Is It Possible to Reopen My Arizona Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Workers’ compensation claims sometimes need to go through a reopening stage after originally closed because of reoccurring injuries, worse bodily harm suffered or an industrial disease or condition that becomes even worse. With the help of a lawyer, this employee can request that the insurer reopen the claim for additional medical treatment or assistance. workers-compensation-injury […]

YouTube Star’s Death Raises E-Scooters’ Safety Concerns

A YouTube star’s death on an electric scooter may renew safety concerns as scooter companies aggressively seek to expand their presence as “alternative transportation.” Emily Hartridge, a television presenter who made videos about fitness and mental health, died after her scooter was hit by a truck in London, apparently making her the first such fatality […]

Parking Lots a Cesspool for Pedestrian Accidents

Drive through any busy parking lot and it is easy to see why so many crashes and so-called “fender benders” occur there. parking lot accidents phoenix In such a limited space, with so many pedestrians, not to mention confusing right-of-way rules, parking lot car accidents are inevitable. Yet they should not be taken lightly. As […]

Distracted Walking Leading Cause of Pedestrian Accidents

Distracted walking occurs when someone is not paying attention to the road or traffic, has earbuds in, is texting or completely only aware of the phone or similar activities that can lead to a pedestrian causing an accident. Some states will hold this person 100 percent responsible for the accident, and he or she will […]

What Are Birth Injuries And What Causes Them?

Can you imagine how many newborn babies are brought into the world each day? Across the globe, there’s an average of 360,000 births. Due to the frequency of childbirth, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that not every single birth goes as smoothly as planned. birth injuries Arizona There are a number of birth injury […]

AZ Man Killed in Electric Scooter Accident

A man from Mesa, AZ died in San Diego after an accident on a motorized scooter along the beachfront last week. San Diego Police Department Lt. Shawn Takeuchi said Mesa resident Brian Witzeman was riding a motorized scooter along Ocean Front Walk on June 23 around 1:30 p.m. alongside a woman companion when they collided […]

APS Suspends Customers Power Resulting in Death

Arizona Public Service announced on Thursday that it would temporarily stop cutting power to customers with unpaid bills and would review its disconnection policies, two days after Phoenix New Times raised questions about Stephanie Pullman, who died last September of heat-related causes after APS cut off her power. wrongful death phoenix Pullman owed $51 in […]

16 Drownings Incidents Have Occurred In Phoenix This Year

1 drowning is too many, but according the Phoenix Fire Department, 12 people have died by drowning so far this year in Maricopa and Pinal counties. phoenix pool drownings The deaths of nine adults, one teen and two children under age 5 resulted from 35 water-related incidents through May 9, according to Children’s Safety Zone. […]

Texting & Driving Deaths Highest Amongst Teens

Distracted driving is a killer, and teenage drivers are at the top of the list when it comes to driving while distracted. As the parent of a teenage driver, the first thing to do is to acquaint yourself with the facts, and what better place to start than with smartphones. Our auto accident lawyers at […]

Texting & Driving Banned in Arizona: What You Need To Know

A ban on hand-held cell phones while driving is now the law of the land in Arizona with Gov. Ducey signing HB 2318 on April 22. The new law prohibits operating a motor vehicle while holding or supporting with any part of the person’s body a smartphone or other portable wireless device, or writing, sending […]

Liability Insurance Limits Haven’t’ Changed Since 1972, Its Time.

Motorists are going to be able to operate their cars and trucks on Arizona roads with the same level of liability insurance they had to purchase in 1972. In one of his final acts of the just-completed legislative session, Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation that would have nearly doubled the amount of coverage necessary. Supporters […]

4 Steps To Protect Yourself From A Deadly Hit & Run

Recently in Phoenix there have been a slew of hit and runs that have resulted in death. On Friday night November 30th a man’s life was cut short due to a hit and run. Phoenix police say Michael Olson was killed off Interstate 10 and 51st Avenue when he was hit by a semi-truck, but […]

Avoiding A Liability Induced Holiday Party Hangover

While an employer's potential liability for injuries caused by employees who consume alcohol at company holiday functions varies from state to state, possible theories of liability include negligence, respondeat superior( where an employer becomes liable for the actions of his employee while that employee is in the course of employment) and social host or dram [...]

Archie Bradley Makes Teacher’s Dream Come True

Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley picked up a phone, dialed a number and told an Arizona schoolteacher her dream was coming true. It wouldn’t be entirely accurate to say Bradley took time out from watching the World Series to participate in a Fiesta Bowl charity event, but that’s only because he says he’s been avoiding baseball’s [...]

One Drink or Ten, Bars Should Protect Their Guests

Did you know that every day in the United States 29 people die from alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes? This astounding figure might make you want to point the finger solely at the drivers; however, the legal reality is that the liability for drunk driving accidents sometimes extends beyond the driver. dram shop phoenix In fact, depending [...]

Child Drownings On The Rise in Arizona

Children between the ages of 1 and 4 in Arizona are drowning at nearly two times the national rate, according to Tiffaney Isaacson, a senior injury prevention specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The awareness month was established 15 years ago by the Phoenix Children's Hospital. child drownings arizona "The common theme is really parenting," Isaacson [...]

Archie Bradley & Negrete Law Firm Participate In Community Give Back

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley and the Negrete Law Firm teamed up for a sporting goods giveaway and back pack drive Saturday, September 8th at Dick Sporting Goods in Happy Valley. Over a 100 backpacks were given away to students from Avondale Middle School and there were plenty of smiles to go arounds in [...]

Pedestrian Fatalities Caused by SUVs are Climbing at an Alarming Rate

Small trucks and SUVs have become increasingly more popular in recent years for their higher seating position, their safety profile, and their roomy interior. However, a recent report suggests that SUVs are responsible for the recent spike in pedestrian fatalities across the country. In fact, in 2016 alone, close to 6,000 pedestrians were fatally injured [...]

Rear-End Motorcycle Accidents Have Fatal Consequences

Motorcyclists normally suffer serious injury and grievous wounds from accidents with a passenger or commercial vehicle, but rear-end collisions could kill the biker as he or she flies off the motorcycle. The devastating effects could cause life-altering injuries and extensive property damage for the driver of a motorcycle. When a person driving a motorcycle is [...]

Bipartisan Senate Bill Could Prevent Fatal Underride Crashes

Underride crashes are a horrific type of truck accident. An underride crash occurs when a smaller passenger vehicle is forced underneath the rear or side of a tractor-trailer during a collision (refer to video below for more information). The tops of passenger vehicles can be sheared off and occupants are often decapitated. In 1998, the [...]

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