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Blog Posts in 2017

  • What You Need to Know About Arizona’s Dog Bite Law

    Many states have specific laws regarding who is responsible if a pet dog bites another individual. Arizona’s law appears in section 11-1025 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. It holds the dog owner liable for injuries given to another person if the damage was caused by a dog bite and if the bite was suffered while the person was in a public place or lawfully in a public place. While dogs can scratch ...
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  • Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    Wrongful death is a legal term referring to a death caused by severe negligence or carelessness. In the state of Arizona, wrongful deaths are governed by Arizona Revised Statutes Section 12-611 to 12-613. These statutes outline when a person can file a lawsuit, who can file, and what damages can be awarded. Wrongful death can only be brought by specific survivors. Of the relatives of the deceased, ...
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  • FAQ: Can I Represent Myself in a Personal Injury Case?

    When it comes to injury claims, many people are tempted to represent themselves in court. Whether it’s because they feel confident in their skills of persuasion, or they simply don’t want to spend the money, some people will choose to forego hiring an experienced lawyer. Although you can represent yourself in a personal injury case, it is highly recommended that you seek an experienced attorney to ...
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  • What Should I do If I’m Involved in a Lyft or Uber Accident?

    Accidents that involve a Lyft or Uber driver are much different than your typical car accident. Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, meaning they are not actual employees of the companies they work for. Because of this designation, it is actually easier for rideshare companies to deny injury claims that are filed against them. This is why it is important to know what steps to take ...
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  • Arizona Statutes of Limitations

    The period of time in which a lawsuit or other civil action must be filed is known as a statute of limitation. This time period is measured starting from the date of the incident in question, meaning a plaintiff has a limited amount of time to file their claim or lawsuit. The specific statute of limitation varies depending on the type of claim. Statutes of limitations are intended to preserve the ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries that occurs as a result of a motor vehicle accident, afflicting the upper back and neck region. Depending on the severity of this seemingly innocuous injury, recovery can take anywhere from a matter of days to weeks, months, or even longer. If whiplash lasts beyond six months, it is generally considered a chronic condition and will require ...
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  • Who Has the Right of Way?

    You have a license and know how to drive, so you were certainly tested on the rules of the road, but a surprising amount of individuals are still unclear about the law, whether because they forgot over time, or never quite committed it to memory. However, failing to yield the right of way can cause some serious accidents, so it is crucial to understand these rules to reduce the risk of being in an ...
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  • FAQ: Personal Injury Trials

    One common concern for people with personal injuries , is whether or not they will need to go to court to resolve their claim. However, many personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom. In this blog, we answer some frequently asked questions about when personal injury cases go to trial. Q: How Do I Know if a Trial Is Needed? A: Hiring an attorney can help to keep you from going to ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions: How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

    It’s difficult to focus on your recovery when you have questions about your personal injury case running through your head. If you have been injured, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns about your case. To help ease some of your concerns, we have put together a series of questions and answers to help you determine how long your personal injury case can last for. Q: How long is my ...
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  • How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

    If you’ve been injured in an accident and need legal representation, you’ll have your choice from dozens of Phoenix personal injury attorneys. With so many different options, it’s hard to know where to start your search, and it might be even tougher to know which one is the right choice. Here are some tips you should keep in mind when choosing an attorney. Are They a Specialist? You wouldn’t hire ...
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  • Tips to Help Prevent Car Accidents

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 37,461 people killed in car accidents on U.S. roadways during 2016, an almost 6% increase from the previous year. While some accidents are inevitable, due to bad weather or sudden road hazards, many can be prevented by simply observing safety rule and precautions. Below are a few safety tips that will not only help prevent ...
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  • How Long After an Accident Can I File a Claim?

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re probably considering pursuing a claim for compensation to pay for medical bills, future treatment, loss of wages and pain and suffering. However, you don’t have forever to file a claim. Every state has a statute of limitations, which is a law that sets a strict limit on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after suffering a personal injury. So ...
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  • Personal Injury FAQ: Should I See a Doctor After an Accident?

    People may not think they need to go to a doctor after an accident, especially if it’s a minor crash that results in little or no vehicle damage. However, this can be a costly mistake. Certain injuries may not present symptoms for hours, days, or even weeks after the initial trauma. By that time, if you try to pursue compensation without having seen a doctor right after the accident, the insurance ...
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  • Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claims

    Being involved in an accident is a stressful experience. Medical bills can pile up, and you expect to be able to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company to pay for the vehicle damage and your injuries. Arizona requires all drivers to carry liability insurance. However, this does not stop some people from continuing to drive without insurance, and it does not prevent people from ...
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  • How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    After an accident, pursing compensation can be a stressful and complicated process. Your personal injury claim is valued by looking at your specific financial needs. Generally, a personal injury settlement calculator takes into account all your injury-related expenses and provides an estimate on how much compensation you are entitled to. Whether you settle out of court through mediation, or go to ...
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