Articles Posted in Personal Injury

Glendale bee attacks are few and far between, so we were shocked and surprised to hear news from AZ Central detailing an incident that occurred on August 21. An elderly woman and her four-year-old granddaughter were in the grandmother’s home when a group of more than 100 Africanized bees swarmed around them and attacked.

The woman was stung on her face, in her nose, and in her mouth by dozens of bees and the little girl was also attacked, though she was able to call for help using the woman’s emergency alert system. A firefighter was also stung during the rescue. Authorities discovered that another person in the neighborhood was keeping the bees. That beekeeper will likely face charges for several misdemeanors. We are thinking of the victims and hope they recover quickly from the stings and other wounds.

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Being injured during a rescue attempt is never easy to accept or understand and we are watching the progress of those who were injured in a Green Valley ladder accident on a fire truck, reported by Tucson News Now on August 16.

The accident happened when five people were riding in the bucket on a fire truck ladder and a mechanical failure caused three of those individuals to sustain serious injuries. Initial reports indicated that the weight limit may have been breached, but those allegations have since been cleared. We are thinking of all who were hurt in this accident and hope that they are recovering quickly from the injuries that they sustained.

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As experienced Arizona personal injury attorneys, we do everything possible to educate homeowner’s on the importance of understanding their Arizona homeowner’s insurance policy. According to reports from AAA Arizona, many people do not understand the coverage provided by their insurance policy. Some homeowner’s insurance policies in Arizona include limits for personal injuries that occur on your property, though many people elect low-cost policies with minimal or no coverage. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS), the average unintentional injury results in emergency room costs of more than $12,000 followed by inpatient and outpatient visits. This discrepancy could leave the average home injury victim responsible for thousands of dollars when they are injured on someone else’s property. Some of the most common causes of injuries on private property that a good homeowner’s insurance policy can help with include:

  • Accidents in your swimming pool;
  • Visitors to your home being bitten by your dog; and
  • Guests in your home falling down your stairs.


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An injury law guide written by the Husband and Wife Law Team is now available. The Husband and Wife Law Team are the authors of the guide. Mark Breyer is a well known attorney throughout Arizona. Recently, he was awarded Top 5 Injury Lawyers in Arizona. The two have written the injury law guide and are offering it free to Arizona residents.

The injury law guide by lawyers, Alexis and Mark Breyer, of the Husband and Wife Law Team, will give injured victims and others an understanding of their rights and what not to do after an accident. Many injured individuals make mistakes before they have had an opportunity to have their questions answered by an attorney and The Husband and Wife Law Team decided a free injury law guide could help innocent victims not get hurt twice.

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It’s hard to know what to say when firing/changing an attorney in the middle of a case, but one thing is for certain: if you are unsure about your attorney’s expertise or ability to fight for your rights, finding someone new is the best thing you can do. Many people struggle with what to do when they doubt their attorney. However, this doesn’t have to be a difficult decision. You have to protect your rights and do what is best for you and your family, and changing attorneys should be a quick decision if you feel it is necessary. You do want to make sure that you have the best Arizona personal injury lawyer on your side, but it is still important to have open communication with your lawyer.

List of Things to Say When Firing/Changing an Attorney in the Middle of a Case

If you are in doubt about what to say when firing/changing an attorney in the middle of a case, use this list to help. You can say these things in person, but putting them in writing with a date listed at the top is more official. Also, it is important to see a copy of your file first. It may be that the lawyer has done a lot of work on your file and that you simply have not been informed.

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Fires are dangerous for anyone involved. According to information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009 it was stated that there was on average one person died in a fire every 175 minutes and in every 31 minutes, someone was injured from it. Fires can start in many ways as well.

In recent news, the Arizona DPS says that Interstate 17 was closed after a truckload of hay caught fire (ABC15 08/12/2011). The hay fire from the truck also caused brush fires on areas surrounding the highway. At the same time, as firefighters were fighting to control the fire, the hay was spread out onto the road. It was reported that traffic on the northbound lane was backed up for 10 miles during the incident. A few hours later, the I-17 was reopened.

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Pedestrians are often seen walking on sidewalks where they are safe. However, in 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes in traffic crashes.

In Mesa, a 28-year-old man has been arrested after he was accused of knocking a 15-year-old skateboarder to the ground (AZCentral 07/13/2011). The incident happened in a neighborhood near Guadalupe and Sossaman roads in Mesa. Police say that the 28-year-old suspect was driving down the street when he saw a group of skateboarders and told them to get out of the street. The 15-year-old teen responded to the man that they were on the bike lane and not on the street, before riding away. The man responded by jumping out of his car and chasing down the teen, saying that he would kill him, while knocking him down on the ground. An adult overheard this and rushed to help the victim, but the man ran away and drove off. Later, police were able to locate the man and arrest him. The teen sustained minor injuries.

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Every day, emergency departments treat a lot of people who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009, there were about 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers who were treated in emergency rooms across the United States. The economic impact of such an accident is also notable.

The California Court of Appeals has just recently handed down a very important decision regarding insurance companies. In 2005, an accident occurred when the driver of a truck from Hamilton Meats and Provisions made an illegal U-turn on a coastal highway, which caused him to hit a car. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries and subsequent hospitalization.

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Law enforcement officers are trained in the proper use of force and when it is necessary. In dangerous or unpredictable situations officers have little time to assess and determine the proper response. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has stated “…in diffusing situations, apprehending alleged criminals, and protecting themselves and others, officers are legally entitled to use appropriate means, including force.” However, there are times when officers abuse this right and use force in some situations and cause some unwarranted injury.

In Phoenix, a police officer was caught on tape slamming a female teenager against the wall (KPHO 5/4/2011). An Officer is seen running up behind a girl who was walking away, and then suddenly throwing her into the wall. The girl was then handcuffed and then taken to a police cruiser. Prior to that scene, before the officers arrived, the girl was seen with her mother in the parking lot of the Ombudsman Charter School near 40th Street and Thomas Road.

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Weather conditions can be a probable factor in contributing to car accidents. These are fortuitous events that not everyone can avoid, but must be prepared for. According to the 2009 Arizona Crash Facts Summary, there were 106,767 crashes due to weather conditions: 709 were of fatal crashes and 33,380 were injury related. Weather conditions should not be taken lightly when out of the house.

In recent news, high wind gusts in North Phoenix may have been responsible for uprooting a huge tree causing it to fall on a passing car on the street. It happened Saturday evening on Paradise Village Parkway South, near Tatum Boulevard and Cactus Road. The driver saw a tree coming down, and barely had enough time to slam on the brakes. The roots of the fallen tree were completely exposed and its branches and leaves were scattered all over the street. He came out of the scene uninjured. Wind gusts were estimated to be at 50 mph and took down several power poles between Germany and Thunderbird roads.

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