Full Coverage Auto Insurance, What Does That Really Mean?

Auto insurance can be a scary, dark, and mysterious world. A world full of vague and misleading legal terms. Full coverage is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? Three Major Areas of Auto Insurance Coverage The truth is, there is no such thing as one full coverage policy. Rather, it is …

McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Ahhhhh, the infamous case of the hot McDonald’s coffee. Everyone has heard of it. The hot coffee, which spilled in 1992, has become something of folklore in United States culture. Most people know two facts about the case: A woman spilled hot McDonald’s coffee on herself. She sued and was awarded $2.7 million. If only legal proceedings were that simple. …

Tempe, AZ Enacts Tough Penalties for Texting and Driving

Arizona is one of only two states left without any kind of statewide ban on texting and driving. (Montana is the other.) The most recent effort to get one on the books failed earlier this year. Driving safety advocates are up in arms over the state’s sluggish response to the epidemic of texting-related deaths in The Grand Canyon State, and …

Traumatic Brain Injury Victim: “I Miss My Memory”

Blogger Amy Zellmer had an amazing memory until one fateful morning, when she slipped on a patch of ice and hit her head on the ground below. The back of her skull absorbed the full force of the fall, and Zellmer suffered numerous injuries, including a TBI (traumatic brain injury). View image | gettyimages.com “I had no idea the journey …

Truck Driver Awake for 28 Hours Before the Tracy Morgan Crash

The crash killed Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian, James McNair, while leaving Morgan himself with broken bones and a serious brain injury. Five others suffered minor injuries as well. According to Newsweek, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently held a public hearing in Washington to announce the findings of a major federal investigation into the crash. NTSB revealed that …

Product Liability

Product Liability Lawsuits From Consumer Products   Sometimes, an injury you are afflicted with results from a product you purchased in good faith, believing that the product will function as advertised. If the product malfunctions and you or your child is hurt as a result, you have a legal right to compensation. You can sue for your pain and suffering …

Teens Still Texting While Driving, Despite Effective Measures

In the war on distracted driving, it seems that good news always comes accompanied by bad. That’s especially true where teenaged drivers are concerned. View image | gettyimages.com Just as Reuters reports (via The Huffington Post) that states with laws against texting while driving have seen notable dips in the habit among teenagers, Forbes finds that the overall rates of …

This Year’s Arizona Bike Week Claimed Multiple Lives

Arizona Bike Week is one of the fastest-growing motorcycle rallies in the world, buoyed by the beautiful desert scenery here and the ever-expanding roster of entertainment. Unfortunately, though, the event also saw a number of disturbing motorcycle accidents this year. View image | gettyimages.com The latest of those came during a charity ride, of all things. The Arizona Republic reports …

Apple Watch: Worse Than Texting While Driving?

The Apple Watch is the latest hi-tech gadget to garner excitement all around the world. Its critics and fans debate its utility, its price point, and its potential to overtake the smartphone as the dominant digital device. But now a new conversation is emerging that raises an even more critical question that perhaps some had not considered before: is the …

Young Man Electrocuted in Hilton Hotel Pool Dies

It’s a heartbreaking and terrifying story that will cause anyone who’s ever used a hotel pool to shudder. View image | gettyimages.com 27-year-old Raul Martinez and his family were staying at a Hilton hotel in Houston, TX over Labor Day weekend in 2013. They decided to take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool one night, and while they were …