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.
September 16, 2016
With fall just around the corner, Arizonians have a lot to look forward to including cooler weather, fall clothes (although not applicable to all parts of the state), the onset of the holiday season, and, you guessed it, football! Yep, tailgating season is finally here, we can feel it in the air and we can see it in the Cardinal red, Devil Maroon, and the Wildcat blue. For those who are lucky enough to attend a football game or tailgate party, it is important to be as prepared as possible. Along with your favorite team gear, jerseys, and banners, it is crucial to have a good plan set in place to ensure a safe game day experience. That said, Torgenson Law has composed a few tips to assist in everyone’s safety on game day.
September 2, 2016
Monday September 5th marks the 122nd anniversary of Labor Day. As most of us know, the national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and is intended to pay tribute to those who are responsible for the nations social and economic success – the American worker. Ultimately, it was the 12-hour workday, and 7-day workweek, that built the foundation for which this great nation stands upon.
August 26, 2016
It goes without saying that motor vehicles are the number one method of transportation within the United States. Aside from a select number of large cities like Chicago and New York City, the infrastructure has been littered with an overabundance of excess parking lots and parking garages in order to accommodate numerous vehicles at any given time. They are featured at shopping malls, sports stadiums, college and high school campuses, as well as other venues of the like. That said, when thinking of dangerous locations at these types of facilities, do parking lots come to mind? If not, they should. In fact, a study of the United Educators revealed that; parking lots are one of an institutions riskiest location.
August 18, 2016
Over the course of the past decade, military-style obstacle course races have become increasingly popular. In fact, as of 2013, an estimated four million people have participated in, and completed some form of non-traditional obstacle race. Considering the vast acclaim, many are already familiar with these extreme fitness challenges and recognize them as the Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder and Spartan Race. Despite the overwhelming number of individuals participating in these races, many believe there exist some cause for concern.
August 12, 2016
Once in awhile you read a story that punches you in the heart and makes you mouth the words “why….?” This is one of them. This is the story about a bully in a position of power who saw weakness in a teacher at Adobe Mountain School and then took that opportunity to strip her of her dignity, her job, and the ability to pay her cancer medical bills. This was not performance weakness or character weakness we are talking about. It is the weakness that many of our family members and us have faced or will face – the weakness that grabs you by the throat when your body betrays you and you just can’t work to provide for yourself.
August 5, 2016
For thousands of college students, the onset of August means that the school year is around the corner and summer is coming to a dreaded end. That said, the beginning of the school year offers young college students the opportunity to explore Greek life, in hopes of receiving a bid from one of the many fraternities and sororities occupying a home on one of Arizona’s three state universities. For the college students who do receive a bid, it is likely that they will undergo some type of physical and mental hazing ritual during their quest for membership.
July 29, 2016
As Arizona personal injury attorneys, trying to unwind years of insurance company and corporate propaganda while speaking with new clients occurs far to often. While some of these myths are self-induced, stemming from corny billboards and dumb commercials, others are primarily driven by “tort reform” – a corporate, orchestrated attack on personal injury victims and attorneys with the goal to turn public opinion against those of us who fight for justice every single day. Predominantly backed by Corporate America and billion-dollar insurance companies, the proponents of “tort reform” mislead the American public, inventing terms like “frivolous lawsuits,” and “jackpot justice.”