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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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Posted On 12/03/18

Arizona’s Electric Scooter Laws

The latest rideshare vehicle trend has reached Arizona. City officials in Scottdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Peoria have permitted the electric scooter rideshare company, Bird, to employ its rentable scooters within city limits. Users can now download the Bird app, rent available electric scooters from around the city, and drop them off anywhere. It only costs $1 to begin a ride. While rideshare electric scooters offer a fun and affordable way to get around, they also open the door for a great many legal concerns. Our Phoenix injury lawyers want you to ride on the right side of the law by exploring what Arizona statutes say about electric scooters. What You...

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Posted On 10/29/18

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner – and while that means prepping your costume and decorating your house for trick-or-treaters, it also means avoiding potential personal injury accidents. Fall is a deadly time of year in terms of accidents and injuries. Knowing a few Halloween safety tips could keep you and your loved ones out of the hospital. Start with this list of suggestions for staying safe from our team of Phoenix personal injury lawyers. Be a Smart Pedestrian Pedestrian safety tips are a must if you or a member of your family is planning on trick-or-treating this Halloween. In 2016, traffic and non-traffic accidents took the lives of 7,330...

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Posted On 10/05/18

Autumn Safety Tips

The change in season brings more than just a drop in temperature. It also brings increased risks of certain personal injury accidents. Wet and slippery leaves on the ground, flu season, old space heaters coming out of storage – autumn can have many health risks and safety hazards if you know where to look. The best way to keep you and your family safe this holiday season is to recognize and avoid common dangers at home and on the road. Start by following these autumn safety tips from the Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. Be Extra Careful on the Road August is the deadliest month...

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Posted On 09/24/18

Can Social Media Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases can be stressful for several reasons. Not only do you have to adjust to an injury and an ongoing claim for compensation, but you may also experience emotional stress, long-term damages, and other mental effects depending on your accident. When all these factors pile up, most people don’t want to think that there’s anything that could throw their claim into question. However, that’s not the case. Personal injury victims need to be careful they don’t participate in any activities that suggest their injuries may not be as severe as they are. Previously, victims had to avoid situations where photos and videos could serve as evidence against them....

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