Posts by Frank Verderame

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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Factory Farms No Longer Required to Report Dangerous Emissions

Livestock, in a word, smells. Large-scale livestock operations, however, create more than just an unpleasant odor; they produce toxic waste; bring flies, pest, and rodents; and pollute the air in ways that can exacerbate people’s medical conditions, or create new ones. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admitted in a September 2017 report that they had…

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What Can I Do if I’m a Victim of Sexual Abuse?

 If you or someone you love is a victim of sexual abuse, the very first thing you should do is to call the police. This will enable them to quickly gather evidence and put the information together to help substantiate your claim. It may also help them to apprehend the criminal who did this…

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The Liability of Pedestrians in Car and Truck Accidents

Drivers of cars, trucks, and other vehicles do have a duty to look out for pedestrians. If a car or truck strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian is likely to die or suffer catastrophic injuries. That pedestrians rely on drivers to drive safely doesn’t mean drivers are automatically liable for pedestrian accidents. Some times, a driver…

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