Texting and Driving: A Growing Temptation

Original publication Jan 12, 2015 (*Updated) Should texting while driving have penalties similar to DUI?  Different states have different legislature about texting while driving. Arizona has very loose laws compared to nearly all other states in regards to preventing texting while driving. Although texting while driving is illegal in Phoenix’s city limits, it isn’t illegal […]

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Bicycle Accident Victims Can Pursue Compensation If Injured by a Negligent Driver

Although there are comprehensive traffic laws designed to protect riders on the road, the hard reality is that some drivers do not abide by these rules. It may be a brief lapse of judgment, or the driver may have a history of negligent behavior. Whatever the circumstances, sometimes when a driver exercises poor decision making, […]

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Common Back Injuries that Lead to Lawsuits

Original publish date: September 19, 2014 (Updated) The Gutierrez family filed a lawsuit and, as of September 2013, saw that lawsuit come to resolution to the tune of a $2.25 million dollar settlement. A car accident is just one common way that people sustain back injuries. And while Gutierrez needed three surgeries within a week […]

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Do I Need My Own Lawyer as a Passenger in a Car Accident

Know Your Legal Rights as a Vehicle Passenger Most passengers involved in vehicle accidents don’t realize they have the same legal rights as the driver. Even when passengers are injured in an accident due to their driver’s negligence, passengers suffering physical or emotional injuries that require medical attention can still file a personal injury claim […]

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I was hit by a car while walking in a cross-walk: Now What?

During 2014, there were more than 1,500 crashes involving pedestrians on Arizona roadways. This number is frightening when you consider more than 1,300 of these crashes resulted in a pedestrian injury. Clearly when we leave our home, the last thing we think about is the potential of being struck by a vehicle while walking. Unfortunately, […]

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How to Win A Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit

Over one million people suffer significant injuries from slip and fall accidents in the United States annually. Approximately 17,000 individuals die each year because of these accidents. Only car accidents rank above slip and falls as the causes of accidental deaths in the U.S. Twenty-five percent of serious injuries sustained in the workplace are a […]

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