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Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable or Not Taxable?

It is tax time once again.  The Rockafellow Law Firm is not in the business of giving tax advice, but there is one area of tax law that we are familiar with and give clients advice on in every case: That is: “Are personal injury settlements taxable as income?” The short answer is no, but […]

Devices That Help Determine Fault in a Car Crash: GPS, Dash Cameras and Black Boxes

GPS (Global Positioning Systems), dash cameras, and “Black Boxes” (Electronic Data Recorders) have become important tools in deciding fault for auto collisions Most commercial vehicles now have GPS to track the driver’s activity during the day and to make sure safe driving is being observed. This benefits the employer. It also helps in accident reconstruction. […]

The State Of Our Courts During COVID-19

Trials are still suspended. Hearings are remote. When will this end? Most court rooms throughout the country have been operating on a limited basis during the time of COVID-19. Our Pima County Superior Court is no different. Leighton Sr. and Leighton Jr. recently attended a video-conference seminar held by numerous Superior Court judges representing the […]

Leighton Rockafellow Announces Re-launch of His Novel of Legal Suspense: Diminished Capacity

Diminished Capacity: The Re-Launch of Leighton Rockafellow’s Novel Leighton Rockafellow has re-launched Diminished Capacity, a novel of Legal Suspense.  (Think John Grisham style prose.) This full-length legal novel is set in Tucson and features two exciting stories interwoven together. Story one is a murder trial.  The defense: Diminished Capacity.  Follow the story of this psychological […]

Tucson, AZ – Accident with Injuries Reported on E 22nd St

Tucson, AZ (November 6, 2020) – Pima County emergency crews were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Friday afternoon. Just before 12:30 p.m., on November 6, a motor vehicle accident took place on East 22nd Street. Reports show that a crash took place on East 22nd Street near the intersection with […]

Tucson, AZ – Accident on N Camino Seco Results in Injuries

Tucson, AZ (November 5, 2020) – An auto accident in the Tucson area resulted in injuries and delays. According to reports, a grey sedan and a second vehicle collided on North Camino Seco at the intersection with East Broadway Boulevard. The T-bone collision caused one of the vehicles involved to roll over and come to […]

Tucson, AZ – Accident on S Houghton Rd Ends in Injuries

Tucson, AZ (November 4, 2020) – A vehicle collision in the Tucson area left at least one person injured. At approximately 4:30 p.m., on November 4, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on South Houghton Road. Reports show that a traffic collision occurred on South Houghton Road near the intersection with […]

Amending a Lawsuit Complaint in Arizona

A lawsuit’s complaint can be amended even after trial has concluded When a Plaintiff files a lawsuit (a Complaint), he or she often has imperfect information. For example, he or she may have the wrong corporate entity, or perhaps the Defendant’s name is incorrect in the police report. Sometimes a Defendant will respond to a […]

Tucson, AZ – Pedestrian Accident on N 1st Ave Leaves One Injured

Tucson, AZ (November 3, 2020) – A pedestrian accident reported on Sunday evening left one person injured. At around 7:40 p.m., on November 1, the Tucson Police Department and medical personnel responded to the scene of a crash on North 1st Avenue. Reports from local news sources show that a pedestrian was struck by a […]

Pima County, AZ – Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on S 7th Ave

Pima County, AZ (November 2, 2020) – A crash on the south side of Tucson sent one person to an area hospital with injuries. Just before 5:45 a.m., on November 2, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office responded to the site of a crash on South 7th Avenue. Reports from authorities show that a pedestrian was […]


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