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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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Posted On 01/31/20

Arizona Dash Cam Laws

The explosion of portable technology in the Digital Era has led to a rapid increase in the number of drivers using dashboard cameras. Dash cams can record things inside the cab and out on the road, potentially serving as evidence in an accident claim. As dash cam prices become more reasonable, with many models under $100, more drivers have invested in them to record what happens as they drive. Drivers must be careful, however, to use them according to Arizona’s related laws. Are Dash Cams Legal in Arizona? Although some states limit or prohibit their use, you can lawfully install a dashboard camera in your vehicle in the state of...

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Posted On 01/17/20

December Product Recalls 2019

A recall means something is wrong with the product that could potentially harm consumers. The item may have encountered a problem in its design, manufacture or marketing that makes it unreasonably dangerous for use. Recalled products cause thousands of serious injuries per year, along with many deaths. Keeping up with recalled products can help you stay away from known health or safety risks. DaVinci Bassinets DaVinci recalled about 3,000 Bailey bassinets in early December 2019 for a potential fall hazard. The company stated the support legs on the item could break, potentially collapsing the bassinet and injuring infant occupants. DaVinci announced the recall after receiving 19 reports of the bassinet’s...

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Posted On 12/31/19

Prevent a Car Accident on New Year’s Eve

The holidays are not the best time to be on the road in Arizona. Busy traffic, drunk drivers and dangerous roadway conditions make for significant accident risks on major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. For example, New Year’s Eve 2017 to New Year’s Day 2018 in Arizona saw 10 fatal car accidents and dozens of personal injury accidents, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. As you usher in 2020, keep traffic safety in mind. 3 Holiday Car Accident Prevention Tips If you plan on driving on New Year’s Eve, you may have the power to prevent an auto accident. By staying vigilant and using defensive driving...

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Posted On 12/30/19

Arizona Sinkholes

A sinkhole is a dangerous natural disaster in which the surface land suddenly collapses from the dissolution of underlying rocks and subsurface. Sinkholes often appear without warning, opening a hole in the ground that may have been forming for months or years. A sinkhole can swallow up homes and vehicles, as well as cause life-changing personal injuries and deaths. Sinkholes are relatively uncommon in Arizona, but they can happen. Learning about what causes sinkholes, how to respond to injuries and who might be responsible can help a victim move forward after this disaster. How Do Sinkholes Happen? Most sinkholes start as natural ground depressions. Rainwater has no way to drain...

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