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Personal Injury

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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Posted On 03/22/19

Can I Sue a Daycare for Negligence?

Millions of American parents trust daycare facilities and other childcare services to supervise their children while they work, but what happens when a child suffers an injury at a daycare center? When a parent gets the call that his or her child is injured at daycare, the parent should know the legal options if negligence caused the injury. Some daycare injuries may be the typical scrapes and bruises all kids experience when playing outside, but others may occur due to poor supervision, general negligence, or even abuse. If a daycare employee causes an injury to a child in any way, the child’s parents should take appropriate legal action and contact...

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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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