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Choosing Your Own Doctor for a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Choosing a doctor to treat your workplace injury or illness is an important decision that may impact your physical recovery and workers’ compensation benefits. In Arizona, most employees have the right to seek medical treatment from a health care provider… Read More

What is a Sideswipe Collision?

A sideswipe collision, or T-Bone accident, occurs when one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. In 2015, there were approximately 670,000 sideswipe accidents that resulted in an estimated 104,000 injuries and 824 fatalities, according to… Read More

What Are My Rights If I Suffer a Burn Injury in My Apartment?

In 2016, 3,390 people were killed in fires in the U.S., including 2,800 deaths that involved residential structure fires, according to the American Burn Association (ABA). Although some fires are accidental, many structure fires are caused by negligence,… Read More

What Is Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering is compensation for the physical pain and mental anguish you experience after being injured by another’s negligence. However, this type of compensation can only be obtained through a personal injury lawsuit and is often difficult to… Read More

Pre-Existing Injuries and Car Accidents

Although insurance companies may try to use pre-existing injuries as justification to deny claims, accident victims often have the right to pursue compensation against the at-fault party even if they had a pre-existing injury. The Phoenix auto accident… Read More

Checking the Status of Your Social Security Disability Claim

If you have been waiting months to hear back about your Social Security Disability claim, you may need to contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) to learn about your claim’s status. Although a representative from the SSA may be able to provide… Read More

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in Arizona

Nursing home residents depend on staff members and caregivers to help them daily tasks, which makes them highly susceptible to abuse and neglect. If your loved one is currently residing in a nursing home, you should know how to report abuse or neglect… Read More

When the Teacher is the Bully

Morenci, AZ:  Three third-grade students from Metcalf Elementary were physically assaulted by their teacher, Mrs. Lundeen, on December 14, 2017. Two male students had their heads ‘slammed’ into their desk; one student has visible bruises and a raised… Read More

Identifying Racial Employment Discrimination

There are several state and federal laws in Arizona that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of an employee’s or applicant’s race. This includes discrimination related to hiring, terminating pay, job assignments, training and other terms and… Read More

The Most Common Medical Mistakes

Medical malpractice can occur in every field of medicine, can involve the negligence of medical staff or the hospital, and can result in victims suffering serious injuries or death. If you believe you have suffered a medical malpractice injury, do not… Read More

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