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There’s a New Collision Center for Reporting a Collision Within Tucson City Limits

About five years ago, the Tucson Police Department stopped arriving at the scene of “non-injury” collisions within their jurisdiction. “Non-injury” was defined as not requiring ambulance transport from the scene. Keep in mind, it is certainly possible to be badly injured in a collision but not know it until a day or two after the […]

If I Was In A Car Accident; Do I Need A Lawyer?

At the Rockafellow Law Firm, we are asked this question almost daily. It is an important question that must be carefully considered. As you may expect, the answer depends on multiple factors, including the following: 1.    Fault: Who caused the crash? In many cases this is an easy question. In others, it can be difficult […]

What’s My Case Worth?

Personal Injury Attorneys are asked this question daily. The answer depends on these basic factors: The severity of the crash or incident The extent of injuries and damages The amount of medical treatment required The amount of money available from Insurance or other sources The share of liability We use these five factors to determine […]

Your Vehicle's Diminished Value

Here’s the scenario: You are driving along in your two-year old mint condition Chevrolet Suburban when suddenly a negligent driver decides to turn left and BAM! There’s a collision. This event triggers three separate and distinct claims against that negligent driver: 1) Personal Injury, 2) Property Damage, and 3) Diminished Value. Everyone knows about the […]

Arizona's Minimum Insurance Limits

The minimum amount of automobile insurance required in Arizona is $15,000 per person or $30,000 per accident and $10,000 in property damage. This amount was put into place by Arizona lawmakers in 1972. In 1972, the average new car cost less than $4000. In 2010, the average cost of a new car was just under […]

The Top Five Holidays On Which DUIs Occur

Every year, during the holidays, there is a consistent increase in intoxicated drivers on the road. Of all the holidays, there are five that are more dangerous for non-intoxicated drivers than others. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you need an experienced Tucson accident lawyer.   Here are the […]

I Was Hit By An Uninsured Driver

Arizona has the fifth-highest percentage of uninsured drivers in the nation, at 22 percent — which means that nearly one out of four drivers in Arizona is driving without insurance coverage. Many individuals have special policies that help protect them from damages incurred by getting into an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. However, […]

Motor Vehicle Insurance Law in Arizona

If you’re in an accident with an uninsured driver, it can create a difficult situation. When this is the case, you may decide to pursue compensation from the responsible party, while also seeking damages from the uninsured or underinsured motorist portion of your own auto insurance policy. With uninsured motorist coverage, you get additional protection […]

Texting and Driving – It Might Not Be Illegal Yet, But It’s Still Dangerous

There are a number of states across the country that have implemented laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving, unless you use a hands-free device. Although not all states have taken these measures, it has become common knowledge that texting and talking on a phone while driving is dangerous to everyone on the road. Courts […]

Vulnerability on Motorcycles

Motorcycles can be a bit of a double-edged sword. While they represent unparalleled freedom on the open road, they also leave riders extremely vulnerable to injury or death in the event of a crash. There are a number of risks motorcycle riders should be conscious of when out on the road, particularly the presence and […]

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