June 29, 2017

Once you are pulled over, the officer immediately asks if you had anything to drink.  You automatically want to answer truthfully and say, “one beer”. This prompts the officer to ask you to step out of the car to perform a couple of sobriety tests just to make sure you...

June 12, 2017

Most people are unaware that Phoenix traffic-safety laws are designed to allow bicyclists to share the road safely with motor vehicles. To accomplish this, Arizona laws grant bike riders with the very same rights and responsibilities as motorists.

Arizona Revised Statut...

April 24, 2017

Suppose you’re stopped in the middle of an intersection waiting for traffic to clear before executing a safe left turn on a green light. Suddenly the light turns yellow, then red. Not wanting to be corralled in the middle of the intersection any longer, you begin to ma...

March 15, 2017

First and foremost, POUNDSTONE SCOTTEN does not condone drinking and driving. Nevertheless, we understand it is human nature to indulge in an adult beverage after a long day of work, with dinner, at a local sporting event, etc. and then the inevitable will take place,...

February 22, 2017

The old adage “every dog gets one free bite” hasn’t been the case in Arizona for more than 75 years. In 1990, the Arizona legislature reorganized and renumbered animal liability statutes into A.R.S. §§ 11-1001 to 11-1029. Specifically, A.R.S. § 11-1025 imposes strict l...

February 8, 2017

Suppose you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of having been involved in a car accident, a slip and fall, or some other accident that results in you being injured. Now assume the injuries you sustained are the result of someone else’s mistake. Oftentimes, y...

January 11, 2017

Arizona lien law is complicated and continuously evolving. When you are injured, seek medical treatment, and pursue a claim against the third party that caused you harm, Arizona’s lien laws will inevitably find their way into the discussion and likely play a part in yo...

January 7, 2017

One of the dirty secrets of the insurance industry is its use of Colossus and similar software programs designed to “calculate” the settlement value of personal injury claims stemming from automobile accidents. Because insurance companies generally like to keep its use...

January 5, 2017

In Arizona, every driver of an automobile is required to carry the state’s minimum liability insurance coverage limits. Drivers are required to insure their vehicles with at least the following amounts of coverage:

  • $15,000 per person for bodily injury liability,

  • ...

December 31, 2016

As a personal injury attorney in the Phoenix metropolitan area, I’m often asked, “If I’m in a car accident and the other driver is 100% at fault, will I recover less because I wasn’t wearing a seat belt?” My response is always the same, “It depends.”

Arizona has a statu...

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