Personal injury attorney Scottsdale AZ
Donald G. Yearin is a tenacious personal injury trial attorney with a 25+ year proven track record. His practice focuses on prosecuting claims against insurance companies and others who are attempting to take advantage of vulnerable and/or injured victims. He has successfully obtained numerous large awards and verdicts on behalf of his clients and recovered more than 36,000,000.00 for his clients, including:
- $7,200,000.00 against a commercial trucking company
- $5,000,000.00 against a tire retailer
- $2,100,000.00 in an insurance bad faith case
- $2,000,000.00 against an automobile manufacturer
- $1,000,000.00 and $750,000.00 against nursing homes
- $1,000,000.00 against an assisted living facility
- $1,000,000.00 against a trucking company
- $950,000.00 against a large tire manufacturer
- $992,494.00 for a wrongful death caused by a drunk driver
- $825,000.00 for injuries suffered by minor in an auto accident
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Yearin Law Group specializes in litigation for a wide range of personal injury cases, including auto, motorcycle, and commercial trucking accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, defective products, insurance bad faith, and sexual abuse.
if you suffered an injury of any kind, it’s important to get legal counsel as soon as possible – preferably before negotiating with the insurance company or responding to any kind of settlement the offending party may offer. Give us a call today for a free consultation at (480) 502-0708.
Minor auto accidents can be handled by your insurance company. But when you sustain serious injuries as the result of a driver’s gross negligence, the insurance settlement may not even be enough to cover your expenses, let alone compensate you for the income you lost from time off of work and the ways in which your injuries may negatively impact your career, relationships, and day-to-day life. When this happens, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover an amount commensurate the damages you incurred.
To be eligible for a lawsuit against the driver, however, you must decline a settlement from your insurance company. This is an important decision that is best made with counsel from an experienced professional who can advise you as to your chances of winning the suit and potential damages you can expect to receive. If you know your insurance company is offering you a bad deal, but are nervous about declining, read more about how auto accident cases work, then contact us right away at (480) 502-0708 for a free consultation on your case.
An accident that would be a relatively minor incident for a car can be cataclysmic for a motorcycle and rider. What makes these incidents even more tragic are that they could often have been avoided if the driver of the other vehicle had exercised due caution. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence and your insurance company is refusing to offer you the settlement you deserve, a personal injury attorney may be able to help.
To be eligible for a lawsuit, however, you will need to decide to sue before you accept or decline the insurance settlement, so it’s important to make a quick, yet informed decision about your chances of recovering your damages in court. Our years of experience and history of successful claims gives us an edge in weighing the facts of your case and giving you a realistic picture of your best and worse-case scenarios. Call us today at (480) 502-0708 to discuss the details of your case.
Bicyclists are subject to all the same risks as motor vehicle drivers and more. Because bicyclists move more slowly than vehicular traffic, they are often the target of road rage and unsafe passing maneuvers. Distracted drivers – especially those who are calling or texting while driving – may miss the quiet, low-profile biker, ending in an accident that may be minor for the car, but catastrophic for the bicyclist. In 2013 alone, Arizona had over 2,000 reported bicycle accident, including 30 fatalities.
Worst of all, many of these accidents are hit-and-run. Either from ignorance or from fear, many injured bicyclists are left lying on the road. At best, they are left without the driver’s insurance information or knowledge of the driver’s identity, making it difficult to receive proper care. If this happens, first contact the police and report the accident immediately so they can help track down the driver. Next, notify your auto and health insurance companies. Then, contact someone with experience representing bicyclists and obtaining a fair settlement that will cover all your damages, such as Don Yearin. Call us today to find out more at (480) 502-0708.Learn More
Commercial Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers or “big-rigs,” pose a unique danger on the road due to their great size and weight. Although commercial drivers are often among the most highly-trained and cautious drivers on the road, negligence can and does occur, especially when drivers try to increase their earning potential by speeding, driving while under-rested, or without the prescribed breaks.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a collision with a commercial truck and you believe the driver or trucking company to be at-fault due to negligence, you may be eligible to collect damages – particularly if the crash claimed a life or resulted in a severe permanent injury. Give us a call to discuss the details in a free initial consultation by calling (480) 502-0708.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
A 2001 study prepared by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee discovered that nearly one-third of nursing homes in the U.S. were cited for neglect or abuse between January 1999 and January 2001. While abuse or neglect of any kind is tragic, such events become even more grievous when it happens to a parent, grandparent, or another loved one.
If you see the warning signs of abuse or neglect in someone you love – including bed sores, unexplained bruises or welts, dehydration, malnutrition, signs of being restrained or sexually abused, sudden and extreme withdrawal or the appearance of nervous habits, such as sucking, biting or rocking – always investigate immediately. If you suspect that such signs are indicative of neglect or abuse on the part of the nursing home, assisted living facility, or any of their employees, contact us right away at (480) 502-0708 to discuss your case.
Arizona imposes a strict liability on dog owners, meaning that regardless of whether the owner knew the dog was aggressive or was in any way at fault for the bite, he is liable for damages unless the victim intentionally provoked the animal. If the owner knew the dog had a history of aggression or was negligent in keeping his pet restrained, he may also be liable for negligence. This is true anytime you are bitten in an area where you had a lawful right to be, such as visiting a neighbor’s home upon their invitation or walking along a public sidewalk.
If you were bitten by a dog who was running free, this is known as a dog “at large,” and is also subject to strict liability, either by the owner or another party who was responsible for letting the dog roam about unrestrained. However, bites received from either restrained or free-roaming canines are subject to a one-year statute of limitations, so it’s important to first receive medical care, and then contact an attorney right away to process your claim.
Purchasing a product is an act of faith in the manufacturer that they’ve taken all necessary precautions to ensure that the product is safe when used as directed or in a way that can be reasonably foreseen. When this is not the case and a product causes injury, sickness, or even death as a result of negligence, victims are entitled to fair compensation.
A product liability claim may be made if the product is defectively manufactured (not made according to the manufacturer’s specifications), defectively designed (inherently dangerous when made according to the specifications), or when the manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to manufacturer negligence in any of these ways, read on to learn more about this type of suit, then call us for a free initial consultation at (480) 502-0708.
Insurance Bad Faith
When you pay for an insurance policy, you’re in effect entering into a contract – you agree to pay the monthly premiums, and your insurance company agrees to act in good faith to cover claims according to the terms of your policy. If your insurance company ignores or denies a claim without reasonable cause, changes the terms of your policy without proper notice, or offers you a settlement far below what a reasonable person might expect, they may be acting in “bad faith” – protecting their own bottom line at your expense.
As a single person against a large corporation, you may feel powerless to stand up against such abuses. But with an experienced attorney at your side, you may not only be able to win your case and recover the payments to which you are entitled, but send a message that can protect others from being abused by actions of similar bad faith. To find out more, give us a call at (480) 502-0708.
Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, chiropractors, and others, are largely knowledgeable and compassionate individuals. However, on occasion, one of these professionals may become neglectful and deviate from the accepted standard of care, resulting in a misdiagnosed disease, improper medication, lack of proper tests, injury, illness, or even death. When this occurs, the victim or his or her loved ones are entitled to compensation, including reimbursement for current and future medical costs, loss of income, and other damages.
To learn more about what constitutes malpractice, how it differs from a simple adverse outcome, and the types of damages you may be entitled to, read on, then give us a call at (480) 502-0708 for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your situation.
Although sexual abuse is a criminal act that may be prosecuted by the state through a criminal trial, a victim may also file a civil suit in order to gain restitution for harm suffered. You may think of the criminal trial as justice for the perpetrator, while the civil trial brings just compensation to the victim.
Because civil law does not recognize sexual assault as a civil cause of action, the victim will need to file charges under another legal concept, such as assault and battery or intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED). The type of suit you should file depends on the circumstances of the assault. To best make this decision and to prepare for your court defense, always hire an attorney early on in the process. For more information and for a confidential consultation, call (480) 502-0708.