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Arizona Seatbelt Law & How it Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

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

A seat belt in a car.

The single most important thing you can do to keep yourself and your passengers safe is to make sure everyone is wearing a seatbelt. In Arizona, it’s also the law. If you get pulled over, the driver may be cited for themselves and anyone else inside the vehicle under 16 who isn’t wearing a seatbelt.

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Do GoFundMe’s or Other Fundraisers Affect My Injury Claim?

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

A person wearing a blue arm sleeve.

Medical debt is a huge problem in this country. Millions of Americans are saddled with overwhelming medical costs, and every year, hundreds of thousands of people are forced into bankruptcy because they can’t pay their medical bills.

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What If You Can’t Afford To See a Doctor After an Accident?

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

A doctor in a white coat and a mask holding a patient chart sitting across from a patient.

Accidents can be physically and emotionally traumatic experiences. Seeking prompt medical attention is often the first step to a full recovery. However, for many accident victims, the financial burden of medical care can be overwhelming. The challenges faced by those who can’t afford to see a doctor after an accident are real, but there are some options for accessing affordable care.

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The Role of Expert Witnesses in Injury Cases

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

A well dressed business man testifying in a court of law.

Expert witnesses play a crucial role in personal injury cases, helping to navigate the complex legal and factual issues that arise. They are individuals with specialized knowledge, skills, training, or experience in specific fields relevant to the case. Their presence is not just a mere formality; it’s a game-changer.

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How Teslas and Other Electric Vehicles Threaten Buildings

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

Tesla charging station near a building

When electric car batteries explode or catch on fire, the danger to vehicle occupants is extreme. Those who are present in nearby buildings may also be at risk. Defects and issues with electric vehicles can lead to building fires and a risk of serious injury.

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July 4th Dangers and Safety Tips

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

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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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How PTSD Could Be Included in an Injury Claim

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

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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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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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Calculating Pain and Suffering for Arizona Accident Victims

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

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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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How Electric Shocks Damage Your Heart Long-Term

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

Electrical shock can have a devastating impact on your body. It may cause severe burns, nerve damage, disruption of the central nervous system, heart attacks, and even death.

By disrupting electrical impulses that regulate your heartbeat, electric shock may cause immediate harm, including cardiac arrest. Scientists have also discovered that electric shock contributes to long-term heart problems.

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