Personal Injury

Phoenix is a beautiful city known for its skyscraper buildings and busiest lifestyle. Unfortunately, it has witnessed thousands of road accidents, personal injuries at the workplace, etc. Dealing with the insurance company seems cumbersome and creates a frustrating situation. To handle this, consulting a personal injury attorney can be a good option. If someone smashed … Continue reading “Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix for Favorable Outcomes”
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If you’re involved in a car accident in Scottsdale, it’s important to understand that the road to recovery may be long and challenging. In addition to sustaining injuries and dealing with vehicle damage, you’ll also need to navigate the legal system to receive compensation for your damages. Unfortunately, there are several mistakes that people often make when pursuing a car accident lawsuit. In this article, Thomas Law, the best car accident lawyer in Scottsdale, will discuss the most common mistakes and how to avoid them. So, what are the common mistakes to avoid when filing a car accident lawsuit
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Have you or someone you know ever been in a car accident where the at-fault driver is lying about what truly happened? This can be a very frustrating and overwhelming situation to deal with, but it’s important to know your rights and options. As the best car accident lawyer in Scottsdale, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to counteract common lies told by at-fault drivers and how to navigate this complex situation. So, what happens if the at-fault driver is lying about the car accident?

Common Lies by At-Fault Drivers

Unfortunately, it’s common for at-fault
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If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s essential to seek the help of a qualified and experienced car accident lawyer. One of the biggest challenges is finding a lawyer you can trust. To help make this easier for you, we’ve created a list of top questions to ask when choosing a car accident lawyer in Scottsdale. As one of the best personal injury law firms in the region, Thomas Law is happy to answer these questions for you. So, what are the top questions to ask a Scottsdale car accident lawyer?

How many car accident cases have you handled?
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As you can probably guess, medical tourism is the name given to the practice of going to a foreign country for medical treatment, usually because it is cheaper there.  One of the most common treatments sought by medical tourists is cosmetic surgery and one of the most common places American medical tourists go is Mexico.  There are always risks associated with cosmetic surgery but they are much higher in Mexico.

Americans are nothing if not cost conscious.  Look at this advertisement.  Who could resist?  Affordable health care with a nearby beach and margaritas to boot.  What could go wrong?  The
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A single harm-causing event can lead to the possible application of several kinds of laws that can apply directly or indirectly to the event itself.

Consider as an example a hot air balloon crash that happened in Eloy, Arizona, in January 2024. The incident, which took place about 65 miles south of Phoenix, led to the deaths of four of the five people in the balloon, with the fifth person being critically injured. 

As of this writing, the cause of the accident is unknown, and personnel from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board who are investigating
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State v. Gordon, No. 1 CA-SA 23-0162 (App. Div. I, February 13, 2024) (J. Bailey) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2024/1%20CA-SA%2023-0162%20Gordon-Owen.pdf
VEHICLE CAUSING ACCIDENT NEED NOT ENTER INTERSECTION BEFORE CAUSING ACCIDENT TO RESULT IN VIOLATION OF RED LIGHT STATU…
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I have been writing lately about medical ethics, which are sometimes more ignored than followed.  The following are instances of doctors being greedy and trying to steal from insurance companies or from Medicare and Medicaid.  It doesn’t matter who you are or what you earn or what is your level of education.  Money can be tempting and some doctors, for a variety of reasons, find the temptation to be irresistible.  And remember, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

  • A Michigan doctor has been charged in a scheme along with a pharmacist to create fake prescriptions for specialty drugs


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It’s expected over the course of the next two decades there will be millions of autonomous vehicles on our roadways. As vehicles transition from fully-driver controlled to fully-automated, there are changing legal considerations.
Driverless vehicles current legal state
The current legal landscape on the federal level, there is only guidance. In 2016, the Uniform Safety Regulations were passed. These provided a 15 point safety checklist for manufacturers.
In 2017, NHTSA came out with guidelines relating to autonomous vehicles, so we must look to the states for actual legislation .
Almost all states have enacted legislation or executive orders around autonomous
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On the whole, capitalism has been good for the United States.  Lately, however, the rise of private equity companies and their incessant search for centers of profitability has put the medical profession under great strain and our health at risk.

Illustration:  The Smash And Grab Economy – Courtesy of Mother Jones
The basic rationale for private equity is that, through the choosing of wise investments, it can achieve returns substantially higher than those of the stock market.  Sometimes their tactics can be ruinous.  For example, a private equity company may buy a business with substantial assets, but which is not
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In Arizona, law enforcement agencies are permitted to set up driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints to look for potentially impaired or intoxicated drivers. During a stop at a DUI checkpoint, knowing your rights can mean the difference between driving away and being arrested on suspicion of DUI. This includes your right to be free from unreasonable vehicle searches and seizures.
The Fourth Amendment Protects Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution gives the people the right to be secure in their “persons, houses, papers, and effects” against unreasonable searches and seizures. This right
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Road rage is a relatively common issue among drivers in Arizona. It is not unusual for a driver to get upset, frustrated, or angry when another driver breaks a traffic law or almost causes an accident. Although road rage itself is not a crime in Arizona, various actions often connected to road rage could lead to an arrest.
Criminal Charges Often Associated With Road Rage 
Road rage is not technically illegal in Arizona. A driver will not get arrested simply for being angry at another driver or frustrated by traffic conditions. However, if a road rage episode escalates into aggressive,
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Hammer Homes, LLC v. City of Phoenix, No. 1 CA-CV 23-0114 (App. Div. I, December 21, 2023) (J. McMurdie) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2023/1%20CA-CV%2023-0114.pdf
CITY HAS DUTY UNDER RESTATEMENT (SECOND) OF TORTS § 552 NOT TO GIVE FALSE INFORMATION REGARDING LAND USE REST…
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Beck v. Neville, No. CV-22-0134-PR (January 9, 2024) (J. Montgomery) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Supreme/2024/CV220134PR.pdf
BOUNDARY BY ACQUIESCENE IS A RECOGNIZED CAUSE OF ACTION IN ARIZONA WHICH REQUIRES PROOF BY CLEAR & CONVINICING EVIDENCE THAT THE ACTUAL BOUNDARY IS UNC…
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There are several different types of deeds.  At times, there can be confusion over the proper deed to use for the circumstance.
Below is a list of common deeds:
Warranty Deed: This type of deed provides the highest level of protection for the buyer as it includes the covenant seisin, covenant of quiet enjoyment, covenant against encumbrance, warranty of title and covenant of further assurances. These covenants are what ensure the buyer that the grantor is passing good title and if not, the seller will do what is necessary to make title good.
Special Warranty Deed: Similar to a general
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