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If you have been in an accident, sustained injuries and require medical care, there is always a concern as to how the medical bills will be paid. Generally, we are able to work with your medical providers, to keep your accounts current and your credit good until the case gets settled. Most medical providers understand that accidents happen and that people are not able to pay for medical care right away. Communication is very important…
A Release is a form that we use when a personal injury case is settled.  In exchange for paying money, the insurance company wants assurance that the case is over for good and will not be brought up again.  Releases can be short or long, but all essentially say the same thing:           “In exchange for X dollars, the claimant agrees that this case is over forever.” It is important to make sure you and…
Arizona has one of the top five most dangerous highways in America during summer months, a recent study found. ASecureLife.com listed the most dangerous highways in each state between May through September from 2015 to 2017.  Interstate 10, which runs for 329 miles in Arizona, had 100 fatalities during that study period. That’s the fifth-largest number for an individual highway in the country, behind only Interstate 5 in California (192), U.S. Route 1 in Florida…
Two years from the date of death caused by the defendant.  This statute of limitations, like most statute of limitations (but not all), is still subject to the “knew or should have known standard.”  This knew or should have known standard concerns the time the statute of limitations commences.  If a person dies in an automobile accident- then it is clear and easy- 2 years from the date the person died in the accident.  If…
Wishing all a healthy and happy Labor Day holiday!  Some fun facts about Labor Day: On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. 2.     In the late 1800s, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to eke out a basic living.  Children as young as 5- 6 years old worked in factories and mines. 3.     The year in which the 8-hour day was firmly established was…
Filing a lawsuit is a very complex procedure.  It is highly recommended you do not file a lawsuit without the assistance of a Phoenix personal injury attorney.  Your case may be rejected based on various laws, deadlines, and procedures, and attorneys are skilled and understanding the ins and outs of this process.  Do NOT let an insurance company guide your case.  If you are not satisfied with an offer to settle your case so…
Hiring an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney to help you with your claim is not mandatory. However, it is a very good idea, for several reasons. Question:  If you had an electrical pair at your house, would you attempt to do it yourself or would you call an electrician? Question:  If you had a internal leak in your pipes, would you attempt to fix it yourself or would you call a plumber? Now, you find…
The answer to this question is entirely dependent upon the nature and extent of the discrepancy.  The fact that there may be a discrepancy between what you said at the time of the accident versus what you are now saying is not by itself case determinative.  In other words, there are many other factors that likely matter more such as what other witnesses say and what the physical evidence shows.  In addition, the fact that…
You need to understand this:  Advertising attorneys can say whatever they want to on TV, radio, buses, and billboards. They can “vote themselves #1” and often do.  They are paying for these ads, they get to decide what it says and so they can say anything.  Do not be swayed by what the attorney says about himself – look to see what past clients are saying about him/her and the firm. There are several personal…
This is a great question and one that I have been blogging for a long time. You have been involved in some sort of injury-causing incident (motor vehicle crash, slip or trip and fall, or other…). You understand that you need to find a good attorney, but how do you determine who is good and who is not? Many people nowadays look for personal injury attorneys online.  Honestly, unless you know someone, this may…