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How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering After an Accident?

When dealing with your insurance company or the law in a personal injury suit, it is important for you to understand how damages are calculated. Specifically, “pain and suffering” is one category of damages that can be difficult to monetize. Here is a quick guide to the terms and methods you can use yourself to get a sense of what your case is worth. However, it is always imperative that you speak and work with an experienced Arizona accident attorney before assuming that you calculated your pain and suffering damages correctly. Damages In case you are not aware, the term… Read More

Top 3 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona

For every 200,000 miles traveled by a motorcyclist, a major accident occurs. While that may seem like a low risk for riders, it actually amounts to one out of every 10 motorcyclists likely to be injured in a major accident. Motorcyclists are afforded no protection in an accident, except their helmet. If you or someone you love rides a motorcycle, wearing a helmet can mean the difference between life and death. You are basically naked when you are driving a motorcycle. It is also necessary for riders to be on the lookout for the top causes of motorcycle accidents in… Read More

What Are the Main Causes of Burn Injuries?

Accidental burns can happen far more quickly than one would suspect, and they can have lasting consequences for victims. Most accidental burns involve children, and more still are easily preventable. If you or someone you love is injured due to burns that were preventable if responsible parties had demonstrated basic precautions, you may be eligible for compensation. Personal injuries, including burns, often result from negligence or misconduct from others. A local burn injury attorney can help you understand your options and the next steps in holding responsible parties accountable. Electrical Accidents Whether at work or at home, many people overstep… Read More

How Do I Determine How Much My Car Accident Case is Worth?

If you or your loved one has suffered injury in a car accident, and the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Car accidents often result in the kind of serious injury that can be financially devastating, as well as emotionally taxing to the family. That’s why it is important that you understand what your car accident case is worth. Doing so will help you understand your next steps in seeking justice and financial assistance to meet the challenges ahead. More importantly, before you would take your car accident case to… Read More

5 Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims in Arizona

Losing a loved one is emotionally devastating. It can also be financially and economically overwhelming to you and other family members. That is why it is critical that preventable deaths be brought before the law. If someone you love died as a result of negligence or misconduct from someone else, you and your family may be eligible for compensation. Any suspicion of a wrongful death should be taken to a local wrongful death attorney. They will be able to advise you on your next course of action. Not everyone is permitted to file a wrongful death claim. A surviving spouse,… Read More

Is Arizona a Comparative Negligence State?

One of the most common personal injury cases involves negligence by someone else. If you sustained injuries as a result of someone else’s laziness or inattentiveness, then you are a victim of negligence, and you may be eligible for compensation. When it comes to personal injury law in Arizona, the state practices comparative negligence. This means that the courts and insurance companies may feel that you were in part responsible for your own injuries. However, this does not prevent you from being compensated for damages as a result of someone else’s negligence, even if they were only partially at fault.… Read More

What is the Statute of Limitations in Arizona?

Life-changing injuries are heartbreaking in and of themselves, but when they result from someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the sense of loss and injustice can feel overwhelming. The good news is that personal injury law in Arizona allows you to hold the responsible party accountable for their misconduct, as well as recover financial losses that result from your injuries. However, you cannot wait indefinitely to file a personal injury claim. There is a statute of limitations on all personal injury cases. A statute of limitations is the time limit you have before you are no longer allowed to initiate a… Read More

Who Has the Right to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Among the leading causes of death in the United States, many are preventable. Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligence results in death that could have been prevented. In cases where wrongful death occurs due to negligence, you may have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party or parties responsible. Family Members Permitted to File a Wrongful Death Claim In the state of Arizona, not all family members are allowed to file a wrongful death claim. Typically, parents, children, and spouses are the only family members allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Siblings, grandparents, and… Read More

What is the Difference Between MedPay and PIP Coverage?

In the event of an accident where you or someone you love is injured, understanding how to file a claim and receive compensation can be confusing. When it comes to car insurance, your insurance provider may be trying to sell you different kinds of coverage without explaining how each kind helps you when you need it. How Does Each One Work? With MedPay, you receive compensation up to the policy limit for most medical costs associated with an accident, regardless of who was at fault. By having your new MedPay pay the medical bills, you will not have to pay… Read More

5 Common Injuries Associated with Dog Bites

When it comes to personal property, the owner can be held accountable for injuries resulting from potentially hazardous property that is not appropriately secured. In Arizona, one common personal injury resulting from this kind of negligence is dog bites. By and large, dogs can be harmless and even helpful. They make wonderful family pets or protectors. Dog owners are responsible for training their animals—as well as keeping them contained in a safe area. In Arizona, there is a two-bite policy. However, if you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a dog attack, the owner may still be… Read More

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