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December 2018

Posted On 12/26/18

What Are Good Samaritan Laws?

Many states have adopted “Good Samaritan” laws. In an effort to reduce the number of accidental drug overdose deaths and encourage average citizens to offer assistance to others in need in times of crisis, Good Samaritan laws were born. Prior to the enactment of Good Samaritan laws, some individuals hesitated to call for help when a friend or relative suffered a drug overdose for fear of receiving drug-related criminal charges. In other cases, people who received life-saving assistance from strangers in times of need actually decided to pursue legal claims against those individuals for perceived damages. It is important for all Arizona residents to know how Good Samaritan laws work....

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Posted On 12/17/18

Holiday Personal Safety Tips

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for many Americans, but it is important to keep a few basic personal safety tips in mind to prevent injuries this holiday season. Good judgment and a few best practices can help prevent accidents and injuries so you and your family can enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. Holiday Lights and Decorations Many Americans decorate the inside and outside of their homes with festive electrical lights. It is important to realize that holiday lights can pose a fire risk under certain circumstances. These are a few best practices for handling holiday lights. Checking wattage. A good rule of...

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Posted On 12/14/18

November Product Recalls

It is important for American consumers to keep track of recent product recalls in case they may have purchased recalled products. If a consumer suffers injuries or other damages from a recalled product, he or she may have grounds for a product liability claim against the product manufacturer. If you believe you have a product liability claim, speak with an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney to learn more about securing compensation for your injuries. The following is a list of the products recalled by manufacturers in November of 2018 maintained by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Black and Decker Hammer Drills Black and Decker recalled these drills due to...

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Posted On 12/12/18

Is It Too Late to File a Lawsuit?

The Arizona civil courts give injured accident victims the right to file lawsuits seeking recovery for their damages – as long as they do so within a certain time frame. Strict time limits, or statutes of limitations, prevent claimants from waiting too long to file. If you miss your deadline, the Arizona courts will almost certainly refuse to hear your case. One of the first things to do after suffering a personal injury is to learn your deadline and contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney. That way, you can avoid discovering it’s too late to file. Arizona’s Statutes of Limitations Every state has its own statute of limitations. Your time...

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Posted On 12/10/18

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

You’ve just been in an accident. It may have been a vehicle collision or a bad slip and fall at a grocery store. You know you have injuries and immediately request medical attention. Later, you find out you’ve broken a bone, along with a soft tissue injury. Now you’re wondering who will pay your medical bills and reimburse you for the wages you lost from taking sick days at work. In Arizona, you need certain elements and evidence to have a personal injury claim. You must also file your claim within two years of the date of your accident. Here’s what you need to know. Four Main Elements of a...

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Posted On 12/07/18

Can I Sue for Whiplash?

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries; especially in rear-end collisions. Whiplash refers to any type of neck strain in the muscles or tendons. It can happen when the head and neck jerk backward and forward suddenly, tearing the soft tissues in the neck. Although whiplash is generally a “minor” injury, it can still cause significant pain and suffering, temporary disability, and time away from work. Find out if you have the right to file a lawsuit against someone for your whiplash injury in Arizona. The Nature of a Whiplash Injury In 2017, 127,064 car accidents occurred in Arizona. Motor vehicle accidents cost the state around $10.765...

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