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July 4th Dangers and Safety Tips

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 20, 2023

Hand holding a sparkler in front of the sunset.

The fourth of July is the time to celebrate our nation’s independence. Many Americans spend this holiday with family and friends at the beach, on the water, or with a backyard barbeque. Wherever Independence Day is celebrated, fireworks are usually part of the picture. When the proper precautions are not taken, July 4th celebrations can potentially cause severe injuries or worse.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Congratulations to Our 2023 Husband & Wife Law Team Scholarship Winners!

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 19, 2023

Every year, The Husband & Wife Law Team sponsors two $1000 college scholarships for deserving students. One of the scholarships is available for students from Arizona, and the other is open to students throughout the country.

Providing these scholarships has been a wonderful experience for us. It’s really gratifying to be able to give something back to a country and a state that has provided our family with so many wonderful opportunities.

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Posted in: Firm News

A Comprehensive Guide to Truck Blind Spots

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 10, 2023

A blue big rig truck from the grill up focused on the large side mirror

Every enclosed vehicle has blind spots, but they are particularly large on big rigs. This is because truck drivers sit much higher than drivers of passenger vehicles as the vehicles are extra-long, with the trailer blocking the driver’s view. A truck’s blind spots are also known as “no zones.” These are areas on all four sides of a rig where other vehicles are not visible to the truck driver. To check blind spots in adjacent lanes along the vehicle, truck drivers must turn their bodies, as the truck mirrors do not cover these areas.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

The Injury Dangers Associated with Jet Skis

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on April 30, 2023

Jet skin on the water with no rider

Jets skis and other types of personal watercraft (PWC) are loads of fun. But they travel very fast and they can be difficult to maneuver. When PWCs aren’t used properly, serious injuries and death may result.

Arizona has strict rules about who can operate PWCs and how you’re allowed to use them. Riders, owners, and businesses that rent out PWCs must make sure that operators are fully aware of the safety rules and that these vehicles are being used safely.

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Posted in: Boating Accident

How Dashcams Affect Car Accident Liability

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on April 20, 2023

Car video camera attached to the windshield to record driving and prevent danger from driving

Dashcams have a lot of benefits – they can help confirm what happened during an accident and they help protect your vehicle when it’s parked. But the information on your dashcam can also be used against you in a criminal case or a civil lawsuit.

If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, you’ll want to consult with a Phoenix car accident lawyer right away. Your attorney can review your dashcam video and advise on your best legal options.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

When Trucks Should Use Runaway Truck Ramps

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on April 10, 2023

Big Rig with yellow car and white

Like most people, you’ve probably noticed the yellow signs along hilly mountain roads that say, “Runaway Truck Ramp.” You may have also seen the ramps that veer upward along the side of a downhill-sloping road.

When a truck’s brakes fail as it’s traveling downhill, a devastating collision may occur.

Runaway truck ramps are designed to stop a truck and prevent these accidents.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Ways Hazardous Chemicals Can Cause Injury

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on March 30, 2023

Dangerous hazard sign

Hazardous chemicals on worksites can cause serious injuries to workers. American workers suffer more than 50,000 deaths and 190,000 illnesses related to chemical exposure every year, as reported by OSHA. Construction is one of the highest risk occupations for exposure to toxic substances.

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Posted in: Workplace Injury

How PTSD Could Be Included in an Injury Claim

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on March 20, 2023

man sitting by a body of water with his head in his hands looking anxious

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can occur in individuals who have experienced traumatic events. Symptoms may include flashbacks to the traumatic incident, nightmares, avoiding reminders of the traumatic event, negative thoughts or feelings, being easily startled or frightened, and reactive symptoms, such as irritability, angry outbursts, and difficulty concentrating or sleeping.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Factoring Loss of Consortium Into Legal Claims

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on March 10, 2023

Young woman standing behind an injured person in a wheelchair. They are both looking at nature.

When a person with a family is hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, their family members suffer along with them. Not only are they devastated to see their loved one injured, but they also lose the support and care of the injured victim while he or she recovers. This is known as loss of consortium. It is important to understand this term to help you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys can assess the full extent of your damages, including loss of consortium.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Calculating Pain and Suffering for Arizona Accident Victims

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on February 28, 2023

sad woman holds her head in her hands

When it comes to calculating damages, pain and suffering is a major component in determining how much a plaintiff should be awarded for their injuries. Unlike economic damages, which cover more easily quantifiable costs like medical bills and lost wages, pain and suffering are considered non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate since a variety of factors must be considered, including the length of time it will take to recover, the impact the injuries had on quality of life, and any mental anguish experienced as a result of the accident.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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