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What to do if you are a Pedestrian Struck by a Car

Pedestrian hit by car
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?

Man Calculates Lost Wages At Desk In Office
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

Sad elderly man on wheelchair
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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6 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Care Worker Mistreating Senior Woman
Experts estimate that up to two million Americans over the age of 65 have been mistreated, injured, or exploited by someone who is caring for them. However, another estimate indicates that only one in every 14 incidents of elder abuse will be reported to officials. Only one in 25 situations that involve financial damage will be reported. That means that...[ read more ]
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What to do if injured by a drowsy driver

Girl Yawning in Car
A staggering 60% of drivers will get behind the wheel while they are feeling drowsy. Another 33% of adults admit to actually falling asleep at the wheel. Those who are sleep deprived act very similarly to drunk drivers. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation reports that being awake for 18 hours is like having a .05 blood alcohol content. The...[ read more ]
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Protection From The Uninsured And Under Insured

Unfortunately, not all drivers in Arizona have automobile insurance and even more drivers have minimal coverage limits that are insufficient to compensate an accident victim who sustains a serious injury. Accordingly, you should always purchase uninsured and under insured motorist coverage with your automobile insurance policy with coverage limits of at least $100,000. Uninsured and under insured coverages are relatively...[ read more ]
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