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February 2020

Posted On 02/28/20

What Is the Difference Between a Trial Lawyer and a Litigator?

Understanding the legal language surrounding your personal injury claim can help you feel more in control of the situation. You may hear words such as settlement, judgment award, negotiation and litigation tossed around during your case. Learning the differences between these recovery outlets, as well as the types of lawyers involved in each, could help you make smart decisions moving forward. A particularly important distinction to make is between a trial lawyer and a litigator. What is a Litigator? Many people use the terms trial lawyer and litigator interchangeably. Both are licensed legal professionals. However, they have different meanings on a legal level. A trial lawyer can be a litigator...

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Posted On 02/26/20

What Is Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 28-701A?

Speeding causes a large number of car accidents in Arizona every year. It is a leading cause of collisions across the nation. In 2018, almost 9,400 victims lost their lives because of speeding drivers in the U.S. Speeding is so deadly because it increases the velocity at which a collision occurs. More velocity means more force exerted on the vehicle occupants in the crash. A crash happens at the combined speeds of both vehicles. To limit speeding and reduce the number of related crashes, states enforce many related speeding laws. ARS 28-701A: The Duty Not to Speed One of the most frequently given citations to drivers in Arizona is a...

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Posted On 02/24/20

What to Do After a Car Accident in a Company Vehicle

Getting into a car accident is troubling enough without the added complication of being in a company vehicle. Crashing a company car can come with questions such as whether or not it makes your employer liable for your injuries, as well as whose insurance will pay for victims’ damages if you caused the accident. Work with a car accident attorney after a confusing car accident in a company vehicle for answers. Accidents While on the Clock If you were driving a company vehicle while performing job-related tasks, such as making a flower delivery, your employer will most likely be liable for your injuries and damages. Any injuries that occur at...

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Posted On 02/21/20

Who Is Responsible for My Rental Car While My Vehicle Is Being Repaired?

Being without a working vehicle can be one of the hardest parts of recuperating from a car accident in Arizona. While mechanics fix your car, you still need to get to work and other regular activities. You could rent a car, but this will add to the mounting expenses you are already facing because of your car accident. Unless, that is, an insurance company covers the costs. Find out if and when insurance might pay for a rental after an auto accident in Arizona. Will At-Fault Insurance Pay for My Rental Car? Arizona is an at-fault insurance state, meaning the driver that caused your wreck will be financially accountable for...

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Posted On 02/19/20

How Long Does the Insurance Company Have to Respond to a Demand Letter?

After you file a demand letter, it can seem like the hardest part of your settlement is over. Waiting for an insurance company to respond, however, can be difficult while you are also dealing with lost wages and medical bills. Luckily, state law enforces time limits by which insurance companies must respond to demand letters in Arizona. If the insurance company takes too long, you may be able to file a bad faith claim to move things along. Average Response Time: 30 Days Different states have different laws for insurance company response times. Some states do not have a requirement at all. In Arizona, Administrative Code R20-6-801 states that an...

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Posted On 02/17/20

January Product Recalls (2020)

Each month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission adds new product recalls to its national list. If you have purchased anything on the list, you may need to act quickly to repair or return the item. Missing a recall on an item you have in your home could lead to personal injuries, disasters and even deaths from a defective product. Here are some of the national recalls for January 2020. Boston Warehouse Holiday Travel Mugs If someone gifted you a holiday-themed travel mug from Boston Warehouse Trading Corp, it may have a recall. The company announced a recall on January 9th due to a potential fire hazard. The manufacturing company mistakenly...

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