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Auto Product Defects: Car Companies can be Responsible When Your Vehicle does not Protect you in a Crash.

Posted on April 13, 2020 in Car Accidents

Auto manufacturers are required to design and test vehicles and their component parts to ensure that they are “crashworthy.”  It is known that vehicles will crash, and responsible automakers must anticipate certain crash conditions and make sure that their vehicles are safe when they crash. There are many things that can go wrong in a…

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Hiring an Attorney: The Need for Speed

Posted on April 9, 2020 in Personal Injury

You were just in an accident.  You’re injured, have no car and can’t work.  You are trying to get medical care, replace your car, and make ends meet.  You don’t have time to find an attorney or figure out who to hire.  But you need to.  And NOW. Why? Get Accident Videos. More and more…

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Emergency Descents

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Aviation

An emergency descent occurs when the pilot makes the aircraft descend as rapidly as possible. The need for this maneuver could be an onboard fire, a sudden loss of cabin pressure, or any other situation demanding an immediate and rapid descent. Although an emergency, a pilot should not descend beyond the structural limits of the…

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How does COVID-19 affect your claim?

Posted on April 2, 2020 in COVID-19

With the global coronavirus pandemic, many business have ceased work.  Under Governor Ducey’s order, lawyers and legal services are considered “essential” and we continue to work on your case.  While many courts have gone to telephonic hearings and videoconferencing, they remain open (sometimes via remote sources such as secure DropBox links) for filing.   For cases already…

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Nursing Homes and Covid-19

Posted on April 2, 2020 in COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic impacts the entire nation, the elderly and infirm are especially at risk. The facilities that take care of our loved ones must be even more vigilant than before. Some are stepping up and adopting measures to reduce the risk of exposure to their patients Others, unfortunately, are not. If you have…

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Kevin Neal: Taking it to the Limit

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Firm News

Shareholder Kevin Neal was featured in the Attorney at Law Magazine.  After more than 30 years representing clients in the areas of wrongful death and personal injury with an emphasis on aviation crashes, medical malpractice and product liability, Kevin’s zest for life, adventure and giving back have never been greater.  

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Should I Notify My Insurance Company of the Auto Accident?

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Car Accidents

In Arizona, every driver lawfully must have car insurance. Car insurance is what guarantees a driver’s financial responsibility. It enables drivers to pay for the damages they cause in auto accidents. After you get into an accident, one of your duties as a driver may be to call your insurance provider and report the wreck….

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Steps in a Car Accident Lawsuit

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Car Accidents

The civil justice system gives auto accident survivors ways to recover financial compensation for their damages from at-fault parties. First is the insurance claim. Most auto accident cases settle through insurance negotiations. A car accident lawsuit might be necessary, however, if you have life-changing injuries or a loved one died in a Phoenix auto accident…

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How Do Insurance Companies Investigate Auto Claims?

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Car Accidents

Filing an auto insurance claim is only the beginning of the recovery process after an accident. Once you notify the insurance provider of the accident, it will assign someone to review your claim and decide if you are eligible for coverage. Understanding the investigative process could give you an advantage during the handling of your…

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Dos and Don’ts of Speaking With Auto Insurance Adjusters

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Car Accidents

Auto insurance adjusters are the professionals with the task of investigating your claim and determining its validity. Auto insurance companies hire adjusters to process clients’ claims. A claims adjuster’s job is to contact the client, investigate the case and decide whether the insurer should take it (and how much to offer, if so). Expect a…

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What Is Pilot Error?

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Aviation

Every year, airplanes and helicopters crash. More often than not, there is some element of  human error involved. In other words, preventable negligence. Piloting a plane is not an easy task. Even with modern technology and automated processes, pilots must do a lot to maintain proper inflight diligence and safely take-off and land. Unfortunately, some…

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Psychological Hazards for Pilots

Posted on April 1, 2020 in Aviation

Several psychological hazards may cause a pilot to not act quickly and safely when faced with an emergency. Some of these factors include being unwilling to accept the emergency situation; a hope to save the airplane; and concern about getting hurt. Pilot training and experience in handling emergencies are critically important.

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Emergency Landings

Posted on March 21, 2020 in Aviation

There are three main types of emergency landings: a “forced landing” (an immediate landing because the plane or helicopter cannot keep flying, such as with engine failure); a “precautionary landing” (the aircraft is still flyable but not advisable, such as worsening weather, getting lost, low fuel and engine trouble); and “ditching” (a forced or precautionary…

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Handling Emergency Situations in Flight

Posted on March 15, 2020 in Aviation

Non-normal and emergency situations can occur during a flight. The key to handling such a situation is for the pilot to know and follow the procedures from the airplane or helicopter manufacturer and contained in the FAA approved Airplane Flight Manual and/or Pilot’s Operating Handbook.

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