Are You Driving To California Over The Fourth of July?

Are You Driving To California Over The Fourth of July? The fourth of July is approaching and many Arizonans will likely venture to California to escape the heat over the holiday weekend.  If you do and you unfortunately are involved and injured in an auto accident, you may want to know what your legal rights…

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When Should I Consult A Personal Injury Attorney?

When Should I Consult A Personal Injury Attorney? Often friends, family and acquaintances ask me “When Should I Consult A Personal Injury Attorney?”  If someone else causes you an injury, whether in an auto accident or while you are at their house, at a minimum you should probably speak with one, most initial consultations are…

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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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Uninsured Motorist Coverage, What Is It?

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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Traumatic Brain Injury

At traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious issue that can result in long-term disability.  In fact, each year, about 80,000 American suffer from long-term disability that has resulted in brain Injury.  Typically a TBI is either mild or severe.  Typically a mild TBI is one with a mild loss of consciousness and confusion…

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Injured While On Government Property?

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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Over 50,000 People Were Injured In Auto Accidents in Arizona

According to ADOT in 2014, 50,890 people Were Injured In Auto Accidents in Arizona.  There were also 774 fatalities that year.  While that number alone is staggering, consider that there were a total of 109,554 accidents.  Of these 4.1% involved alcohol. The majority (81%) occurred in urban areas and 82% involved multiple vehicles.  Not surprising the most common…

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Were You Burned When Your E-Cigarette Exploded?

Were You Burned When Your E-Cigarette Exploded?  It happens, just ask Josh Hamilton, of Kentucky.  His E-Cigarette Exploded and his pants caught fire while he was reaching into pocket to pay for items at a local Texaco.  He suffered 2nd degree burns on his legs.  Surprisingly, there is not a government agency that regulates vaporizers (or E-Cigarette)…

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Tempe's New Texting While Driving Ordinance

This weekend Tempe’s new texting while driving ordinance goes into effect.   The fines associated with this ordinance will not go into effect until January 1, 2016; however, the ordinance becomes law on October 24,2015.  If you are stopped before the January 1 date, police will simply give you a warning.  However after January 1,…

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I Was In An Auto Accident Do I Have To Sue?

I Was In An I Was In An Auto Accident Do I Have To Sue?  Do I Have To Sue? This is a question I often hear when talking to potential accident injury clients. The answer is no.  This is because the goal is to provide the at fault person’s insurance company with enough and sufficient…

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