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Posted On 03/27/20

What to Do When an At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Won’t Pay

Under Arizona's traditional fault-based car insurance system, the driver or party guilty of causing your vehicle collision will be financially responsible for related damages. After a crash, you will call the insurance company of the at-fault party to file a claim and request compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies treat claimants fairly. Find out how to proceed if the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to pay. Why Might an Insurance Company Not Pay? If the at-fault driver’s insurance company denies your claim, it must list its reason for doing so in the denial letter you receive. You may then ask the insurance company for more details, file...

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Posted On 03/25/20

What to Do Following a T-Bone Accident

T-bone accidents are automobile collisions in which two vehicles form the shape of a T – the front of one vehicle striking the side of another vehicle. Other terms for a T-bone accident are side-impact collisions and broadside accidents. The party at fault for a T-bone accident could be the driver that struck the broadside of another vehicle or the driver of the broadsided vehicle. The steps you take after a T-bone accident can decide whether you recover compensation for your damages. Common Causes of a T-Bone Accident T-bone accidents are almost always preventable. They occur when one or both parties involved do something wrong, such as running a red...

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Posted On 03/23/20

How to Prove You Are Not at Fault in a Car Accident

Arizona is a fault-based car insurance state. This is a traditional system in which the party at fault for causing the car accident will have to pay for victims’ damages. The at-fault driver will compensate people he or she injured through negligence or recklessness. It is important to prove it if you did not cause a car accident in Arizona. Otherwise, your insurance company may end up paying for damages you were not responsible for – leading to an increase in your insurance premiums. You could also end up as the defendant in a civil action, potentially paying out of pocket for an accident you did not cause. A lawyer...

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Posted On 03/20/20

February Product Recalls (2020)

Defective products cause thousands of preventable consumer injuries and deaths annually. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer not to produce defectively designed and assembled products. Yet many dangerous items reach consumers daily. Keeping up with the latest product recalls for February 2020 can help you and your family avoid items with known risks. Sump Pumps A sump pump sold under the brand names Star Water Systems, Do It and Utilitech could pose a fire hazard due to an overheating risk. The brands recalled about 33,000 units of the sump pumps after receiving six reports of the pumps overheating and smoking, with no reported injuries. The recalled sump pump is...

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Posted On 02/28/20

What Is the Difference Between a Trial Lawyer and a Litigator?

Understanding the legal language surrounding your personal injury claim can help you feel more in control of the situation. You may hear words such as settlement, judgment award, negotiation and litigation tossed around during your case. Learning the differences between these recovery outlets, as well as the types of lawyers involved in each, could help you make smart decisions moving forward. A particularly important distinction to make is between a trial lawyer and a litigator. What is a Litigator? Many people use the terms trial lawyer and litigator interchangeably. Both are licensed legal professionals. However, they have different meanings on a legal level. A trial lawyer can be a litigator...

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Posted On 02/26/20

What Is Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 28-701A?

Speeding causes a large number of car accidents in Arizona every year. It is a leading cause of collisions across the nation. In 2018, almost 9,400 victims lost their lives because of speeding drivers in the U.S. Speeding is so deadly because it increases the velocity at which a collision occurs. More velocity means more force exerted on the vehicle occupants in the crash. A crash happens at the combined speeds of both vehicles. To limit speeding and reduce the number of related crashes, states enforce many related speeding laws. ARS 28-701A: The Duty Not to Speed One of the most frequently given citations to drivers in Arizona is a...

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