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What to do if you were an Injured Passenger

Woman looking at phone about to crash
It is a common misconception that injured passengers cannot take the lead on their own insurance claims. Whether you were injured while a passenger in a taxi or a private vehicle, you have a right to file a personal injury claim. The reality is that most passengers have an easier case than the drivers. Passengers do not have to prove...[ read more ]
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5 Steps to Take After You Are Injured by a Defective Product

Man with injured arm
What to Know about your Products Liability Claim Despite the extensive rules and regulations in place to prevent the distribution of defective products, they are still being released on the market. If you or a loved was injured by a defective product, product liability laws may help you gain compensation for your damages. Product liability refers to a manufacturer or...[ read more ]
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What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Claim?

Pain Keeping Woman from Working
Pain and suffering is the legal term for the host of injuries that a person may suffer as a result of an accident. It includes not only physical pain, but emotional and mental injuries as well. Compensation for pain and suffering can only be obtained through a personal injury claim or lawsuit and is often difficult to determine the amount...[ read more ]
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What to do if you are a Pedestrian Struck by a Car?

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As a pedestrian, it is your duty to understand the laws of the road in order to keep yourself safe. Unfortunately, even when you follow the rules, accidents can happen. In Arizona, the numbers of pedestrian accidents are exceptionally high. From 2013 to 2017, pedestrian deaths jumped more than 40%. In fact, in 2016, Arizona was third in the nation...[ read more ]
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How Are Lost Wages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?

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Calculating Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Case After suffering injuries in a car accident, victims often feel anxious about finances, especially if those injuries forced the victim to miss work. Arizona courts allow such victims to file wage loss claims. What is a Lost Wage? A lost wage is any income that you lost because of the accident, including:...[ read more ]
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Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Car Accidents?

Man with Aggravated Back Pain
Although insurance companies may attempt to argue differently, victims often have a right to pursue compensation against an at-fault party, even if the victim had a pre-existing condition. What is a Pre-Existing Condition? Pre-existing conditions and injuries are those that are present prior to the accident, such as asthma, degenerative discs, etc. Typically these are conditions or injuries for which...[ read more ]
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Reporting Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home residents depend on their caregivers to help them with daily tasks that we often take for granted. Unfortunately, this makes those residents highly susceptible to abuse and neglect. Those residents suffering from dementia or disabilities are considered the highest at-risk. In an effort to stop the abuse, Arizona has worked to put laws into place to help protect...[ read more ]
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Top Causes of Car Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Man Calling Help After Car Crash Accident On The Road
Statistics show that the number of car accidents continues to rise each year. The Arizona Department of Transportation reports that in 2016 alone, there were a total of 126,987 car accidents in the state. This number represents an 8% increase from 2015. Among these accidents, 952 persons were killed and 56,753 were injured. The number of fatalities increased 7% over...[ read more ]
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How Does the Law Protect You From Dog Bites

In many jurisdictions, dog owners are generally protected from liability if his or her dog bites someone for the first time and if the owner had no reason to believe that the dog was dangerous. Arizona, however, holds the owner strictly liable. This means that regardless of the animal’s past behavior, the owner is responsible for injuries caused by the...[ read more ]
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