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Black Friday Brawls, Can You Sue for Injuries?

Black Friday Brawls, Can You Sue for Injuries?

Black Friday, a day synonymous with significant retail discounts and crowded shopping venues, often sees a surge in customer-related injuries. This phenomenon is backed by notable statistics, such as the Black Friday Death Count website reporting 17 deaths and 125 injuries related to Black Friday incidents since 2006. The hustle and commotion characteristic of this day raises important questions about legal responsibility and avenues for compensation in the event of an injury.
In Arizona, personal injury claims and issues of liability in such scenarios are governed by specific laws and statutes. For instance, premises liability, under Arizona Revised Statutes, holds store owners responsible for ensuring the safety of their patrons. This becomes particularly relevant on Black Friday, where the risk of injuries like trampling, slip and fall accidents, and altercations increase due to the high density of shoppers. Additionally, Arizona’s comparative negligence laws may impact claims, wherein an injured party’s potential compensation can be a

Why Request a Case to Go to a Jury Trial?

Why Request a Case to Go to a Jury Trial?

For criminal defendants, the right to a jury trial is found in the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This right and the others enshrined in the Constitution are intended to keep the country from instituting an oppressive government.

Arizona has a similar right to a trial by jury found in Ariz. Const. Art. VI § 17. The right to a jury trial in criminal cases is recognized in felony cases in Arizona.

Post-Conviction Relief – How to Appeal & Overturn a Criminal Conviction

Post-Conviction Relief – How to Appeal & Overturn a Criminal Conviction

There are four ways to undo a guilty plea in the Arizona state court system. The first way is to simply withdraw the plea. This can be done prior to the court accepting the plea. The second method is to file a Motion to Withdraw the Plea to Avoid a Manifest Injustice. The third is to file an appeal. And fourth is through Rule 33, Post-Conviction Relief (PCR).

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