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Posted On 09/27/19

Parking Lot Injuries

Parking lot accidents are common in Arizona. Distracted and negligent drivers, along with pedestrians who do not follow the rules, can get into collisions that cause serious injuries. Parking lots are especially dangerous places due to the high number of vehicles crossing paths with pedestrians. Parking lot injuries can also arise due to unsafe premises. Inadequate security, slippery surfaces and uneven sidewalks could contribute to parking lot incidents and injuries in Arizona. Common Parking Lot Injuries in Vehicle Accidents The most serious parking lot injuries stem from vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Although a low-speed car accident could cause injuries such as whiplash, serious parking lot injuries more often involve pedestrian victims. When...

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Posted On 09/23/19

Arizona Leash Law

It is against the law in Arizona to allow a dog to run at large in public places. Dogs running at large could pose risks such as dog bite injuries, as well as other incidents, such as dogs jumping on people. For this reason, Arizona has a statewide leash law all pet owners must obey. Some municipalities, including the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County, have also passed leash laws to better protect citizens from animal attacks. All dog owners must learn and abide by applicable state and local leash laws. What Is Arizona’s Leash Law? Arizona’s leash law restricts if and when a pet owner may allow his or...

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Posted On 09/20/19

Arizona Bill Passed to Help Survivors of Sex Abuse

Arizona lawmakers are making strides toward protecting survivors of sexual abuse. The passing of House Bill 2466 marks an important victory for child sex abuse survivors, who may now be able to bring civil lawsuits against their perpetrators when they could not before. Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2466 into law on Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th, 2019. The governor signed the bill after it passed unanimously through the House and Senate. Extended Statute of Limitations One of the main provisions of HB 2466 is an extended statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Survivors now have a longer amount of time in which they may bring...

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Posted On 09/16/19

August Product Recalls (2019)

Dangerously designed, manufactured or marketed products injure and kill thousands of people every year. Although it is up to a manufacturing company to ensure the safety of its products, many mistakes slip through the cracks – either due to negligence or intentional attempts to save money. Defective products can contain serious problems that result in fires, explosions, electric shocks, lacerations, broken bones and many other damages. Keeping up with the latest product recalls in 2019 can help you stay away from dangerous or defective items. Super Jumper Trampolines Super Jumper Inc. has recalled about 23,000 trampolines due to potential fall risks. The recalled trampolines are 14 feet wide, with metal...

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Posted On 08/31/19

Driving Without a License in Arizona

Every driver in Arizona must have a valid driver’s license. Driving without a license is against the law. People who drive without licenses often have a reason. They may have suspended licenses, a history of drunk driving or they never passed a driving test. Getting into an accident without someone who does not have a valid driver’s license could put you at a high risk of a hit-and-run. Rather than getting caught for driving without a license, the driver may flee the scene. Learn your rights after a collision with an unlicensed driver. Call the Police After a car accident in Arizona, everyone involved must remain at the scene and...

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Posted On 08/30/19

Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor Day is the first Monday of September – an excellent opportunity to rest, relax and celebrate. Unfortunately, it is also a day when emergency room traffic spikes in Arizona. Grills, swimming pools, drunk drivers and fireworks are just some of the many dangers you could face this Labor Day. This year, avoid a trip to the hospital with a few tips to keep the whole family safe. Plan a Road Trip Ahead of Time Road traffic increases on all major holidays. Every Labor Day, an average of about 400 people die in traffic accidents in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. If your family is choosing road...

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