Blog Posts in 2011

WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR OR MOTORCYCLE CRASH

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR OR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT 1) At the scene of the crash, cooperate with the police, but only tell the police what you saw or were able to observe. Do not guess ...
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Arizona Dog Owners Are Strictly Liable For Dog Bites

We all love dogs. Unfortunately, many dogs bite for no apparent reason. When a dog biteswithout being provoked and the bite causes harm, the dog's owner is strictly responsible for the damages ...
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Hot Coffee - Exposing the Truth Behind Tort Deform

HBO recently aired a wonderful documentary by Susan Saladoff entitled Hot Coffee, which outlines the truth behind the infamous "McDonald's hot coffee case" and how insurance companies, ...
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Arizona Law Regarding Duty to Third Parties

In order to successfully maintain a negligence /tort lawsuit in Arizona, a plaintiff/victim must show that a defendant had a legal obligation to protect him from injury or harm - a “duty” ...
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Ahlborn Reduction Applied Retroactively in Blanton v. Dept. Public Health and Human Resources

Our job is not complete when we obtain a judgment or settlement for our clients. In fact, obtaining a settlement is sometimes the easier part of the case. The hard part comes when lien collectors come ...
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TONY PALUMBO EXPLAINS WHY HE IS PROUD TO BE A TRIAL LAWYER

After almost 40 years of practicing law, Palumbo Wolfe founding partner, Tony Palumbo, explains why he is still proud to defend the rights of injury victims. STILL PROUD TO BE A PLAINTIFFS’ ...
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Arizona's Resorts and Hotels Have a Duty to Maintain Their Premises In a Safe Condition

Tourism is a major industry in Arizona. Hundreds of thousands of people flock from all over the world to experience Arizona's many attractions. While visiting, most visitors choose to stay at a hotel ...
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THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IS TOLLED FOR SOME TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY VICTIMS

A statute of limitations is an enactment in a common law legal system that sets forth the maximum time after an event that legal proceedings based on that event may be initiated. For Arizona personal ...
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PROOF THAT THERE IS NO NEED FOR MEDICAL LIABILITY REFORM IN ARIZONA

How often have you heard someone say that "medical malpractice claims are driving good doctors out of business, thus we need medical liability reform," or something to that effect. Well, the facts ...
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