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Keeping Teen Drivers Safe as they Head Back to School

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”

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Personal Injury Attorneys for Nursing Home Negligence

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury at a nursing home – whether it is medical malpractice, a slip and fall accident, or physical abuse – you have legal rights which must be aggressively protected. The experienced attorneys at the Fite Law Group offer the personalized service and legal expertise you need during this difficult time. Continue reading “Personal Injury Attorneys for Nursing Home Negligence”

Be Safe on Your Motorcycle Trip!

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!”

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Recommended Arizona Car Insurance Coverages

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”

Scales of Justice

New caselaw regarding bail withholding

Simpson/Martinez v. Miller (State)

February 9, 2017. This case considered the constitutionality of a bail provision under Arizona law. Arizona state Constitution and laws forbid bail for defendants accused of sexual conduct with a minor under age 15 under certain circumstances where it is likely the defendant committed the crime. The  Arizona Supreme Court decided that the prohibitions are not narrowly focused to protect public safety, and are unconstitutional. To withhold bail, an individualized determination of dangerousness must be made. 

Read the case here.

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Celebrating 10 years of success

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:  charity@fitelaw.com

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Dressing for Your Deposition

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”

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The New Driver’s Guide to Car Accidents

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”