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Arizona Marijuana Legalization and Expungement Arizona Marijuana Legalization and Expungement Part of the recently enacted Prop 207 includes a provision in the statute (A.R.S. § 36-2862), allows individuals who were arrested for, charged with, adjudicated or convicted by trial or plea to certain marijuana related crimes to apply to have the record charge/conviction expunged.  If you were charged with: (1)  possession, consuming  1/2 ounce or less of marijuana; (2) possessing, transporting or cultivating…
California Sunset Are You Driving To California Over The Fourth of July? The fourth of July is approaching and many Arizonans will likely venture to California to escape the heat over the holiday weekend.  If you do and you unfortunately are involved and injured in an auto accident, you may want to know what your legal rights in California are.  You may ask yourself where do I find an Arizona Lawyer Who Can Represent…
COVID-19 Liability Shield Laws COVID-19 Liability Shield Laws, many states have taken action shielding certain business from liability relating to Covid-19.   Arizona is on the same tract.  Currently SB 1377  is making its way through the Arizona legislature.  If passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Ducey the new law would provide immunity from liability for healthcare professionals or institutions when the governor declares a state of emergency resulting from a health pandemic. The…
Fred Thomas, Esq. Discusses Personal Injury Law on the “Arizona Daily Mix.” Learn about the legal process for recovering damages after sustaining a personal injury. Fred Thomas, Esq. discusses how a personal injury attorney can help with insurance claims, payments of medical bills, and recovery of other types of damages for injured parties.         The post Fred Thomas, Esq. Discusses Personal Injury Law on the “Arizona Daily Mix.” appeared first on Thomas
Wedding Venue Contracts and Covid-19 Can I Cancel The Contract? Wedding Venue Contracts and Covid-19 Can I Cancel The Contract?  This seems to be a common question I am asked.  Covid-19 Wedding Force Majeure Sometimes contracts contain a force majeure clause that allows for the cancellation of a contract.   Even absent a force majeure clause there are other  legal doctrines that may allow parties to cancel a contract. Frustration of purpose. Frustration of purpose deals…
A Vehicle Turned Left In Front Of Me Now They Are Saying I’m At Fault. This is a comment that I am starting to hear from many potential clients involved in a left turn accident.  A Vehicle Turned Left In Front Of Me, Now They Are Saying I’m At Fault.  When a driver is making a left turn at a light controlled intersection, that driver has a duty to all other drivers not to commence…
Does My Business Interruption Provide Coverage For Loss Income Due to COVID-19? Does My Business Interruption Provide Coverage For Loss Income Due to COVID-19?  As a general statement it depends.   You would need to read the coverage set forth in your policy.  First look to your policy declaration page, it will list all the coverage you purchased.  First you want to look to see if you have business income and expense coverage (or…
Does Arizona Law Cap Damages In Personal Injury Cases? The short answer is no. Some states have laws that cap the amount of money a person can recover as compensation for injuries caused by another person.  Some of these caps apply to specific types of injury cases.  Meaning some are caps on damages in car accident cases, while others have caps on medical malpractice claims or product liability claims.  For example California Medical Injury Compensation…
What Are The Risks of A Dog Bite? Not all dogs are as cute and innocent as the one pictured here.  On average dog bites account for 1% of injury related emergency room visits.  About 4.5 million dog bites occur per year.  Not all result in severe injuries or necessitate treatment.  About 316,000 people are treated in hospitals.  There is not one breed that is more often responsible; however, Pit Bulls and Rottweiler breeds account…
Pedestrian Car Accidents are on the rise in Phoenix over the last ten years. pedestrian car accidents According to Arizona Department of Transportation numbers there were 112 auto related pedestrian fatalities last year (2018).  This number is down from 2017 (226).  Clearly, pedestrians are at severe disadvantage and these numbers confirm this.  Drivers have a higher responsibility to ensure that pedestrians can safely use cross walks and other pedestrian designated areas of the road.  While…