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What to do about Facebook Posts

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Facebook, Insurance Claims, Jurors, Lawsuit on June 20, 2013 - no comments.

We represent a young woman I’ll call “Gertrude.” Gertrude was injured in a collision a couple of years ago. She had fairly serious low back injuries which caused her pain for well over a year and which still cause occasional pain and discomfort depending on her level of activity. We sued the driver who caused the accident. As is typical, the other driver’s insurance company hired a lawyer to defend the case. The case proceeded

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Do I really need a lawyer?

Filled under Accident, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on May 16, 2013 - no comments.

If you need legal help, understanding your choices and the impact they may have is important. You can often avoid costly and complicated issues if you consult a lawyer before you have a legal problem. A lawyer can evaluate your situation and help determine your next steps and possible solutions. When should I seek professional legal advice? Every legal situation is unique and requires specific legal analysis. In some cases, the wrong decision may cost

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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

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Cases Against Day Care Centers

Filled under Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on February 28, 2013 - no comments.

“Sexual assault” is a general term that includes: rape, incest, child molestation, marital rape, date rape, sexual harassment, sodomy, sexual abuse, voyeurism, and indecent exposure. Sexual assault is a violent act committed primarily by a perpetrator who needs to feel powerful and in control by forcing someone else to participate in unwanted sexual activity. Often, the victim fears for his or her life or physical well-being and feels that there is no choice but to

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TBI: Football greats speak out

Filled under Brain Injuries, Lawsuit on January 16, 2013 - no comments.

This morning, one of our attorneys was in court with a parent whose child suffered a TBI, Traumatic Brian Injury.  TBI is a serious problem in our country.  Recently, well-known football players have been speaking out about TBI.  Thomas Jones, a retired running back who played for five teams in 12 NFL seasons, has decided to donate his brain upon his death to the Sports Legacy Institute to be studied for evidence of chronic traumatic

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Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

Filled under Accident, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death on January 14, 2013 - no comments.

It’s cold!  But extremely important to keep everyone safe from Carbon Monoxide, which has been called “the silent killer.”    Typically, carbon monoxide is not produced in dense enough levels to harm anyone, but when appliances malfunction, deadly amounts can rapidly accumulate.  Here’s what to do to keep everyone safe: Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician.  If you rent, ask your landlord to have this

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How are children affected by head injury in the family?

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The challenges and tasks faced by children when a parent (or other close relative) is injured are, in the main, very similar to those experienced by the adults in the family (e.g. having to cope with the changed relative, managing role and relationship changes). However, the implications of these challenges for children, and how they are experienced and understood by them, are different from the implications for adults. Because of their age and lack of

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Prescription Mix-ups

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Product Recall on July 31, 2012 - no comments.

You may have heard about the local 6-year-old boy who was recently given the wrong medication following a pharmacy mix-up. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a pharmacy filling the wrong prescription, and the results are almost always severely dangerous. So what can you do to protect yourself from this type of situation? It is as simple as asking questions. While there lies a large amount of responsibility on the prescribing physician and

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Motorized Bicycles

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Road Conditions on May 15, 2012 - no comments.

More and more Arizona bicyclists are putting add-on gas or electric motors that allow their bikes to reach legal speeds of up to 20 mph on city streets. The appeal behind these bikes are that riders don’t need a license, registration or insurance to operate a motorized scooter, and building this type of bike is significantly cheaper than operating a car (gas, insurance, registration, etc.) or even riding the bus. In 2011, there were 89,000

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Paraplegics Control Robots With Thoughts

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Brain Injuries, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on April 27, 2012 - no comments.

Each year, approximately 11,000 new spinal cord injuries occur, resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by: motor vehicle crashes (37%), violence (28%), falls (21%), sports-related (6%), other (8%). Advances in science and technology are making it a little easier for victims of spinal cord injuries to be more independent. A professor at a Swiss university recently unveiled a robot that can be controlled by the brainwaves of a paraplegic

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