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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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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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=”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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What Are Arizona's Minimum Auto Insurance Limits?

What Are Arizona’s Minimum Auto Insurance Limits?  Currently it is  $15,000 of liability for injuries to any one person in another vehicle they hit, and a total of $30,000 for all injuries and deaths out of the same incident. And their coverage for damages to the cars and other property of others can be as…

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Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury Coverage

Many people purchase additional coverage on their automobile insurance including uninsured motorist bodily injury and under-insured bodily injury coverage. Uninsured Bodily injury coverage replaces the liability coverage of an at fault party who  has no insurance.  Under-Insured provides an injured party with additional liability coverage in situations where the at fault person does not have…

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