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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

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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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Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Personal Injury on April 30, 2013 - no comments.

From our Arizona State Bar: Most of us have heard the phrase “personal injury,” but many people may not be sure exactly what it means. Common examples of personal injury negligence claims include car accidents, slip and fall claims (also called “premises liability” cases), products liability and professional malpractice cases.  Injuries that occur at work are generally referred to as “industrial” claims and are governed by worker’s compensation laws. Who will pay for my medical

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Ford Unintended Acceleration

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Product Recall on March 29, 2013 - no comments.

A multistate lawsuit filed Thursday says 2002-10 Ford Motor vehicles contain a “design defect” in the electronic control of the gas pedals, making them susceptible to sudden, unintended acceleration. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Ford owners in 14 states is seeking class-action status and goes into great detail about the alleged defect in the models named in the lawsuit that don’t have brake override technology. That technology stops the car if both the brake

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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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Buying A Used Car Soon? Be Concerned about the Tires!

Filled under Accident, Personal Injury, Product Recall on February 5, 2013 - no comments.

Planning on buying a used car in the near future?  Just because a tire looks OK does not mean it is safe to use. Modern tires are highly engineered products that must withstand the weight of a car plus the forces from braking and turning while providing a comfortable ride and increased gas mileage. Even without exposure to heat and friction from the road, certain tire compounds like natural and synthetic rubbers decompose over time.

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What should parents look for regarding post-concussive syndrome in children?

Filled under Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, School injury on January 30, 2013 - no comments.

If your child was involved in trauma, he or she may seem OK.  Post-concussive symptoms in kids show up differently than with adults, however.  If in doubt, always consult a medical professsional for your child. With babies, it can be difficult to recognize that a brain injury has occurred. The most obvious symptom is loss of consciousness but other signs include crying inconsolably and not being able to be comforted, vomiting, or excessive sleepiness. Refusing

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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.

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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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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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