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October 2020

Posted On 10/28/20

What Are the Most Common Causes of Burn Injuries?

Fire Prevention Week was October 4-10. Residents of Arizona should, however, be aware of fire hazards and how to prevent burn injury risks year-round. Fires are a significant cause of property damages, serious personal injuries and deaths in the US each year. The US Fire Administration reported 1,318,500 fires, 3,655 deaths and 15,200 injuries in 2018 alone related to fires. Fires are not the only cause of burns in Arizona. Decrease your chances of a burn injury by recognizing all the most common causes. Kitchen Accidents Thousands of burn injuries – many of which require emergency care – each year stem from accidents right at home, often in the kitchen....

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Posted On 10/26/20

What Are Future Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

If somebody’s negligence gave you an injury that will impact you for the foreseeable future or the rest of your life, it would not be fair to only receive compensation from that person for your past or current losses. You should not have to pay out of pocket for any of the losses you sustain because of someone else’s negligence. This includes future losses. The civil justice system’s solution is to allow plaintiffs to seek future damages during an injury claim. What Do Future Damages Refer To? During a personal injury case, damages can refer to any type of losses the injured victim (plaintiff) suffered in an accident. If you...

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Posted On 10/21/20

What Compensation Can I Get After a Car Accident?

A car accident in Phoenix can disrupt your life in many ways. While a financial award will not solve all of your problems, it can help you move forward with greater peace of mind. In Arizona, the driver or party that caused your car accident will be responsible for your damages. The compensation you receive after a car accident can cover many different types of losses for you and your family, depending on your case. Past and Future Medical Costs The main category of damages during a car accident claim is medical coverage. Every driver in Arizona must carry bodily injury liability insurance. Filing a claim against this type of...

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Posted On 10/19/20

September Product Recalls

The products you rely on every day should not threaten your health or safety. You and your family should be able to trust in the quality and effectiveness of the products you purchase. Unfortunately, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes new items with known dangerous defects almost daily. Browse through the recalled items for September 2020 to avoid buying a defective product in Arizona or online. Fall Accident Risks Falls can cause injuries such as broken bones and concussions. Many items on the September recall list pose a risk of falls to consumers. Petzl’s Low-Stretch Kernmantle Rope could have tape or a deep cut where two of the ends...

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Posted On 10/15/20

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Tractor-Trailer Accident?

Who is liable is a tricky question to answer after any type of motor vehicle wreck. Since Arizona is a fault state, it is necessary to determine liability before you can recover compensation for a car accident. If your crash involved a tractor-trailer, it can be even more difficult to understand fault. Unlike a typical accident that only involves two drivers, a tractor-trailer accident can also involve the vicarious liability of the trucking company and other third parties. The Truck Driver Technically, most truck drivers are independent contractors and therefore self-employed. This means they must carry their own truck accident liability insurance to pay for damages should they cause accidents....

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Posted On 10/13/20

How to Prove Cell Phone Liability for Auto Accidents in Arizona

Cell phones are behind many auto accidents in Arizona and around the US. In 2018 alone, 2,841 people died in car accidents involving distracted drivers. Nine percent of all fatal accidents in the last seven years have involved driver distractions. The number one driver distraction is the cell phone. Cell phones are so dangerous that 48 states and Washington, DC have passed laws to make it illegal to text and drive. If you believe the person who caused your car accident was using a cell phone at the time of the crash, learn how to prove cell phone liability. Call the Police Always call the police from the scene of...

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