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Duty in Torts

Before there is negligence, there must be a duty. Personal injury lawyers frequently work within the realm of negligence-based tort laws. Torts can be defined as: “… an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability.” In order for tort liability […]

A Short Summary of 2019’s Top Arizona Jury Verdicts

Annually, we report the top ten verdicts in Arizona for the previous year.  As usual, last year’s top ten are an interesting microcosm of society and the culture we live in. Last year, six of the top verdicts were tort (injury-related) cases.  The other four were business or insurance disputes. Number one is a very […]

Settling a Personal Injury Claim for a Minor

A minor is legally incapable of making a determination of whether or not to settle a claim. Therefore, a judge of the Superior Court must approve any personal injury settlement on behalf of the minor if the amount is $10,000 or more. This adds time, cost, and complexity to a settlement. However, there is good […]

Evaluating Your Personal Injury Case

If you’ve been wrongfully injured by someone else, you may wonder if your case is worth millions, nothing or some amount in between. Although no two cases are the same and it’s a highly individualized inquiry, some clues about the value of your case can be garnered by looking at common factors lawyers use to […]

Whiplash: Symptoms, Impacts and Treatment

When most people think of auto accidents, “common” injuries such as broken bones and head trauma come to mind. However, another common injury often overlooked in auto accidents is whiplash, an injury that is usually sustained in rear-end accidents. Whiplash occurs when a person’s head is abruptly thrust backward and then forward upon impact. The […]

Arizona Grows Worried Over Frat House Personal Injuries

Recently, several disturbing incidents have occurred at fraternity houses on Arizona college campuses. One fraternity member died and two underage girls were severely burned in recent incidents. The trend has grown so alarming that it has prompted the Arizona Board of Regents to send a letter to the national headquarters of almost 70 fraternities and […]

More Bicyclists on the Roads Lead to More Fatalities

According to the latest traffic accident data analyzed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there has been a dramatic increase in the number of bicycle fatalities across the United States. The NHTSA analyzed traffic accident data for 2011 and concluded that while the overall number of traffic fatalities in the United States decreased […]

Pedestrian Accidents

The who, what, where and when Walking has many health benefits. It is an activity enjoyed by many, especially in the warm Arizona sunshine. Before you set out for your walk, however, make sure to exercise caution to keep yourself safe. In this post, we examine the Who, What, Where, and When of pedestrian accidents. […]


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