Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

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 bills? Under the law, if someone else causes an accident, they are liable for the medical bills as wel
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More on Recalls

This week, one of our partner's cars was on the recall list.  Is your car affected, too? An automotive recall is a way for a manufacturer to tell you that there could be something about your car or truck that presents a risk of injury or property damage. And if you want to drill down to the very core of the issue, automotive recalls are intended to fix known problems with vehicles in an effort to keep roadways safer.  Car wrecks are the number-one killer of Americans under the age of 34, and a staggering 42,000 deaths are recorded each year on U.S. highways. Some of those lives could be s
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Prescription Mix-ups

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 the pharmacist, it doesn't hurt to double check their work. Confirm with your doctor the name of the medication being prescribed, and for what conditi
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Time to Celebrate!

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 being the lowest percentage). Driving while intoxicated is illegal, and is extremely dangerous. It is also completely avoidable. Designate a so
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Streetcar Construction

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 completely close Broadway, and is expected to be in place for the next month. At times, the intersection of Church Avenue and Broadwa
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