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.”
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.