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  • How Truck Driver Fatigue Leads to Accidents

    Accidents involving commercial trucks are some of the most devastating that occur on the road and often cause debilitating injuries that affect a person’s life forever. Most of these accidents are preventable, especially given the strict rules and regulations that are imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on the trucking industry. Unfortunately, these rules are ...
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  • The Importance of Taking Pictures After a Car Accident

    The aftermath of a car accident is stressful and those involved are usually left feeling quite shaken by the event. That said, it is important to try to remain calm and to try to collect as much evidence as possible. While personal accounts of what occurred can be disputed and dissected, pictures offer a more solid form of evidence that can provide the support you need for your personal injury ...
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  • What to Expect After a Motor Vehicle Accident

    Motor vehicle accidents happen out of the blue and take only a matter of seconds to leave those involved completely shaken. If you have never been involved in one, you might not know what to expect or what you should do next, but it is always important to be prepared for the worst. We have provided a brief overview of what you can expect to occur after a motor vehicle accident and ways in which ...
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  • Signs of a Concussion After an Accident

    One of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents are concussions, which can range from mild to severe, resulting in serious debilitations or even death. However, oftentimes, this injury does not produce readily noticeable symptoms and, if a car accident victim fails to seek medical attention, this injury can silently continue to progress and result in permanent damage. If you were ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

    After an accident, one of your top priorities should be to visit your doctor as soon as possible. Delaying medical treatment can not only harm your chances of successfully obtaining compensation in a personal injury claim, but it can prove to be detrimental to your health. Even if you feel fine, many injuries do not present symptoms in the immediate aftermath of an accident, which is why having a ...
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  • How Do I Know If I’m Suffering From Whiplash?

    Whiplash injuries are among the most common soft tissue injuries suffered by car accident victims and, though many often perceive this injury as minor, if left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain or permanent damage. However, the symptoms of whiplash are not always immediately apparent after an accident, which is why it is critical to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you feel fine. The ...
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  • Bad Driving Habits That Can Cause Accidents

    More often than not, accidents on roadways across the country are a result of negligence and human error. In 2013, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimated that over 32,000 individuals were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Many are a result of preventable mistakes and bad habits that are, unfortunately, much too common. Below are some of the most common ...
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  • Myths About Personal Injury Cases

    Most of us do not spend much time with attorneys or reading up on personal injury law. Unless it is part of your profession, this is likely to be something you will only encounter if you decide to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Success in such cases can lead to compensation that can cover costly medical expenses, lost time from work, missed wages, and more. However, before you get started, it ...
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  • Why You Should Not Apologize After an Accident

    Being involved in an accident is an overwhelming and traumatic experience. After all, no one ever expects these incidents to happen. Due to the chaos and frenzy of the moment, however, many often feel confused and scared, causing them to say things that might not make sense. Apologizing is one of the most natural responses after an accident, but if you are not the at-fault driver, taking ...
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  • Why You Should Not Post About Your Injury on Social Media

    Social media is a prevalent feature of our modern society and many of us partake in sharing with our friends, family, and acquaintances through more than one platform. We share everything from our daily activities and vacation pictures to our innermost thoughts and current frustrations. Our lives are essentially out there for everyone to see. For most, this will almost never be a major problem, ...
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  • Top Mistakes Made After an Accident

    No one ever expects to get involved in a car accident. They take us by surprise, leaving us in shock and creating a chaotic environment that sometimes makes it difficult for those involved to take the proper steps in the aftermath. What you do after an accident will dictate the tone of your personal injury claim, so it is critical not to make certain errors during this time. Here are some of the ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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