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Crush Injury Compensation Claims in Arizona

Intense pressure on a body part (arms, legs, chest, head, etc.)  can cause a crush injury that results in long-term damage that victims may never recover from. For example, some people who suffer a crush injury need to have a limb amputated. Others may deal with varying levels of paralysis or suffer hearing or visual impairment. Some victims do not…

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What Does it Mean to Act Reasonably to Prevent an Injury?

Most personal injury cases are based on the legal theory of negligence, which refers to the failure to uphold a duty of care owed to the person who filed the claim for compensation. While there are many different duties of care that may be owed to someone, a breach of a duty of care refers to a failure to take reasonable action to prevent an injury. This…

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California Oil Spill Impacting Local Residents, Businesses and Wildlife

A leak on an oil pipeline situated off the coast of Southern California resulted in about 127,000 gallons of crude oil spilling into the Pacific Ocean and washing ashore. The oil spill has shut down several beaches and coastal areas, including Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, and has harmed local wildlife. The leak was reported on Saturday about…

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Protecting Your Credibility in a Personal Injury Case

The goal of filing a personal injury claim is to recover compensation by proving another party is at fault for your injury and damages. Not only do crash victims need strong evidence to prove their case; they also need to establish they have strong credibility. Most personal injury claims are filed with insurance companies, and they will be looking…

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Do Injury Victims Need to Testify at Their Personal Injury Trials?

It is important to note most personal injury claims do not make it all the way to trial. Claims are either resolved before a lawsuit is filed or before a trial begins. Sometimes the insurance company makes a better offer after a lawsuit is filed and the victim agrees to the offer. Other times, the case is resolved through pre-trial arbitration or mediation. However,…

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When Could a Homeowner be Held Liable for a Swimming Pool Accident?

Having a swimming pool at one’s home is a huge responsibility. For example, homeowners must maintain pH levels so the chemicals in the water do not irritate swimmer’s eyes or damage the finish on the sides and bottom of the pool. Homeowners also need to make sure the area around the pool is safe, particularly for children who may be using the pool.…

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When Might Summer Camps be Held Liable for Injuries to Children?

Attending summer camp is a great way for kids to stay physically active and intellectually stimulated during the summer. Unfortunately, the fun can quickly end when an injury occurs. While some injuries are accidents and no one is to blame, many summer camp injuries are the result of another’s negligence. If your child’s summer camp injury was the…

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How Personal Injury Settlements are Different from Jury Verdicts

Many personal injury victims do not know claims are often resolved through out-of-court settlements. Those that are not may end up in court. However, there are significant differences between these two options for resolving claims. Below, Phillips Law Group explains settlements and jury verdicts and the pros and cons of each. If you were injured in…

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Should I File an Insurance Claim or Talk to an Attorney First?

Accident victims often feel a sense of urgency to recover compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. An injury can cause tremendous financial strain as medical bills pile up, especially if you are unable to work. Even if you plan to hire an attorney, you may think there is no harm in getting things started by filing a claim. However,…

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When Might an Attorney Recommend Filing a Lawsuit?

You may have heard that most personal injury claims are resolved through an insurance company settlement. This is not a generalization, as most experienced attorneys would tell you the same thing. Odds are you will not need to file a lawsuit or go to court to pursue compensation. However, there are times when it may be necessary to go to court, and…

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