If No Ticket Was Issued, Does this Mean the other Driver Was Not Negligent?

On Automobiles, Safe Driving, Uncategorized.

If you’ve been injured in a car, truck, or other vehicle accident, you may be curious whether the driver who caused the accident received a ticket and how this could affect your case. Negligence is Not the Same as a Traffic Violation  In a civil case for damages resulting from a vehicle crash, as a basis for seeking compensation, the person injured ordinarily will claim that the other driver was negligent. Negligence is a legal

Home Depot, Target and Other Security Breaches – Your Rights

On In the News, Uncategorized.

Over the past couple of years, there have been major security breaches at some of the largest retail companies and financial institutions concerning data breaches of the personal financial information of millions of consumers. As of this posting, Home Depot has just notified millions of customers of a breach involving their records. When financial institutions, retailers, and others responsible for client information have that information stolen through their negligence, they can be liable for the

Recovering for Future Damages in an Arizona Personal Injury Case

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In Arizona and most other states, claims for all personal injury damages must be brought at the time of trial.  In cases of significant injury, damages may be ongoing when a trial takes place.  Damages such as future pain and suffering, or the cost of future surgeries and medical treatment, may not be known with certainty.  What is the best course to insure that all damages are recovered? When is the Best Time to Bring

How to Survive Your Hospitalization: Medical Errors Kill Upwards of 100,000 Annually

On Medical Negligence, Uncategorized.

It is estimated that at least 44,000 people, and possibly as many as 98,000 people, die each year due to preventable medical errors.  What can you do, as a patient, to minimize your risks? Beware the Central Venous Catheter These are used to deliver medication and sample blood.  They also pose a significant risk of infection.  If your doctor orders the use of one, ask your physician on a daily basis when it can be removed.  Also,

Allstate Denies Claim, Then Includes Destroyed Home in TV Ad About “Caring”

On Insurance Bad Faith, Uncategorized.

It is far too common for insurance companies to wrongfully deny legitimate claims, betting that ordinary consumers will walk away rather than challenge these billion dollar bullies.  Allstate Insurance recently denied the claim of a couple whose home was destroyed by super storm Sandy, yet still had the gall to show the couple’s home in a national television advertisement about how much Allstate “cares.” All Allstate and other insurers care about is your premiums; heaven help you if you dare try to use what

Toyota to Pay Over $1 Billion in Sudden Acceleration Suits

On Automobiles, Defective Products, Uncategorized.

Toyota has agreed to settle pending class-action claims due to the sudden, unintended acceleration of its vehicles.  Toyota will pay at least $1.1 billion, and possibly up to $1.4 billion, to resolve the pending class action. The settlement provides for the retrofitting of vehicles, as well as cash payments for those who sold certain model years at a loss or those whose models are not capable of being retrofit. If you’re not sure if you’re

Important Toy Safety Product Recalls

On Defective Products, Toys, Uncategorized.

Christmas is once again upon us, the most popular time of year for new toy gifts. Unfortunately, not all toys sold in the marketplace are safe. What should you do? First, parents should understand that the toys they already own may not be safe. In most cases, toys are found to be dangerous after many thousands of them are sold and are being used by children.  Only after significant use does it become apparent that

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