Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog – Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
Here in Phoenix, there is nothing more soothing than a bike ride in late spring, as you take in the fresh air and lovely weather. But like any city, our streets can be treacherous for local bicyclists. While car drivers should always respect cyclists and avoid hitting them, in some instances, riding defensively can protect you from suffering a serious or fatal injury.
The concept of someone being to blame for another person’s self-neglect is a difficult one to wrap your head around. After all, if an adult becomes ill or injured due to his own actions, who could be liable but that adult? Well, elderly people require a great deal of care, and when an elderly person is allowed to self-neglect, then his or her caretakers should be held responsible.
Many people are tempted to walk serious injuries off, not wanting to bother with seeing a doctor or paying medical bills. However, that attitude can prove to be deadly, especially when brain injuries are involved.
As St. Patrick’s Day draws ever closer, we are all looking for more of that old Irish luck in our lives. For many, the holiday is a welcome break from the turmoil of the past year, but if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that safety should always be our top priority. While you may hope to enjoy a lively party and night out for St. Patrick’s Day, drinking and driving is still a major risk.
As we near the one-year anniversary since the pandemic started, the team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has not forgotten about the great struggles our on-the-ground and essential workers are going through. Doctors, nurses, medical staff, and volunteers from every county in Arizona are working tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy on a daily basis. To help alleviate their burdens, the Husband and Wife Law Team has teamed up with Dignity Health Foundation East Valley. Together, we are recognizing the over 4,000 healthcare workers at both Chandler Regional and Gilbert Mercy Medical Centers with a $10,000 donation to the “Guardian Angel Program.”
Arizona has historically had one of the lowest auto insurance minimums in the country. However, that has recently changed. The auto insurance minimums were raised in 2020, and all Arizona drivers should be aware of what this increase actually means.
It’s that time of year again! The Husband and Wife Law Team is back with scholarships for 2021. Two diligent and passionate students will be given a $1,000 scholarship for their higher education. One winner will be picked from Arizona, and one will be picked from anywhere else in the country.
Self-driving vehicles may sound like an idea for the distant future, but that science fiction has already started to become a reality. Just as there has been a push to get self-driving cars road-ready, there has also been a push to get self-driving commercial trucks on the roadways as well.
Considering how much more dangerous big rigs are than sedans, you may expect that it would be several more years before self-driving trucks really hit the market, but what you may not realize is that these driverless trucks are already in use.
After a serious accident that was someone else’s fault, you will probably want to file a claim. This way, you can recover proper compensation. Without a claim, you may be left to pay for your property damage and medical bills with no help from the person who was actually responsible for your damages. However, what many people in Arizona don’t know is that the personal injury claim system operates on what is called “pure several liability.” What is several liability, and how does it impact your claim?
A new texting-while-driving ban has been passed in Arizona and took effect on January 1st, 2021. While some cities in Arizona have already issued cellphone bans in the past, this new law is meant to focus on the state as a whole, to push for safer roads. Distracted driving is a serious issue on the roadways across America, and especially in Arizona itself. The law is already having a major impact on the community.
Get Help Now
During a free consultation, we will look at the important aspects of your case, answer your questions, and explain your legal rights and options clearly. All submissions are confidentially reviewed by Mark Breyer.
Confidentially reviewed by Attorney Mark Breyer