Personal Injury

Parking lots are common locations for motor vehicle accidents and pedestrian collisions. Drivers failing to look before backing out of parking spots or ignoring pedestrian rights-of-way cause many of these accidents. If you get injured in a parking lot accident in Arizona, there are steps that you should take to protect your legal rights. Taking the correct actions in the aftermath of a crash can improve your odds of a successful insurance claim against an at-fault party. Here are five steps that you should take after a parking lot accident, if possible. 
Put Your Safety First
Stay where you are
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Being attacked by a dog in Arizona is a traumatic experience. You may be frightened, overwhelmed and unsure of what to do as a dog bite injury victim. It is important to take the correct steps, however, if you wish to hold the pet owner liable, or financially responsible, for your injury and related expenses. Here’s what to do if you get attacked by a dog in Arizona.
Stay Calm
Do your best to remain calm and in control of the situation. First, make sure you are safe from further injury by the dog. Avoid shouting at the pet owner
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Spina bifida is a birth defect that can affect a child’s spine and leave them with disabilities for the rest of their lives. Parents and guardians may be able to recover compensation if their child’s spina bifida was caused by the careless or negligent actions of a doctor or obstetrician or if there were complications due to poor delivery preparations.
If these medical professionals fail to properly diagnose spina bifida prior to delivery, there may be severe complications during the birth of the child. Here, our personal injury lawyers want to look at whether or not individuals may be able
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When the COVID pandemic first hit in early 2020, we wondered how it would affect our cases and the world of medical malpractice. By mid-2021, trials began to resume live at courthouses throughout Arizona, but unfortunately COVID and its various mutations plus lack of universal vaccinations have proven challenging. It remains to be seen whether the latest wave of COVID and Omicron will result in cancellations of trials again and more difficulties ahead.
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My granddaughter and I were looking at songs in a folk singing book the other day and one of them was “Sweet Molly Malone.”  If you know the song, you know Molly was a fishmonger in old Dublin, who died of a “faver” and no one could save her.  I had to stop and explain to my granddaughter that only 100 years ago, people died young of fevers and illnesses because they did not have the antibiotics we take for granted today.

A child born in the United States in 1920 had a life expectancy of around 55 years.  If
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If you have been convicted of drunk driving charges, your best course of action is to get in touch with an experienced DUI (driving under the influence) attorney. The reason for recommending the experienced Arizona DUI lawyer is because drunk-driving conviction most often ends with harsh penalties, including license suspension or imprisonment for a longer time. In order to avoid being charged and facing a criminal liability of DUI, the guidance of a DUI attorney is a must.

The legal representation expertise of a DUI specialized lawyer of the Cima Law Group can help the convicted to not charge with
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Vehicle accidents occur in a wide variety of ways in phoenix and throughout Arizona. Often, these incidents are caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers on the roadway. However, there are times when medical conditions contribute to an accident.The post What Happens When a Medical Condition Causes a Car Accident? appeared first on Gerber Injury Law.
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Individuals can suffer from paralysis for a wide variety of reasons. In some cases, paralysis is caused by some sort of traumatic event that affects the spinal cord. In other cases, paralysis can be caused by internal medical conditions such as strokes or heart attacks. However, is paralysis always permanent?
The reality is that paralysis is not always going to be a permanent condition. Here, our team of personal injury attorneys want to discuss how paralysis can affect individuals as well as the chances of recovery. In many cases, individuals who experience a traumatic event or a medical condition are
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School aide unknowingly allowing disabled high school student to enter pool attended by lifeguards did not rise to the level of subjective deliberate indifference to support 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim
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Recently, the Arizona Supreme Court changed the rules relating to jury selection in both civil and criminal cases.  The rule changes will take effect next month.  They may have a big effect on medical malpractice trials.

Under the old rules, when lawyers were picking a jury, there were two kinds of challenges the lawyers could use to strike potential jurors from the panel.  The first kind of challenge is one for cause.  If a juror was biased in favor of or against one of the parties or could not be fair to both parties, the trial lawyer could ask the
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Vehicle insurance is critical. Not only is insurance a legal requirement in every state throughout the country, but this also helps protect drivers’ financial interests. Here, we want to discuss what Arizona law says about insurance requirements for drivers. Additionally, we want to discuss the penalties for not carrying insurance, as well as whether or not you should consider carrying additional types of protection beyond what is legally required.The post Car Insurance Requirements in Arizona appeared first on Gerber Injury Law.
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Expert’s personal opinion as to admissibility of his opinions in a court of law irrelevant to question of admissibility & rule of 702 does not require expert use of “all possible methods” in forming opinions/court’s ruling no evident supported a conclusion of an increase in value of business was error where such evident existed in pretrial statement and disclosure statement.
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Spinal cord injuries often result in significant medical bills and long-term disabilities for victims. If a person sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of the negligent or intentional actions of another party, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. The total amount of compensation available in these situations will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular spinal cord injury case. Here, we want to discuss the factors that can affect average settlements for a spinal cord injury in Arizona.
Examining the Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury in Arizona

There are around
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