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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Concerts usually have security to help provide a safe environment for everyone that’s looking to enjoy some great music, but what happens if you’re somehow injured while at a concert?
Is there anyone that is liable?

Here are a few considerations to determine if you should file a claim.

- Are your injuries serious? Do you feel like you sustained a pretty serious injury?

- Was medical care needed in anyway?

- What about a trip to the hospital?

- How were your injuries sustained?

- Was it a lack of safety?

Maybe there wasn't enough security?

Maybe there were negligent vendors, there are many variables that can come into play that might have caused your injury consult with an injury lawyer:

Consultations are generally free and you can get a better idea of what kind of recourse there is regarding your injury.

Concert injuries can be complex. With that being said, you really don’t know what to do or what step to take next without getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer first. There have been plenty of examples of serious injuries being sustained by concertgoers.

The best thing you can do is consult with an attorney. Doing so can help you tremendously.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 Rear end accidents can happen at any moment. Many think rear end accidents are simple and have a simple claim process.

I was stopped.  They hit me.  Slam dunk, right?

Not so fast. 

Rear end collisions are common, but can also be very complex.  

Always keep the following in mind:  You are dealing with an insurance company

Goal #1:  Pay nothing. 

Goal #2:  If we can’t pay nothing, pay as little as possible.

Now, with these goals in mind, still think they are going to make these easy??

There are many variables involved when it comes to a rear end accident, and even more in dealing with an insurance company.

That's why it's wise to have an experienced rear end accident lawyer handling your case.

Remember:  If insurance companies really treated people as they say on their commercials, we would not need attorneys. 

Steps you should you take following a rear end car accident:

1.       Call the police and get a report made;
2.       Exchange insurance information at the scene;
3.       Seek appropriate medical assistance if you need it;
4.       Do NOT give a recorded statement to any insurance company; and

5.       Consult as soon as practicable with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

According to the NHTSA, nearly 40,000 lives have been saved due to airbags. This accounts for data that stretches from the 1980's up until 2012. 

There has been an increase in airbag recalls in recent years, but overall, airbags have saved many….many lives.

We compiled a few tips on how to stay safe while you are driving. 

These tips are meant to minimize any potential dangers that airbags may pose for a driver
that is involved in a car accident.

How can you ensure that you will be safe while you are driving and even safer if your airbag deploys?

- Always wear your seat-belt. It's meant to keep you safe. Why wouldn't you wear it.

- Don't get too close to the steering wheel while driving. Some issues arise when shorter drivers are forced to move up closer to reach the pedals to drive. In turn, they are closer to the steering wheel. Try to stay 10 inches away from the steering wheel if possible. 

- Children under 12 should be sitting in the back seat and restrained appropriately for their age.

- Make sure you read your owner's manual. You want to be safe in all possible situations.

Make sure you use common sense when you are behind the wheel. Yes. Airbags do save lives. The data shows. But, they can also cause injury to those who are sitting too close to the steering wheel. 

Drive safe and drive smart!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Personal Injury Law can be complex:

Good question.  Early after an accident, the following items are most important:

1. Police report;
2. Accident scene photos (if available);
3. Vehicle damage photos;
4. Interviews of independent eyewitnesses (if there are any);
5. Interviews of occupants of the vehicles involved;
6. An understanding of injuries and medical care already received.

Clients often would like to know what their case might be worth.  But early on in the process, it is likely an impossible question to answer.  

There is just not enough information yet, and the information cannot be complete until much more is known about the injuries, and how long they will take to heal.

An early investigation may be crucial to your claim, so you should not delay in seeking the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer.  

Look for a lawyer who practices in injury cases only.  Look for a Certified Specialist in PersonalInjury/Wrongful Death law.  

The more information you can have ready for your initial meeting, the better your attorney will be able to evaluate the case and answers all of your questions

Monday, October 27, 2014

The short answer: Yes.

Longer response: Arizona is a "comparative fault" state.

That means that each person is responsible only for his/her percentage share for the harm.

If another driver causes a car accident and you are injured, you can make a claim for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages and other losses.

The at-fault driver will be responsible for the harm you can prove caused by the accident.

If you were not wearing a seatbelt, your recovery MAY BE reduced by injuries that resulted from not wearing a seatbelt.

In other words, if you don't wear a seat belt and you sustain certain injuries because you didn't have it on, a judge or a jury has the option to declare YOU at fault for those injuries, and deny you a recovery for those damages.

You should always wear your seatbelt, where driving to end of the block or farther.

Seatbelts prevent injuries and seatbelts save lives. Protect yourself. Wear your seatbelt.