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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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The Top 5 Most Common Bones Broken in Car Accidents

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 13, 2020

The aftermath of a car accident can be beyond devastating, especially on the human body. The impact forces involved in a collision could cause mild to severe damage to your soft tissues, muscles, or ligaments. They could also fracture or break bones. In this article, we outline the top 5 most common bones broken in…

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What Is the Leading Cause of Teenage Car Accidents?

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 13, 2020

On average, car accident injuries kill approximately 6 teenagers every day in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this makes auto accidents the leading cause of teenage fatalities. The repercussions of these accidents can include severe injury, extensive property damage, death, or legal lawsuits. As teenagers are not considered…

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Dog Bites in Arizona: A Strict Liability Tort

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 5, 2020

It is common rhetoric that dogs are “man’s best friend”. Despite this adage, dogs occasionally bite adults and children. What happens if you are bitten by a dog and injured? For example, what if the dog had never bitten anyone before? Is the owner still liable if he or she had no reason to believe…

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Ryan v. State: The Abolition of Broad Tort Immunity for Government Entities and Employees in Tucson, AZ

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 4, 2020

Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that shields certain government officials and entities from liability for some tort actions. However, the doctrine of qualified immunity does not insulate government officials and entities from all liability. This has not always been the case. At one point in Arizona’s history, public entities and employees were protected…

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Failing to Turn Left from A Two-Way Left Turn Lane in Tucson, AZ

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 3, 2020

In our last blog post, we discussed how drivers often impermissibly use Two-Way Left-Turn Lanes as express lanes and passing lanes. You can find that blog post here. However, A.R.S. 28-751 also dictates that when a Two-Way Left Turn Lane is present, drivers must use it in order to turn left.   In part, A.R.S. 28-751…

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Impermissible Use of Two-Way Turn Lanes as Express or Passing Lanes in Tucson, AZ

By Karnas Law Firm | Oct 2, 2020

In Arizona, drivers frequently encounter a center turning lane that separates the flow of traffic heading in opposite directions. Sometimes, the center turning lane will only be available to traffic heading in one direction. However, many center lanes are “Two-Way Turn Lanes” and allow drivers heading in both directions to use the lane to make…

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