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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Interviewed Regarding Liability for Firetruck / SUV Accident

Phoenix fire engine, SUV collide at intersection, injuring 5 Courtesy of AZCentral.com Investigators are trying to piece together the circumstances leading to a collision between a sport-utility vehicle and 16-plus-ton fire engine Friday morning in central Phoenix. Officials said the
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Mike Magee Defends Injured Man Sued by Health Plan to Recover His Accident-Related Settlement Proceeds

A recent supreme court decision allows your health insurance company to come after money received from other insurance companies after an accident. CBS 5 – KPHO
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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Interviewed About Hospital Charges

Levenbaum Trachtenberg’s Geoffrey Trachtenberg was recently interviewed about a recent government report that confirms what most Americans already knew: Hospitals are charging wildly varied prices for identical procedures, and the prices vary from state to state, and hospital to
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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Testifies Against the Abolition of the Collateral Source Evidence Rule

During the 2013 legislative session, automobile insurance companies were pushing HB 2239, a bill that would eliminate the collateral source rule that protects injured people in Arizona. The collateral source rule is 250 years old. The essence of the rule is that a defendant is not ent
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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Testifies Against Class Action Immunity Bill

During the 2013 legislative session, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry has sponsored SB 1452, a bill that would gut fundamental class action protection of Arizona residents. In essence, class actions are designed to protect us from small, but wide-spread wrongdoing. The
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Q&A: How long do out of state parties have to Answer a Complaint in Arizona?

Question: I’m aware that parties have 20 calendar days to answer a complaint in Arizona, however, does that same time limit also apply to Defendants that were served out of state, or do out of state parties to a Complaint get 30 calendar days to file an Answer (assuming that the
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Q&A: I was involved in a rear end car accident, I was the driver, my car was hit from behind, can I settle with out a lawyer?

Question: I believe I got whiplash, have constant headaches, and lower back pain. Answer: Don’t do it. The insurance company and their adjustor want you to settle without a lawyer. That way they can pay less to you and get away with not paying for all of your damages. Hiring a r
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Q&A: Should we get a lawyer now if we have issues with the insurance company or the other driver who was responsible?

Question: My boyfriend is currently in the ER of the local hospital after an auto accident. He was in a chevy suburban, I’m not sure what the other vehicle was but our vehicle has very little damage and the other’s entire trunk was crumpled. My boyfriend is now complaining
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