Large Truck Accidents: Experience Matters

When it comes to a truck accident, experience matters. Crashes involving a large truck (commercial trucks, semi trucks, tractor trailers) can often be catastrophic and fatal. The majority of large trucks are massive vehicles, often carrying thousands of pounds of cargo and goods. These types of trucks are heavy and…

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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In the most recent legislative session, state legislators tried to revise the outdated Arizona insurance minimum set in 1972.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…

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AZ Ranks Highest in Pedestrian Deaths Nationwide

The Governor's Highway Safety Association has issued their 2017 report on pedestrian deaths, and Arizona is at the top of the list. The governors’ association, which calls itself as “the states’ voice on highway safety,” found that five states — California, Texas, Florida, New York and Arizona — accounted for…

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Will Arizona Finally Raise Insurance Minimums?

In 1972 the classic movie "The Godfather" hit theaters, Don McLean sang about Buddy Holly in "American Pie" and Nixon was president. That same year, the Arizona legislature established our current insurance coverage minimums, and the minimums have never changed. The world has changed since 1972. There was an assumption that…

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2017-A Deadly Year for Tucson Pedestrians

A record number of pedestrian deaths in 2017 is making the Tucson City Council consider strengthening its hands-free ordinance. Last March, the council passed the city's first hand's free ordinance. This ordinance makes using a cell phone or electronic device in a moving vehicle a secondary offense. Tucson police cannot…

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An Appearance Before the Ninth Circuit

Tucson attorney John Leader had the privilege of appearing before the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit, Court of Appeals today in San Francisco. The oral argument was live streamed from the Court of Appeals, allowing those of us at the Leader Law Firm to watch John in action.…

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