What Does Rhe Law In Arizona States?

It is a civil traffic violation to drive without insurance in the state of Arizona. You are not allowed to drive your vehicle unless you have liability insurance that meets the minimum state requirements. The law states that it is required for a driver to have insurance, and must also have proof of insurance “within the motor vehicle.”  Proof of insurance may be “displayed on a wireless communication device” (your phone), and if you display your proof of insurance on your phone, you are “not consenting for law enforcement to access other contents of the wireless communication device.”

Now let’s say you’re driving without your insurance and you get a ticket for failure to produce evidence of financial responsibility; first of all, bummer, but secondly, there are a couple possible ways this could go. If you actually had insurance in place at the time of the ticket, but just did not have your insurance card on you at the time, you can produce evidence of your insurance to the court and the charge will be dismissed. But if you did not have insurance at all, it is going to be a hefty penalty expense-wise.  While a no insurance violation is not criminal, it is one of the most expensive civil violations out there.  The penalties include:

1st Time Offenders:

Driver’s license, registration, and license plates will be suspended for three months. You will be fined roughly $940.

2nd Time Offenders:

If you don’t have insurance within a 36-month time span, your driver’s license, registration, and license plates will be suspended for six months.  You will also be fined roughly $1,400.

3rd Time Offenders:

If you don’t have insurance within a 36-month time span, your driver’s license, registration, and license plates will be suspended for one year.  You will also be fined about $1,860.

If this happens to you, you will be required to provide proof that you have insurance when you go to get your license, registration and plates reinstated. However, because you have been found responsible for driving without insurance, simply providing your insurance card is no longer enough.  You will be required to obtain what is called an SR22 certificate from your insurance company. The SR22 certificate is not an insurance policy, but it certifies to the state that you are insured, and that you will be insured for a particular amount of time in the future.

You must be able to prove a case

 

After a dog bite incident, medical bills can rack up pretty quickly for the dog owner depending on the severity of the bites. But whether the dog bites were severe or not, the law allows for accident victims to recover damages against the parties that harmed them. Basically what that means is that if someone hurts you, they have to pay whatever it takes to put you back into the level of happiness that you were in before they hurt you. This, of course, is not the case for every injury case. An injured victim must be able to prove a case for negligence.

Medical bills are always the first part of a dog bite damage equation. Typically, the higher the medical bills are, the higher the total amount of damages will be. That is certainly not always the case, but it is illustrative of the general rule. Before a dog bit you, you did not have painful lacerations on your arms and legs. Before a dog bit you, you were able to run and jump and go about your normal day as opposed to being forced to visiting your doctor several times and constantly treating and bandaging your lacerations and abrasions to make sure that they are healing properly and that they are not infected so you can avoid permanent impairments.

General damages are different from special damages in that they have no precise value. We are forced to do our best to simply assign a fair value to them. Physical pain and suffering entitle one to general damages. Emotional distress such as fear and anxiety of running in the park would also entitle a victim to recover general damages. These damages are extremely difficult to value. An experienced dog bite lawyer can give you extremely valuable insight as to what your general damages should be. Attempting to negotiate your claim on your own will almost always result in you being under-compensated.

workers compensation benefitsSo you want to know what workers’ compensation benefits should include? Well first let’s look at what workers’ compensation benefits are. This compensation plan is a state-mandated (each state will vary in their compensation plan also) insurance program that provides benefits to employees who have suffered job-related injuries and illnesses. So in short, an employee with a work-related illness or injury can get workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault—the employee, the employer, a coworker, a customer, or some other third party, while on the job.

 

Now we get into the nitty gritty. Most Workers’ compensation will cover a majority of work-related injuries—but not all. Of course, workers’ comp won’t cover injuries caused by an intoxicated employee or an employee using illegal drugs. This should be a no-brainer, but some try to get by anyway. Coverage may also be denied to employees in situations involving:

  • self-inflicted injuries caused by starting a fight.
  • injuries caused while the employee was committing criminal activities.
  • injuries caused while the employee was not on the job.
  • injuries caused when the employee’s conduct violated company policy.

 

Now it doesn’t take injuries such as falling off a ladder or getting your foot ran over by a forklift to be covered by workers’ compensation. Many employees receive compensation for injuries resulting from overuse or misuse over a long period of time. Most workers’ compensation benefits even cover chronic back problems from repetitive work stress. Workers’ comp pays hospital and medical expenses that are necessary to diagnose and treat the injury keeping an employee from work. But the key element about these benefits is it also provides disability payments while you are unable to work (typically, about two-thirds of your regular salary). Depending on your state and the injury you’ve suffered, your works benefits may also pay for rehabilitation, retraining, and other benefits.

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bicycle accident claimsIt’s estimated that every year about 50,000 people are seriously injured in bicycle and motor vehicle crashes right here in the United States. That’s not counting the number of cyclists injured due to debris or obstructions in the roadway. Injuries sustained from these accidents are anywhere from serious to life-threatening. If you are a bicyclist who has just been injured due to the negligence of another, it is important to have an experienced bicycle accident attorney by your side to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and woes.

According to Arizona traffic laws, bicyclists have every one of the same rights on the road as other vehicles do. Whenever a motorist blatantly ignores a cyclist’s rights or fails to pay attention and violates the cyclists needed space on the road, an accident and serious injury can occur. And we see it all the time when a negligent driver changes lanes without seeing the bicyclist, they make improper turns at intersections in violation of laws applicable to how the turn should be made when bicyclists are riding, and they change lanes without first looking for a bicyclist.
The law requires you to file your negligence claim within a certain period of time after the accident in question. If you’re claiming a governmental entity who was negligent and is responsible for your accident, the window of time is even shorter. If you miss this deadline, you will forever lose your right to be compensated for your injuries and find peace of mind. Find a bicycle accident attorney you can count on and who will understand the applicable statute of limitations and will evaluate the circumstances of your case and be certain it is filed within the required time frame.

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