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August 2020

Posted On 08/26/20

Is it Worth it to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

No one anticipates becoming the plaintiff of a personal injury claim in Arizona. Accidents are unexpected; they catch victims off-guard, often at the worst possible times in life. If the worst does happen, take the right steps toward protecting yourself and recovering fair compensation for your damages. One of these steps might be hiring a personal injury lawyer, depending on the circumstances. Signs That You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer The civil courts in Arizona give you a choice: represent yourself (pro se) or hire a lawyer to represent you. If you choose pro se, it will be up to you to meet the requirements of a personal injury...

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Posted On 08/24/20

How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

If someone else’s negligence gave you a serious personal injury, it is natural to wonder what your lawsuit against the at-fault party could be worth. The value of your claim can help you plan your future. The worth of a personal injury claim in Arizona can depend on many factors, including a jury’s interpretation of how much the accident made a plaintiff suffer. Pain and suffering damages are some of the hardest to estimate on your own. You may need a personal injury lawyer’s assistance to figure out how much your claim is worth in Phoenix. Factors That Determine the Value of Your Injury Claim No two personal injury claims...

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Posted On 08/20/20

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If an accident in Phoenix injures you or someone you love, recovering can feel like an uphill battle. Hospitals and bill collectors may pester you for payments while insurance companies try to avoid releasing benefits. Meanwhile, you are dealing with painful personal injuries and related lost wages. One of the best ways to handle a claim – and obtain peace of mind – is by hiring a personal injury lawyer. Insider Knowledge and Expert Advice It is normal to have many questions about your case as the victim of a serious personal injury accident. Receiving honest answers to these questions can give you peace of mind about your situation and...

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Posted On 08/14/20

How Do Liability Waivers Affect Your Case?

Every personal injury case involves a few complicated factors. Yours could be a catastrophic personal injury, a liability dispute or comparative negligence. It could also be the existence of a liability waiver. A liability waiver is a legally enforceable document that may protect someone from liability for your injuries in Arizona. The validity of a waiver will depend on the scenario. How Does a Liability Waiver Work? A liability waiver is a piece of paper that protects the person or entity who drafted the waiver from liability (legal responsibility) for injuries. Upon signing the liability waiver – also called a release of liability waiver or liability release form – the...

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Posted On 08/12/20

What Is the Difference Between Personal Injury and Bodily Injury?

During a civil claim in Arizona, such as a car accident claim, you may hear the terms personal injury and bodily injury. While people often use them interchangeably, these phrases have different connotations from an insurance perspective. It is important to understand how they compare and contrast when dealing with an insurance company. Otherwise, you could make a mistake in the handling of your claim that hurts your ability to recover. What Is Bodily Injury Coverage? The most common context in which you will hear the phrases personal injury and bodily injury are in terms of auto insurance coverage. In Arizona, all drivers must carry mandatory types and amounts of...

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Posted On 08/10/20

July Product Recalls

Product recalls are announcements regarding certain items that may contain dangerous defects, such as manufacturing errors or design flaws, that make them unsafe for consumer use. The Consumer Product Safety Commission maintains a national product recall list to warn consumers about known defects. If you have a recalled product from the month of July 2020, read the manufacturing company’s recommended remedy. Contact a product liability lawyer if the defective product injured you. Burn Hazards Many different items, from grills and household appliances to electrical components, could contain defects that pose risks related to fires, explosions, burns and electrocutions. Detecting these defects and issuing a recall early could protect consumers from...

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