Accident Statistics, and Arizona is still a dangerous place to drive. You can read the detailed report by here. In total there were 116,609 auto related accidents in 2015. Of those accidents 45% involved injuries, while less than 1% (895) involved fatalities. Speed was the the most common factor in most…

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Over the recent years there has been an increase in accidents resulting from Drowsy Driving. In 2015 according to the NHTSA. Some statistics indicate that drowsy driving causes about 100,000 car accidents a year, with about 71,000 injured people. Just like driving while impaired, drowsy driving effects driver alertness, attention and reaction time. Some states…

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