Snyder & Wenner Attorneys Blog in Phoenix
Attorney Brian Snyder recently won a $350,000 verdict in a Phoenix dog bite case. A young girl was bitten in the face by another family’s dog. The family had Liberty Mutual insurance, which offered pennies on the dollar to settle the case. Refusing to accept that amount as full and fair compensation, Mr. Snyder took the case to trial. After deliberating for approximately 3 hours, the jury returned a verdict of $350,000. The Liberty Mutual defense lawyers had suggested the jury award the young girl $80,000 for medical expenses, and $5,000 to “take her family on a trip.” The jury squarely rejected that position. The verdict appears to be the largest dog bite verdict in Arizona in 2017.
Dog bite injuries can be permanent and severe. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a dog bite in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or any other surrounding city, you need an experienced attorney who does not get intimidated by insurance defense tactics. Snyder & Wenner has over 35 years of experience litigating dog bite injuries in Phoenix and throughout all of Arizona. We take the time to process each case, hire experts, and fight to ensure our clients get full and fair compensation.
Many people think of personal injury cases as involving a simple car accident with no dispute as to whom is at fault. They think there is a quick and easy formula that can be applied to every case that will determine how much the case is worth. The truth, however, is that taking this simplistic, shortcut to the case will only result in a smaller settlement or trial verdict for the case. This blog is intended to answer common questions that the public has regarding personal injury cases and the lawyers who handle them.
Most Arizona residents love our state for its open, airy feel and the scenic beauty. Unfortunately, we have also grown accustomed to the numerous deadly trucking accidents and commercial vehicle accidents that plague our roads each day. In fact, a new article in The Arizona Republic declares that from 2013–2015, a fatal freeway accident occurred in the Valley about every 5 days, leaving 207 people dead.
It’s no secret that the auto industry is slowly moving towards self-driving vehicles. Since Tesla (and others) first introduced this technology, though, the debate immediately began: Are self-driving cars, powered by a computer and sensors, as safe as or safer than cars driven by humans?
We often take buses and trains to avoid the potential dangers of driving long distances. Perhaps we take that safety for granted. In 2013, a Greyhound bus accident forever the changed the lives of all those onboard.
Trucking Accidents Can Be Deadly
Technology is pushing us in directions that were once only thought to be possible in an episode of The Jetsons. A new startup company, Otto, is dedicated to bringing self-driving trucks into reality. According to a new report by technology website Engadget, Otto is attempting “to build a system for some of the largest trucks that haul freight up and down our highways.”