May 05, 2017

What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse and NeglectThe statistics behind nursing home abuse and neglect are shocking, yet many instances of elder abuse go unreported. A study conducted by the Division of the House Government Reform Committee found approximately 30 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. had abuse or neglect violations within a two-year period. Elder abuse can come in the form of physical,...

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May 03, 2017

Examples of What is Considered Wrongful Death | CottonwoodThe death of a loved one is arguably the most difficult time you will face in your lifetime. When the death is from negligence or could have been prevented, your grief can worsen. A wrongful death claim can be filed for numerous reasons against individuals, manufacturers of products or pharmaceuticals, property owners and many others. These lawsuits...

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May 01, 2017

How to Recognize Distracted Driving Before It's Too Late | Ariz. Distracted driving is deadly, and you’ve likely seen the public service announcements that prove it. These ads typically feature the final text a driver sent seconds before a fatal auto accident occurred. Texting while driving is illegal in 46 states, but using your cell phone while driving in Arizona is still legal (except for the first six months...

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March 29, 2017

It is difficult to shop for car insurance because the insurers require lots of information from you before they quote a price, and it seems like you are comparing oranges to apples. Some insurers quote prices that can be twice as high as others. Insurers base their auto premiums on many things, such as your age, driving record, and the type of vehicle you have.

Recently, Consumer Reports (“How to Save on Car Insurance,” March 2017) published results of its research, indicating that for more than based upon 2.7 billion premiums, the bulk of auto insurance policies in the U.S., additional factors were discovered that premiums were...

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March 23, 2017

10 Warning Signs of a Brain Injury After an Accident | PrescottBrain injuries are often referred to as catastrophic injuries as they can have a profound impact on you and your family members. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Auto accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries, but they can also be caused by falls, contact sports and violence as well as incidents of medical negligence or...

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March 14, 2017

Tips to Avoid St. Patrick's Day Accidents | Prescott Valley, Ariz.The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Phoenix was last weekend, but more festivities are planned in downtown Prescott on Friday. One local bar is even hiding gold coins for patrons to find and use to buy penny drinks. While St. Paddy’s Day can be a golden pot of fun, it’s important to stay safe while you partake in the celebration and avoid driving under the influence.

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February 24, 2017

How to Recover Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident | Ariz.Motorcycle crashes are among the most deadly due to the vulnerability of the motorcyclist. Motor vehicle drivers often fail to notice a motorcycle on the road, leading to catastrophic injuries and fatalities, but there are many variables that can cause these crashes. In 2015 alone, there were 4,976 deaths and 88,000 injuries from...

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February 21, 2017

What to Do After an Accident With a Semi-Truck | CottonwoodHundreds of Americans die each year in semi-truck accidents or tractor-trailer accidents. These 80,000-pound vehicles are often seen as “death traps” and lead to catastrophic injuries and death in a majority of instances. Under-ride accidents are particularly dangerous, which involve a smaller vehicle...

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February 13, 2017

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Arizona? | Cottonwood, AZThe pain of losing a loved one cannot be measured, and this anguish worsens when the cause of death could have (and should have) been avoided. Wrongful death in Arizona is defined as any death that is the result of neglect, default or a wrongful act. A wrongful death claim can be filed in a case where the deceased individual would have had grounds to file a...

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February 08, 2017

Elder Abuse Statistics That Will Shock You | Prescott Valley Elder abuse and neglect at home and in nursing homes is vastly underreported and in many cases can lead to irreversible injuries and death. An estimated 1-2 million Americans 65 and older have suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of their caregivers. Many of these elderly people have physical or mental handicaps, which render them unable to speak up and fight for...

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