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We report on crashes that occur on Arizona highways. We have seen firsthand the catastrophic injuries and untimely deaths that result from these crashes. We believe it is our duty to raise public awareness of the injuries and loss of life that occurs daily on our highways and to hold public officials and entities accountable to the citizens of Arizona.

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KOLD-TV                  “Another Fatal Accident on I-19 Raises Concerns”

KOLD-TV                   “Deadly Highway.”

KOLD-TV                   “Crossover Accidents on I-10.”

KJZZ-FM                   “Arizona Supreme Court Holds State Liable for Fatal Accident on I-10”

KOLD-TV                    “47 Million Dollar Jury Award.”             “Lack of barriers makes I-10 stretch AZ’s deadly freeway.”

KOLD-TV                   “No Median Barrier Signs.”

Arizona Daily Star    “Lawsuit questions government’s road safety obligation”


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No Change in Arizona Insurance Minimum

In the most recent legislative session, state legislators tried to revise the outdated Arizona insurance minimum set in 1972. Current Arizona law requires motorists to purchase what is known as 15/30/10 coverage: $15,000 for injuries to any one person, $30,000 for all injuries from the same crash, and $10,000 in property damage, usually to the…


Wrong-Way Crash Kills Two

Two women are dead and six others, including two children and two teens, were sent to the hospital following another wrong-way crash on SR 347 just south of Phoenix last Monday night. Emergency service vehicles rushed to the catastrophic scene on the freeway near Riggs Road (close to Interstate 10) on Monday night. The tragic…


Midtown Motorcycle Crash Turns Fatal

When it comes to traffic-related subjects, Arizona is an overachiever and not in a positive way. Recent national studies have shown that our state ranks number one in pedestrian fatalities. In the first half of 2017, Arizona had 1.61 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. Another study ranks Arizona at number five for the highest rate…


Crossover Crash Kills Two Near Gila Bend

Two people were killed, and five others were injured in a median crossover crash on Interstate 8 near Gila Bend last Friday afternoon. Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials said two people were confirmed dead, and five others were flown by helicopter to local hospitals for their injuries after two vehicles collided near milepost 98…


Facebook: Beware What You Share

If you are like millions of Americans, you probably have a Facebook account. Maybe you use it a lot, or perhaps you hardly use it at all.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress this week to talk about what Facebook is doing to protect the privacy of its users.

When was the last time, if ever, you checked the “apps and websites” section as well as your privacy settings on Facebook? You should also check your ad preferences. According to Facebook checking your ad preferences allows you to “learn what influences the ads you see and take control of your ad experience.”

You may have clicked or “liked” items posted by friends in the past. When you did this, you may not realize that your “like” has become an “interest.” Check the categories listed under “your interests”. You’ll be shocked by what shows up.

Facebook allows you to control how much of your data is shared, including your employer, your relationship status, and your education. We advise our clients to limit the exposure of their private information across all social platforms.

When advertisers want to target a specific group of customers who, for example, are a particular age and have a specific political affiliation or interest, Facebook makes that possible. The things you share and the inferences Facebook makes about you are bundled together with similar people’s data, stripped of names and sold to companies. Businesses then use the data to put ads in front of people they want to reach.

Facebook is free to use, and they earn revenue by selling ads to businesses and companies worldwide. While it’s great to use a free app like Facebook, take the time to check your settings and gain some control over what you are sharing with the world.

As a law firm, we make recommendations to our clients about social media. We recommend changing your privacy settings so only your friends can see what you post. Don’t ever accept a friend request from someone you don’t know.

Before you post something, think carefully. Once you share something on any digital service, your personal information leaves your control.


What to Do If Your Car Has Been Recalled

What is a car recall? A vehicle recall occurs when a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a car model (or several models) has some a safety-related defect or doesn’t comply with a federal safety standard. The carmaker will alert vehicle owners to the problem and usually offer a…


Second I-10 Widening Project Begins

For the next 18 months, drivers who use I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix will be seeing additional construction work as crews begin widening the interstate to three lanes in each direction. According to the latest Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) news release, widening work will take place on a four-mile stretch south of Earley Road…