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Posted On 10/17/18

Car Inspection Laws in Arizona – What Do You Need to Know?

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) controls vehicle emissions to help the environment and improve air quality within the state. It’s mandatory to undergo and pass a Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP), according to the ADEQ. Ignoring the mandatory emissions inspection could result in tickets, fines, and the inability to drive your vehicle until you successfully complete an inspection. Here’s what you should know about the Arizona car inspection law before operating a vehicle in the state. Who Must Get an Emissions Test? If you’re a new resident, you must pass the VEIP immediately upon registering your vehicle. You are officially a resident of the state if you work...

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Posted On 10/05/18

Autumn Safety Tips

The change in season brings more than just a drop in temperature. It also brings increased risks of certain personal injury accidents. Wet and slippery leaves on the ground, flu season, old space heaters coming out of storage – autumn can have many health risks and safety hazards if you know where to look. The best way to keep you and your family safe this holiday season is to recognize and avoid common dangers at home and on the road. Start by following these autumn safety tips from the Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. Be Extra Careful on the Road August is the deadliest month...

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Posted On 09/24/18

Can Social Media Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases can be stressful for several reasons. Not only do you have to adjust to an injury and an ongoing claim for compensation, but you may also experience emotional stress, long-term damages, and other mental effects depending on your accident. When all these factors pile up, most people don’t want to think that there’s anything that could throw their claim into question. However, that’s not the case. Personal injury victims need to be careful they don’t participate in any activities that suggest their injuries may not be as severe as they are. Previously, victims had to avoid situations where photos and videos could serve as evidence against them....

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Posted On 08/29/18

What Is Secondary Drowning?

It’s August, which means that the summer swelter is in full swing in Arizona. Chances are, you and your family take any opportunity you can to cool off. For many local families, this means visiting community or backyard pools to swim and enjoy some lazy days before school starts again. Each summer, we hear news stories warning about the dangers of secondary drowning. This mainly occurs in novice swimmers, like children. While you may have heard horror stories about dry drowning on your local news channel, you may not fully understand what the term means, or how you can prevent it. Here’s everything you need to know. What Is Secondary...

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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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