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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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Posted On 05/01/19

April Product Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) collects and reports product recall data in the United States to help consumers track potentially dangerous products. Once a manufacturer identifies a defect or dangerous issue with a consumer product, the manufacturer must take appropriate steps to resolve the issue and prevent injuries to consumers. This usually involves a recall of some kind, during which the manufacturer attempts to retrieve compromised products and offer replacements or refunds. Alternatively, the manufacturer may send consumers missing parts, instruction manuals, or other materials to resolve their products’ defects. April 2019 Product Recalls The CPSC updates the most recent recall data on a regular basis, and recently published...

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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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