Year: 2020

When to Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident

Posted on December 16, 2020 in Car Accidents

If you get into a car accident in Arizona, you may not know how to protect your rights or pursue financial compensation through an insurance claim. Unfortunately, the insurance company will not want what is best for you. You will have to stand up for yourself during the claims process for fair results or hire…

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What Happens When You Go to Court for a Car Accident?

Posted on November 24, 2020 in Car Accidents

It is rare for a car accident case to go to trial in Arizona. Your case may have to go to court, however, if you run into complications such as the insurance company wrongfully denying your claim. Going to court can seem daunting, but a Phoenix personal injury attorney can help you through the legal…

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Defensive Driving Tips for Driving in Arizona

Posted on November 24, 2020 in Car Accidents

Your odds of eventually getting into a car accident in Arizona are relatively high. In 2019 alone, the Arizona Department of Transportation reported 129,750 traffic accidents. You can lower your odds of getting into a collision, however, by using a smart driving strategy. Defensive driving is the best way to be ready for anything behind…

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5 Tips to Prove You Are Not At Fault in a Car Accident

Posted on November 24, 2020 in Car Accidents

If you are at fault for a car accident in Arizona, you will be responsible for paying damages. This is how Arizona’s fault-based insurance law works. If you do not believe you were at fault for a collision, it is important to state your case and prove it with evidence. Otherwise, you or your insurance…

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Alert!  Takata Defective Seat Belts!

Posted on October 21, 2020 in Personal Injury

Alert!  Defective Seat Belts! Takata is one of the largest suppliers of car seatbelts in the world, and they are looking at initiating a massive recall.  If you were injured while wearing a seatbelt and suspect it may be due to the seatbelt not working right, contact Gallagher & Kennedy for a free consultation. Millions…

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An American Tragedy

Posted on September 1, 2020 in Opioids,Personal Injury

The image is striking.  The President stands at the podium at a convention, fiercely gripping its sides with both hands, as if he is steadying himself on a ship at sea.  Speaking to a non-partisan group of mental health, addiction, and law enforcement professional, his tone is uncharacteristically solemn, as he details the sobering facts…

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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Arizona?

Posted on August 18, 2020 in Car Accidents

A hit-and-run is a crime that can derail the car accident insurance claims process. Although Arizona has a fault-based insurance law, you will not be able to file a third-party claim if you do not know the identity of the at-fault driver. This does not, however, mean you will have zero options in terms of…

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What Should I Do After a Construction Zone Car Accident in Arizona?

Posted on August 18, 2020 in Car Accidents,Personal Injury

Construction zones can be unsafe places for workers and drivers alike. From 1982 to 2017, approximately 27,000 people died in work zone accidents in the US. Roadside construction zones can present many hazards for drivers, including bright lights, distractions, loose gravel, uneven shoulders, confusing detours and equipment left too close to the road. If you…

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Insurance coverage for airplane accidents

Posted on July 24, 2020 in Aviation

Insurance coverage for airplane accidents can vary widely. First, liability insurance is just one part of an aircraft policy. The other parts insure the value of the aircraft for damage and perhaps medical expenses. Liability insurance is triggered when the insured policy holder could be legally responsible for an injury or death caused by a…

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Aerobatic flying requires special training

Posted on July 20, 2020 in Aviation

On May 2, 2020 there was a fatal airplane accident near Zelmer Memorial Airport in Illinois. The FAA is investigating the crash of a single engine two-seat 1996 Yakoviev Yak-52 airplane that killed the pilot. The accident airplane was a 1987 Russian-built Yakovlev Yak-52, a single-engine, low-wing, two-place tandem cockpit airplane. The Yak-52 was designed…

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How Will COVID-19 Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on July 20, 2020 in COVID-19,Personal Injury

Among the many things COVID-19 has changed is the civil justice system. With no in-person hearings or jury trials during the pandemic, the courts in Arizona are backed up with delayed and postponed cases. Courthouses, judges and attorneys are doing everything they can, however, to continue resolving personal injury cases remotely during this time. Limited…

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Rules of the Road in the Sky

Posted on July 13, 2020 in Aviation

An aircraft in distress has the right-of-way over all other air traffic. When aircraft of the same category are converging at approximately the same altitude (except head-on, or nearly so), the aircraft to the other’s right has the right-of-way. If the aircraft are of different categories: A balloon has the right-of-way over any other category…

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Remember Flight Paperwork with “ARROW”

Posted on July 6, 2020 in Aviation

The acronym ARROW helps pilots remember the paperwork to be kept in a plane at all times: Airworthiness Certificate – this is the airworthiness certificate provided after the aircraft is inspected by an FAA-approved vendor. This document ensures the safety and condition of the plane before it takes-off; Registration Certificate – this is the registration…

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In the Huddle with the MVPs of Gallagher & Kennedy

Posted on July 1, 2020 in Firm News

Gallagher & Kennedy, one of Arizona’s premier law firms, is comprised of attorneys whose talents and expertise have consistently ranked them among the finest in the country. Not surprisingly, several of these attorneys first proved their prowess, stamina, and avidity to win as NCAA athletes.

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Baggage & Safety

Posted on June 29, 2020 in Aviation

How much baggage weighs is very important in pre-flight planning, but so is proper loading. Improper loading can severely impede an airplane’s performance and maneuverability. The load must also be secure. If the load moves to the aft of the plane, the center of gravity moves aft as well. This will decrease the stability of…

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