What is a Personal Injury Claim?
There are, essentially, two kinds of lawsuits in the United States. First are those that “sound in contract” and second, “those that sound in tort.” The word “sound,” when used this way means the grounds or the basis of the lawsuit.… Read the rest
I was Run Over By A Car While I was Crossing The Street but There was No Marked Crosswalk
One of the things I do, as a personal injury lawyer in Mesa, Arizona is legal research. It is one thing I enjoy and I have gotten good at it over the past thirty years or so.… Read the rest
Hit and Run Accidents
The At-Fault Driver Disappears
Unfortunately, even though the law requires each of us to stop at the scene of an accident and exchange information, etc, too often in my automobile accident attorney practice in the Phoenix east Valley, I run into situations where the at-fault driver left the scene of the accident, never to be seen again.… Read the rest
Pain and Suffering
Victims of automobile accident or collision suffer injuries and sometimes these injuries are debilitating in the short run and in the long run. Many of my injured clients here in Mesa, Arizona and throughout the east valley in Maricopa County Arizona have the same three questions at the start of the case:
Can I receive compensation for the pain and suffering caused by this accident?… Read the rest
When Should I File a Lawsuit Instead of Settling My Personal Injury Case?
One of the basic questions that my Mesa personal injury clients have here in Maricopa County, Arizona, is whether to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
There may be a number of valid reasons to file a lawsuit but if you can avoid filing a lawsuit for your injuries, that is better.… Read the rest
Demand Letters and Your Personal Injury Case
A demand letter is a Mesa automobile accident personal injury attorney’s stock in trade. It is the final result of all the hard work, time and effort expended in putting together the injury file.… Read the rest
What’s My Chandler Case Worth?
I am sure that any experienced Chandler personal injury lawyer will tell you the number one question from any injured client is: “So…..what do you think my case is worth?”
I usually begin by telling my clients “Look, I need you to understand you have not hit the lottery.… Read the rest
What Do I Do with The Medical Bills I Receive While Waiting for a Settlement?
This is actually a very interesting question in my personal injury, automobile accident practice here in Gilbert, Arizona. Many, not all, but many of my clients fall into an odd situation where they are receiving bills from their medical providers, but they have health insurance coverage.… Read the rest
What is Medical Payments Coverage? And, Why do I Have it on My Automobile Policy?
In my personal injury practice in Mesa, Arizona, I often run across many different types of automobile insurance policies – most of which my clients simply do not understand.… Read the rest
More on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage
One of the more typical topics of conversation with my clients within our automobile accident practice here in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is exactly what coverage did they buy? Most clients have owned the same insurance coverage for years and a surprising fact is that most do not even know what they have been paying for, for all these years.… Read the rest
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage
For twenty-seven years I have practiced personal injury law, much of that having to do with automobile accidents. I am always amazed by how poorly my clients protect themselves. And this is not just my clients of limited means.… Read the rest
The Effects of Whiplash on Disc Herniation
Most Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers do not have the necessary medical education to definitively conclude whether whiplash in fact causes disc herniation. Furthermore, there is a split in professional opinion on the issue. However, it is clear that whiplash and disc herniation are related and common in most neck injury cases (mainly car accidents).… Read the rest
When Do You Use a Process Server during Personal Injury Cases?
A process server makes sure that parties in a legal case get requisite legal documents. That might be divorce papers to the spouse who didn’t do the filing, child custody claims to the non-custodial parent, or notice of a lawsuit against a business.… Read the rest