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

How To Prevent Car Accidents During Road Trips

 Our Mesa car accident lawyers have been practicing Arizona law collectively for more than 50 years. We know that auto collisions can happen at any time, on the way to any destination. If you plan on hitting the road this Spring Break season, we have some tips to help you prevent car accidents on your road trip. Consider these car maintenance and driving tips.

Rear-Ended In A Car Accident? Here’s What You Need To Do

If you guessed the most common types of car accident in Arizona based on your travels throughout Phoenix and Mesa were rear-endings, you would be right. According to 2014 car accident statistics released by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), rear-end car accidents are the most common and caused the most injuries of all accidents. Out of the 41,000 rear-end accidents in 2014, 13,000 people reported injuries. While 2015’s data has not yet been released, our Phoenix car accident attorneys … Read More

How to Prevent 5 Common Child Injuries (Part Two)

Preventing Injuries in Children and Infants Choking. Drowning. Car Accidents. Respiratory Distress. Traumatic Brain Injuries. These are the top five child injuries often seen among infants and toddlers in emergency rooms annually. The child injury lawyers of Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC want to help you prevent these types of injuries from happening to your child. Get your car seat inspected every six months to ensure it is properly installed. #carseatsafety Click To Tweet If you would like to learn … Read More

How to Prevent 5 Common Child Injuries

No one wants to see their child suffer from an accidental injury. While some circumstances that lead to a childhood or infant injury are unavoidable, some can be prevented. Many of these preventable accidents occur before a child has even entered preschool. Some of the most common injuries for children under five years old include:

Understanding Risk of ATV Accidents in Arizona

Arizona is home to many off-road trails that beckon All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders for hours of weekend fun.  However, while we don’t hear about them as frequently as motorcycle accidents, ATV accidents are still a somewhat common occurrence. In fact, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported 141 off-road ATV collisions in 2014, with 78 percent resulting in injuries. Do You Need a Lawyer for ATV Injuries? Victims of any motorsport injury should always contact ATV collision lawyer in their community. … Read More

What Are Blind Spots?

Every vehicle has a blind spot. This is true for a compact car, work truck, semi-truck, motorcycle, and even a bicycle. These tricky areas are outside of your peripheral vision, making it impossible to detect potential threats in your surrounding areas and difficult to make safe lane changes. Blind spots are one of the biggest driving hazards we have today. Join us as we discuss the many scenarios of blind spot near-accidents. We will also discuss how to help prevent … Read More

Car Maintenance Tips to Prevent Accidents

Year-round car maintenance is the best first step to preventing car accidents in Arizona and other states. The hot summers often damage vehicles and many drivers forget to continue car upkeep in the cooler months.  Our Mesa car accident lawyers want to encourage all drivers to maintain their vehicles year-round. Car upkeep can help prevent serious injuries on Valley and state roads. Follow these four tips to keep your car in the best shape possible to avoid an auto accident … Read More

Help! An Uninsured Motorist Caused My Car Accident!

Being involved in any type of auto accident is an unsettling experience; however, this situation is even worse when the driver at fault is uninsured. Unfortunately, not every driver on Phoenix roads is properly insured. In fact, according a 2014 study from the Insurance Information Institute, one in eight drivers on the roads are uninsured.  If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, follow these tips from the Phoenix auto accident lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, … Read More

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