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April 2019

Posted On 04/29/19

How to Pick the Safest Motorcycle Helmet 2019

Not every state in the U.S. requires motorcyclists to wear helmets, but the reality is that wearing a helmet is a very wise choice for any rider in any state. Properly-fitted motorcycle helmets can dramatically reduce the chances of a fatal head injury in a crash and potentially save a rider’s life. According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcycle accidents cause about 28 times more fatalities than passenger vehicle accidents based on miles traveled. The IIHS reports that helmets can reduce the chance of a fatal head injury by up to 37% and the chance of a brain injury by up to 67%. Types of...

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Posted On 04/26/19

Can I Claim Personal Injury If I Was at Fault?

Personal injury lawsuits allow injured people to secure compensation for their losses caused by the negligence of other parties. The first step in securing a recovery from a personal injury is identifying the party or parties liable for causing the damages in the claim. Some plaintiffs may find they bear some measure of liability for their own damages, and it is essential to understand state negligence laws before pursuing a wrongful death claim. Determining Liability for a Personal Injury When an individual suffers a physical injury or illness or incurs economic losses due to the negligence of another party, the injured party likely has grounds for a personal injury lawsuit...

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Posted On 04/22/19

Best Nursing Homes in Phoenix 2018-2019

Millions of Americans trust nursing homes to provide shelter, care, and medical treatment to their elderly loved ones. Finding the right nursing home is a crucial and necessary step in the life of an older adult, and U.S. News and World Report recently announced a new ranking system to rank the top-performing nursing homes in the country. U.S. News reviewed more than 15,000 nursing homes in the U.S. to develop this list, and anyone searching for a reputable nursing home can use their online tool to find the best nursing homes in a local area. For residents of the Phoenix area, the U.S. News nursing home rankings show several of...

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Posted On 04/19/19

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Arizona?

Lane splitting and lane sharing refer to two vehicles riding side-by-side in the same lane, typically bicycles or motorcycles. Lane splitting may also refer to “white lining” or riding between adjacent lanes of traffic. Some believe the practice has several distinct safety advantages such as making side-by-side riders of small vehicles more visible and have greater nighttime visibility, while others claim the practice is too dangerous. Lane Splitting in Arizona In Arizona, lane splitting remains illegal under Arizona Code 28-903. However, the lane splitting vehicle code contains several stipulations and exceptions all Arizona riders should know. Motorcyclists have the same rights as all other motor vehicle drivers and may make...

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Posted On 04/15/19

Arizona Hiking Safety

Arizona has an incredible climate and varied landscape, and the state has countless hiking trails of various difficulty levels that offer stunning views and great exercise. Hiking is more than just walking on a trail, however, and all Arizona hikers should know what to expect from enjoying the state’s many hiking routes. General Hiking Safety Tips Plan hiking trips in advance and prepare for potential hazards you may encounter and the climate during your hike. If on your trip you are injured due to another's negligence, don't hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys in Phoenix at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. Our attorneys offer free consultations so you can...

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Posted On 04/12/19

Spring Safety Tips

Spring has arrived and millions of Americans are eager to take to the outdoors and enjoy warmer weather. Arizona residents get to enjoy one of the warmest climates in the country almost year-round, but our Phoenix injury lawyers know any seasonal change brings distinct safety risks. It is essential for everyone to know a few basic safety tips before setting out for outdoor excursions and vacations to prevent serious injuries and illnesses. Vehicle Safety for Spring Travel Many Americans enjoy road trips during the spring and early summer, but the colder weather can cause some issues with certain vehicles. Before you take to the road for a long trip, consider...

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