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Octavio G. Herrera Memorial Fund

April 11, 2014

The tragic story of 61-year-old Octavio G. Herrera continues.  Octavio Herrera died of injuries this week sustained while mowing a client’s lawn following a street racing accident between two teenagers.  The Law Offices of Michael Cordova would like to give our condolences to friends and family of the victim.  Please see below on how you can help!

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Scholarship Opportunity!

March 17, 2014

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Law Offices of Michael Cordova: 2014-2015 Scholarship

The Law Offices of Michael Cordova is proud to offer one Arizona high school senior the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit for the application and information regarding eligibility requirements!

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: A Concussion

March 14, 2014

Brain Injury Awareness Month

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According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.

Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens. Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion.

Symptoms of concussion usually fall into four categories:

Tips to help you get better:

There are many people who can help you and your family as you recover from a concussion. You do not have to do it alone. Keep talking with your doctor, family members, and loved ones about how you are feeling, both physically and emotionally. If you do not think you are getting better, tell your doctor.

For more information and resources, please visit CDC on the Web at: 

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

March 7, 2014

To some, baseball is more than just a sport; it’s a way of life.

There are so many benefits of learning to play baseball.  First, it is a great form of physical activity.  The young player learns the fundamentals of the sport, including throwing, catching, hitting, and using proper form, while also perfecting hand-eye coordination and enhancing motor skills. 

However, there is more to baseball than just the physical benefits.  Relationships are built.  Children learn to play the game with other kids and learn to listen to direction from coaches.  Everyone has the same goal in mind and work together to accomplish that goal.  They learn what it means to be on a team.

The Law Offices of Michael Cordova is honored to be a sponsor for the Madison Little League, and we urge others to consider supporting the children in our community by becoming sponsors as well.  Here is to a great baseball season!

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The Danger of Worn Tires

October 4, 2013

No laws in Arizona or the United States restrict the sale of aged vehicle tires.  A few states have inspection laws, but they only test wear and tear of the tire’s tread.  The life of a tire with regular use is about six years— however, there tire safety goes beyond tread wear and proper inflation.

Even though a used tire retailer may be willing to sell it to you, a “new” old stock tire will typically have dried-out rubber, making it more prone to blow outs and tread separation.  Test data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proves that a tire that is more than six years old has a significantly greater chance of catastrophic tread separation than a newer tire.  Unfortunately, due to the lack of regulations, used tire retailers can and often do sell tires upwards of ten years old—a clear safety hazard.

To determine the age of your tires or any used tire you may be purchasing, look for the DOT code on the sidewall of the tire.  The last four numbers of this code represent the week and year the tire was manufactured.  So, if the last four numbers were 0110, this would mean that the tire was manufactured in the first week of 2010.


If you or a loved one is seriously injured in an accident caused by aged tires, an experienced attorney can assist you with any claims you may have. The Law Offices of Michael Cordova is a personal injury law firm in Phoenix, Arizona with a team of skilled, experienced and talented personal injury attorneys. We have an excellent track record of delivering the compensation our clients deserve. Contact us at 602-265-6700 for a free case evaluation.

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