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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…
Vape Manufacturer Ignores Signs of Teen Addiction Vape Manufacturer Ignores Signs of Teen Addiction. According to a recent Reuters investigation the vape manufacture Juul Labs knew and disregarded indications that teens were attracted to the use of its’ products.  The Reuters investigation is based in part on a former Juul manager’s disclosure.  Juul executives debated whether to take actions to reduce teen use of the company’s products. According to the FDA, Juul has violated federal…
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim? Who can file a wrongful death claim? First, it is important to know what is a wrongful death.  A wrongful death is persons death that results from the wrongful act of another person.  The wrongful act could be an auto accident or murder.  A wrongful death claim is a claim brought by the family of the decedent.  Most states have laws governing, fault, who may bring a claim…
What Is My Injury Claim Worth? What is my injury claim worth?  This is a question that clients often ask when I first meet with them.  The fact is that not one personal injury claim is like the other.  Each person’s claim is different, primarily because every individual is different.  Injuries effect different people in different ways.  What is a claim worth?  Well depends on several factors.  First, how severe is your injury?  Injuries such…
Why Contractors Should Have A Well Written Contract In a recent decision (Woensdregt v. Handyman), the Arizona Court of Appeals (1st division), ruled that when a party seeks an award of attorney’s fees based on contract, rather than A.R.S. § 12-341.01, the Court will enforce the provision according to terms.  The Court determined that the lower Court’s decision to reduce based on hardship to the unsuccessful party was an abuse of discretion. In…
When Should I Consult A Personal Injury Attorney? Often friends, family and acquaintances ask me “When Should I Consult A Personal Injury Attorney?”  If someone else causes you an injury, whether in an auto accident or while you are at their house, at a minimum you should probably speak with one, most initial consultations are free.    With that said, some people try and settle their claims on their own and then realize they are…