Filing a personal injury lawsuit does not always make its way to the courtroom. In fact, as many as 96 percent of personal injury lawsuits are pre-settled with insurance demand letters and counteroffers. That is why it is imperative to present a strong personal injury demand letter to the counter party’s insurance company to seek adequate compensation for your injuries. A settlement demand letter for insurance companies presents all the facts and your version of the incident for thorough review. … Read More
Becoming a parent is a new experience filled with sheer joy, milestones, and, at times, confusion, doubt, and challenges. One area that you should pay extra attention to as a mom or dad is car seat safety. Safety is something that you should never compromise on. Educate yourself about the various car seat laws and booster seat requirements required in Arizona. It’s also important to research how long you should keep your baby or toddler’s car seat in the rear-facing … Read More
Highway traffic deaths have declined in recent years, due in part to road and highway engineers as well as drivers practicing safe habits. Despite the decline, there has been a spike in non-vehicular deaths specifically with pedestrians and cyclists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in non-vehicular accidents by 13 percent in 2003 to an upward spike of 17 percent in 2012. What causes pedestrian accidents and injuries and what kind of precautions can cyclists, pedestrians, … Read More
Car accidents in the United States are unfortunately very common. In fact, it is estimated that 10 million accidents from bumper taps to fatal accidents occur in the United States every year! Some of the most common and deadly places for accidents are at intersections. Intersections are busy arterial road sections or junctions where two or more roads meet and cross. In Arizona, intersections are major cross sections of our grid system facilitating traffic often along long, straight paths. Intersections … Read More
The Mesa light rail system is a 20-mile in-street public transportation option for riders in the Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe area. Riders are able to enjoy transportation to and from sports events, entertainment, art culture, school, and work for a fraction of the cost of driving a personal vehicle. With any transportation system, precautionary measures must be taken. We have compiled this article full of tips and advice to make your light rail trip safe and effective.
Most parents and caregivers are aware of the dangers that a pool can bring. However, there are some hidden water dangers that can lurk in a home. Child drownings and child injuries can be prevented by being watchful and aware. It only takes a few seconds for a child to drown and in only a few inches of water. More than 50 percent of young children who drown do so in swimming pools, however, the rest simply come across small … Read More
Car accidents can happen in a flash; one second you are driving to work and the next you are pulled over on the side of the road with a couple broken taillights, a bent bumper and maybe a few bumps and bruises. When someone is not paying attention, car accidents happen quickly. Our short-term memory isn’t always reliable to store the information we need to document a Mesa car accident. Thankfully, there are apps for that! The digital world has … Read More
Picture this scenario; you and a friend are enjoying your ride in an Uber or Lyft from an event back to your house or apartment when you find yourself in the middle of a fender bender. If you find yourself in a car accident in an Uber, Lyft or other ride-share vehicles, what do you do? Where does liability fall? Uber and Lyft often don’t have the clearest picture of what a passenger is to do in the event of … Read More
ATV riding and gorgeous spring and summer weather often go hand-in-hand. Who doesn’t want to take their ATV out for a morning, afternoon or early evening drive when the weather is nice? Outdoor recreation of all categories is encouraged during spring and summer months as long as one considers proper safety, especially regarding ATVs. The ATV community is well aware of the dangers riding poses. Rough and rugged terrain, high speeds, lack of helmets and goggles, as well as alcohol … Read More
Most people probably wouldn’t consider themselves to be at risk of becoming the victim of a dog bite. Yet, from 2008 to 2012 alone, injuries from dog attacks hospitalized over 34,000 Arizonans. When a dog attacks someone, the consequences quickly flood every area of the victim’s life. Injury, emotional trauma and costly medical bills are just a few of the consequences victims will face after suffering an attack. In extreme cases, the attack could cause severe disability or even death.