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July 2020

Posted On 07/24/20

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

Every year in Arizona, hundreds of vehicle collisions occur when drivers try to change lanes. Lane changes are dangerous and a common complaint in car accident claims. Lane-change accidents can be catastrophic if they occur at high speeds on freeways in Arizona or if they involve large vehicles such as big rigs. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident while changing lanes, a Phoenix personal injury lawyer could help you determine fault. Assigning Fault in a Car Accident Involving Changing Lanes As a driver injured in a car accident in Arizona, you will turn to the insurance provider of the party at fault for benefits...

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Posted On 07/22/20

What Are the Different Types of Negligence in Arizona?

Negligence is the legal basis for most personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Negligence refers to the failure to meet the accepted standards of care, often resulting in accidents and injuries. Understanding negligence is often necessary to bring a damage claim in Arizona. Your case may involve general negligence, comparative negligence, medical malpractice or other types of negligence. What Are the Elements of Negligence? Negligence is the allegation that someone else did not fulfill his or her required duties of care. In Arizona, proof of one person’s negligence in relation to an injury or death could make that person liable, or legally responsible, for the victim’s damages. It is the...

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Posted On 07/20/20

Who Pays in a Car Accident Lawsuit?

A car accident in Arizona can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills, vehicle repairs and lost wages from missed time at work. As the victim of a serious car accident, you may not have to pay for these expenses if you did not cause the wreck. Arizona is a fault-based car accident state, meaning the person who caused the car accident will be responsible for paying damages. Determining and proving fault to get someone to pay, however, may take assistance from a car accident attorney. Proving Liability for a Car Accident in Arizona In a fault-based insurance state, victims with damages from a car accident must prove someone else’s...

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Posted On 07/16/20

Right-of-Way Laws in Arizona

The right-of-way is something one road user yields, or gives, to another in certain situations. It refers to the right to use the road. When a driver yields the right-of-way to a pedestrian, for example, the driver will stop and wait while the pedestrian crosses the street. All roadway users need to know and obey Arizona’s right-of-way laws. Otherwise, the failure to yield could cause a collision. At 4-Way Stops Four-way stops can have steady traffic lights, blinking lights or stop signs. With a steady traffic light, a driver must wait for the light to turn green before proceeding into the intersection. If turning at a stoplight, the driver must...

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Posted On 07/13/20

June Product Recalls

Every year, thousands of people suffer serious injuries due to defective products. Issues with a product’s design, manufacturing or marketing could lead to defects that pose significant risks to consumers – including burn, laceration, poisoning and strangulation risks. As a consumer, it is important to keep up with product recalls in case you purchased a dangerous item. If you already have injuries from a product defect, contact a Phoenix product liability lawyer for a free consultation about your rights. Fire and Burn Hazards New products appear on the recall list monthly for fire and/or burn injury risks. Electrical items often have defects that can lead to the product overheating or...

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Posted On 07/13/20

Are Liability Waivers Enforceable in Arizona?

Signing up for certain high-risk activities comes with mandatory liability waivers for participants. Liability waivers are a safeguard for the person or enterprise in charge of the activity, granting them immunity from related lawsuits. If something goes wrong and the participant suffers an injury, a liability waiver could save the business from being held legally responsible. Liability waivers are not foolproof, however, and are not always enforceable. How Does a Liability Waiver Work? A liability waiver is a document that becomes legally binding when signed. The document states that the party signing is giving up his or her right to file a personal injury or damage lawsuit against the company...

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