Personal Injury

Regardless of whether you live in Arizona or are just visiting, this is a beautiful state and a wonderful place to experience on foot. Whether you are walking around a more crowded urban area or heading to the nearest hiking trail, our Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyers want you to understand the rules of the road for pedestrians. Just like laws that guide vehicles and bicyclists, pedestrians need to understand their rights and responsibilities as well. Additionally, drivers also need to understand the importance of pedestrian safety and their obligations to those who are out on foot. Pedestrian laws are essential…
As an immigrant living in the United States, a criminal conviction for shoplifting could lead to your deportation if it qualifies as a deportable offense, such as an aggravated felony or a crime of moral turpitude. If you are facing shoplifting charges as an immigrant, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. You will need an attorney’s assistance to navigate your case if you wish to build the strongest possible defense. Criminal Charges That Could Lead to Deportation The U.S. government has the ability to deport all immigrants, including documented immigrants with valid green cards, for violating certain laws, including immigration…
In 2001, the concept of “never events” was introduced.  The idea was that a never event was one which was identifiable, caused serious injury or death and was almost always preventable.  The original list has grown and there are now 29 recognized never events. Never events are grouped into seven categories. Surgical or procedural events Product or device events Patient protection events Care management events Environmental events Radiologic events Criminal events Examples of surgical events are operations on the wrong patient, on the wrong body part, right patient but wrong surgery or leaving a surgical instrument or foreign object behind…
A lane change is a relatively routine procedure. Most people change lanes at least once each time they get out on the roadway. However, lane changes can lead to severe accidents. Here, we want to discuss who could be at fault in the aftermath of a lane change accident in Arizona. In some cases, only one driver will be at fault for these incidents, but it is entirely possible for more than one driver to be at fault for a lane change crash. Fault in an Arizona Lane Change Accident When a vehicle accident occurs, a police report will…
Five Dirty Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Keep Your Money From You 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. It is vital that you remain aware of the strategies…
GOOD LAWYERS. CHANGING LIVES. ® ® Our Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Those Injured by Distracted Drivers While many automobile, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle crashes can result from inclement weather and/or difficult road conditions, recent research indicates that human error accounts for about 90% of the motor vehicle accidents that occur in the United States. Intoxicated drivers and […] The post JULY 2021 ARIZONA E-NEWS appeared first on Burg Simpson.…
If you find out that a warrant has been issued for your arrest, stay calm and contact a criminal defense attorney in Glendale right away. Being accused of a crime can be overwhelming, but an attorney will know exactly how to protect your rights from the very beginning. You should never ignore an arrest warrant in Arizona. Contact an attorney to help you handle the situation calmly and correctly. What Is an Arrest Warrant? An arrest warrant is a legal document issued by a judge that authorizes law enforcement to take someone into custody. Arrest warrants are issued against people…
Vehicle accidents occur with regularity throughout the state of Arizona. In the aftermath of a vehicle accident, law enforcement officials and insurance carriers will conduct an investigation in order to determine fault. However, just because one more driver may be found at fault does not mean that they (or their insurance carriers) will not try to defend themselves against the claim and try to pass liability onto another party involved. The post What are Common Defenses Used in Car Accidents? appeared first on Gerber Injury Law.…
I came across an interesting story recently that resonated with me because I have seen this in my practice.  A Kentucky woman who noticed a lump in her breast went to have it checked out at a local hospital.  The hospital performed a mammogram and then sent her a letter.  The letter stated that there was “no evidence of cancer” seen on the mammogram.  The woman, whose mother had died of breast cancer, was greatly relieved.  She should not have been. When the lump in her breast continued to grow, her concern returned.  After 10 months of pain, during which…
In the aftermath of being involved in a car accident in Arizona, individuals will be faced with a multitude of decisions surrounding the incident. If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a car accident caused by the actions of someone else, you will very quickly have to decide whether or not to accept an injury settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. Often, you will also be asked to sign various types of release forms leading up to a settlement. Here, we want to discuss whether or not you should sign release forms when asked…
If you get injured in an accident in Arizona, you may hear one or both of the following phrases: personal injury and bodily injury. Although these terms may seem the same on the surface, they have two very different legal meanings. Understanding the differences between the two can help you file the correct type of claim and adequately protect your legal rights as a plaintiff. What Is Bodily Injury Coverage? One difference between personal injury and bodily injury lies within the insurance system. These two phrases refer to two different types of insurance coverage: personal injury protection (PIP) and bodily…