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Construction Zone Car Accidents

Construction Zone Car Accidents

Construction zones are a common sight on Phoenix highways. Usually, road construction is nothing more than a nuisance that slows down your daily commute. However, if a construction zone is not clearly marked and sectioned off, it can pose a serious threat to drivers,...
A Client In The Rain

A Client In The Rain

On my way home from work the other day I heard the classic “Singin’ in the Rain”. I again visualized Gene Kelly dancing his way down a dark street in the pouring rain with an unopened umbrella. He’s singing “I’m happy again”....
Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch

I’ll never forget the call from the father. His college student son, thousands of miles away, was killed by a tractor trailer. The police officer told him it was just one of those things, that the incident was unavoidable. His son’s car had struck an elk...
Disc Injuries and Car Accidents

Disc Injuries and Car Accidents

Were you in a car accident and thought you had no injuries, but are now experiencing pain, numbness, even weakness in your arms, legs, or buttocks? You may have suffered a disc injury, which is a common injury that goes undetected after a car accident. Even if you...
Can A Dog Handler Interpret Dog Language?

Can A Dog Handler Interpret Dog Language?

The handler of a dog was allowed to testify that he could interpret what the dog was communicating to him. He said the dog identified a person’s scent on someone else’s bicycle. Since this was not based on any generally accepted science, how was this able...
Rocky

Rocky

I was watching the movie Rocky early one Sunday morning. Rocky, of course, is about the decent, down and out boxer the establishment decides would be the perfect foil for the champ to fight and from which to profit. Out of nowhere, Rocky finds himself in an...
Being Petty

Being Petty

Tom Petty is one of my favorite musicians. Yet he is more than that. I have heard him described as a craftsman. He creates the lyrics and melody, then molds them into a finished product, a song. Yet, there are many composers. Tom Petty goes well beyond that; he...
Who Will Actually be Working on Your Case?

Who Will Actually be Working on Your Case?

I once told a attorney friend of mine about a difficult case I was handling, but I was not worried because I never lose. The attorney was shocked that I could say such a thing. What he didn’t realize was that I was not trying to be cocky, just factual....
Texting while Driving Causes Car Accidents

Texting while Driving Causes Car Accidents

Did you know that a driver of a commercial vehicle is at least 20 times more likely to be involved in a “safety critical” event such as a car crash if he or she is texting while driving?  (2009, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute) A National Safety Council report...
Defective Tires and Tire Blowouts in Car Accidents

Defective Tires and Tire Blowouts in Car Accidents

Tens of millions of tires have been recalled in recent years according to the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA). Design or manufacturing defects in tires may contribute to loss of tread or blowouts, which can cause car accidents resulting...