With so much media attention on drunk driving and other controversial accidents, it can be easy to forget that many dangers are right in your own home. According to WebMD, household accidents kill twenty thousand Americans every year. Another seven million people are injured in household accidents and require twenty million hospital trips annually. Many homeowners fail to realize the scope of the safety problem, simply because commonplace household accidents receive little – if any – media coverage. Nonetheless, these common accidents devastate thousands of American families every year. Continue reading “How Safe is Your Home? Take the Homeowners’ Safety Check”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of six teenagers died every day in 2015 from motor vehicle injuries. And AAA reports that new teen drivers aged sixteen to seventeen are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal traffic accident than adults. Back to school season can be a particularly dangerous time for high school students, as high concentrations of young, inexperienced drivers increase the frequency of traffic accidents in and around school zones. Continue reading “Keeping Teen Drivers Safe as they Head Back to School”
Summer is the season of road trips. For motorcyclists, good weather means good opportunities to ride – especially outside of the Arizona heat! But increased traffic also increases your chances of being involved in a motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who understands the unique needs of riders. Continue reading “Be Safe on Your Motorcycle Trip!”
Car insurance coverages vary in Arizona depending on how much you want to pay, but there are specific minimum coverages required. These can cover property damage, uninsured motorist coverage, medical payments coverage and more.
In the event of an accident, $5,000 is the amount advised for medical payments coverage. If you were to pay more, the money would be reimbursable to the insurance company. You must be insured for liability in Arizona in the amounts of at least $15,000 per person, or $30,000 per crash. Continue reading “Recommended Arizona Car Insurance Coverages”
Take a sneak peek at our February newsletter honoring Fite Law Group’s 10th Anniversary. To celebrate, Fite Law Group will make ten $250 donations to charities nominated by our clients, former clients and friends of the firm. Reach out to us today with your recommendation: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 has brought about some of the most sweeping changes to the way Arizona civil lawsuits are handled since the Zlaket rules were introduced. Some of the most significant changes were an attempt to make the process quicker and more efficient to account for all the new technology available to lawyers today. Continue reading “Changes to the Rules of Lawsuits”
If you have taken the time to search the internet for “how to dress for a deposition”, then you are likely already half-way there to getting it right.
There are cultural and regional variations to this advice, of course. In the bible belt, a lawyer often tells his client to dress as though they are going to church. That may be good advice, but here in Arizona we have a lot of casual churches that accept golf shorts and jeans as acceptable attire. Continue reading “Dressing for Your Deposition”
By: Hannah McVey
Did you know that car accidents are the number one cause of death among new drivers 16-19 years old? You can help change this statistic.
Although one person’s choices may seem small, that one person may wear off on someone around them and then that person may wear off on someone else and then you have suddenly stretched out to reach hundreds and thousands of people. Continue reading “The New Driver’s Guide to Car Accidents”
When filing a claim and giving a statement to the insurance company, it is crucial to think before you speak.
Insurance adjusters and lawyers alike are trained to pick up on key words or phrases that may shift the determination of blame during an open case. Continue reading “Giving a Statement to the Insurance Company”
What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury means injury to a person as opposed to injury to property. It is a term that covers many kinds of injury from a ligament strain to a fatality. It can be caused by a car or truck accident, falling down, a medical mistake or any other kind of incident in which you are injured. Not every injury requires a lawyer, though. Typically, a person who has been injured seeks out the services of a lawyer when he or she has been injured due to someone else’s wrongdoing. Continue reading “What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?”