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What Is Expressive Aphasia and What Causes It?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on November 30, 2022

Expressive aphasia, also known as Broca’s aphasia, is a language disorder caused by damage to parts of the brain that control speaking and language comprehension. It can be triggered by certain medical conditions or brain injuries.

Aphasia harms a person’s ability to use and understand words. The effects of aphasia may get better over time, but in most cases, the symptoms will never completely go away.

Aphasia can be very distressing for its victims, and it’s also hard on their close friends and relatives. But there are ways to help people cope with aphasia.

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Posted in: Brain Injury

Can Trespassers Sue for Premises Liability in Arizona?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on November 20, 2022

Premises liability is a legal concept that applies in a personal injury case where the injury was caused by an unsafe condition on someone’s property. The premises liability principle is applicable for injuries that occur on all types of property where residents, guests, or clients may be present, including businesses, homes, and apartment buildings.

In most cases, premises liability does not apply to trespasses. After all, a trespasser has no legitimate reason to be on private property, so it really doesn’t make sense to hold the property owner liable when a trespasser gets hurt.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Why Trucking Companies Must Hire Safe Drivers

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on November 10, 2022

There’s a lot of turnover in the trucking industry. Drivers are constantly leaving the profession because they get fed up with low pay and long hours. That’s why there’s considerable demand for new drivers. This is unfortunate because experienced drivers are less likely to make dangerous mistakes.

Trucking companies will try to save money by hiring inexperienced or poorly trained drivers. They may even hire drivers with bad driving records. This leads to serious accidents that harm thousands of unsuspecting drivers and their passengers every year.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Do Big Trucks Really Have “Black Boxes”?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on October 20, 2022

A black box is a device in a vehicle that records information, which can be used to monitor vehicle performance or determine the cause of an accident. Large commercial trucks have data recorders that check for information about the vehicle. The most common type is an electronic control module (ECM). Some large trucks have event data recorders more like a black box in an airplane. Both types of systems are often referred to as black boxes.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Do Dogs Who Bite People Have to Get Euthanized in Arizona?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on October 10, 2022

Every year in the U.S., more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA). More than 800,000 of the people who are bitten need medical treatment for their injuries. At least half of the people bitten are children.

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, you may hesitate to report the incident for fear that the dog will be put down. If this is the case, put your mind at ease. In most cases, animal control in Arizona will not euthanize a dog for biting someone unless the circumstances are extreme.

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Posted in: Dog Bite

The New Legislation Aimed at Reducing DUI Accidents

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on October 5, 2022

Congress has passed legislation mandating that automakers use technology to prevent alcohol-impaired people from driving cars. Monitoring systems to stop drunk drivers must be installed in all new vehicles as early as 2026. The U.S. Department of Transportation will first assess the best technology to use, then automobile manufacturers will be given time to comply with the new requirements. Approximately $17 billion in federal funds has been allocated to safety programs, the largest increase in decades, as reported by USA Today

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How Truckers Should Brake Properly

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on September 25, 2022

A big rig truck weighs up to 80,000. Trucks need to have fully operational brakes and a driver that knows how to use them to protect other motorists from collisions.

When trucking companies try to save money by skimping on regular militance or hiring inexperienced drivers who haven’t been trained in the proper breaking techniques, it can cause catastrophic accidents.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Tips for Preventing Bicycle Dooring Accidents

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on September 10, 2022

Dooring occurs when the driver or a passenger on the street-facing side of a car opens their door and obstructs the path of an oncoming cyclist. Even if the cyclist isn’t traveling fast, dooring can cause an accident that results in serious or even catastrophic injuries.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Work Zone Safety and Arizona Law

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on September 3, 2022

If you’re like most drivers, when you hit construction on your way to and from the office every day, you get frustrated. Your hands tightly grip the wheel, your heart rate goes up, and all you want to do is weave in and out of the cars stopped in front of you so you can get to your destination faster.

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How Are Daycares Allowed To Discipline Your Children?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on August 15, 2022

Entrusting your child to daycare can be daunting for parents. There are many facts parents need to know about how a daycare should operate, including how they are allowed to discipline your children.

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Posted in: Child Injury

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