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LEGAL BLOG Month: March 2023

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March
2023
A: Filing for bankruptcy can potentially have an impact on your personal injury claim. If you are considering bankruptcy or have already filed, it is important to inform your personal injury attorney right away. Depending on the circumstances, filing for bankruptcy could potentially impact the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive for your...
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March
2023
A: Most likely not. Arizona law prohibits insurance companies from increasing your premiums for an accident that you did not cause or significantly contribute to. The law also penalizes insurers who violate this rule (A.R.S. Section 20-263). However, insurance companies can increase your rates if you were at fault or if you have a history...
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March
2023
A: The insurance adjuster is responsible for investigating the claim and determining the amount of compensation that should be offered. It is important to remember that the insurance adjuster is working for the insurance company and their goal is to pay out as little as possible. That’s why it is important to have an experienced...
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March
2023
A: Expert witnesses play an important role in many personal injury cases. They have specialized knowledge and training in areas relevant to the case, such as medicine, engineering, or accident reconstruction. They can provide testimony and analysis that can help establish liability, demonstrate the extent of your injuries, and calculate damages. Our personal injury lawyers...
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March
2023
A: A settlement is an agreement between the parties involved in a case to resolve the matter without going to trial. Typically, the defendant or their insurance company will offer a certain amount of money to compensate the plaintiff for their damages. A trial verdict, on the other hand, is the result of a trial...
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March
2023
A: Most cases do get resolved before going to court, but it varies depending on the case. If an insurance company contests fault or the value of your case, there is a greater chance that your case will go to court. When the insurance companies know your lawyer will file suit if necessary, your chances...
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March
2023
A: Possibly. If your case goes to trial, you may be called to testify in court. Your attorney will prepare you for the trial and provide guidance on what to expect. It’s important to be honest and straightforward in your testimony. Q: WILL I HAVE TO TESTIFY IN COURT IF MY CASE GOES TO TRIAL?...
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March
2023
A: Many people wonder whether they will have to go to court for their personal injury case. At our law firm, we understand that going to trial can be stressful and time-consuming. Our goal is to obtain the best possible financial outcome for your injuries without having to go to court. In most cases, lawsuits...
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March
2023
A: Liens and subrogation are legal mechanisms that allow third-party payers, such as health insurance companies, to seek reimbursement for expenses they have paid related to your injury. These can be complex issues to navigate, and it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with liens and subrogation. Our...
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29
March
2023
A: If you do not have health insurance and are in need of medical care after an accident, our personal injury law firm can assist you. Our experienced attorneys and paralegals can help you find medical providers who can wait for payment until your case is settled. We understand that medical bills can be a...
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