Arizona Driving Laws | Rules Of The Road You Need To Know

Whether you are a first-year driver or a seasoned driver spanning several decades, local drivers could use a refreshment course on Arizona driving laws. It is always good to get some reminders for some actions that may have become habitual behaviors. Not every habit is a good one, and that’s what the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and city traffic departments try to remind the general public. All throughout Mesa and surrounding cities are signage alongside roadways with simple reminders. … Read More

What is a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice is a singular or series of decisions made in a medical environment that leads to worsening injuries or death. This is considered a deviation from the “standard of care.” Ultimately, these decisions affect the outcome of the patient’s ability to resume life the same as before receiving medical treatment. This includes reduced mobility, tremendous pain that is debilitating to continue everyday activities, and more. As the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after cancer and heart … Read More

How to Best Handle Mass Transit Accidents

Throughout Phoenix, AZ the mass transit system is changing. In most parts of the Phoenix Valley, this means embracing faster transportation in the form of light rail cars. These special types of train tracks currently run from Dunlap Avenue and 19th Avenue all the way into the heart of Mesa, AZ, ending at Main Street and Mesa Drive. What does this mean for local drivers? The lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC are watching out for your safety with … Read More

The Trial Process of Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit

In the event that personal injury mediation is not an option or did not end in a favorable resolution for your case, a trial will be scheduled. Trials for accident lawsuits can be resolved in as early as one day but usually take longer since courtrooms only reserve half a day for trial proceedings. If your trial keeps getting rescheduled, don’t fret. This does not mean that the judge or the court has a prejudice against your case. It’s common … Read More

Personal Injury Mediation Process For Accident Lawsuits

When filing any type of accident lawsuit, it’s common for both parties to meet with a legal mediator, an objective third party that helps both sides to come to an agreement without ever setting foot in a courtroom. When legal mediation reaches a desirable outcome, everyone wins. These outcomes are decided in a controlled environment between the two parties themselves. In contrast, when a lawsuit takes place in the courtroom, there are many circumstances that can lead to unfavorable outcomes … Read More

Filing Personal Injury Discovery For Accident Lawsuits

When you are working with a personal injury lawyer to file an accident lawsuit, the entire process can take some time, especially when it is filed with a state court. Your legal advocate is there to help guide you and prepare you for the court proceeding for your case. While waiting for an answer to the insurance demand letter, your lawyer’s team has already been working on the discovery phase of your accident lawsuit. In fact, this started right after … Read More

Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits: The Demand Package

Filing a personal injury lawsuit does not always make its way to the courtroom. In fact, as many as 96 percent of personal injury lawsuits are pre-settled with insurance demand letters and counteroffers. That is why it is imperative to present a strong personal injury demand letter to the counter party’s insurance company to seek adequate compensation for your injuries. A settlement demand letter for insurance companies presents all the facts and your version of the incident for thorough review. … Read More

How Long to Use a Rear-Facing Car Seat in Arizona

Becoming a parent is a new experience filled with sheer joy, milestones, and, at times, confusion, doubt, and challenges. One area that you should pay extra attention to as a mom or dad is car seat safety. Safety is something that you should never compromise on. Educate yourself about the various car seat laws and booster seat requirements required in Arizona. It’s also important to research how long you should keep your baby or toddler’s car seat in the rear-facing … Read More

Top 4 Causes for Pedestrian & Bicyclist Accidents

Highway traffic deaths have declined in recent years, due in part to road and highway engineers as well as drivers practicing safe habits. Despite the decline, there has been a spike in non-vehicular deaths specifically with pedestrians and cyclists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in non-vehicular accidents by 13 percent in 2003 to an upward spike of 17 percent in 2012. What causes pedestrian accidents and injuries and what kind of precautions can cyclists, pedestrians, … Read More

The 3 Most Confusing (and Deadly) Intersections Near Mesa, AZ

Car accidents in the United States are unfortunately very common. In fact, it is estimated that 10 million accidents from bumper taps to fatal accidents occur in the United States every year! Some of the most common and deadly places for accidents are at intersections. Intersections are busy arterial road sections or junctions where two or more roads meet and cross. In Arizona, intersections are major cross sections of our grid system facilitating traffic often along long, straight paths. Intersections … Read More

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