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Car accidents in Arizona happen for a variety of reasons. In many cases, the cause of a car accident is driver error, such as speeding or distracted driving. Sometimes, however, an investigation finds that mechanical failure caused an accident. If you get into a car accident involving mechanical failure, find out who may be at fault and responsible for paying for your bills.
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If you get arrested in Arizona, hiring a criminal defense lawyer is the best way to protect your legal rights. An experienced criminal defense attorney can work to minimize the effects of the arrest on your life and future. What many people don’t realize is that it is possible – and beneficial – to hire an attorney even before they receive any charges. Acting as soon as you suspect you might be charged with a crime can benefit you in many ways.
Your Lawyer Can Influence the Charges That Are Brought Against You
One of the main reasons to hire
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Children spend a large portion of their time on school grounds. It is no surprise, therefore, that many child injuries occur at schools every year. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and injury, the parents of an injured child may be able to file a lawsuit against the school or the school district for financial compensation. Learn when it is possible to sue a school district in Arizona.
Common Types of Accidents on School Grounds
A school in Arizona can contain various injury risks – especially if staff members, janitors and maintenance crews have failed to properly maintain a
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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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Many homeowners in Arizona don’t realize that the vast majority of fires and burn injuries each year occur right at home. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 354,400 residential fires in the U.S. in 2019, compared to only 110,900 nonresidential fires. It is wise to be cautious of burn injuries in your own home, especially if you are a parent with small children. Use these tips to prevent at-home burn injuries, as well as what to do if you or your child suffers a burn injury.
Teach Fire Safety
Knowledge is power when it comes to preventing
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An accident and injury can happen at any time, including while you’re staying at a hotel, motel or inn. If you get injured at a hotel, such as in a slip and fall accident or an assault in the parking lot, it is important to do certain things to protect your rights. Being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of an injury at a hotel can allow you to take the right steps to move forward.
Report the Incident
First, tell someone in a position of authority at the hotel about the accident. Do this without delay,
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A burn injury describes damage to the skin – and sometimes the deeper tissues and muscles – from contact with a dangerous item. Identifying your type of burn injury, as well as the severity of the burn, can help you know what to do after you get injured, such as whether you need to go to the hospital. Use this guide for basic information about burn injury types and severities.
Five Types of Burn Injuries
First, there are different types of burns according to the source or cause of the injury. Although burns from sources of fire or heat are
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If you decide to frequent a public pool in Arizona, know that the entity that owns the property or is in charge of the pool has a responsibility to keep the swimming pool and surrounding area, including the pool deck, reasonably safe for guests and visitors. If you get injured in a public pool slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation, depending on the circumstances. Learn more about when you can and cannot hold someone liable for a public pool slip and fall in Arizona.
Poor Pool Maintenance and Liability
Not every slip and fall accident
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If you trip and fall while walking in Glendale, Arizona, you could suffer a serious injury such as a sprain or broken bone. If the sidewalk or street has a defect, such as an uneven surface or crack, you may be able to hold the owner or controller of the premises accountable for your accident. Learn who might be responsible for your fall on a public or private piece of land in Arizona.
When Can You File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
A premises liability lawsuit holds a property owner accountable for hazards or defects on a property that injure visitors.
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Sending your child back to school after a summer or holiday break understandably comes with worry over their safety – especially if they walk or bike to school. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian was killed in an accident every 85 minutes in 2019. Children are the most vulnerable types of pedestrians. It is important to remind them to practice good pedestrian and crosswalk safety. It is also important to go over these safety tips as a driver. 
Obey Traffic Laws
The first tip is to learn and obey the traffic laws that apply to
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Every year, careless and inattentive drivers cause serious injuries and deaths by striking cyclists. Injured bicyclists may be able to recover financial compensation for their medical bills and other losses in Arizona by filing insurance claims or injury lawsuits against the at-fault drivers. Take the following steps to improve your chances of recovering compensation if you get hit by a car while cycling in Arizona. 
Don’t Admit Fault
Never admit fault for the bicycle accident to the other driver, the police or an insurance company’s claims adjuster. There may be elements at play that you don’t initially know about, such
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It is impossible to put a price tag on someone’s life. Requiring the at-fault party to pay surviving family members for a tragic death, however, can bring some measure of closure and justice to loved ones. It is important to understand how much your wrongful death claim in Arizona is worth, as an insurance company may offer an inadequate amount. Calculating the value of your claim may take assistance from a wrongful death attorney in Glendale.
What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The first step in understanding how much your wrongful death case is worth is
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If you get into a pedestrian collision in Arizona, it can be difficult to determine fault. Although the pedestrian may be more severely injured than the driver, this does not automatically make the driver responsible for the crash. Instead, determining fault requires an in-depth investigation. If the pedestrian is found to be partially at fault for the accident, he or she can still recover financial compensation according to Arizona law.
Determining Fault for a Pedestrian Accident
Under Arizona law, it is necessary to determine fault for a pedestrian accident before the injured party can pursue financial compensation. This is because
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If you lose a loved one in an unexpected accident, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Arizona. This type of lawsuit gives surviving family members a chance to obtain financial compensation as a form of justice against the person or party guilty of causing the death. Unlike a criminal case, however, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim with a different burden of proof. To establish that a wrongful death occurred, you or your attorney generally must prove four key elements.
Duty of Care
The first element is a duty of care. This legal
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Recreational marijuana is now legal in the State of Arizona, after the passing of Proposition 207 in November 2020. This was a history-making law for Arizona that decriminalized the use of cannabis – with certain restrictions – for people 21 and over. Prop 207 also changed things for anyone with pending marijuana possession charges, as well as Arizonians with prior criminal convictions related to marijuana crimes. It may be possible to have your marijuana conviction expunged in Arizona under the new law.
What Is Prop 207?
Proposition 207, also known as Arizona’s Smart and Safe Act, made Arizona the
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