The use of this form for communication with the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

About high volume, big advertising law firms — one writer’s view.

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on July 10, 2014 - no comments.

In the article, “Run of the Mill Justice” Nora Freeman Engstrom of Stanford Law School interviewed lawyers and paralegals at high volume law firms, and analyzed their not-infrequent disciplinary files. Her conclusion is surprising, but logical:  high volume “settlement mill” law firms work because insurance companies, which pay the bills, like them. Insurance companies might be choosing to cooperate with settlement mills, in part because settlement mills appear willing to settle the largest claims — which present

Read more...

Backover Crashes

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Product Recall, Wrongful Death on June 26, 2014 - no comments.

  This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a long-delayed auto safety standard to improve vehicles’ rear visibility and prevent tragic deaths that occur when drivers back into people (often children) whom they cannot see. In a 2008 law named after Cameron Gulbransen, who was killed in such a crash at age 2 when his father backed over him, Congress directed DOT to issue a rear visibility standard.  Every year more than 200

Read more...

Air Bag Injuries

Filled under Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Product Recall on September 18, 2013 - no comments.

Over the past several years, there has been a public outcry about the deaths of almost one hundred motorists in low speed motor vehicle collisions as a result of air bags. Children and small adults continue to die because of the violent exposure to inflating air bags. We can and should understand the cause of such tragedies. Air bag systems were installed in the United States in thousands of automobiles during the model years 1974

Read more...

Air Bag Options

Filled under Accident, Car Accident on June 18, 2013 - no comments.

Air bags are proven, effective safety devices. From their introduction in the late 1980s through November 1, 1997, air bags have saved about 2,620 people. The number of people saved increases each year as air bags become more common on America’s roads. However, the number of lives saved is not the whole story. Air bags are particularly effective in preventing life-threatening and debilitating head and chest injuries. A study of real-world crashes conducted by the

Read more...

Guardianship and Conservatorship in Personal Injury Law

Filled under Accident, Brain Injuries, Car Accident, Lawsuit on April 23, 2013 - no comments.

What is a guardianship? A guardianship is the appointment by a court of an individual or entity to provide care and to make personal decisions for a minor or an incapacitated adult.  In personal injury cases, some people might be under guardianship due to coma, brain injury or other severe trauma.  A guardian can be appointed for a child if the child’s parents are likewise incapacitated.  Before being appointed as guardian, the individual must provide

Read more...

Car Seats

Filled under Accident, Car Accident, Child Product Recall, Product Recall on February 6, 2013 - no comments.

Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.  But how can you know for sure that the seat you are using is OK?   There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know which one is

Read more...

Phantom Vehicle Accidents

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Personal Injury on January 28, 2013 - no comments.

Been chased by a phantom or know someone who has?  Another driver can cause you to have an accident even if there is no contact between your vehicles. Drivers engaging in reckless driving, such as weaving in and out of lanes or crossing the center line, can force you to perform an evasive maneuver and, in turn, cause your vehicle to roll over or collide with another car, a freeway median, or some other object.

Read more...

Time to Celebrate!

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Damages and Compensation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death on May 25, 2012 - no comments.

As this Memorial Day weekend approaches, we are reminded of our freedoms, and of the fallen heroes that have given us cause to celebrate. This is also a weekend following graduations. It is definitely a time to commemorate our accomplishments. But precautions should be made before going out to celebrate. According to the 2010 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), Arizona is ranked #9 in the country for total traffic deaths related to DUIs (with 1

Read more...

Streetcar Construction

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Cycling, Road Conditions on May 23, 2012 - no comments.

As the streetcar construction continues, so do the closing of intersections. For the week of May 21, 2012, several roadways will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. Pedestrian access will remain open at all times, and cyclists are reminded that they must walk their bikes while using the sidewalks. Over the Memorial Day weekend, repairs and replacement of a sewer line that extends across Broadway between Church and Stone Avenues will begin, which will

Read more...

Streetcar Construction

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Road Conditions on May 4, 2012 - no comments.

A part of University Boulevard was closed on May 1, 2012, and is expected to remain closed for the next four months for streetcar construction. The affected areas are west of Euclid Avenue to Bean Avenue, including the intersections of University and Bean Avenue and Second. Jacobus and First Avenues will remain open to through traffic only. This closure adds to ongoing closures on Fourth Avenue from Sixth Street to University and on Congress Street

Read more...