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Top 3 Most Dangerous Cities for Cyclists and Pedestrians

With the weather being warm most of the year in the lovely Old Pueblo, Tucsonans are riding bicycles and walking more. People walk or bike to get to work, school, for exercise or just for fun.  Unfortunately, people often forget that by law, cyclists and pedestrians on the roadway have the same responsibilities as a driver. Pedestrians and cyclists have a higher priority due to the dangers of an erratic motor vehicle. Sadly, distracted or … Continue reading “Top 3 Most Dangerous Cities for Cyclists and Pedestrians”

The Long-Term Effects of a Burn Injury

A burn injury is one of the most grueling, painful experiences a person can ever go through. Aside from extensive physical damage, surgeries and medical care can take weeks or years. Burn victims will also face long-term emotional and psychological challenges. Worsening an already horrible situation, the cost of treatments for burn injuries can financially deplete a person’s life savings. How A Burn Injury Affects the Victim Once a person has recovered from the ordeals … Continue reading “The Long-Term Effects of a Burn Injury”

Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Ask any cyclist and they’ll tell you that riding a motorcycle is a freeing, exciting experience. It is extremely important to ensure your motorcycle and riding practices are as safe as they can be. This is true whether you’re simply riding around your neighborhood or taking a road trip to Sturgis with friends. Following motorcycle safety tips can help reduce your risk of accidents. Why Motorcycle Safety Matters According to Injury Facts published by the … Continue reading “Tips for Motorcycle Safety”

Traumatic Brain Injuries

hTraumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are damage to the brain caused by an outside force. For example, many traumatic brain injuries occur after serious car accidents, crashes involving 18 wheelers, and in the industrial work setting. Because these injuries damage such an important part of the body, they can affect everything in a person’s life. In addition, these injuries can be devastating to the victim’s family. A person may experience loss of function and changes in … Continue reading “Traumatic Brain Injuries”

Cruise Control, Good or Bad?

Cruise control allows drivers to relax and let the car take over. However, the use of it can be extremely dangerous in certain situations. One key question that you may ask is about safety. Does using the feature make driving safer, or does it increase the chance of having an accident? Is Cruise Control Safe? A Wall Street Journal report describes how this feature impacts driving. It quotes a French study. This study concluded that … Continue reading “Cruise Control, Good or Bad?”

Tips for Driving in Tucson

School is back in session and many new residents are moving to Tucson and the surrounding areas, a lot of them from out of state. It is important to learn some specific driving rules for driving in Tucson, Arizona, to prevent car collisions, accidents, and inadvertent law-breaking. Rules for Driving in Tucson Include: There is no amount of alcohol that is exempt from a possible driving under the influence (DUI) charge, you can be charged … Continue reading “Tips for Driving in Tucson”

When and Where are Car Accidents Most Likely to Happen?

According to Arizona’s Department of Transportation (ADOT), last year in Arizona, there were over 127,000 car accidents resulting in almost 40,000 injuries and fatalities. While it is always important to drive safely, there are certain times when collisions are more likely to happen. Organizations have conducted many studies to determine the correlation between when, where, and why accidents occur. Here are some examples of times and places where car accidents can be more likely. Close … Continue reading “When and Where are Car Accidents Most Likely to Happen?”

Google and Fitbit Data Could Change Personal Injury Cases Forever

In the past, attorneys relied on doctor’s testimonies to prove their clients couldn’t work and/or perform daily activities. However, the recent deal between Google and Fitbit could change this. This is because the deal could provide defense attorneys with information about a victim’s movement and sleep patterns. As a result, defense attorneys could argue that victims are overstating damage in personal injury cases. Google, Fitbit, and Personal Injury Cases Google and Fitbit have teamed up … Continue reading “Google and Fitbit Data Could Change Personal Injury Cases Forever”

What To Do If You Get Bitten by a Dog

More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. More than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dog bites can be very serious, potentially leading to lifelong scarring and even death. Read our tips on what to do if you get bitten by a dog, and how to report it. To help prevent the spread of infection, clean the … Continue reading “What To Do If You Get Bitten by a Dog”

Is Using a Smart Watch while Driving Legal in Arizona?

Since the introduction of Smart Watches in 2015, the question has been pondered as to whether the use of them is legal. While Arizona does not have a statewide texting-while-driving ban, in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson drivers have been banned from using their phones while driving. You may initially think that a Smart Watch may qualify as a “hands-free device”, it is in fact, the exact opposite. In order to use these devices or even … Continue reading “Is Using a Smart Watch while Driving Legal in Arizona?”

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