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What Is a Personal Injury Accident?

What Is a Personal Injury Accident, and When Should You Call a Lawyer?

People sustain a variety of injuries resulting from accidents every day. Your child might fall off a bicycle and get skinned knees, or you may slip in the shower. While unfortunate, this type of accident doesn’t qualify for a personal injury claim. Other people can cause accidents where you are an unwilling participant, and...
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What is the difference between a lawyer and an attorney

Understanding the Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

People often use the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” interchangeably, especially in the United States. However, what is the difference between a lawyer and an attorney, practically speaking? Despite the similarities of these roles, there are distinctions. Understanding the precise definitions of these professions and their responsibilities will help you avoid confusion when you’re seeking...
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Arizona?

Every state sets time limits for how long injury victims have to file civil personal injury lawsuits against the person or entity who allegedly caused their injuries. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for these injury claims is set at two years from the date the injury occurs. Here, we want to review what...
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What Is an unintentional tort?

What Is an Unintentional Tort?

A personal injury case can bring about a host of emotions. You may find yourself cycling through anger, fear, and uncertainty as you navigate medical and legal appointments. Having a good understanding of tort law, which applies to personal injury cases, can help you have a more solid footing when it comes to your...
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What are the pros and cons of hiring a workers' comp attorney?

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Workers’ Comp Attorney in Arizona

An estimated 60,000 Arizona workers get hurt on the job every year, including thousands who work in restaurants, hotels, healthcare businesses, retail stores, and other “safe” jobs. Knowing what to do if you get hurt at work matters because workplace injuries can take anyone by surprise. Injured workers can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits,...
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Can I Get Compensation for a Burn Injury at Work?

Arizonans who sustain workplace burn injuries should be able to recover compensation for their losses. This includes not only coverage of any medical expenses related to the on-the-job injury, but also a major portion of lost wages if the individual is unable to work and even possibly long term disability benefits. A recent study...
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Do You Have to Report a Dog Bite in Arizona?

If you or somebody you love is bitten by a dog in Arizona, do you have to report the incident to authorities? After a dog attack occurs, it is challenging to know what to do, particularly if you or somebody you love sustains an injury. In general, dog bite incidents should be reported, but...
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Are lawsuit settlements taxable?

Are Lawsuit Settlements Taxable?

As you prepare to accept a personal injury settlement, you may focus on the expenses it pays, and owing taxes on it might not have crossed your mind. However, the government usually gets a portion of any money you receive through a paycheck, winnings or other means, such as compensation awarded in a legal...
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What to Know About Defective Medical Device Claims

Millions of people across this country depend on medical devices for their health and well-being. However, when medical devices malfunction, they can lead to significant injuries or illnesses for  Medical Device Defects - Defective Product or Medical Malpractice? The first step in understanding a medical device defect claim is determining whether or not to...
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A quick guide to Arizona's speed limit laws.

A Quick Guide to Arizona’s Speed Limit Laws

To encourage obedience to the Arizona speed limit, the state imposes various punishments for speeding. Despite those efforts, law enforcement officials still issue over 17,000 citations for speeding annually in Phoenix alone. Safe drivers appreciate timely reminders about the law and their rights. Learn the criminal punishments for breaking the AZ speed limit and...
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