Author Archives: Andrew DeFusco

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Am I Legally Responsible for My Teenage Child’s Bad Driving?

I occasionally receive a call from a nervous parent, whose sixteen-year-old child is about to become a licensed driver.  “Am I legally responsible if my child causes a collision that injures somebody else?” The short answer:  Maybe. Arizona is one of just a few jurisdictions that recognizes parental responsibility for the negligent driving of a […]

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Dram Shop Liability: When the Bar Shares Responsibility with the Drunk Driver

We frequently represent clients who suffer serious injuries, or the families of individuals who are fatally injured, by an intoxicated motorist.  The drunk driver may have limited insurance and assets to fully compensate our clients.  When the drunk driver was drinking at a bar or restaurant, is the bar or restaurant also liable? Bars and […]

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Auto Insurance: What’s a Dec Page, and What Do Those Numbers Mean?

Every six months your auto insurance company mails you a declarations page (AKA “dec page”) listing your coverages, amounts of coverage, and premium.  To ensure you’re protected in the event of a lawsuit or bodily injury claim, it is important to understand the coverages you’ve purchased. I’ll stick with just three coverages for now:  Liability […]

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DeFusco Law Classroom Supply Stipend Recipients

Thanks to all the amazing Classroom Supply Stipend applicants!  Every applicant is worthy of selection.  Choosing only five was extremely difficult. We are proud to announce the second round of recipients: Randi Alpers, Hohokam Elementary Lynn Brachtl, Navajo Elementary, Special Education Preschool Teacher Michele Kliphon, Echo Canyon K-8 Liz Hughes & Alicia McGovern, Scottsdale Community […]

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DeFusco Law Now Offering Classroom Stipends to Teachers in the Scottsdale Unified School District

DeFusco Law is offering $300 stipends for classroom supplies to 10 teachers in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The application may be found on the homepage of and in the “Who We Are” section under “Giving Back.” Please share within the SUSD community! As products of public schools and with […]

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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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