April 14, 2017
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a child or young adult will visit the emergency room due to a sports-related personal injury every 25 seconds. If you do the math, that accounts for 1.35 million ER visits per year! Of those 1.35 million ER visits, concussions are responsible for 163,000 of them, or 12 percent. So, …
March 31, 2017
For the first time in over twenty years, the West will host the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four. Even more exciting is the fact that this signature event will be held in Arizona for the very first time! With that said, here is what your Arizona injury attorneys at Torgenson Law think you need to …
March 22, 2017
What do successful NCAA basketball teams competing in this year’s NCAA tournament have in common with personal injury law within your community? Outside the possibility of an injury occurring on the basketball court, most would probably assume that there are absolutely no similarities. Well, your Arizona personal injury attorneys at Torgenson Law beg to differ. Let’s …
March 10, 2017
While much of the country is still thawing from cold winters, Arizona natives are enjoying the best time of the year – spring. The spring months mean blue skies with highs in the 70s and 80s, shorts and tank-tops, spring-training baseball, great golf, lake days, road trips, convertibles, motorcycles, bicycles, hiking, and all outdoor activities …
February 23, 2017
As Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers, one the questions we get asked most is “are you going to take all of my money at the end of the case?” While we understand this is a major concern, we always educate our personal injury clients about where the settlement money goes after an insurance company writes a …
February 3, 2017
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is unlike any golf tournament you have been to, or will go to. With an estimated attendance of 500,000, the tournament undermines golf’s persona as a safe, mind-numbing day in the park. Simply stating it, the Open is the loudest, and wildest tournament the PGA has to offer. Sometimes nicknamed the “Wasted Open” I do not think you would be wrong to compare the WM Phoenix Open to one of the biggest parties on earth.
January 27, 2017
As Arizona Personal injury lawyers, we are well aware of the increase in car accidents that occur during the winter months. Unless under unavoidable circumstances, most Americans residing in cold weather states prefer to stay in doors and off the roadways during frigid winter conditions. Judging by the amount of traffic frequenting the Northern parts of Arizona, it would seem to be quite the opposite here. In fact the more snow and ice expected to fall on destinations like Flagstaff,
January 13, 2017
When many people think about injuries from a car accident, broken bones and bruises come to mind. If someone is fortunate to walk away from a car accident with none of these, they may consider themselves lucky. However, that may not be the case and it is better to be safe than sorry.
December 30, 2016
After a car accident, victims with injuries often have many questions. Should they see a doctor? How can they get compensation? Should they call an attorney or handle their case themselves? The truth is that there are many reasons why you should call an attorney to help you settle your injury case. First and foremost, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help answer the many questions you have and address your concerns. The following are only some of the many other ways a law firm can help
December 16, 2016
If you are like many people who have been injured, you are wondering how long to wait after an accident to call a personal injury lawyer. There are multiple reasons that people think it is a good idea to wait – perhaps they believe that the sooner they call a lawyer the higher their legal fees will be or they think that they need to finish medical treatment in order to be able to recover the full amount of their medical bill when they do file a claim.
December 16, 2016
Whether it is Christmas or Hanukah at your home, all of us at Torgenson Law hope you are enjoying a festive season! Tis’ the season to wear the perfect, obnoxious sweater and splurge on delicious foods as well as gifts with favored friends, family members, and fellow workers. It is also a season to decorate the home, power shop for the perfect and imperfect gifts, and of course, spend hours in the kitchen baking a melody of delightful treats. However, with all these joyous activities, there are of course a number of unforeseen holiday hazards that could potentially lead to personal injury.
November 29, 2016
Accidents can be expensive. In many cases, victims are dealing with medical expenses, damage to their property, and losing out on weeks or months of income – all of which can result in significant financial uncertainty.
For this reason, accident victims are often hesitant to retain an attorney. Lawyers, after all, are known for charging extremely high hourly rates, making quality legal representation inaccessible to many ordinary Americans.
November 22, 2016
Ahh Thanksgiving, a most wonderful time of delicious food, beer, and football. Imagine yourself gathered around the dinner table with your family and friends planning to devour the gathering of meats (and vegetables, whatever floats your boat) that will last many moons after you have finished. Now stop imagining that, focus on getting home safely, and making sure the food you cook is harmless for everyone.
November 1, 2016
After an accident, victims often wonder whether and when they should contact an attorney. Fortunately, the answers to both of these questions are straightforward – you should always call a lawyer after you are involved in an accident and you should do so as soon as you can. Some of the reasons that it is important to call an attorney immediately after an accident are discussed below.
October 21, 2016
The majority of personal injury plaintiffs will be troubled with making this decision at some point throughout their lawsuit. Do you settle and often receive less than what you think your case is worth or do you risk it for the biscuit at trial? Statistics show that nearly 95% of all personal injury cases settle before going to trial, and for good reason. Jury verdicts, whether in civil or criminal cases, are simply unpredictable, for example,
October 14, 2016
When you or a loved one has been injured, it is more than likely that the last thing on anyone’s mind is filing a personal injury lawsuit. That said; imagine a situation in which you suffered an injury caused by someone else. Hospital and doctor bills are piling up and the costs for medication and therapy are continuing. To make the financial downward spiral worst, you are unable to work. What do you do? For many who have been injured, the only resolution to regain financial control of their life is pursue legal action. If you one day decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to know the initial steps that need to be taken in order to maintain the integrity of your claim.
October 10, 2016
In 2014 an estimated 3,179 people were killed and another 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents as a result of distracted drivers. Astonishingly, a statistic produced by the National Safety Council revealed that more than one in four of those auto accidents were attributed to driver cell phone use while behind the wheel. Essentially, drivers get consumed by their conversations and stop paying attention to the road and therefore cause an auto accident. Needless to say, car accidents resulting from distracted drivers occur far to often. If you suffer a personal injury because of a distracted driver, proving that the driver wasn’t paying attention to the road will be crucial to your claim.
October 3, 2016
The conclusion of September bestows relief upon the valley and offers light at the end of the tunnel that is the Phoenix summer months. Phoenicians are finally experiencing their first post summer weeks with daily highs under 100 degrees and many are taking full advantage, in particular, members of the cycling community.
September 23, 2016
Most personal injury cases are resolved by negotiating a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Generally speaking, your settlement should compensate you for all of your losses and approximate what your case would be worth if it went to trial. While establishes economic losses that have already happened (like medical bills and property damage) is a relatively straightforward process, the same is not true for future losses or noneconomic injuries like physical and emotional pain or suffering. The assistance of an attorney will ensure that you get the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
September 23, 2016
There are thousands of attorneys in the state of Arizona that practice in the area of personal injury, many of whom aggressively advertise to potential clients. You may see their ads on billboards next to the highway, online, in the phonebook, or on TV, offering you a free consultation and telling you that they will get you the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries.