http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury Arizona Accident Attorney Thu, 07 Jan 2016 22:58:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Car Accident Lawsuits & Settlements, December 2015 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2015/12/08/car-accident-lawsuits-settlements/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2015/12/08/car-accident-lawsuits-settlements/#respond Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:34:56 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1754 Each year, more than 2 million Americans are involved in car accidents that result in death or serious injury. Here’s a look at a few recent personal injury lawsuits and settlements related to car accidents. Lawsuit Filed Over “Ponderosa Jump” Deaths A lawsuit has been filed over the deaths of two teenagers from Spokane Valley, Washington who were killed in an auto accident. Both 15-year-olds were riding in the car of another teen who was driving over “the Ponderosa Jump,” a dip in the road which locals used to “catch air.” The car left the roadway and hit a tree,

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Each year, more than 2 million Americans are involved in car accidents that result in death or serious injury. Here’s a look at a few recent personal injury lawsuits and settlements related to car accidents.

Lawsuit Filed Over “Ponderosa Jump” Deaths

A lawsuit has been filed over the deaths of two teenagers from Spokane Valley, Washington who were killed in an auto accident.

Both 15-year-olds were riding in the car of another teen who was driving over “the Ponderosa Jump,” a dip in the road which locals used to “catch air.” The car left the roadway and hit a tree, causing the deaths of the two passengers. The driver of the vehicle, who had been driving at least 70 mph in a 25 mph zone, had just received his license the day before the accident.

The lawsuit was filed against Spokane Valley and Spokane County, who allegedly knew of the dangerous road conditions.

San Bernardino County, Calif. Settles Crash Lawsuit for $3.75M

A lawsuit over the death of a man in a crash with a sheriff’s deputy on Twentynine Palms Highway in California has been settled.

San Bernardino County is set to pay $3.75 million to settle the lawsuit. According to court records, San Bernardino County’s insurance carrier provided $1.25 million, and the county government will pay the rest.

The lawsuit was filed by the man’s widow against the deputy involved in the accident, his employers, San Bernardino County, the Sheriff’s Department and the city of Twentynine Palms.

What to Do if You’ve Been in a Car Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our award-winning team, led by attorney Jared Everton, can help:

  • maximize the potential compensation you may receive
  • investigate all details of your accident and injuries
  • protect your rights as an accident victim

To learn more about how we can help you, visit our Client Reviews to see how we’ve helped individuals and families in similar situations.

Call Jared Everton today at (480) 467-4349 for your free car accident case review.

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Family of That ‘70s Show actress Suing Rehab Center for Wrongful Death http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2014/06/16/family-70s-show-actress-suing-rehab-center-wrongful-death/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2014/06/16/family-70s-show-actress-suing-rehab-center-wrongful-death/#respond Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:19:33 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1593 Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, died last August after battling with drug and alcohol addiction. Kelly is most prominently known for her role of Laurie Foreman in the successful TV series, That ‘70s Show.  Kelly’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pax House LLC, the rehabilitation center where she was residing at the time of her death. The lawsuit was filed on June 9 on behalf of the Estate of Lisa Robin Kelly. The claims include ‘negligence resulting in wrongful death’. After an accidental overdose of unidentified drugs, Kelly reportedly died. Her husband supports the case, and believes the

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Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, died last August after battling with drug and alcohol addiction. Kelly is most prominently known for her role of Laurie Foreman in the successful TV series, That ‘70s Show

Kelly’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pax House LLC, the rehabilitation center where she was residing at the time of her death. The lawsuit was filed on June 9 on behalf of the Estate of Lisa Robin Kelly. The claims include ‘negligence resulting in wrongful death’. After an accidental overdose of unidentified drugs, Kelly reportedly died. Her husband supports the case, and believes the actress was neglected by the rehab facility. The documentation by the staff of when Kelly was last seen alive was several hours before she was discovered dead.

The troubled star seemed hopeful and confident leading up to her overdose. She was 43-years-old when she died in her sleep.

Wrongful Death Claims in Arizona

A wrongful death claim arises when the death of an individual is due to the legal fault of another person.  According to A.R.S. 12-611, when death is cause by a wrongful act, neglect, or default, the corporation or person liable could be charged with first or second degree manslaughter. A suit can be filed if the individual who passed would not have died during the act.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in AZ?

According to A.R.S. 12-612, a wrongful death claim can only be filed by specific survivors. These include:
-Spouse
-Child
-Parent/Guardian
-Legal representative
If the above does not apply, the estate of the deceased individual could file a claim. Wrongful death is a fairly new idea. It is not included in “common law,” but every state has a wrongful death law of some sort.

Top-Rated Wrongful Death Counsel in Arizona

The personal injury lawyers at JacksonWhite acknowledge the emotional and financial difficulty wrongful death situations. If you need help with a wrongful death case in Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, or another AZ city, call JacksonWhite PI attorney Jared Everton to schedule a free consultation. Jared focuses his practice on helping individuals get the legal attention and compensation they deserve when it comes to injuries, wrongful deaths, disability and other areas. Call JacksonWhite Law today at (480) 648-8928 for your free consultation. 

 

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Ouch! Elementary Teacher Slapped with 1.7 Million Suit http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/09/05/ouch-elementary-teacher-slapped-with-1-7-million-suit/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/09/05/ouch-elementary-teacher-slapped-with-1-7-million-suit/#respond Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1398 A former principal is being sued after allegedly beating a five-year-old elementary school pupil with a paddle, leaving him badly bruised and terrified to return to classes. Elizabeth Boyd, ex-principal of the Sunbright Elementary School in Tennessee, is being sued for $1.7million by parents Sandra Hall and Jason Williams over the treatment of their son Lukas last year. The couple said that although they had given verbal permission for their son to be gently swatted if he misbehaved, they claim Dr Boyd hit the boy eight times with a paddle because he had thrown some crayons. If your child has

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A former principal is being sued after allegedly beating a five-year-old elementary school pupil with a paddle, leaving him badly bruised and terrified to return to classes.

Elizabeth Boyd, ex-principal of the Sunbright Elementary School in Tennessee, is being sued for $1.7million by parents Sandra Hall and Jason Williams over the treatment of their son Lukas last year.

The couple said that although they had given verbal permission for their son to be gently swatted if he misbehaved, they claim Dr Boyd hit the boy eight times with a paddle because he had thrown some crayons.

If your child has been the victim of school abuse, contact Attorney Jared Everton.  Call (480) 648-8928 to schedule a free and confidential.

 

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Business Student Sues L.A. Police Officers after Shattering her Jaw http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/09/04/business-student-sues-l-a-police-officers-after-shattering-her-jaw/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/09/04/business-student-sues-l-a-police-officers-after-shattering-her-jaw/#respond Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1394 A woman is suing police officers after she fell out of a moving patrol car while handcuffed, shattering her jaw and suffering brain bleeding, it was revealed today. Kim Nguyen, 28, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department claiming that she was ejected from a moving patrol car. Nguyen was arrested for public intoxication outside a Koreatown restaurant in Los Angeles in March and handcuffed. Nguyen says that she shattered her jaw and had brain bleeding. She has had three surgeries on her jaw and lost several teeth. Police patrol cars are fitted with special locks that prevent

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LA policeA woman is suing police officers after she fell out of a moving patrol car while handcuffed, shattering her jaw and suffering brain bleeding, it was revealed today.

Kim Nguyen, 28, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department claiming that she was ejected from a moving patrol car.

Nguyen was arrested for public intoxication outside a Koreatown restaurant in Los Angeles in March and handcuffed.

Nguyen says that she shattered her jaw and had brain bleeding. She has had three surgeries on her jaw and lost several teeth.

Police patrol cars are fitted with special locks that prevent prisoners from falling or jumping out during transit.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of injury in Phoenix, contact Attorney Jared Everton.  He has years of experience representing those injured by another person’s negligence. Call (480) 648-8928 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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How much is my injury worth? http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/09/03/how-much-is-my-injury-worth/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/09/03/how-much-is-my-injury-worth/#respond Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:33:05 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1378 In today’s media world consumers are often misinformed. I regularly speak with negligence victims who have preconceived notions about what their case is worth. Everyone knows about the Macdonald’s coffee case. Everyone has a friend who got X amount of money for X injury. Unfortunately, neither the Macdonald’s case or the friend’s case can give much insight to the value of the victim’s case. There are many factors that play into what a person’s injury is worth. Ultimately, a case will settle for the amount the two parties agree on. Most all cases will settle prior to a trial. Many

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In today’s media world consumers are often misinformed. I regularly speak with negligence victims who have preconceived notions about what their case is worth. Everyone knows about the Macdonald’s coffee case. Everyone has a friend who got X amount of money for X injury. Unfortunately, neither the Macdonald’s case or the friend’s case can give much insight to the value of the victim’s case. There are many factors that play into what a person’s injury is worth. Ultimately, a case will settle for the amount the two parties agree on. Most all cases will settle prior to a trial. Many cases settle even before litigation. Litigation is expensive and can expose the injured client to even more damage

A phoenix injury attorney can give you a good idea as to what your claim is worth. A Phoenix injury attorney should be willing to discuss the potential value of your case without charging you for the conversation. Consulting an injury lawyer will be well worth your time. Lawyers read trial reporters which report the results of recent cases that have gone all the way through the trial process. With that information, the injury lawyer can give you the best idea of what an injury like yours is worth in your specific location. Case values do fluctuate depending on your geographic location.

If you’ve been a victim of an injury in Arizona, contact Jared Everton at (480) 648-8928.

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I Fell and Was Hurt at a Phoenix Grocery Store. http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/08/30/i-fell-and-was-hurt-at-a-phoenix-grocery-store/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/08/30/i-fell-and-was-hurt-at-a-phoenix-grocery-store/#respond Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:34:15 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1381 There is a saying in my profession…a good lawyer never loses a slip and fall case because a good lawyer never takes a slip and fall case. While that can represent reality in a lot of slip and fall cases, there is always the exception. A grocery store or other business is responsible to make sure that their property is safe for their business invitees. When the grocery store knows or should have known there was a dangerous condition in their store and someone is injured due to that dangerous condition, they may be liable for the person’s injuries and

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There is a saying in my profession…a good lawyer never loses a slip and fall case because a good lawyer never takes a slip and fall case. While that can represent reality in a lot of slip and fall cases, there is always the exception.

A grocery store or other business is responsible to make sure that their property is safe for their business invitees. When the grocery store knows or should have known there was a dangerous condition in their store and someone is injured due to that dangerous condition, they may be liable for the person’s injuries and damages.

Many issues must be considered when determining whether the grocery store is liable for the slip and fall accident. How long was the dangerous condition present? Did they have notice of the dangerous condition? What type of shoes was the person wearing? What were they carrying? These are a few of many considerations a slip and fall attorney will consider when deciding whether to pursue a case against the grocery store.

If you are a victim and have suffered an injury due to a stores negligence call an attorney. To schedule a FREE consultation with Phoenix personal injury lawyer Jared Everton, call (480) 648-8928.

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My Child was Injured at School http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/08/15/my-child-was-injured-at-school/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/08/15/my-child-was-injured-at-school/#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:44:27 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1383 As parents, we trust that our children will be safe while under the care of a school.  Every day in Phoenix, Arizona children return home from school with injuries.  While some injuries simply happen in the course of life, other injuries can and should be avoided.  When our children are injured by the negligence of another person, a parent can pursue damages on behalf of the injured child. When a child is negligently injured at school, parents must understand that the school carries liability insurance.  With an attorney’s help, a parent can pursue a claim against the school and potentially

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As parents, we trust that our children will be safe while under the care of a school.  Every day in Phoenix, Arizona children return home from school with injuries.  While some injuries simply happen in the course of life, other injuries can and should be avoided.  When our children are injured by the negligence of another person, a parent can pursue damages on behalf of the injured child.

When a child is negligently injured at school, parents must understand that the school carries liability insurance.  With an attorney’s help, a parent can pursue a claim against the school and potentially obtain payment from the school’s insurance company, meant to compensate the injured child.

If an Arizona injury attorney obtains a settlement for the child, the Court will need to approve the settlement.

If your son or daughter has suffered an injury due to negligent supervision, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. You can call 480-648-8928 to schedule a free consultation with Phoenix negligence attorney, Jared Everton.

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Obtaining a Settlement after a Car Accident http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/08/03/obtaining-a-settlement-after-a-car-accident/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/08/03/obtaining-a-settlement-after-a-car-accident/#respond Sat, 03 Aug 2013 20:47:58 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1389 When you are hit by another driver it is important that you remain at the scene to allow the police to document the facts surrounding the accident.  It is also important that you immediately seek medical attention and follow the instruction provided to you by your medical practitioner. The insurance company will want to talk with you about a cash settlement.  Make sure your treatment has concluded prior to negotiating a cash settlement following a car accident.  You would hate to settle your claim and then learn you have additional medical needs. If you can reach a cash settlement following

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When you are hit by another driver it is important that you remain at the scene to allow the police to document the facts surrounding the accident.  It is also important that you immediately seek medical attention and follow the instruction provided to you by your medical practitioner.

The insurance company will want to talk with you about a cash settlement.  Make sure your treatment has concluded prior to negotiating a cash settlement following a car accident.  You would hate to settle your claim and then learn you have additional medical needs.

If you can reach a cash settlement following a car accident you will also have to resolve any medical liens which exist.

If you’ve suffered an injury because of a car accident and want to learn more about filing a personal injury claim and what’s involved, contact a skilled Phoenix personal injury attorney. Call (480) 648-8928 to schedule a FREE consultation with Jared Everton.

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Will the Insurance Pay me for my Child’s Injury? http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/07/15/will-the-insurance-pay-me-for-my-childs-injury/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/07/15/will-the-insurance-pay-me-for-my-childs-injury/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:52:56 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1392 When a child has been injured by the negligence of another, it can prove very difficult to obtain money from a liability insurance company.  Arizona law requires that any settlement going to an injured child in the amount of $10,000 or more must be approved by the Court.  In my experience as an Arizona injury lawyer, insurance companies insist on most settlements obtaining approval by the Court. Insurance companies want protection that the child’s proposed settlement will be final and that the injured child will not come after their insured once they reach eighteen. If you have negotiated a settlement

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When a child has been injured by the negligence of another, it can prove very difficult to obtain money from a liability insurance company.  Arizona law requires that any settlement going to an injured child in the amount of $10,000 or more must be approved by the Court.  In my experience as an Arizona injury lawyer, insurance companies insist on most settlements obtaining approval by the Court.

Insurance companies want protection that the child’s proposed settlement will be final and that the injured child will not come after their insured once they reach eighteen.

If you have negotiated a settlement for your child, you can pay a lawyer a small fee to obtain approval from the Court.  Some insurance companies will obtain approval for you.  The real concern when handling your child’s injury case without a lawyer is in the negotiation of a fair settlement.  A lawyer can almost always obtain a better settlement for your child than you could.

If your son or daughter has suffered an injury, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. You can call 480-648-8928 to schedule a free consultation with Phoenix negligence attorney, Jared Everton.

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Medical Malpractice: Amputated Legs http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/04/12/medical-malpractice-amputated-legs/ http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/2013/04/12/medical-malpractice-amputated-legs/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:47:44 +0000 http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-personal-injury/?p=1261 In 2008, Ellen Wadsworth woke up Thanksgiving morning with torturous pain in both of her feet.  After arriving at a Georgia hospital, the doctor’s assistant claimed she had a skin infection called cellulitis and denied the diabetic woman entry to the hospital.  Even after the woman and her son pleaded with medical staff for admittance to the hospital, they refused and told her to go home and ice one of her legs. Around midnight, the 61-year-old was found by her son, unconscious.  He raced his mother back to the ER.  It was then that doctors noticed blocked arteries in both

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In 2008, Ellen Wadsworth woke up Thanksgiving morning with torturous pain in both of her feet.  After arriving at a Georgia hospital, the doctor’s assistant claimed she had a skin infection called cellulitis and denied the diabetic woman entry to the hospital.  Even after the woman and her son pleaded with medical staff for admittance to the hospital, they refused and told her to go home and ice one of her legs.

Around midnight, the 61-year-old was found by her son, unconscious.  He raced his mother back to the ER.  It was then that doctors noticed blocked arteries in both of her legs.  However, too much time had passed and they were unable to save her limbs.

Since hospital staff did not perform a test earlier that day, both of Wadsworth’s legs had to be amputated.  The lawsuit against the hospital claimed a simple test could have prevented the catastrophe.  As a result of their careless mistake, the hospital was ordered to pay Wadsworth $5 million.

If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice in Arizona, contact an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney to schedule a FREE consultation. You can reach Phoenix medical malpractice lawyer Jared Everton at (480) 648-8928.

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