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If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the negligent or intentional actions of another person or entity, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. In general, this includes current medical expenses, lost wages, property damage expenses, and various types of pain and suffering losses. However, will you be able to receive compensation for expected future medical bills associated with the injuries caused by the negligence of the other party?
Why Most People Focus on Current Medical Costs
In the aftermath of a person sustaining an injury, the most important thing that a
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Ahh Thanksgiving, a most wonderful time of delicious food, beer, and football. There is no question that the last two years have been difficult for everyone. Regardless, we, at Torgenson Law, want to wish you a joyful, safe, and relaxing weekend with friends and family. And as Arizona Injury Lawyers, we know that the chaos associated with holiday weekends tend to pose additional personal injury threats. We just want to remind you to have fun this weekend, but to also be vigilant on the roads as well as in the kitchen.
Turkey may be at the center stage of the
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Generally speaking, in “rear-end” collisions, the driver that rear-ended the other is usually the at-fault party for the crash. From a legal standpoint, the rear driver is considered liable because he or she is “following too closely” or “at a speed too great for conditions.” Nonetheless, there are circumstances where the front vehicle’s driver might be at least partially responsible for the crash.

Brake checking, also referred to as brake testing, occurs when one driver deliberately taps or slams on their brakes to let the rear driver know that they are following them too closely. Even though many people think
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Wearing a seat belt is one of the best ways to prevent severe injuries and fatalities in the event a vehicle accident occurs. Arizona has seat belt laws in place that require those inside a vehicle to buckle up at all times. Arizona is also one of the states where a person may receive reduced compensation if they were not wearing a seatbelt and sustained an injury when a collision occurred. Here, we want to discuss how your compensation can be affected by not wearing a seat belt in a vehicle accident caused by another driver.
Arizona Law Requires Seatbelt
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Brake checking, also referred to as brake testing, occurs when one driver deliberately taps or slams on their brakes to let the rear driver know that they are following them too closely. Even though many people think this is a smart thing to do to get someone to back away from the rear of their vehicle, the practice of brake checking can be incredibly dangerous. Here, we want to discuss whether or not brake checking is illegal in Arizona and what you can do if you are involved in an accident caused by someone brake checking you.
Yes, Brake Checking
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Any construction site that goes up more than one floor will likely have some sort of scaffolding present. From the outside looking in, and for those not familiar with construction, scaffolding can seem somewhat flimsy. However, scaffolding has to be constructed in certain ways in order to ensure stability and safety for the workers. Scaffolding is actually very stable if constructed correctly, and it can last quite a while while the construction is ongoing. However, scaffolding accidents can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. Here, we want to discuss the most common causes of scaffolding accidents in Arizona.
Scaffolding
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Construction workers face incredible risks every day. Even though these individuals are essential workers in our economy, we often disregard the fact that they operate around dangerous equipment and in sometimes hazardous conditions. It is crucial for all construction companies and employees to take the steps necessary to ensure a safe working environment. Here, we want to discuss the main steps that can be taken to prevent construction accidents.
Construction Accident Prevention is More Important Than People Realize
Data presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicates that approximately 20% of all workplace fatalities during the latest reporting
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Parking lot accidents can lead to serious injuries and extensive property damage for those involved. However, parking lot vehicle accidents regularly become confusing, particularly when working to secure compensation. At Torgenson Law, our team has extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident cases. We understand the complexities presented by parking lot accidents in Phoenix, and we can help recover full compensation on behalf of our clients. This includes coverage of medical bills, lost wages, and property damage expenses.
Why Choose Torgenson Law?
If you have sustained an injury or property damage caused by a parking lot collision, we urge you to
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Striking a parked car will almost always be the fault of the person driving a vehicle. However, what happens if the car was illegally parked? For vehicle accident cases involving illegally parked cars, both drivers could be involved. One driver could be at fault for illegally parking the vehicle, while the other driver could be at fault for negligently causing the accident. Here, we want to examine how these incidents occur, and we want to take a close look at shared fault laws in Arizona.
Striking an Illegally Parked Car – What Does Illegally Parked Mean?
Cars can be parked
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When a vehicle accident occurs, individuals often panic, unsure of what to do during a chaotic situation. Yes, the aftermath of a vehicle accident can be confusing, even a crash that occurs in a parking lot. However, there are various steps that individuals can take to help ensure that they care for themselves and move towards a path of securing maximum compensation for their losses. Here, we want to discuss the six steps you can take after being involved in the parking lot accident in Phoenix, Arizona.
1. Check for Injuries
It is important to check for injuries before anything
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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
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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
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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?