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According to the 2017 Arizona Crash Facts Summary from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), over the course of the year, 127,064 total crashes occurred in the state. Out of those crashes: 919 were fatal 37,823 caused injuries 88,322 resulted in property damage only. A total of 1,000 people died…

Moped accident happening along the road.

Mopeds are a simple and convenient way to get around town, and they are an increasingly popular option among people in cities across Arizona. However, when a moped rider gets involved in a collision or other automobile accident, the vehicle’s relatively small size and the rider’s lack of protection could…

Experienced Attorney Heather Baker specializes in family law and criminal law.

As a child growing up in Arizona, Heather Baker-Mushkatel developed a love for acting and the theater. Today, as an attorney, Heather is drawn to another performance space – the courtroom. “It does sort of remind me of acting,” says Heather, who focuses her practice in the areas of family…

Futuristic autonomous car self-driving in the street.

Companies like Waymo and Uber are all developing self-driving technology with the hopes that they will usher in the age of the driverless car. These companies claim that inattention and human error cause more than 90 percent of auto accidents. By removing the possibility of driver mistakes, these companies hope that…

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When Laura still began her second year of studies at the University of Miami School of Law in 2005, she had yet to identify her preferred area of legal practice. “But then I took trusts and estates as an elective and I just had an amazing professor, John Gaubatz, and…

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For Lisa Misner-Skozen and her husband, Joe, the notorious “Groundhog Day Blizzard” in 2012 was the final straw. They had lived and practiced law together in the Indiana portion of the Chicago metropolitan area for more than 20 years, but when that storm dumped more than 21 inches on Chicago,…

Expert probate attorney Matthew Gobatto also assists clients with estate planning and trust administration.

For Matthew Gobbato no aspect of his work is more important than his direct contact with clients. “Everyone’s situation, everyone’s story, is unique,” he says. “So I think it’s very important to listen to their needs and address their concerns. I sit down with them and hear what they want…

Happy kid sitting in his carseat.

In Arizona, motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of preventable deaths of children. As NPR reports, a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics in 2017 found that 43 percent of children who died in a car crash were not properly buckled in or wearing a seat belt at all. Using the appropriate car…