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How Many People Need to Be Injured to Bring a Class Action in Arizona?

By Karnas Law Firm | Nov 9, 2020

Most personal injury actions involve an injury to one person or a small group of people. However, occasionally, a single personal injury action will involve a large number of injured persons. When a large number of people are injured, the plaintiffs may be able to bring a lawsuit called a “class action”. There are multiple…

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Motorcycle Accident an Intersections: Case Study of Hunsaker v. Smith

By Karnas Law Firm | Nov 9, 2020

Karnas Law has years of experience representing clients who are injured in crashes involving many types of vehicles. For example, Karnas Law has represented clients who have been injured in crashes involving cars, pickup trucks, tractor trailers, camper vans, RVs, light rail trains, bicycles and motorcycles, just to name a few. This blog post explores…

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Comparative Negligence in Arizona

By Karnas Law Firm | Nov 9, 2020

Claims for injuries often involve situations where the tortfeasor (person who causes the injury) is singularly at fault and is responsible for the full extent of the injured parson’s damages. However, situations also arise when multiple persons, including the injured party, are at fault. Does an injured person have a claim if he or she…

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Policies: The Basics

By Karnas Law Firm | Nov 9, 2020

In Arizona, drivers are required to have insurance before they operate a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, many drivers in Arizona often operate vehicles without insurance. Some of the uninsured drivers are Arizona residents who fail to follow the law. Others may be visitors from other states or countries who simply do not have insurance when they…

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Negligent Driving on Arizona’s Most Dangerous Roads

By Karnas Law Firm | Nov 9, 2020

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the most dangerous highways in Arizona are Interstate 10 (“I-10”), Interstate 40 (“I-40”) and Interstate 17 (“I-17”). Vehicle crashes regularly occur on these interstates and result in injuries to drivers and passengers. Shockingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 100 people die in car…

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Left Turns at Intersections: Negligence Per Se Under A.R.S. section 28-772

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 21, 2020

Unfortunately, the attorneys at Karnas Law regularly encounter clients who were injured in a car crash that occurred at an intersection. One of the most common types of car crashes that occur at intersections involve a vehicle that made a premature left turn. This blog post discusses A.R.S. section 28-772 and the duty of left-turning…

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Arizona Premises Liability: The Distinctions Between Invitees, Licensees and Trespassers

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 14, 2020

Premises liability law holds a real property owner or occupier liable when a person is injured on the person or entity’s real property. Premises liability law also acts as a deterrent and encourages real property owners and occupiers to maintain their premises in a safe and reasonable manner. There are many nuances to premises liability…

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How Much Do Insurance Companies Pay for Car Accidents?

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 13, 2020

When you get injured in a car accident in Arizona, you can seek compensation for your losses. You could file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer or file a lawsuit against the driver. While each avenue could get you a settlement, most car accident victims prefer to avoid the risk of a trial.…

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What Causes Whiplash in Car Accidents

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 13, 2020

The sudden force and impact involved in car accidents can have devastating effects on the human body. Victims can suffer mild to severe nerve, muscle, or soft tissue injury. When this damage happens around the neck, causing muscle sprains or strains, it is referred to as whiplash. Whiplash is a common car accident injury that…

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