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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.
At Torgenson Law, we always recommend that accident victims should contact an attorney if they are pursuing a personal injury claim.
Continue Reading Beware! Signs an Insurance Company is Trying to Take Advantage of You

Vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries for every party involved, including drivers and passengers. Accidents involving large commercial trucks are much more likely to result in catastrophic injuries and property damage. Here, we want to examine why truck accidents are more dangerous than traditional car accidents. We will do this through the lenses of personal injuries that can occur as well as property damage for the vehicles involved.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact our Phoenix truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
The Size and Weight of a Commercial Truck
Continue Reading Sobering Facts About the Dangers of Trucking Accidents

Vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries for every party involved, including drivers and passengers. Accidents involving large commercial trucks are much more likely to result in catastrophic injuries and property damage. Here, we want to examine why truck accidents are more dangerous than traditional car accidents. We will do this through the lenses of personal injuries that can occur as well as property damage for the vehicles involved.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact our Phoenix truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
The Size and Weight of a Commercial Truck
Continue Reading What Makes Truck Accidents More Dangerous Than Car Accidents?

Safe driving habits will always be Plan A when it comes to helping you and your family avoid personal injuries. With that said, there is simply no way to guarantee that other drivers will exercise similar judgment when operating their vehicles. As Arizona personal injury lawyers, we always strive to inform Arizona residents about meaningful matters that can keep their families safe and protected. As part of our commitment to keep you informed, today’s blog reviews four all-important questions you must ask your insurance agent to ensure you and your family are protected:

  • Do I Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage?  In Arizona,

  • Continue Reading Be Proactive, Not Reactive: 4 Things You Must Know About Your Insurance to Protect Your Family

    The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.  It makes sense that the Grand Canyon is the setting for many people’s adventure of a lifetime.  An estimated 5.9 million people visit the Grad Canyon every year, which makes it the second most popular National Park.  The views of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend, and Antelope Canyon have become symbols of adventure and exploration.  It’s a place where memories are made and selfies are taken.
    The adventures provided by the Grand Canyon, neighboring Glen Canyon, and Colorado River are not without risks.  Experts estimate
    Continue Reading The Grand Canyon: Scenic, Yet Deadly!

    Bicycling is an activity that many Arizona residents and visitors take part in every day. Whether participating in recreational riding or using a bicycle as a primary method of transportation, the most important thing for both cyclists and vehicle drivers to be aware of is the need for safety. Many people do not realize that Arizona law affords bicyclists the same rights and responsibilities as other motorists. Here, we want to review the laws and rights of cyclists in this state because these laws play an important part in determining liability if an accident occurs.
    Bicyclists Have the Same Rights
    Continue Reading Riding a Bike in Arizona: What Are Your Personal Injury Rights?

    Starting January 1, 2022, Arizona will become the first state to completely eliminate peremptory challenges from its jury selection process in both civil and criminal cases. This is a landmark decision that will likely have significant ramifications on future jury trials, verdicts, and the litigation process as a whole. So, what are peremptory challenges? How might the abolition of peremptory challenges impact personal injury cases? Torgenson Law is here to answer your questions.

    Jury Selection & Peremptory Challenges

    If you are an Arizona resident eighteen years or older you either have or likely will be summoned for jury duty. If
    Continue Reading Changes to Arizona jury selection … and your personal injury case

    Here, at Torgenson Law, we constantly preach to our clients and readers that they should contact an attorney anytime they believe they might have an injury claim. However, sometimes, injury victims attempt to handle their claims without legal representation. While there is nothing wrong with trying to resolve your personal injury claim on your own, unrepresented claimants often find themselves frustrated by the insurance company’s low-ball offers or delay tactics. Nonetheless, even if you initiate your claim without legal representation, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney if you ever feel overwhelmed by the process or otherwise feel the
    Continue Reading Attempting to Resolve Your Injury Case Alone? It’s Not Too Late To Hire a Lawyer!

    At Torgenson Law, our Phoenix personal injury lawyers truly believe there are no accidents. Whether you suffer personal injuries on the road, at work, or on someone else’s property, it is very likely that someone is at fault. With that said, there are numerous claims that are never pursued because the injury victim is led to believe that “accidents happen.”
    One potential claim that is often overlooked involves an individual who suffers injuries while performing work at another person’s home or business. Sometimes, homeowners and business owners will hire licensed contractors to perform various services such as landscaping, remodeling, or
    Continue Reading Odd Job Injuries: When Are Homeowners Liable?

    For the next four months of the year, between the hours of 8am and 3pm Monday through Friday, parents around the country will be enjoying their annual extended vacation. That’s right, summer is at its end and school is back in session.
    All joking aside, welcome back students! At Torgenson Law, we are proud alumni of our universities and high schools, and we know how exciting it can be to start a new chapter of your life whether you’re in elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. Moving into dorms, the first day of classes, football season, and making
    Continue Reading Welcome Back Students! Enjoy a Few Facts & Pointers for Staying Safe this School Year

    Vehicle accidents occur all the time in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. All of us hope that we will not be involved in a crash when we get behind the wheel of a vehicle. However, even if you are not directly involved in a vehicle accident, there may come a time when you witness a vehicle accident.
    Here, we want to discuss what you should do if you witness a car accident in Arizona. Our car accident lawyers will discuss if you are required by law to stop and offer assistance and whether or not you should leave your contact information
    Continue Reading What to Do After a Car Accident in Arizona?

    After a car accident, victims with injuries often have many questions. Should they see a doctor? How can they get compensation? Should they call an attorney or handle their case themselves? The truth is that there are many reasons why you should call an attorney to help handle your injury case. First and foremost, an experienced personal injury lawyer can answer the many questions you have and address any concerns you may have about your case or the legal process. In addition, it allows you to focus on your health and working through your medical treatment. Still, we understand that
    Continue Reading Should You Contact an Arizona Injury Lawyer for Your Car Crash?

    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
    Continue Reading Hit by a Car? What Are Your Arizona Injury Rights as a Pedestrian?

    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
    Continue Reading Handling an injury claim on your own? Beware these insurance adjuster tactics!

    If you or somebody you love has been injured in a vehicle accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, recovering this compensation can present significant challenges, particularly when it comes to determining fault for the incident. Even if you are sure that another driver caused the crash securing compensation can be difficult if there is not enough evidence to prove that. Here, our local Phoenix car accident lawyers want to discuss what types of evidence you should have after a car accident in phoenix.
    Photographs From the
    Continue Reading What Evidence Should I Have After a Car Accident in Phoenix?

    Anytime a person is behind the wheel of their vehicle, the last thing they expect is that an accident will occur. However, car accidents and truck accidents occur regularly in the state of Arizona, though there are vast differences between these two types of incidents. Here, our Phoenix personal injury lawyers want to discuss how car accidents differ from truck accidents that occur on the roadways throughout the state. 
    The Severity of the Incident
    When we look at data available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), we can see that there is a major size difference between traditional
    Continue Reading Car Accidents vs. Truck Accidents: How Are They Different?