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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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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

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Bache & Lynch Partner to Speak on Bicycle Collision Cases

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Wrongful Death 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

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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.

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Arizona Insurance — Do you have “Full Coverage”?

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Insurance Claims 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

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Wrongful Death

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Wrongful Death 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

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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

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Healthcare Update

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Insurance Claims, Uncategorized on September 11, 2013 - no comments.

You have new rights and protections in the Marketplace starting in 2014. 4 things to know: • You won’t be charged more for health insurance just because you’re a woman. • You can’t be denied coverage or charged more due to pre-existing conditions, like cancer or being pregnant. • You can choose from any primary care provider, OB-GYN, or pediatrician in your health plan’s network without a referral. • You’ll get free preventive care like

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Great Bike Classes here in Pima County!

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling on August 14, 2013 - no comments.

The Pima County Department of Transportation’s (PCDOT) Bicycle & Pedestrian Program will offer mountain bike classes, mechanics, women’s mechanics, and Bicycle Information for Kid’s Education classes. Instructors certified through the League of American Bicyclists will lead the courses, most of which are limited in space. Call 724-BIKE (2453) to find out more about the classes and to sign up. Participants must bring their own bikes. The following is the class schedule, provided by the PCDOT:

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Bike Wreck

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Uncategorized on July 17, 2013 - no comments.

As many of you know, over the weekend one of our attorneys was involved in a major bicycle wreck.  The good news is that he is home recovering.  He was riding in a pace line at close to 25 mph.  As the group approached a controlled intersection, the first rider in the pace line stopped for a yellow/red light, and our favorite cyclist went over the handle bars landing on his head and left shoulder. He destroyed the

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