Posts by Frank Verderame

The Rights of Delivery Drivers during the COVID-10 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is drastically changing every aspect of our lives. Governmental orders and practical concerns about the dangers of the virus are forcing many people to stay home. While some Arizona residents are shopping at supermarkets and pharmacies, many are having their food, groceries and supplies delivered. Restaurants have shifted to using their own…

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Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19 – Are You Covered?

Famed celebrity chef Thomas Keller has filed a lawsuit against his insurance company, seeking compensation for business losses suffered during the current coronavirus pandemic. This is likely the first of many business interruption claims coming – and many insurance companies are already denying claims. Keller is asking the California courts to decide whether or not…

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring Board Certified Attorneys?

Victims of car accidents, slips and falls, product defects, burn injuries, and wrongful death injuries want the best lawyers for themselves and their family member. Some of the ways to determine how skilled a lawyer is include reviewing how many cases the firm has handled, what results they’ve achieved, how long they’ve been practicing, what…

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Why Backing Up a Truck is So Hazardous

Tractor-trailers, flatbeds, semis, and other commercial or large trucks are hard enough to control when the driver is going forward. Truck drivers who back their trucks up into traffic are virtually asking for an accident to happen. There are several reasons why backing up trucks are so dangerous: Unusual dimensions. The length of the trucks…

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Sharing the Roads Safely with Big Trucks in Arizona

Summer is approaching, and for those of us living in Arizona, that often means it’s time for family road trips. While the trips are fun, they also require sharing the road with large trucks. Even in the best of circumstances, that can be dangerous. People often think that sleepy, drunk, and otherwise distracted truck drivers…

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If I’m Hurt, Who Pays for It?

 Sometimes people are hesitant to sue because they’re afraid that the person’s gonna, who’s gonna pay for their injury, is another person like them who doesn’t have assets. But in most instances, the entity that’s paying for the claim is an auto insurance company, or a homeowner’s insurance company, or some kind of indemnity…

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What Does “Qui Tam” Mean?

 Do you know somebody who’s ripping off the government? Do you know someone who is ripping off the United States government, the Arizona government? If so, you can bring a claim under the False Claims Act. This is also known as a qui tam claim, or a whistleblower claim. It’s the patriotic thing to…

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Common Questions about Contingency Fees in Arizona

At Plattner Verderame, P.C., we represent injury victims and their families in claims against the parties who caused them harm. When potential clients first call us, they often have similar questions: what will it cost? What do you do? Our attorneys have put together a few short videos addressing some of those common questions about…

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