Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

Blog Authors

Latest from Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

If you get sent to jail or prison in Arizona, you will no longer have the same access to your bank accounts or assets. If there are still bills to be paid while you are incarcerated, this needs to be arranged ahead of time.
The post Who Is in Charge of a Person’s Assets While They Are in Prison? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Who Is in Charge of a Person’s Assets While They Are in Prison?

Every motor vehicle driver in Arizona is legally required to carry car insurance. Driving without insurance is a moving violation. While you will not face criminal charges for this offense in Arizona, you could be fined up to $1,000 and be required to pay for more expensive insurance in the future, known as SR-22 certificate insurance.
The post Is it Illegal to Not Have Car Insurance in Arizona? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Is it Illegal to Not Have Car Insurance in Arizona?

If you get taken in for questioning by a law enforcement officer in Arizona, the best thing you can do for yourself is to use your right to remain silent. If you lie to a police officer or make a false report during an interview or after an arrest, you could face criminal charges.
The post Is False Reporting a Crime in Arizona? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Is False Reporting a Crime in Arizona?

One of the decisions that you will need to make after getting involved in a car accident is whether or not to hire a lawyer. You are not legally required to hire an attorney to help you with a car accident insurance claim or even file a personal injury lawsuit after a motor vehicle collision.
The post When Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading When Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

Work zones and roadside construction projects are necessary to keep Arizona’s roads functioning in good condition. Unfortunately, construction zones can pose numerous dangers to drivers and workers alike. Work zones can come with crash risks such as equipment left in the road, dangerous detours, and distracted and inattentive drivers.
The post Who Is Liable in a Work Zone Accident in Arizona? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Who Is Liable in a Work Zone Accident in Arizona?

Some form of car insurance or proof of financial responsibility is required in all 50 states. Motor vehicle collisions can cost thousands of dollars in property damage and medical care. Insurance guarantees that a motor vehicle driver has the means to pay for an accident that he or she causes.
The post Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Accidents in Arizona appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Accidents in Arizona

There are grim statistics in Arizona of injuries and death to children not properly restrained in a car seat. Are you aware that many hospitals and birth centers have teams to inspect car seats before a newborn leaves the facility?
The team of legal professionals at The Law Offices of John Phebus wants the public to know the steps in keeping a child safely restrained and complying with the car seat laws in Arizona.
The post Arizona Child Car Seat Laws appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Arizona Child Car Seat Laws

The process of an admin per se suspension in Arizona begins at the time of an arrest for a DUI (driving under the influence) charge. The influence can be drugs, alcohol, or both. The arrest can be made on suspicion, hence the “per se” definition.
The post What is an Admin Per Se Suspension? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading What is an Admin Per Se Suspension?

Thousands of avoidable deaths occur each year because of drinking and driving. Drunk drivers are a threat not only to themselves but also to everyone else on the road because they are more likely to cause crashes due to impaired motor skills and reaction time.
The post Drunk Driving Statistics: An Examination of DUI Arrest and Death Data appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Drunk Driving Statistics: An Examination of DUI Arrest and Death Data

Automobile insurance is an important type of financial protection for all motor vehicle operators in Arizona, including motorcyclists. Insurance can help relieve the financial burden of an accident by contributing to the costs of medical bills and vehicle repairs. Furthermore, if you are legally required to carry insurance on your motorcycle, failing to do so can result in a fine and the suspension of your operator’s license.
The post Is Motorcycle Insurance Required in Arizona? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Is Motorcycle Insurance Required in Arizona?

In a serious accident, such as a car crash or bad fall, a victim could suffer a catastrophic injury that results in a condition known as paralysis. Paralysis is the temporary or permanent loss of feeling and function in part of the body.
The post The Early Signs of Paralysis After an Accident appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading The Early Signs of Paralysis After an Accident

Paralysis refers to a loss of sensation and motor function in part or all of the body. Paralysis can be complete or incomplete, temporary or permanent. The most common cause of paralysis is a spinal cord injury, such as a spinal fracture in a car accident.
The post What Are the Types of Paralysis? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading What Are the Types of Paralysis?

Car insurance is a legal requirement for all drivers in Arizona. Unfortunately, not all drivers obey this law. If you get involved in an accident and find out that the other driver is illegally driving while uninsured or underinsured, this will complicate your claim and interfere with your ability to collect financial compensation.
The post Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Accidents in Arizona appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Accidents in Arizona

If you have always kept up with your insurance premium payments, you may assume that any personal injury you suffer will be covered – either by your health, car or homeowners insurance. Unfortunately, insurance companies often look out for themselves more than their clients.
The post What to Do if Your Insurance Company Refuses to Pay Your Personal Injury Claim appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading What to Do if Your Insurance Company Refuses to Pay Your Personal Injury Claim

When you file a claim seeking financial compensation for your medical bills, property damage or other losses after an accident in Arizona, you should expect to hear back from the insurance company promptly – within a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies obey their deadlines.
The post How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Settle a Claim in Arizona? appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Settle a Claim in Arizona?

Fatigue refers to a lack of physical or mental energy. Fatigue or drowsiness can significantly affect a truck driver’s ability to safely operate and control a commercial truck. This can result in catastrophic truck accidents, with serious injuries and deaths.
The post Dangers of Truck Driving Fatigue appeared first on The Law Offices of John Phebus.
Continue Reading Dangers of Truck Driving Fatigue