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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.
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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
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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
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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
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It is widely known that texting while driving and other distracted driving behaviors can have disastrous consequences. People can suffer injures, lives get turned upside down, and tragically, loved ones are lost forever.  It’s no surprise that Arizona and other states have enacted cell phone driving laws to discourage cell phone use on the roadways. Notwithstanding these national efforts, distracted driving deaths are still on the rise.  According to the National Highway Safety Administration, an estimated 3,142 people were killed as a result of distracted driving crashes in 2019. That number is a 9.9% increase over 2018 distracted driving estimates- resulting
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One of the most routine yet most dangerous actions that a person will take on the roadway is changing lanes. We know that you probably change lanes multiple times when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle, but have you stopped to think about the mechanics of this driving action? There is so much going on, and the potential for a mistake on the part of others on the roadway is tremendous. Car Accidents do occur as a result of lane changes gone wrong. Here, we want to discuss who could potentially be at fault for a lane change
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If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, you will likely be entitled to various types of compensation. Perhaps the most pressing matter after an accident is receiving medical care. However, this also comes with the potential for major medical bills.
Who pays for these medical bills after an accident occurs? What happens if the insurance carrier does not pay right away?
Here, we want to discuss how medical bills get paid in the immediate aftermath of an accident as well as in the days
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The last thing anyone expects is that they will be injured in a vehicle accident. However, car accidents happen unexpectedly in the state of Arizona, and it is not uncommon for those involved to sustain significant injuries. When most people think of vehicle accident injuries, they think of physical injuries such as spinal cord trauma, brain injuries, broken and dislocated bones, etc. However, there are many unseen car accident injuries that also affect victims. This can include emotional and psychological trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here, we want to discuss whether or not a person can receive
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When responsible people hire an Uber after a night out, they shouldn’t have to worry about getting home safe.  Uber, Lyft, and other on-demand ride share companies provide convenience and save lives by providing an alternative to drinking and driving. Fatal alcohol-related car accidents dropped between 10% and 11.4% after the introduction of ride-hailing services; DUIs went down as much as 9.2% in some cities.
While the intention is always to keep riders safe, Uber and other ride-share companies are often the ones putting passengers in danger.  In 2016, Uber settled a class action lawsuit alleging it mislead passengers
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Brain injuries can be devastating for victims. However, properly understanding the different types of brain injuries can be confusing. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers will often hear these injuries referred to as “primary brain injuries” and “secondary brain injuries.” Most people are familiar with primary brain injuries, as these occur during an initial incident that results in the displacement of the physical structures inside the brain. Secondary brain injuries are not actually caused by the mechanical incident – they happen afterward, and in some cases, happen independently of any primary incident. Here, our Phoenix brain injury lawyers want to define
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Vehicle accidents occur on a regular basis throughout Arizona. According to the state Department of Transportation, there were approximately 130,000 total vehicle collisions during the latest reporting year. We know that these incidents are typically caused driver error, but determining liability can be challenging. These cases can quickly devolve into “he said, she said” incidents and disputes about fault arise regularly. This can significantly jeopardize a crash victim’s ability to recover compensation. Here, our Phoenix personal injury lawyers want to discuss what you can do to dispute fault if you have been blamed for a vehicle accident that you think
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Vehicle accidents can be confusing experiences for those involved. This is particularly true for any party who sustains an injury or property damage as a result of the incident. The severity of vehicle accidents that occur throughout Arizona varies widely. Some vehicle accidents result in life-threatening injuries, while others result in relatively minor injuries or even no injuries at all. Here, our experienced car accident lawyers want to discuss whether or not a car accident victim can file a lawsuit if they do not sustain any injuries.
No Injuries Likely Means no Personal Injury Lawsuit
The overriding factor when determining
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Vehicle accidents can result in significant setbacks for those involved. Obviously, those who sustain an accident injury must ensure that they receive prompt medical care. However, the vast majority of vehicle accidents in Arizona result in only property damage. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were approximately 130,000 total collisions during the latest year across the state. Out of those, almost 92,000 were property damage-only incidents. Here, our Phoenix car accident lawyers want to discuss five tips to resolving car accident property damage claims after an Arizona car accident.
1.     Get an estimate
If your vehicle can
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Vehicle accidents have a variety of causes. As police officers, insurance carriers, and attorneys investigate accidents, it is not uncommon to determine that the incidents were caused by the negligent or reckless actions of one or more drivers. However, it is important to distinguish between “negligent” driving and “reckless” driving behaviors. While the distinction between the two may seem relatively minor, the reality is that these are two different things. In fact, determining whether or not a driver was negligent or reckless in causing a crash could affect how much compensation any victim receives.
What Does Negligent Driving Mean?
Every
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If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, there is a chance that you are familiar with both of the following terms – “personal injury” and “bodily injury.” While both of these terms may seem very similar to most people, they actually have two different meanings when it comes to the legal aspects of various types of cases that may arise. Here, we want to discuss the difference between bodily injury and personal injury, as this could play a role in the outcome of an injury case and the
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If you or somebody you care about has been involved in a vehicle accident caused by the actions of another driver but have been wrongfully accused of causing the incident, there are various steps that you need to take in order to protect yourself immediately.
Here, we will discuss steps that you can take at the scene of a crash to help ensure that liability is properly assigned. We also want to discuss what a car accident attorney in Phoenix will do on your behalf when investigating the case and determining liability.
Evidence Gathering at the Scene of a Crash
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