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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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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Arizona Bans Photo Radar, Well Not Really.

Arizona bans photo radar.  Not quite.  Monday Gov. Ducey signed legislation that bans photo radar on state highways.  Cities and other municipalities (like the Town of Paradise Valley) can still choose whether to use photo radar cameras.  Opponents to the camera’s cite several basis for opposing the cameras but the primary is that the system…

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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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Arizona Tops List of Red Light Fatalities

Recently the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, released a report regarding red light fatalities, and Arizona topped the list.  The study examined rate of red light fatalities per 100,000 residents.  According to the study Arizona was at the top with 7.1 deaths per 100,000.  Phoenix was higher than the State average at 10.8, Tucson and…

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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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Raising Arizona's Minimum Limits Coverages

For forty plus years Arizona’s minimum limits for auto insurance have been 15,000/30,000/10,000.  What this means that each owner of an automobile is to carry insurance that will pay up to $15,000.00 in personal injury damages to per person injured in an accident due to driver’s fault.  If the driver injures multiple parties the $30,000 represents…

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Injured By An Elevator?

An odd question you may not hear often is were you injured by an elevator?  Believe it or not it does happen, and in some cases proving the that the owner of the building is at fault may not be as difficult as one may believe.  There is a concept in law known as Res…

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Why Does A Dog Bite?

Why does a dog bite?  There are many possible reasons.  The most common being that a dog bite will occur when the dog is scared or feels threatened.  Also, dogs will bite to protect something that is valuable to them, be it food, a toy or even puppies.  A dog may simply bite arising from…

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Heart Attacks From Energy Drinks?

Heart Attacks From Energy Drinks? Some would argue yes, even the FDA.  In October 2012 the FDA linked five deaths to Monster Energy Drinks.  In May of 2013, a San Francisco teenager’s parents sued Monster alleging that the drink caused the teenager to go into cardiac arrest and die after drinking two 24 ounce cans in…

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