December 23, 2020 in

Will a Pre-Existing Condition Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

In personal injury law, a pre-existing condition is a health problem or injury a plaintiff had before the accident occurred. A pre-existing condition may come up during a claim to damages if the insurance company tries to deny benefits with the reason that the client already had the injuries claimed. If you have a...
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December 21, 2020 in

Who Is Liable for a Self-Driving Car Accident?

Self-driving car accidents have become more common throughout the US as more of these vehicles are manufactured and sold. Self-driving cars use some level of autonomy to operate themselves, either partially or fully. Lack of human driver control has led to confusion over who is liable for a self-driving car accident. The answer will...
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December 18, 2020 in

How Is Fault Determined in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents can be deadly for riders. A motorcyclist can suffer life-threatening head, brain, spinal cord or organ injuries in a collision. In 2019 alone, 170 victims in Arizona lost their lives and 2,235 were injured in motorcycle accidents. Understanding how insurance companies determine fault for a motorcycle accident could help you recover compensation...
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December 16, 2020 in

November 2020 Product Recalls

Every year, serious product defects injure and kill thousands of consumers. Product defects are mistakes in the item’s design, manufacture or marketing. If a company discovers a product defect, it must issue a recall. If a recalled item from November 2020’s list injured you or a loved one, contact a Phoenix product liability lawyer...
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December 14, 2020 in

How to Prove Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Claim?

An injury can cause more than just physical damage. Most victims also experience substantial mental, psychological and emotional harm from serious accidents. In Arizona, injured victims can seek financial compensation for emotional distress as a category of noneconomic damages. If you plan on seeking compensation for this type of loss, however, you or your...
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December 8, 2020 in

What Is Vicarious Liability in Arizona?

Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine your personal injury case in Arizona may involve if you have grounds to hold someone else responsible for the actions of another person. If a child damaged your property, for example, you may have a case against his or her parents. Understanding the legal theory of vicarious liability...
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November 23, 2020 in

How Is Fault Determined in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

Not all car accidents are simple two-car collisions. Many involve multiple vehicles, such as three-car collisions or pileups. A car accident involving multiple vehicles will be more difficult to understand from a legal perspective. Knowing who is liable for your medical bills and property repairs may take assistance from a car accident lawyer in...
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November 20, 2020 in

What Is an Expert Witness in a Car Accident Case?

An expert witness can be invaluable during a car accident case in Arizona. Expert witnesses can provide key information about a critical aspect of a case, such as a plaintiff’s injuries. If you have serious injuries from a car accident in Phoenix, you could benefit from hiring an expert witness to testify on your...
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November 18, 2020 in

What Records to Gather After a Car Accident

As the injured party or plaintiff during a car accident claim in Arizona, the burden of proof will rest with you. It will be your responsibility to prove the other party’s liability for your injuries and losses. Meeting this burden of proof requires fulfilling the evidentiary standard: enough evidence to prove the defendant more...
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November 16, 2020 in

October 2020 Product Recalls

Product recalls are important to keep track of as a consumer in Arizona. A recalled product has a known defect that could present a serious injury risk to you or your child. Every day, the Consumer Product Safety Commission posts the latest product recalls. If any of the items on October 2020’s list injured...
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