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Posted On 07/03/19

Fireworks Safety in Arizona

As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, fireworks tend to be a common topic of interest. Firework laws can be confusing – especially in Arizona. The state lifted its ban on the sale of fireworks in 2010 and permitted individual counties to create their own laws. This contributed to the confusion, as vendors then began selling fireworks in areas where their customers could not legally use them. Although the state has since revised its firework laws, most people are unaware of these revisions and how to practice proper fireworks safety. Arizona Firework Laws If you are a resident of Arizona or plan on celebrating the Fourth of July there, it...

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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

What Are Tanker Truck Crashes?

In 2017, 4,889 tanker trucks and buses were involved in fatal traffic accidents. A tanker truck is smaller than a semi-truck, but can cause as much or more damage. A tanker truck is a large truck with a tank attached to it that carries liquefied materials, dry bulk goods, or cargo. Often these goods can be hazardous materials such as gasoline or ethanol, radioactive materials, diesel fuel, and household petroleum-based products. Accidents involving tanker trucks are unique because of the damage the potentially harmful chemicals stored in their tanks can cause if they spill during a crash. People can suffer catastrophic injuries or death. Sometimes others nearby can also suffer...

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Posted On 07/01/19

Recovering Compensation for Airbag Burns

Airbags are meant to ensure driver and passenger safety, but when they don’t function or function incorrectly you may sustain more injuries than from the accident itself. Defective airbags are a growing cause for concern. Mass media has recently shared numerous stories in which individuals suffer lacerations caused by flying shrapnel or chemical burns. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident in which you believe you suffered injuries from a defective airbag, we can help. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for airbag injuries How Airbags Function Airbags are compact safety devices made from light fabric and expanded by compressed gas. Located throughout the...

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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 07/01/19

How Much Should You Expect From a Car Accident Settlement?

If you were recently in a car accident, your first thought might be to how much a settlement may be worth? Although there is not a universal amount paid for every car accident, this is useful information to know in deciding whether or not to proceed with a lawsuit. Knowing what type of settlement to expect after an accident helps people decide on consulting an experienced car accident attorney to assist them in negotiating with the insurance companies and other parties involved. The Full Extent of Your Damages Asking how much you should expect from a car accident settlement is in truth asking what the full extent of your damages...

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