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Attorney Kelley Durham’s Book On Personal Injury Has Been Published

Personal Injury Lawyer Kelley Durham of K Durham Law PLLC has published her first piece of literature on her area of focus in May of 2017. She titled her book “Personal Injury: Introduction to Arizona Personal Injury Claims,” and has provided readers with helpful information on each step of the personal injury claims process – namely, auto accidents. Read more on this in our official press release.

Significance Of A Cruise Contract

Not many passengers who look at their cruise ship tickets will analyze its content; they will just merely glance at it upon purchase. Yet, that contract is very important specifically when someone is injured while on board a cruise ship. Therefore, reading the contract in all its detail is extremely important before vacationing on a cruise ship. When, how, and where a file needs to be done will be explained in that contract, and for someone who is injured, this is vital information. The influence that these contracts have when filing a claim for an injury endured during a cruise… Read More

Before Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer, Ask Him These Crucial Questions

There are numerous personal injury attorneys out there, just waiting for a case like yours. Unfortunately, lawyers come in all shapes and sizes. Not all of them will be able to give you the best advice for your particular case. It is important that you ask him a few questions before trusting him with your case – and your money. Here are a few questions that you should ask your personal injury lawyer before hiring them. Are You Experienced? Often times, you will be faced with the predicament of having a completely new lawyer on your hands. That is absolutely… Read More

Driveway Accidents: How One Can Get Properly Compensated For An Injury Of A Little One

There are some things in life that people prefer not to think about. Their homes and their driveways not being safe is one of them. It is true that a home is rather safer than most places, but some accidents can occur even in these locations. As they say, prevention is always better than cure, sometimes, not everyone is so fortunate. People tend to wind up in situations that they have never expected and then are left with wondering what course of action they should take up next. Accidents especially are something that no one can ever be prepared for,… Read More

BLAME GAME: DETERMINING FAULT WHEN CAR ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN ARIZONA

After the cars involved in a crash have stopped moving and both drivers and passengers have checked for bodily injury and vehicle damage, the blame game begins. Accurately establishing liability immediately following a motor vehicle accident is important, especially in fault states like Arizona. Auto insurance carriers consider factors like the accident type and state law violations when apportioning fault and calculating payment percentages, but injured victims may still have to sue for damages like medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Types of Fault The main causes of crashes that injure people are negligence, reckless or wanton conduct… Read More

CHILDREN AND SWIMMING POOLS: A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS COMBINATION THIS SUMMER

Arizona’s warm, dry air and relatively affluent population account for a proliferation of private and public swimming pools. Unfortunately, Arizona also has a major problem with swimming pool accidents, making it 1 of 10 states where drowning surpasses all other causes of death to children ages 14 and younger. Overall, about 3,000 people drown in the U.S. each year. In July 2010, Arizona had already experienced nearly 100 drownings, making this year one of its deadliest for drowning incidents. Mesa, Ariz., a community of nearly 500,000 residents, has already had six drowning or near-drowning incidents in 2010 for children ages… Read More

DANGERS OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED BY PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE

Before a recent fatal traffic accident in Georgia, a passenger sent a text to her sister’s cell phone expressing her concern that the driver had just taken Oxycontin, a powerful narcotic for which the driver had a prescription. Soon thereafter, the passenger was dead as a result of a car accident for which the driver has not yet been charged, pending further investigation. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle has a duty of care to their passengers and to anyone else on the roadways including pedestrians. The reasonableness of the driver’s actions may be judged on the particular circumstances or… Read More

DISTRACTED DRIVING, A HAZARD IN ARIZONA

The Arizona senate has passed a bill that prohibits, with few exceptions, use of a cell phone or personal digital assistant (PDA) to text or send e-mails while driving. The civil traffic offense is punishable by a penalty of $50, or by penalty of $200 if the driver was involved in an accident. Some states have already enacted bans on handheld phones, texting or even cell phone use entirely. However, regardless of whether use of a device is prohibited on the highway, drivers are always required to exercise a reasonable standard of care. Anything that distracts drivers’ attention from the… Read More

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS HIGH IN 2010

Drunk driving is more than a safety issue. It’s a public health issue. In 2009, alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in nearly 11,000 highway deaths. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in every three crash deaths are attributable to drunk driving. As recently as October 2011, the health prevention agency has published other concerning results from their recent drunk driving study. The CDC originated in 1946. In its earliest incarnation, the agency, then known as the Communicable Disease Center, was created to help combat malaria. Over the past six decades, the agency has become the… Read More

FAMILY PURPOSE DOCTRINE UPHELD IN ARIZONA CAR ACCIDENT CASE

The Supreme Court of Arizona recently upheld the family purpose doctrine when determining liability in a recent motor vehicle accident case. In Young v. Beck, the driver, 17-year-old Jason Beck, caused an accident that seriously injured the driver of the other vehicle, Amy Young. Jason Beck had been given permission to drive the car by his mother the evening of the accident. However, his mother only gave him permission to drive to his friend’s house (where he was spending the night) and then home the next day. During that evening, Jason also used his vehicle to drive friends around and… Read More