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Personal Injury

Posted On 07/01/19

Understanding the Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement Process

Accidents happen all the time – at school, at work, and especially on the road. While many people have been in a motor vehicle accident, few people have ever filed a lawsuit. The process of a personal injury lawsuit is complex but it should not be stressful. Most people choose to hire a personal injury attorney to ensure insurance companies and other parties involved in their case don’t use the legal system to take advantage of them. The personal injury lawsuit settlement process consists of eight simple steps. 1. Meet with your personal injury lawyer Although it is permissible to settle small claims without legal representation, a lawyer can be...

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Posted On 07/01/19

Arizona Jaywalking Laws

As of March 1, 2018, Arizona had the highest number of pedestrian deaths. The increase in deaths may be due in part to the speed of vehicles and negligence of drivers. Increasing the speed of a moving vehicle from 20 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour, increases the likelihood of death from 10% to 80%. Arizona has attempted to encourage walking, but has done little to remedy the tragedy of injuries and deaths from pedestrian-car accidents. Is Jaywalking Illegal in Arizona? According to Arizona legislation Section 28-793, a pedestrian may cross at an unmarked crosswalk but not between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation. The...

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Posted On 04/26/19

Can I Claim Personal Injury If I Was at Fault?

Personal injury lawsuits allow injured people to secure compensation for their losses caused by the negligence of other parties. The first step in securing a recovery from a personal injury is identifying the party or parties liable for causing the damages in the claim. Some plaintiffs may find they bear some measure of liability for their own damages, and it is essential to understand state negligence laws before pursuing a wrongful death claim. Determining Liability for a Personal Injury When an individual suffers a physical injury or illness or incurs economic losses due to the negligence of another party, the injured party likely has grounds for a personal injury lawsuit...

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Posted On 04/22/19

Best Nursing Homes in Phoenix 2018-2019

Millions of Americans trust nursing homes to provide shelter, care, and medical treatment to their elderly loved ones. Finding the right nursing home is a crucial and necessary step in the life of an older adult, and U.S. News and World Report recently announced a new ranking system to rank the top-performing nursing homes in the country. U.S. News reviewed more than 15,000 nursing homes in the U.S. to develop this list, and anyone searching for a reputable nursing home can use their online tool to find the best nursing homes in a local area. For residents of the Phoenix area, the U.S. News nursing home rankings show several of...

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Posted On 04/15/19

Arizona Hiking Safety

Arizona has an incredible climate and varied landscape, and the state has countless hiking trails of various difficulty levels that offer stunning views and great exercise. Hiking is more than just walking on a trail, however, and all Arizona hikers should know what to expect from enjoying the state’s many hiking routes. General Hiking Safety Tips Plan hiking trips in advance and prepare for potential hazards you may encounter and the climate during your hike. If on your trip you are injured due to another's negligence, don't hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys in Phoenix at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. Our attorneys offer free consultations so you can...

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Posted On 04/12/19

Spring Safety Tips

Spring has arrived and millions of Americans are eager to take to the outdoors and enjoy warmer weather. Arizona residents get to enjoy one of the warmest climates in the country almost year-round, but our Phoenix injury lawyers know any seasonal change brings distinct safety risks. It is essential for everyone to know a few basic safety tips before setting out for outdoor excursions and vacations to prevent serious injuries and illnesses. Vehicle Safety for Spring Travel Many Americans enjoy road trips during the spring and early summer, but the colder weather can cause some issues with certain vehicles. Before you take to the road for a long trip, consider...

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