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The Case of a Deadly Dog-Related Personal Injury

The Case of a Deadly Dog-Related Personal Injury In Becker v. Liu, No. 1 CA-CV 17-0515 (Ariz. Ct. App. Aug. 7, 2018) the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One considered the question of the extent to which dog owners are liable to a house sitter a personal injury caused by their dog. The Court held […]

What is required to get punitive damages in Arizona?

What’s requested to get punitive damages in Arizona? The appeal case of Hart v. Biederbeck  In Hart v. Biederbeck, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0702 (Ariz. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2019), the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One considered the question of a plaintiff requesting punitive damages in connection with intentional tort claims arising from an altercation […]

Suing for negligence after an injury: Normandin v. Encanto

Suing for negligence after an injury: the case of  Normandin v. Encanto Adventures, LLC – No. CV-18-0200-PR (Ariz. May 17, 2019) In Normandin v. Encanto Adventures, LLC,  the Arizona Supreme Court held that a company who entered into a concessionaire agreement to operate a children’s amusement area in a public park was not afforded the […]

Host’s Liability in Personal Injury Cases in Arizona

This article is written about host’s liability as construed by Arizona law. As with any big date — be it Christmas, NYE, the Super Bowl, Spring Break or Memorial Day — Arizona residents will host backyard parties. Well, they need to take caution when hosting parties. In Arizona, a social host, or party thrower, can be held […]

Cyclists and Pedestrians: Pima County Programs for Safety

The number of cyclists and pedestrians injured in accidents involving collision with cars in Tucson is too high. City ordinances have been issued that require cars drivers to keep a safe distance between themselves and bikers, but all too often, drivers ignore these rules.  Though bicycle lanes are clearly marked, automobilists forget to check their side mirrors […]

Procedural details matter – Gamboa v. Metzler

This case is a reminder that court trials of personal injury cases require a very skillful handling of procedural matters, and adapting quickly to changing circumstances. A case that seemed buttoned up went “south” because of a procedural error on the part of the attorney. Here are the specifics…  Jaime Gamboa was a passenger in […]

Dog related injuries: Kaweske vs DeRosa

The Kaweske vs DeRosa case is an interesting personal injury case (dog related injuries) as it defines very clearly how the law construes the notion of “dangerous propensities” on the part of an animal (in this case, a dog) and the notion of “at large” in respect to the freedom of motion given to animals in […]

Villa v. Furar – A case of evidentiary errors

The Villa vs. Furar case shows how important it is for the personal injury attorney to cover their base for Appeals by examining the possible outcomes of the first trial. From this predictive work, measures will be taken during the first trial to preserve the plaintiff’s chances to a successful recover of damages, including how evidences are to be […]

Granville v. Howard – Pre-trial discovery in personal injury cases

Personal injury lawyers must carefully follow the many rules that apply to pre-trial discovery. Failure to do so can have drastic consequences. Consider the following case, where a seemingly small mistake turned a judgment for the defendant in the amount of nearly $18,000 into a judgment against the defendant in the amount of over $24,000. […]

Car vs. Pedestrian Accidents: Safety Tips for Arizona Residents

Car vs pedestrian accidents are not a rare instance in Tucson. Cases of drivers ignoring red lights or accelerating at the last moment when the orange light is about to turn red are all too numerous in the metro area. Granted, the Tucson traffic light system is badly managed. It is frustrating for any car driver to sit […]