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Personal Injury

Posted On 02/03/19

Tips for Cooking Safety

Burn Prevention Week 2019 takes place February 3-9. It is a good time to think about how devastating these injuries can be and the simple steps we can all take to prevent an accident. Cooking is one of the leading causes of fires and burns, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. It is the number one cause of kitchen fires and over half of the individuals sustaining injuries in a home fire did so attempting to control it themselves. Following some basic cooking safety tips from our Phoenix burn injury lawyers can help reduce your risk of injury from fires and hot cooking surfaces. Start With an Ounce of...

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Posted On 01/28/19

Tips to Prevent Winter Injuries

As the season change, so do the types of injuries people can sustain. This winter, keep a few best practices in mind to prevent common winter illnesses and injuries. Winter Road Hazards Driving is inherently more dangerous during the winter for several reasons. During the holiday season, traffic escalates in most areas of the country. This is often due to people traveling to visit friends and family for holiday celebrations. Shorter daylight hours mean many people may be driving in the dark during their commutes home after work. Low visibility, impaired visibility from rain, sleet, and snow, and heavier traffic congestion, in general, all mean winter driving entails more hazards...

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Posted On 08/22/18

What is Dry Drowning?

As summer heats up in Arizona, families are looking for any way to beat the heat. As a result, area pools and lakes are filled with people looking to cool off and enjoy what’s left of the season. Around this time of year, we hear stories about people, primarily children, suffering from “dry drowning”. What does this term mean, and should you be concerned? Here’s what to watch out for – and how to prevent dry drowning from happening to your child. Dry Drowning Explained Dry drowning occurs when a child inhales water through the nose or mouth. This can cause a spasm in the airway that leads to difficulty...

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Posted On 08/21/18

Arizona Swimming Pool Liability Laws

Swimming pools are a fact of life in Arizona, given our sunny, hot climate. Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children between the ages of one and four. In 2011, this age group represented more than half of the 32 drowning fatalities in the state. The vast majority of these deaths — 81 percent — occurred in a swimming pool. Surviving a near-drowning is also dangerous, since being underwater too long can result in brain damage. To address this problem, Arizona requires every residential property owner with a pool to implement strict safety measures. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) urges all pool owners to...

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Posted On 08/15/18

Arizona Victims of Sexual Assault Can Now Break Their Leases Without Penalty

Victims of sexual assault often have a long road to recovery ahead of them. Even after the physical injuries heal, victims of sexual violence must recuperate mentally and emotionally, a process that can take several months or more. Previously, victims could face impediments to this recovery process for practical reasons, such as being stuck in a lease with their abusers. Now, a new Arizona law aims to change all that: learn about the new law and how victims can effectively get away from their abusers by reading below. New Options for Victims of Sexual Violence Starting in August, any Arizona residents who endured sexual assault in their apartments or rented...

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Posted On 08/08/18

5 Tips for Summer Driving in Arizona

Summer can be one of the most dangerous times for driving in Arizona, especially as monsoon season sets in. This volatile season means that weather can change in an instant and can bring everything from high winds and torrential rainfall to dust storms. However, monsoons aren’t the only summer driving hazard in the state. Follow these simple summer driving tips to protect yourself and your family in Arizona this season. Get Your Air Conditioning Serviced Few places in the country get hotter than Arizona in the peak of summertime. As such, it’s essential to check on your air conditioning systems once a season. Lack of air conditioning on a hot...

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