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The size and weight of tractor trailers makes them imposing figures on the road. When you encounter one as the driver of a passenger vehicle it can be somewhat daunting, given the knowledge they can wipe you out with minimal effort. When you consider a matchup between a 2,000 pound vehicle and a 70,000 pound…

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Distracted driving is a leading cause of car, truck, and vehicle accidents across America. Distracted driving includes any activity that takes the driver’s focus off driving, whether it takes the driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off of traffic. Common examples include texting while driving, talking on a smartphone while…

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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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Plattner Verderame, PC is honored to announce that the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for our work on behalf of our clients in Arizona. Best Lawyers awards are based solely on peer review; attorneys cannot nominate themselves, and inclusion on the list one year does not guarantee inclusion the next.…

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Plattner Verderame, P.C. is pleased to announce that Christopher Stephens is the 2020 recipient of the Annual Civil Justice Scholarship. Chris is an award-winning law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2021. Chris Stephens earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of…

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On average, more than 6 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. Some of them have an official cause listed as a medical emergency. Medical emergencies can never be anticipated, especially when someone is driving alone. A majority of medical emergencies cannot be prevented either. This means that the driver who suffers…

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