Posts by Nick Verderame

Arizona’s New Paid Sick Time Laws

A summary of the laws and frequently asked questions about paid sick time In 2017, Arizona passed a new law regarding paid time off for sick employees working for businesses and non-profit organizations. Workers now have some comfort, even if there isn’t a written contract, knowing that they can take some paid time off for…

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Nursing Home Responsibility for Bullying of Residents

USA Today reported in May 2018 that bullying is all too common at nursing homes. Seniors, their children, and friends and family have the right to expect that seniors will be respected and protected during their residency. Patients should be aware that they have a Bill of Rights that protects them from various forms of…

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Social Media Rules after an Injury

 A general rule of thumb if you’ve been injured is to stay off social media, for the purposes of you’ve got other sides, generally an insurance company, who is going to be looking for information they can hold against you to prove that you’re not hurt as badly as you actually are. Our rule,…

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How Many Days Do I Have to Report a Car Accident?

 If you’re in a car crash then you need to do several things afterwards, and one is to contact your own insurance company, because your insurance policy requires it. Our suggestion is that you do that as soon as you can. The other thing you should do, of course, is to call a lawyer.…

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Who Is Guilty of the Worst Corporate Conduct in 2018?

This has been a bad year for corporations; not for their bottom lines, per se, but for their reputations: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica sold us out. United Airlines let people’s pets die. An autonomous Uber car hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe. Google is embroiled in sexual harassment accusations. Sloan Kettering’s CEO made money…

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Traffic Deaths Are Increasing in Arizona. Officials Blame Driver Behavior

In 2017, Arizona’s roads and highways claimed nearly 1,000 lives. And, in a recently released report, the officials who compiled the data say, in most cases, driver behavior is to blame. The Arizona Department of Transportation releases their “Motor Vehicle Crash Facts” report every year. They compile their data from Arizona Traffic Crash Reports submitted…

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Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

 If you’ve been in a car crash, the question of “do you need to hire a lawyer” depends. If you know you’re at fault, there’s no question you’re at fault, then report it to your own auto insurance carrier and they will provide you a lawyer to defend you in that action. However, if…

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