Stone Rose Law

Stone Rose Law is a personal injury and criminal defense law firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Whether someone faces criminal charges or has been injured in a preventable accident, our mission is to provide our clients with affordable, experienced, and aggressive legal representation so that our clients can get the fair treatment that every American deserves.

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As a pedestrian in Arizona, your safety is constantly at risk. It is an unfortunate reality that you cannot trust motor vehicle drivers to respect or obey the state’s traffic laws. However, motor vehicle drivers are not always entirely to blame for pedestrian collisions in Arizona. In some cases, bad weather increases the risk of pedestrian accidents and contributes to these tragedies.
What Conditions Put Pedestrians at Risk?
Many drivers are guilty of not paying attention to the road. Distracted driving is a rampant problem that was responsible for 3,142 deaths in 2020 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic
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Pedestrian accidents are a constant risk in the State of Arizona. Even the most prudent pedestrian can get injured or killed by a reckless driver. If you get injured in a pedestrian accident, you have rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation from the motor vehicle driver’s insurance company. Learn more about pedestrian accidents in Arizona by reviewing the latest available crash facts and statistics.
Pedestrian Collisions in Arizona by the Numbers
The most recent data available for Arizona crash statistics is from 2021. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) published a 2021 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Summary
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Every year, thousands of victims end up in hospitals with serious and sometimes life-threatening dog bite injuries. In 2021, for the first time since 2015, Arizona was listed in the top ten states for the number of dog bite insurance claims filed. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 489 dog bite claims were filed at an average cost of around $43,059 per claim. If you were bitten by a dog in Arizona, a dog bite injury lawyer can help you seek compensation.
Dog Ownership by State
Dog ownership has increased nationwide over the last few decades, in some states
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Insurance companies spend millions of dollars creating characters, spokespeople, and mascots to gain the trust of consumers.  Taglines such as “Nationwide is on your side”, “You’re in good hands with Allstate”, and “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there” all help sell the image that insurance companies exist to do the right thing for the people they insure.  However, this is not the case.
The truth is that insurance companies have built a reputation for delaying, denying or defending legitimate insurance claims just to avoid paying consumers.
Many people who have dealt with insurance companies, especially lawyers who have
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As a driver, you may anticipate car accidents caused by negligent drivers, such as drunk and distracted motorists. You may not expect an accident caused by a defective vehicle part. Yet this is exactly what happens to thousands of drivers every year due to motor vehicle defects. A motor vehicle defect can take many forms, but certain types of defects have historically been linked to car accidents more than others. If you are in a collision due to a vehicle defect, speak to a Scottsdale car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
What Is a Motor Vehicle Defect? 
A motor
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Purchasing a recreational vehicle (RV) is a great way to see and explore more of Arizona. Before you invest in an RV, however, you need to know the state’s insurance requirements. Failing to comply with the required types and amounts of insurance for an RV in Arizona could result in legal trouble, such as a fine and the suspension of your vehicle’s registration.
Is RV Insurance Required in Arizona? 
Yes, RV insurance is a legal requirement in the State of Arizona. Like other types of vehicles, RVs require proper insurance coverage before they can be registered in Arizona if they
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There is a common misconception that law enforcement in Arizona has no jurisdiction over car accidents that occur on private property. This leads many people to not call the police or report car accidents that take place away from public roads. However, if you wish to seek insurance benefits for property damage or injuries caused by an accident on private property, it is in your best interest to report the collision. You should then seek the assistance of a local car or motorcycle accident attorney in Scottsdale as you begin to navigate the process of your claim.
Should You Report
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Car insurance is a legal requirement for all motor vehicle owners in Arizona. Vehicle owners must show proof of automobile insurance before they can register a new vehicle or renew an existing registration. Drivers must also show proof of insurance during traffic stops conducted by law enforcement officers. Purchasing car insurance can be confusing due to the variety of options. Below is a summary of the most common types of coverage.
Bodily Injury Liability 
Two types of automobile insurance are mandatory or legally required under Arizona law: bodily injury and property damage liability insurance. Bodily injury insurance pays for
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If you get involved in a car accident that results in damage to your vehicle, an insurance company may deem it “totaled,” or a total loss. This means the amount it would cost to repair the vehicle exceeds the value of the car. In this case, the insurance company would reimburse you for the pre-crash value of the totaled vehicle rather than paying for repairs.
Arizona Total Loss Law
The definition of a total loss changes from state to state. However, most states place the cutoff between 70 and 75 percent. This means that if the price of repairs equals
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If motor vehicle damage from a car accident is severe enough, the car will be deemed “totaled.” This means it is a total loss, or the cost of repairing it exceeds the total value of the vehicle. If your car gets totaled in an automobile accident, your auto insurance company will pay the actual cash value of the vehicle – if you have the right type of insurance.
What Is a Totaled Vehicle?
The exact definition of a totaled vehicle varies from state to state. Different states use different damage percentages to determine if a vehicle is a total
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Motorcycle accidents can cause life-changing injuries, including broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Preventing motorcycle accidents in Arizona can save lives. Avoiding motorcycle collisions begins with learning why they happen. Analyzing Arizona’s most recent motorcycle crash facts (2022) can shed light on the causes of these collisions and how they may be prevented in the future.
How Many Motorcycle Accidents Occurred in Arizona in 2022?
The latest year that the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) published a motor vehicle crash report is 2021. In this document, ADOT reported 2,594 total motorcycle collisions – making up 2.14 percent of all vehicle
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The odds of getting involved in a car accident are high enough that it is often a matter of when, not if, you will get into a crash in Arizona. If you have the misfortune of getting into a car accident on your way to work, you may wonder if you are eligible for workers’ compensation insurance benefits. The answer depends on the specific circumstances surrounding your case, and a Phoenix workers’ compensation attorney can help you determine whether or not you qualify for coverage.
Workers’ Compensation Does Not Cover Daily Commutes
The workers’ compensation system in Arizona is in
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Many car accidents in Arizona are not caused by drivers but instead by dangerous road hazards and defects. It is the responsibility of the owner of the road to keep it properly maintained, and to inspect for new hazards regularly. If poor roadway conditions cause an automobile accident in Arizona, a driver with injuries or property damage may be able to hold a private property owner or the city or state government responsible. A car accident attorney in Scottsdale can help you assess the details of your case and fight for fair compensation after the collision.
Who Is Responsible for
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Moving trucks are often rented by people with no prior experience operating large trucks. Renting a moving truck such as a U-Haul or Penske does not require special training or a commercial driver’s license. Anyone with a standard driver’s license can operate one of these large and dangerous trucks. Unfortunately, this can result in deadly traffic accidents in Arizona.
What to Do After Being Hit by a Moving Truck
It is important to take the correct steps after getting involved in an accident with a moving truck. The insurance company that receives your claim will look to see what actions
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Workers throughout Arizona face many potential health and safety threats in the average workday. While some industries and workplaces are more dangerous than others, all have the potential of causing serious worker injuries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers in Arizona reported 59,800 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses and 97 fatalities in 2020. Recognizing the most common causes of workplace injuries can help prevent these disasters.
Overexertion has been the top cause of worker injuries in the U.S. for several years. It was responsible for 21.7 percent of occupational injuries involving days away from work
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Arizona is home to a diverse array of wildlife. From foxes and coyotes to mountain lions and black bears, many different animals could cross your path while driving in Arizona. If an animal causes a car accident, your car insurance will generally only cover the resulting damage if you carry comprehensive insurance. This is an optional, not required, type of car insurance in Arizona.
Comprehensive Insurance Is Needed to Cover Collisions With Wildlife
Arizona sees an average of 1,270 wildlife-related car crashes per year, according to data collected by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This number is growing year by
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