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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Boat accidents often result in significant injuries for those involved, and it is critical to determine liability so that injury victims can recover compensation. However, determining liability in the aftermath of a boat crash can be challenging. This process can be hampered by investigations that are more difficult to complete due to the simple nature that these incidents occur in the water. Here, our Phoenix boat accident lawyers want to discuss who may be liable in the aftermath of the boat accident in Arizona as well as some of the steps that can be taken to determine liability. Who Could…
The last thing any person expects when they are on a boat enjoying the waterways in Arizona is that they will be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, boat accidents do occur, and they can result in serious injuries for those involved. Even accidents that do not result in major injuries can cause significant property damage. Here, we want to discuss what happens if you were involved in a boat accident at the Grand Canyon. It is important to point out that Arizona law still applies when it comes to boating accidents in the Canyon. Steps to Take After a Boat…
Vehicle accidents can be terrifying experiences, particularly if a person sustains a traumatic injury as a result of the incident. When most people think of vehicle accident injuries, they think of whiplash, concussions, sprains and strains, bruising, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, etc. These are all traumatic injuries that can certainly affect those involved. However, one aspect of car accidents that many people do not think about is how the crash will affect a person emotionally and psychologically. Here, our Phoenix personal injury lawyers want to discuss some steps a person can take to help recover mentally after a vehicle…
Any person who is going to be out on the waterways during the summertime needs to be safe. This is particularly true for those who will be enjoying various types of boating activities throughout Arizona. The reality is that boat accidents can lead to severe injuries, and these incidents are often caused by the careless or negligent actions of a boat owner or operator. By following the safety tips provided here, you and your family and friends will be well on the way to enjoying a safer outing. Everyone wants to get home safe, so step up and ensure that…