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Arizona Car Insurance

Filled under Insurance Claims, Bache & Lynch on May 19, 2015 - no comments.

Liability Coverage.  Every Arizona driver must have mandatory minimum liability limits for car insurance.  It’s the law.  But you have a choice on how much protection to purchase. Lots of people believe they have purchased “full coverage” but it may be wise to investigate before you need to know exactly what “full coverage” you have. All drivers in Arizona are required to have policy limits of at least $15,000 / $30,000. $15,000/$30,000 means that your


Beware Dust Storms

Filled under Auto Accidents, Insurance Claims, Accident, Bache & Lynch on April 25, 2015 - no comments.

Pull Aside • Stay Alive: Will you know what to do?     Avoid driving into or through a dust storm. If you encounter a dust storm, check traffic immediately around your vehicle (front, back and to the side) and begin slowing down. Do not wait until poor visibility makes it difficult to safely pull off the roadway — do it as soon as possible. Completely exit the highway if you can. Do not stop


Arizona School Bus Rules

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Road Conditions, School injury on April 3, 2015 - no comments.

For over twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on the school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before the children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules. School Bus Safety for Drivers Drivers should do the following things to stay safe around school


Bike Safety in Arizona

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Bike Safety in Arizona   Bike Safety and Laws According to Arizona State law, cyclists have the very same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Respect for the rights of ALL road users will help you feel good about yourself and avoid accidents too. Most crashes between motorists and cyclists happen at intersections. Most often, when the motorist is at fault, it is because they failed to yield the right-of-way to the cyclist. This usually happens


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

Filled under Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Accident, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident 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


Backover Crashes

Filled under Wrongful Death, Accident, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Product Recall 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


Bache & Lynch Partner to Speak on Bicycle Collision Cases

Filled under Wrongful Death, Bache & Lynch, Cycling on June 3, 2014 - no comments.

Partner Frances Lynch will be speaking next week in Maui about bicycle collision cases to the  Western Trial Lawyers Association. Riding a bike can be fun and one of the best forms of exercise but when a collision occurs, it can result in serious injury and death. Almost all serious bicycle collisions involving autos are right-of-way violations where a motor vehicle fails to yield to the slower bicycle. Cyclists are not always the easiest to spot and


Bike Safety Classes Available

Filled under Cycling on May 28, 2014 - no comments.

Pima County sponsors a number of different bike safety classes including classes designed specifically for children and university students. All classes are conducted by L.A.B. League cycling instructors, and free bike safety items such as helmets, bike lights, and u-locks are often included with participation. See the schedule for Bike Safety Classes.


Arizona Insurance — Do you have “Full Coverage”?

Filled under Insurance Claims, Bache & Lynch on January 15, 2014 - no comments.

We often hear from our clients that they have “full coverage” insurance. But what does that really mean? Arizona’s current law, A.R.S. § 28-4009, requires drivers have at least $15,000 to cover injuries to an individual, $30,000 to cover injuries to a group of people, and $10,000 for damage to property. This level of coverage became law in Arizona 42 years ago. As others have pointed out, at that time, Richard Nixon was president!  Airbags


Wrongful Death

Filled under Wrongful Death, Bache & Lynch on October 22, 2013 - no comments.

For more on this topic, be sure to check out Bill Bache on YouTube discussing wrongful death law in Arizona. What is wrongful death? Many deaths are tragic. Our Tucson lawyers know that a wrongful death occurs when a negligent or careless act results in a loss of life. Who can file a wrongful death claim? Surviving family members, including spouses, children and parents can file a wrongful death claim in Arizona. Is there a