July 7, 2016
Every year hundreds of thousands of people visit amusement parks for the unique attractions, thrill rides, and the ridiculous amounts of fun to be had. That being said, did you know that there are no current federal safety regulations for amusement parks that exist? While some states do require amusement parks to pass rigid safety code inspections, thrill rides and attractions often pose inherent risks of personal injury, sending thousands of individuals to the emergency room. So, if you, a loved one, or a close friend suffers a personal injury at an amusement park, who should be held responsible?
July 1, 2016
By Jason Dunn
Independence Day is upon us and that means many people will be enjoying the long holiday weekend celebrating our nation’s birth. There are many popular 4th of July celebration traditions but none more so than fireworks. Whether it is large municipal fireworks displays or individual displays done by private citizens during family cookouts, fireworks have been a constant staple in July 4th celebrations since our nation’s inception. Fireworks can be a lot of fun, but as Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers, we know they come with a great deal of danger.
June 24, 2016
Most would probably not view Phoenix as a water-sports hot spot; however, with the combination of hot summers, warm winters and numerous lakes surrounding the valley, is quite the opposite. In fact, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce once claimed that Arizona has more boats per capita than any other state. While statistics would prove this statement to be a fallacy, Arizona is home to 200 lakes and reservoirs that families and friends can enjoy year around for boating, fishing, water-skiing, and camping.
June 16, 2016
Accidents can be devastating – physically, emotionally, and financially. Many people who are seriously hurt in preventable accidents are unable to work and incur significant medical bills. This can cause serious concern about how they will be able to afford this month’s mortgage payment, let alone hire an expensive attorney to handle their personal injury case.
June 16, 2016
After you are injured in an accident and the initial shock wears off, it is only natural to start wondering whether you will be able to recover for the losses you have experienced. While the only way to be certain whether you have a case is to have your accident reviewed by an experienced lawyer, here are three indications that you are legally entitled to recovery.
June 10, 2016
“Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.” – Winston Churchill
Golf – the most seeming innocuous and graceful sport that can turn the most patient of player into a blathering idiot! Golfers become ranting combatants against picturesque greens. While playing, one can expect a series of errant shots, hazards, and the misfortunes of the battle. Players typically associate these hazards with high grass, sand or water, and rarely with the hazard of personal injury.
June 6, 2016
I was so scared on that December evening at the Barnes & Noble in South Bend, Indiana. I did not think I belonged at my dream school. I thought that my classmates were SO much smarter than me. They had all of these amazing insights into the law and government, and I was just trying to get by, learning the difference between state and federal court. I was so scared that I would disappoint my parents. As I buried myself in my books for finals, I was terrified that I would not do well and I would fail. My biggest fear – failure. Fail myself, fail my family.
May 26, 2016
Summer time is coming and that means sunshine, and a lot of it, hot, hot, hot weather, and of course, pool parties, swimming, and sunbathing. With this in mind, the perfect oasis for summer-time recreation and relaxation is often found in waterparks and near swimming pools. Whether private or public, the wet surfaces and unforgiving concrete pool decks of these facilities can provide hazards for a slip and fall injury. A few of the most common pool related slip and fall injuries include the following:
May 6, 2016
If you have been following this blog, as you should, then you know that we have put an emphasis on driver safety and steps to take decreasing the chances of personal injury. This week we want to put a spotlight on ride sharing, such as Uber and Lyft, and things to know if you happen to get into an accident.
April 29, 2016
Being a passenger in a vehicle is a feeling of powerlessness. You cannot control the behavior of the driver or react to the road around you. Because of this, sometimes as a passenger you might be injured in an accident through no fault of your own. Even though passenger deployed airbags can save lives they can just as much injure the individual.
April 22, 2016
Car accidents happen. It’s a fact of life that we must live with everyday. Though we take necessary precautions, we can sometimes find ourselves in an accident when it isn’t our fault. Most of the time a car accident involves just two individuals but in some cases there are multi-vehicle collisions.
April 15, 2016
Injuries happen every day, and when they happen to you it can be a life changing experience that leaves you dealing with the ramifications. It is at these moments that some may feel dazed and confused as to whether or not they may have a personal injury situation on their hands. Knowing whether you have a personal injury case on your hands is important before you begin to pursue litigation. Here are four tips from us that can help you figure out whether you have a personal injury matter.
April 8, 2016
Driving while distracted is a leading cause of Arizona personal injury accidents. Driving today has become easier due to new technologies made in cars and in our smartphones. This however does not stop the fact that distracted driving is the most dangerous hazard facing us every time we get behind the wheel. In 2014 alone 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 people were injured in personal injury automobile accidents caused by a distracted driver.
April 1, 2016
As Arizona personal injury lawyers, we know that riding on your motorcycle can be very dangerous. It is important to protect yourself from personal injury while enjoying your bike. Next week on April 6th Arizona hosts one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country. The 20th Annual Arizona Bike Week will take place over 10 days and will have around 8 rides. Over 70,000 bikers came to visit Arizona last year and they fully expect that number to be the same or maybe larger.
March 25, 2016
Driving is a privilege that many of us enjoy and allows us a personal sense of freedom to do as we please. However, for all of us there comes a time when we must be honest and limit or completely stop driving. Losing control of a vehicle because of confusion or panic could cause real personal injury problems for the driver and other citizens. Though it is always hard to give up a personal freedom, here are some tips to find out if a senior you know should limit or stop their driving.
March 4, 2016
Social media is an invention of our current age that has created a whole new way for us to interact with each other and to create new personas, but it is also something that must be used responsibly in Arizona personal injury lawyer’s cases. Today more than 1 billion people have an active Facebook account and 320 million people have an active Twitter account. You may not think social media postings could be important enough to use during Arizona personal injury litigation, but we want you to know that they are and can be used against you.
February 19, 2016
Well everyone it’s starting to heat up again in Phoenix with weather the past few weeks reaching levels up to 92 degrees. Though it’s not as hot as it can possibly be we still need to stay vigilant. Here are some tips to beat the rising temperatures and reduce possible personal injury situations.
February 5, 2016
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and since it is one of the biggest events of the year there are bound to be multiple parties and friends gathering with alcohol involved. If you are throwing a party for the Super Bowl it is important to note your responsibilities as a social host and what can happen if any of your attendees get into any trouble. If you are attending it is also important to note your responsibilities as well.
January 29, 2016
The weekend is here!! Just eight more hours of work; I promise it is worth it people. Soon you will be able to physically and mentally check out and recharge for the next week. But before we all enjoy the pleasure of getting to hang out with friends and family for the next couple of days I’m going to need your full and undivided attention. Thanks to AZ Central we’re going to give you a rundown on some of the scheduled construction projects, detours, as well as safety practices from the Department of Transportation you can utilize to cut down on any personal injury matters.
January 18, 2016
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.