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Insurance policies almost always contain a “cooperation clause,” which mandates that policyholders cooperate with the insurance investigation when there is a claim for loss. Insureds who fail to cooperate may lose their right to their claim. In liability cases, the insurance carriers for the defendants will likely ask for phone records, social media data, and…

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As a general rule, when cars or pedestrians cross a railroad track, they are crossing as the railroad company’s guest. As with property liability claims, the railroad company owes you a duty of care to ensure the crossing area is safe – in the same way businesses need to make sure their property doesn’t have…

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Parents want their kids to be happy and productive. Today’s parents appreciate that when they were young, they wanted to get their licenses to drive as soon as they could. In Arizona, having a car means greater freedom for the teen and parents. But with a car comes responsibility, and with responsibility comes purchasing insurance.…

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Arizona’s history with medical marijuana hasn’t always been smooth, but as of 2010, it’s been legal. Under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), qualifying patients could obtain a card that would allow them to purchase and have up to 2.5 ounces of “usable” marijuana, and to grow up to 12 plants. On May 28, the…

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 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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The threats posed by e-cigarettes (also referred to as a vape pens) to the well-being of consumers, have been well publicized in recent years. The recent death of a young man in Texas related to vaping has focused additional attention to the potential dangers of the practice. On January 27, 24-year-old William Brown lost his…

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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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