Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Various parties may attempt to use the vulnerability of elderly people and engage in elder abuse for their financial advantage. These include strangers who sell seniors goods or services at inflated prices, often failing to deliver anything of value; financial professionals who misuse their fiduciary responsibility for the assets of an older person; caregivers in the elderly person’s home or in an institutional setting, such as a nursing home or assisted living home, and family members who exert undue influence or subterfuge to gain access to an elderly person’s assets.

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Motorcycle Accidents

If statistics are any indication, motorcycling is one of the nation’s most popular pastimes. In 2009 close to 10,000 motorcycles were sold in the United States. Some nine percent of Americans own one, which means there are over 4 million motorcycles registered in the United States.

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Boating Accidents

Boating is one of the most popular outdoor hobbies in the United States. And though it is widely considered a fun and relaxing sport, recreational boating has a dark side. In 2008, boating accidents in the United States resulted in 3,331 injuries and 709 deaths. Shockingly, America’s waterways are second only to highways in terms of the number of accidental deaths occurring on them.

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Trucking Accidents

Commercial truck accidents may be caused trucks belonging to individuals  (e.g. a plumber or electrician) or  government agencies, or they may be part of large corporate fleets, like UPS, FEDEX, DHL, and other courier or delivery services.  If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of being involved in a truck accident, contact an experienced Phoenix, AZ truck accident lawyer for a free legal consultation.

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Texting While Driving

Distracted driving is the cause of about 16 percent of all crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. And the biggest distraction of them all is texting.  If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that was the result of the distracted driving behavior of another driver, contact one of our Phoenix, AZ texting and driving accident lawyers for a free legal consultation.

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Taxi Accidents

Taxi drivers have a reputation for aggressively driving in order to get more fares and make more money. While certainly some cabbies exercise caution and drive safely, there are plenty more who don’t. Negligent driving on the part of cab drivers is often the reason taxi accidents occur. Speeding, weaving, failing to yield, running stop signs and lights, talking on cell phones or to dispatch, and driving while fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs are common causes of taxi accidents in Phoenix.

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Rear-end Accidents

Rear-end accidents are the most common type of motor vehicle collision, with about 2.5 million rear-end accidents taking place in the United States every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 29 percent of all car accidents are rear-impact crashes.

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Highway Accidents

In Arizona, there are more than 75 highways, state roads and interstates. There are a few particular highways in and around Phoenix where accidents occur with great frequency, resulting in severe injuries and deaths.  Contact an experienced and successful Phoenix, AZ highway auto accident lawyer if you or someone you love have been injured or killed in an accident that took place on a highway and was caused by the negligent driving of someone else.

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Head-on Collisions

Of all types of car accidents, head-on collisions are the most catastrophic. Although they make up only 2 percent of motor vehicle accidents, they are responsible for 10 percent of all traffic fatalities.  If you or someone you care for have suffered serious injuries as a result of being involved in an auto accident that was caused by the negligence of someone else, contact an experienced Phoenix, AZ head-on collision attorney for a free legal consultation.

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Dui Accidents

When you’ve been injured or someone you love has been killed or involved in a drunk driving accident, the anger and grief you experience is made even worse by the knowledge that it wouldn’t have happened if an irresponsible person had not decided to get behind the wheel drunk. Drunk driving in Phoenix and across the nation is a serious problem.  Contact an experienced Phoenix, AZ DUI collision lawyer that has experience handling wrongful death cases as well if you are someone you love have been injured or killed in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver.

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