Whiplash Injury: How Long Does It Last? 

One of the most common questions auto accident injury victims will ask themselves is “how long is whiplash supposed to last?”  Unfortunately, like many things in the law and in medicine, the answer is “it depends.” Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries when you are involved in a car accident. Whiplash […]

Greater Risk of Child Pedestrian Accidents

The state of Arizona is a great place and to explore the sights by walking. However, as a pedestrian, you need to take more caution as there were some shocking new statistics that have revealed how dangerous this state is when it comes to people on foot. Young adults and children are especially vulnerable to […]

Increase in Springtime Motorcycle Accidents

With the weather in Phoenix getting warmer, more people are getting back on their motorcycles and hitting the road. Unfortunately, this uptick in motorcycle riders also means there are bound to be more motorcycle accidents, injuries, and fatalities. The Correlation Between Age and Motorcycle Accidents Even though the NHTSA only covers motorcycle accidents that are […]

Learning the Basics of Slip and falls

Here at Hastings & Hastings, we are committed to defending the rights of accident victims. We know that experiencing an accident and suffering an injury can be one of the most difficult things an individual will go through in their life. Accident victims need someone by their side who can guide them through the complex […]

City of Tempe Passes Texting and Driving Law

In the city of Tempe, Arizona, the texting and driving laws have become stricter. In a unanimous decision, the Tempe City Council decided to approve a harsher law that bans a driver from using a handheld device while behind the wheel. The city of Tempe was the first in Arizona to pass any type of […]

What Counts as Aggressive Driving?

There is absolutely no question that auto accidents can result in serious physical damage, not only to the vehicles involved, but also to those inside the vehicles, as well as pedestrians or cyclists who happen to be close to the site. While virtually all car accidents have the potential to be destructive, accidents that are […]

How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

Social media is the place where people tend to “tell all” about themselves. From what they’re eating to where they’re vacationing and, in general, how they might be feeling that day, people post both personal and impersonal posts about their lives on social media. While this may seem harmless in most circumstances, when it comes […]

Why Car Accidents Increase During the Holidays

The holidays are usually known as a happy and exciting time, but unfortunately, this time of the year is also recognized for reasons that are less than jolly. The sad truth is that the days surrounding Christmas and New Year’s are among the deadliest in the country as far as traffic is concerned, and the […]

Common Accidents During the Holidays and How to Avoid Them

The holidays are for friends and family to kick back and enjoy time together, but it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Unfortunately, accidents during the holidays are all too common, and there’s nothing that can kill the holiday spirit faster. The good news is that you can take steps to avoid such […]

Prevent Dog Bites By Knowing the Signs

With the large number of households that have dogs as a pet, it’s important for families to understand the risks that come along with pet ownership. One of those is injuries due to dob bites, which can lead to a lawsuit if the dog bites a visitor in your home or can cause a lot […]