5 Cell Phone Dangers & Common Defects You Need to Know

Cell phones are not exempt from product liability. See what you need to know to avoid defective mobile devices and the types of injuries these can cause. Attention all Samsung cell phone users! If you own the Note 7 model, you need to opt into the phone replacement program due to a fire risk from a battery flaw. You will need to go through the retailer from which you bought your phone and every experience is going to be different, … Read More

How To Prevent RV Accidents On The Road

“Snowbird” is a term often used to refer to people who love the Arizona winters and come to live in the Phoenix metropolitan area during the cooler months. To get to their winter retreat, many seniors use a recreational vehicle (RV), like a camper-trailer or Class A motorhome, rather than have to maintain homes in two separate states. That means the valley roads will be more crowded than ever, and full-time residents need to be prepared. As we get closer … Read More

Traffic Violations That Can Get You Pulled Over

We get a lot of questions about why a police officer or highway patrol officer might pull a driver over. No, it’s usually not to meet a quota. It’s actually to address some bad driving habits that could cause an accident. Here are some of the top violations of driving safety seen in Arizona that often result in traffic tickets.

Arizona Bicycle Laws (Helmet Requirements and Other Protective Gear)

With sunny skies and clear, though warm, weather, Mesa is home to a lot of full-time bicyclists. Whether they’re for riding for fun or commuting to work or school, bicycles remain a popular mode of transportation throughout the metro area. And while many riders take the precaution of wearing helmets and other safety equipment, there are even more that do not. However, bicycle accidents can lead to some pretty serious injuries and even fatalities. This is why it is so important … Read More

What You Can Learn from a Near-Miss Car Accident in Mesa, AZ

You are on your way home from work, and traffic just couldn’t be any worse. You flip through the radio stations to help make the drive home a little more enjoyable, and when you look up, you have to slam on the brakes because you missed the cues of slowing ahead. You mutter, “Thank goodness” when you realize that you actually didn’t hit the car ahead of you or cause someone behind you to rear end your vehicle. The scenario … Read More

Why You Should Pay Attention to Food Recall Alerts

CRF frozen foods issued a nationwide food recall recently due to a listeria bacterial contamination of their frozen vegetables. This recall includes Kroger frozen produce and Simple Truth frozen organic foods. Locally, Fry’s Food and Drug Stores was hit the hardest by this recall because it is linked to the Kroger brand. Safeway also had items that were added to the nationwide list on May 2, 2016. General Mills joins recent food recalls with their flour brands including Gold Medal, … Read More

4 Slip & Fall Cases Judges Won’t Usually See

Slip and fall injuries can be serious and can cause unforeseen injuries. Some can even cause life-long disabilities that negatively impact the victim’s quality of life. However, not all injury cases are pursuable in a court of law in Arizona and other states. Even when injuries are present, many judges will rule that certain slip and fall cases were brought about by the victim’s own carelessness, rather than the negligence of others. At Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience law firm, we … Read More

Tactics Police Use to Detect Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become such a large problem throughout the country that lawmakers everywhere are working on creating a type of bill or law geared towards banning this dangerous action in their cities. Several cities in Arizona already have a ban on texting while driving, including Flagstaff, Tempe, Gilbert, and Tucson. State law, on the other hand, only prohibits bus drivers from using their cell phones while driving. Many lawmakers and citizens alike continue to push for a texting and … Read More

Legal Action for Food Poisoning Victims in Arizona

If you’ve ever experienced an upset stomach and wondered if it was something you ate, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, 48 million people get foodborne illnesses in the United States each year. Minor intestinal irritation is one thing, but more serious cases of food poisoning are quite another. In fact, a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that, of those 48 million cases of food poisoning, 128,000 require hospitalization and 3,000 result in … Read More

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