Frequently Asked Questions

If Someone Hit My Car: Whose Insurance Do I Call?

Car accidents can be very distressing. Your body is in shock and this can make it difficult to stay calm and level-headed. If there is one thing you remember after the accident, it should be: do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company. It is surprising how many people do not know the damage they are doing by simply speaking to the other driver’s insurance company.

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Can You Get Rabies From a Dog Scratch?

While many people love dogs, the reality is that these animals pose a risk to you, especially when they are not properly cared for. Although most dog owners ensure that their pets’ shot records are kept up-to-date, this is not the case with everyone. There are many that don’t get the required shots or get a license for their dogs and sometimes they don’t even take their sick dogs to the vet. This can mean that the animals can be the carrier of a number of diseases, including rabies.

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Who Is At Fault In A Car Accident Changing Lanes?

Even the best drivers can find themselves on the wrong side of a car accident in an instant. Accidents are often the result of a brief distraction, sometimes by both drivers, and unfortunately that momentary loss of attention can lead to serious injuries and property damage. While the primary concern should always be to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, one of the first thoughts to cross your mind after an accident will inevitably involve whose fault it was. Like most legal questions, the answer to this one begins with “it depends.” There are some cut-and-dry rules that apply when it comes to traffic accidents, but even the most black-and-white issues can be turned upside down when the driver with the right-of-way is under the influence, excessively drowsy, recklessly aggressive, or distracted by their cell phone.

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Police Report After an Accident?

Getting into an accident can be one of the most traumatic experiences that a person will endure. There is not only the instant jolt of the accident itself, but you may suffer injuries, both physical and psychological, which can leave a heavy impact on your life for a period of time. Many wind up having to take some time off from work, costing them wages, or they are forced to head to the doctor where they need to spend money for an examination, medical treatment, maybe even an ambulance ride. All of these kinds of things can become quite costly over time. In situations like these having a police report can prove extremely valuable. If you end up going to court you will want all the evidence possible to prove your claim and being able to provide a police report to back up what you are trying to prove is priceless.

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How Long Do You Have to Report a Dog Bite?

Dog bites can be extremely traumatic. They can leave scars, cause paralysis, and leave emotional traumas that don’t easily go away. Sometimes, getting the care you need in order to move past the injuries – physical and emotional – costs a lot of money that you may not have.In such cases, you may want to think about filing a lawsuit against the dog owner. But time has passed and you may not know if you can do it now. So, how long do you have to report a dog bite? Well, it varies.

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Who Is At Fault In A Car Accident When Backing Up?

There’s a lot going on in a parking lot—you have cars pulling into spaces, backing out of spaces, driving through the lanes, and often driving hazardously with no regard to the lines or other cars. Factor in one-way lanes, cramped parking spaces, unusual traffic flow patterns, unique layouts, and a sea of pedestrians, and it’s no surprise that so many accidents happen when you’re backing out of a parking space.

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How Long After a Hit and Run Accident Can You Be Charged?

While no one wants to find themselves on the wrong side of the law, the truth is that circumstances happen where a person winds up finding themselves in a bit of trouble. But it has not been discovered that they are the one responsible for an action. In essence, a person has committed a crime, but it has not been discovered that they are the culprit. One of the most common kinds of incidences like this is when one is involved in a hit-and-run accident. This is when whether by accident or through negligence, someone hit another vehicle and then fled the scene of the accident.

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Are Doctors Required to Report Dog Bites?

For medical professionals, you would be quite amazed at the amount of paperwork involved in just seeing one patient. The sad part about it is that it is not just about the insurance paperwork. There are many other instances where a doctor is required to fill out paperwork to notify authorities about a specific incident.

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How to Find a Hit and Run Driver?

Figuring out how to find a hit and run driver is complicated, however it is not impossible. A victim’s ability to prosecute in both a court of law and a civil suit in this situation is difficult because they have to identify who the runaway driver was. Witnesses of a hit and run accident are one of a victim’s best resources for winning the case. If the police are not able to track down the culprit due to lack of evidence or leads, then there is no way to seek compensation for the injuries sustained. However, there certainly is a case if there is enough evidence to point to the person that fled the scene of the crime.

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What Happens When a Dog Bite is Reported?

Having a dog can be one of the most enjoyable parts of any person’s life. Not only is a dog a pet, but he or she is part of the family. People love their dogs no matter what breed they are, and they enjoy giving their dogs all of the perks that other members of the family have. Even if you are not a dog owner, you can thoroughly enjoy the close relationship that these canines have with their families. They are a special member of any family, not only providing protection, but also a friendly face that greets every member of the family each time they walk to the front door.

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What You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Arizona?

Whenever there is a party liable for the injuries of another person, they are responsible for paying that person for any damages due to this accident. If it is the case that the person has passed away due to the accident, the party liable is still responsible.This means that certain outside parties have the right to file a lawsuit for the deceased person.

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Arizona?

The State of Arizona is a beautiful state and owning a motorcycle is a wonderful and free feeling but as a motorcycle owner in Arizona, do you know the motorcycle laws and what to and not do? Is lane splitting legal in Arizona? What to do after a motorcycle accident?

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How to Fight a Failure to Reduce Speed Ticket With Accident in Arizona

There are dozens of reasons as to why a car accident may occur, but one of the most common reasons is that a driver fails to reduce their speed and ends up crashing into the vehicle in front of them. The driver in such an accident may receive a “failure to reduce speed” ticket from a police officer, which will be determined after the officer arrives on the scene and has time to investigate the cause of the accident.

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Who Pays For The Ambulance In A Car Accident?

When the shock of a car accident wears off, one of the first thoughts to cross the victim’s mind is often the financial repercussions of the accident. Who will pay for the ambulance ride, hospital stay, and rehabilitation? Who will pay to repair or replace your vehicle? If you have to miss work due to your injuries, who will compensate you for your time out of work?

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How Much Money Can I Get for Pain and Suffering?

Many times, one of the first questions asked of the personal injury team at JacksonWhite Law is: “how much money should I get for pain and suffering?” Typically, this is not the same as “how much can I get?” but rather, “what pain and suffering am I legally entitled to?” Determining pain and suffering, and putting a monetary value to it, is not an easy process, and many people are misinformed about how it works.

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