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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ADOT Releases 2015 Auto Accident Statistics

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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Drowsy Driving, The Next DUI?

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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I've Been In A Car Accident, Now What?

I’ve Been In A Car Accident, Now What? That is first question that people often ask  a few days after an accident.  Often a person’s first thought is to contact their insurance or the other person’s insurance.  Some people wonder should I go to my doctor.  Others ask should I talk to an attorney?  First,…

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Why You Should Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

There is one primary reason why you should carry uninsured motorist coverage.  One of the most frustrating experiences a person can have is getting in a car accident, particularly when it was the other driver’s fault.  What is even more frustrating is if the other driver does not have insurance.  If you do not carry uninsured…

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Cell Phone Related Accidents

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety, as of September 2014, there have been about 2,400 collision which officers attributed to distracted driving.  Not all of these accidents necessarily mean the use of cell phone and other mobile devices.  However cell phone related accidents comprised 167 of the 2400 accidents.  (I would speculate that the…

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Wrong Sperm Donor Equals Wrongful Birth

Typically a wrongful birth claim arises in situations where a physician may fail to undertake certain prenatal test or fails to warn parents of their risks of conceiving or giving birth to a child with serious genetic or congenital abnormalities.  A same-sex couple (Jennifer and Amanda) in Ohio is suing a sperm bank for wrongful…

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To Allow Interest or Not Allow Interest In A Personal Injury Case?

Although it may sound Shakespearean, the question to allow interest or not allow interest in a personal injury case is not so dramatic.  Or is it?  Whether to allow pre-judgment interest is only the first question the Courts had to answer in determining whether a Plaintiff is entitled to pre-judgment interest as a sanction under…

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Defective Airbag Lawsuit

Recently a jury in Lackawanna County  Pennsylvania awarded a couple $5.9 Million related to a defective airbag in the couples’ 2005 Mercury Sable.  The couple filed the defective airbag lawsuit following a 2010 near head on collision.  The Sable’s airbag failed to deploy upon impact.  The driver (husband) herniated a disc and suffered lower-extremity paralysis.  Attorneys for…

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