Personal Injury

I can’t drive down the street without seeing lawyers advertising for personal injury cases.  Their faces stare out at me from the sides of buses, from billboards and from bus stop shelters.  I can’t watch the television for more than a few minutes without seeing lawyers advertising for personal injury cases.  You pick a show, they advertise on it.   Unless you are blind, you see all this advertising too.
After over 45 years of trying cases and representing people injured by the negligence of others, I know who is good and who is not.  I know that many of these
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As Arizona personal injury attorneys, we have long heard the phrases “ambulance chaser” and “frivolous lawsuits.” These terms often lead to an accident victim’s reluctance in hiring a personal injury attorney.  Understandably, these stereotypes and myths often stem from annoying advertisements such as flashy billboards or corny commercials. However, the misleading negative connotations associated with personal injury attorneys and victims are driven by insurance companies who exaggerate and misrepresent the truth to avoid fully compensating accident victims.
At Torgenson Law, we always recommend that accident victims should contact an attorney if they are pursuing a personal injury claim.
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Recreational marijuana is now legal in the State of Arizona, after the passing of Proposition 207 in November 2020. This was a history-making law for Arizona that decriminalized the use of cannabis – with certain restrictions – for people 21 and over. Prop 207 also changed things for anyone with pending marijuana possession charges, as well as Arizonians with prior criminal convictions related to marijuana crimes. It may be possible to have your marijuana conviction expunged in Arizona under the new law.
What Is Prop 207?
Proposition 207, also known as Arizona’s Smart and Safe Act, made Arizona the
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There is a doctor whose work is very important to your health.  Her decisions may be the difference between life and death for you.  Her decisions may determine if you undergo surgery.  Her decisions may determine what drugs you receive.  You never see her because she works in a laboratory.  She is a pathologist.

The pathologist has an important role in the practice and science of medicine.  When tissue is removed during a surgery or when a tissue sample is taken of a suspicious area, these samples are sent to the pathology lab where a pathologist examines them to determine
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Federal Torts Claim Act/Federal Employees Compensation Act/Medical Negligence
Hawkins v. United States, No. 19-35918 (9th Cir., September 28, 2021) (J. Watford) https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/09/28/19-35918.pdf
FTCA ACTION FOR INJURIES ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE NOT BARRED BY FECA
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Vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries for every party involved, including drivers and passengers. Accidents involving large commercial trucks are much more likely to result in catastrophic injuries and property damage. Here, we want to examine why truck accidents are more dangerous than traditional car accidents. We will do this through the lenses of personal injuries that can occur as well as property damage for the vehicles involved.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact our Phoenix truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
The Size and Weight of a Commercial Truck
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Is A Restaurant Liable For A Food Allergy Reaction?
The short answer to is A Restaurant Liable For A Food Allergy Reaction is, it depends.  Food allergies are on the rise across the country, and restaurant patrons are finding themselves having to ask questions like “do you make your food with peanuts?”  The world is seeing an increase in food allergies.
If you or someone you know has a food allergy, you know that there could be severe complications if you consume a food that you are allergic to.  Due to this restaurants have an obligation to warn patrons of
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Vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries for every party involved, including drivers and passengers. Accidents involving large commercial trucks are much more likely to result in catastrophic injuries and property damage. Here, we want to examine why truck accidents are more dangerous than traditional car accidents. We will do this through the lenses of personal injuries that can occur as well as property damage for the vehicles involved.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact our Phoenix truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
The Size and Weight of a Commercial Truck
Continue Reading What Makes Truck Accidents More Dangerous Than Car Accidents?

The physician/patient relationship is one of the most important in our lives.  We place our lives and our trust in the hands of the physicians who provide medical treatment to us and our families.  We want to believe that they are well-trained, honest, ethical, and have our best interests at heart when they make medical decisions and provide care.  As much as we want to believe these things, it is important to remember that physicians are human beings and, as human beings, are flawed.  Sometimes, their human nature means that they betray our trust.  Somehow we need to balance our
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Safe driving habits will always be Plan A when it comes to helping you and your family avoid personal injuries. With that said, there is simply no way to guarantee that other drivers will exercise similar judgment when operating their vehicles. As Arizona personal injury lawyers, we always strive to inform Arizona residents about meaningful matters that can keep their families safe and protected. As part of our commitment to keep you informed, today’s blog reviews four all-important questions you must ask your insurance agent to ensure you and your family are protected:

  • Do I Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage?  In Arizona,

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    Learning that your child has been arrested is a phone call that no parent wants to receive. If you find yourself in this position, it is critical to understand how to react and what to do next. Taking the wrong steps or giving the wrong advice to your child could have a significant impact on his or her future. Follow these steps to protect your child from the worst possible consequences of an arrest in Arizona.
    Ask About the Charges
    First, find out what your child is being accused of. You can typically obtain this information from the person who
    Continue Reading My Child Was Arrested, Now What?

    A diagnosis of melanoma was often a death sentence.  It was and remains today one of the most dangerous of the skin cancers.  However, as science has marched on, there have been a number of developments in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, which make this disease a lot less lethal.

    We know a lot more about how melanoma develops than we did even 10 years ago.  If you are of a certain age group (looking at you, Boomers), you grew up without sunscreens.  No summer was complete without at least one or two sunburns so bad your skin peeled off.  We
    Continue Reading Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma