Wrongful Death

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable in Arizona?

Whenever an American citizen receives any kind of substantial windfall, there is an expectation for the U.S. government to come looking for its share through taxation laws. While some things like lottery winnings are absolutely subject to taxation, other types of monetary awards are not. In the U.S., only certain types of case awards from… read more

Fatality rate increased during first six months of 2016

Arizona motorists might want to take heed of a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and drive more carefully. According to the NHTSA, almost 18,000 people were killed during the first six months of 2016, and if the numbers continue, 2016 will have the largest increase in traffic fatalities in several decades. The… read more

Negligent Security Can Lead to Violent Criminal Acts

The notorious Arizona inmate attack on a prison teacher was in the news again recently. More than two and a half years ago, an Arizona Department of Corrections inmate violently assaulted a teacher within a medium-security prison. The assailant, Jacob Harvey, was serving a 30-year sentence as a violent sex offender. Left alone with the… read more

Family of man shot at Zombicon files lawsuit

Arizona residents may have heard about a shooting at an annual horror-themed charity event, Zombicon. The shooting happened at the event in Fort Myers, Florida, about two weeks before Halloween and resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man. Several others were injured. On Nov. 2, the man’s grandmother filed a wrongful death suit against… read more

Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown files lawsuit for her death

Arizona residents may be interested to learn that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate is suing the boyfriend she had been living with over allegations he caused the injuries that led to her death in July. Brown was the only child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston. The wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed in… read more

Details are scant in serious Phoenix car crash

The news reports of the violent accident are brief. What we know: two vehicles were in a late-night collision in West Phoenix. Two men were extricated from a vehicle by emergency responders. Both men are in their 30s and both sustained severe injuries in the crash. The two were listed at a nearby hospital in… read more

In a brief life, he excelled

A Phoenix teenager was about to soar to the rank of Eagle Scout in his beloved Boy Scouts. The Sunnyslope High School sophomore had other passions in life, too, such as playing the clarinet, making his friends laugh and working hard to attain good grades. Perhaps his greatest passion was for helping his disabled mother,… read more

Peoria man dies in hit-and-run motorcycle accident

He was rolling through the intersection at 75th Avenue and Thunderbird Road when his motorcycle was hit from behind. The violent collision left a 60-year-old Peoria man dying on the street, while the other driver, identified by law enforcement officials only as a Glendale man, fled the scene in his car. The hit-and-run driver did… read more