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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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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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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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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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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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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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