Which Fireworks Are Legal in Arizona?

Fireworks used to be a very confusing issue in the state of Arizona. In 2010, the legislature ended a ban on the sale and use of fireworks. However, lawmakers opted to allow cities and counties to make their own rules regarding consumer use of fireworks, but not their sale. This resulted in the sale of fireworks in areas where it was illegal to actually set them off.

How to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

Awareness is the key to ending pedestrian accidents. When it comes to these types of accidents, pedestrians always lose simply because of the size and weight of the vehicle. While there is little that a pedestrian can do to prevent a driver from driving distractedly or negligently, there are certain steps that they can take to increase their own levels of safety. Here are some helpful tips from SGP Law for drivers and pedestrians alike to prevent pedestrian accidents in … Read More

The Most Common Amusement Park Injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that thousands of people are injured on amusement park rides every year. In 2006, a combined 15,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to amusement park rides, inflatable amusement park rides and water slides. Half of these were children. Victims of amusement park accidents can bring a negligence claim against the park and its employees, or a product liability claim against the manufacturer of a defective ride – or both. SGP … Read More

Look Out For Motorcyclists (How To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents)

It seems like every time we turn on the local news there is another tragic story of a horrific motorcycle crash that leaves a rider severely injured or worse. This is not something unique to Arizona. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 38,000 motorcyclists have been killed and over 1,222,000 riders were injured in motorcycle accidents between 2001 and 2008 (the most recent research available). The National Highway Safety Administration states that nearly half of … Read More

Auto Accidents Involving Seizures

When you think of the causes behind an auto accident, what do you think of? The most common causes that may come to mind are what we see or hear about on the news, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, driving while tired or driving while texting or talking on a mobile device. What about auto accidents that are caused by something the driver has no control of, like a medical condition that could … Read More

Arizona Dog Laws You Should Be Aware Of

While other states are more lenient when it comes to dog bites, utilizing the “one free bite” rule, Arizona has a standard known as strict liability. This means that whenever a dog bites someone or another owner’s dog, the owner of the attacking dog is held liable for any injury that dog may cause. The owner is held responsible for the attack regardless of whether or not the owner was negligent. Arizona Revised Statutes section 11-1025 (A) states that the … Read More

ATV Accident Liability

All-terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs, are kinds of vehicles that be driven through all kinds of terrains and surfaces. ATVs, although fun, have a higher center of gravity and a narrow wheel base that creates a high risk of rolling over, even on flat surfaces. This makes the chances of personal injury very high and approximately 75 percent of ATV accidents cause serious long-term damage to the head or spinal cord. Other injuries could include broken bones, crushed limbs … Read More

The Most Common Types of Neck Injuries

One of the most unfortunate aspects of neck injuries is that damage to one area of your neck often means damage to other parts of your body. That’s because all of the bones, joints, soft tissue and nerves are all connected, working together to hold your head up and allowing it to move. Many of the most common types of neck injuries can lead to pain in other areas of your body, making recovery a complicated process. Some of the … Read More

Tailgating is the Top Cause of Auto Accidents

According to a study done by the Highways’ Agency, a third of all auto accidents are caused by tailgating. What makes this estimate especially staggering is that tailgating is typically a purposeful act done to encourage the driver in front of them to go faster. Many drivers tailgate due to being impaired, enraged or because they’re in a hurry. What are the Dangers of Tailgating? Being caught following too close to another car can result in a traffic citation (ARS-28-730). … Read More

School Zone Driving Safety | Staying Safe During School Hours

With school back in session, drivers all around the state of Arizona will once again need to exercise caution in school zones and crosswalks. One of the most important things you can do while driving in school zones is follow the rules. Arizona has a strict zero-tolerance policy towards traffic offenses that occur in school zones. Law enforcement is especially strict during this time of year as kids are heading back to school, with many police officers making sure the … Read More

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