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May 2019

Posted On 05/28/19

How to Handle a Fender Bender

Any car accident can be a stressful and expensive ordeal, even a seemingly mild fender-bender. If you or a loved one recently had a minor car accident you may wonder about the best way to resolve the situation. While you and the other driver may be able to come to a mutual agreement as to how to settle the matter, you must still make sure to do so legally and take your insurance policy into account. If in doubt, hiring an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer can help streamline a car accident case. Handling a Minor Accident on Your Own Every state has different laws pertaining to car accidents. In...

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Posted On 05/20/19

Can I Sue for Airbag Injuries?

Airbags are vital safety devices in any vehicle, but it is possible for these devices to cause severe injuries when they malfunction. Even functional airbags that deploy as intended can cause serious injuries. If you or a loved one recently had a car accident and suffered injuries from an airbag, or sustained injuries because an airbag failed to deploy correctly, you may have grounds for legal action. How Can an Airbag Cause Injuries? Airbags deploy when a vehicle’s sensors detect a crash impact. As soon as the vehicle identifies a crash, the airbags deploy to cushion the vehicle’s occupants from the blow. Several things may go wrong and injure the...

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Posted On 05/14/19

New Study Links Roundup Ingredient to Cancer

The new study released, in April 2019 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); confirms a strong indication linking glyphosate to cancer.   The ATSDR’s findings could have a profound effect on pending litigation against Roundup manufacturer Monsanto over cancer and toxic exposure claims. The study was started in 2015, the same year the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.  Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most widely used weed killer. In summary, the ATSDR study evaluated rodent studies and human epidemiologic research and found exposure...

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Posted On 05/13/19

Arizona Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Motorcycles are fun vehicles, but they are also inherently dangerous. A motorcyclist has virtually no protection from external crash forces, and motorcycle safety gear is crucial for preventing catastrophic injuries and death from serious accidents. Arizona’s motorcycle helmet laws exist to keep riders safe, and all riders should know these laws and make good decisions about motorcycle safety and appropriate equipment. As of now, Arizona only requires helmets for motorcycle operators and passengers under the age of 18. However, the state does require all riders to wear appropriate eye protection, such as a visor, goggles, protective glasses, or a transparent face shield unless the motorcycle has a protective windshield. The...

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Posted On 05/10/19

How to Get a Police Report

If you or a loved one ever experiences a car accident or similar event, you may need to file a report with the police. Doing so is not only a good idea for a future insurance claim or lawsuit, but you may have a legal obligation to report the incident to the police, and failure to do so could lead to significant legal penalties. When to File a Police Report In most U.S. states, the law requires all drivers to report accidents resulting in significant property damage, bodily injury, or death. If you have a car accident and are unsure whether the incident qualifies for a call to the police,...

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Posted On 05/06/19

Arizona Bike Laws

Like many other states, Arizona considers bicyclists to have the same rights and responsibilities as all other motor vehicle drivers in the state. This means vehicle drivers should afford cyclists the same care and attention as they would to other drivers. It also means cyclists have the same responsibilities as other drivers. If you ride a bicycle in Arizona for leisure, exercise, or as an alternative means of transportation, it is essential to know and follow the state’s laws for bicyclists. Cyclists’ Responsibilities as Drivers Since Arizona law considers bicyclists on par with motor vehicle drivers, it is essential for bicyclists to follow many of the same rules of the...

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