Author Archives: Andrew DeFusco

Will My Auto Insurance Premiums Increase?

When a client injured in a motor vehicle collision retains our firm, we always review their own automobile insurance policy.  “But the other driver caused the collision, so why do we need to review my policy?” We’re often asked.  Good question. Many times, folks have coverages available under their auto policy that provides benefits in addition to […]

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverages

In Arizona, twenty-two percent of motorists are uninsured, the fifth highest rate in the country (Insurance Research Council, Uninsured Motorists, 2006 ed.).  Many more are “underinsured” and carry state-mandated minimum liability coverage of $15,000/$30,000.  Most of us have liability insurance as part of our auto insurance policy.  But liability insurance will not cover you and […]

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WELCOME TO DEFUSCO LAW, PLC

Thank you for subscribing to the DeFusco Law Legal Blog. After over twenty years with my prior law firm, my wife Bryn and I are pleased to announce the opening of DeFusco Law, P.L.C.   We will continue my practice of representing individuals on matters involving serious injury and accidents, wrongful death, crime victim assistance and […]

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Crime Victims, Restitution and Civil Remedies

A victim of a crime often suffers economic loss. Such losses include costs of medical care for victims of vehicular and violent crimes (drunk driving, negligent homicide, manslaughter, assault and aggravated assault) and property losses for economic crimes (fraud, theft, embezzlement). The crime victim has the constitutional right to pursue restitution in the criminal prosecution […]

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Turning Over Every Stone: Employer Liability for Collisions

When a person suffers serious, disabling injuries in an accident, it is imperative to know what the person at fault (the “tortfeasor”) was doing at the time of the accident. Typically, individual tortfeasors have limited insurance to fully compensate the more seriously injured victims for their medical bills, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering. […]

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Sobering Statistics on Motorcycle Collisions

The most recent compilation of nationwide motorcycle collision statistics amassed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) paints an unflattering picture about motorcycle safety for the year 2012: Over 8.4 million motorcycles were registered nationwide, making up just three percent of all registered motor vehicles in the United States; 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in […]

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