Personal Injury

By Burg Simpson Trial Lawyer Christopher Post: Burg Simpson Seeking Justice for Three Victims of Sexual Abuse by the Catholic Church in Arizona The Arizona office of Burg Simpson is representing three victims of sexual abuse against the Roman Catholic Church. Burg Simpson attorneys Paul Friedman, Ty Taber, and Chris Post of Burg Simpson’s Arizona […]
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The “just world” phenomenon is the name given to the tendency of human beings to believe that the world is just and that people get what they deserve.  It is a form of cognitive bias.  We all have this tendency to a certain extent, with some believing it more strongly than others.  We want to believe the world is fair.  We want to believe that if we work hard and follow the rules, we will be rewarded, or at least not punished.  It doesn’t always work out that way, of course.  Bad things sometimes happen to good people.  Bad people
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Car accidents in Arizona happen for a variety of reasons. In many cases, the cause of a car accident is driver error, such as speeding or distracted driving. Sometimes, however, an investigation finds that mechanical failure caused an accident. If you get into a car accident involving mechanical failure, find out who may be at fault and responsible for paying for your bills.
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If you get arrested in Arizona, hiring a criminal defense lawyer is the best way to protect your legal rights. An experienced criminal defense attorney can work to minimize the effects of the arrest on your life and future. What many people don’t realize is that it is possible – and beneficial – to hire an attorney even before they receive any charges. Acting as soon as you suspect you might be charged with a crime can benefit you in many ways.
Your Lawyer Can Influence the Charges That Are Brought Against You
One of the main reasons to hire
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Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries for a motorcyclist and others involved. In the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle crash in Arizona, there are various steps that individuals can take to help ensure their own well-being and that they are able to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
1. Get to Safety
In the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle accident in Arizona, you need to make sure that you are safe. You need to get to the median or the shoulder of the road and be well away from traffic. If you cannot move your motorcycle, leave it
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Motorcycle accidents are often devastating for those involved. This is particularly true for the motorcyclist because they do not have much protection from the force of a heavier vehicle or from an impact with the ground or a fixed object. It is important to report motorcycle accidents after they occur in order to recover compensation. However, many individuals are not sure of when or how to report a motorcycle accident.
When do You Need to Report an Arizona Motorcycle Crash?
In the state of Arizona, the law is fairly strict about when vehicle accidents have to be reported. This includes
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Not all my practice is devoted to the representation of victims of medical malpractice.  I also represent people who suffer serious injuries in automobile accidents.  These cases often involve uninsured or underinsured motorist issues.  Of course, by the time I see the client and we discuss insurance issues, they either had uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage at the time of the accident or they did not.  It is too late to get it by the time they are sitting in my office.
 

Let’s get some of the basics out of the way.
Uninsured motorist coverage (UM) and underinsured motorist
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Accidents involving larger commercial trucks can be terrifying, but the immediate aftermath of the incident is an important time frame for individuals involved. There are various steps that you can take at the scene of a truck crash in Arizona to help ensure that you are properly cared for and that you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
1. Ensure Your Safety and Seek Medical Care
The number one priority at any commercial truck accident scene is your safety and well-being. If you, your passengers, or your vehicle are in an unsafe location, you need to assess the situation
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That was the message to employees of a dermatology practice in the Midwest that had been purchased by a hedge fund.  The bosses at the hedge fund were encouraging the employees of the dermatology practice to get more patients scheduled before the end of the month to qualify for some performance bonuses.  It didn’t matter to the bosses at the hedge fund whether good medicine required the appointments or whether the appointments were necessary or whether the appointments were in the best interests of the patients.  All that mattered to the bosses were that the appointments were scheduled so that
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Believe it or not, the holidays are upon us. 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
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Children spend a large portion of their time on school grounds. It is no surprise, therefore, that many child injuries occur at schools every year. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and injury, the parents of an injured child may be able to file a lawsuit against the school or the school district for financial compensation. Learn when it is possible to sue a school district in Arizona.
Common Types of Accidents on School Grounds
A school in Arizona can contain various injury risks – especially if staff members, janitors and maintenance crews have failed to properly maintain a
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