You let your children play with the dogs of friends, families, and neighbors never thinking that they could sustain a Gilbert dog bite. Even when the dog seems to get angry or upset, you know that you can handle the situation by just taking your child away from the dog for a few minutes, and then everything will be fine. And you’re not alone. Many parents allow their children to grab and pull the fur of dogs, to hold onto their tails and to smack them because the children are tiny, and everyone assumes the dog won’t mind. After all, a child is just a child. Unfortunately, the truth is that this is not always how it happens and many children in Gilbert and throughout the state of Arizona are bitten by dogs each year, some sustaining fatal injuries, and many other sustaining permanent injuries and scarring. These incidents are completely avoidable if you put the right tools into practice early on. Read the rest »
Child bicycle riders are everywhere in Maricopa County. This county is full of movers and shakers who love to make the most of bicycles and other green ways of living and getting a little exercise. Most families where the parents are riders also have children who begin riding as soon as they are able. And if you’re one of those parents with children who want to learn how to bike while out on the road themselves, then you’ll need to know all of the safety habits to teach your children to keep them happy, healthy, and safe on the road. Here are the top 10 safety habits you should teach to your children before letting them out on the road on two wheels. Read the rest »
As Arizona personal injury attorneys, we are grateful that the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has developed a website to educate residents about bicycle and pedestrian safety. The website, located at www.azbikeped.org, provides resources to help people safely integrate biking and walking into their daily commute. The site recognizes that these activities are a great way to get exercise, enjoy the beauty of the state, as well as impact the environment in a more positive way. Here are some of the great resources the site offers: Read the rest »
Nothing gets you started towards being a dedicated Tempe runner better than meeting up with your friends to make a positive change in your life. And chances are, if you’re not traditionally into sports or healthy activities, then you’ll need friends to help keep you on track year round. However, having the support of family and friends is different than sharing training time with them. There are many different factors that you should discuss prior to taking on a training buddy for running to avoid injuries, meet your goals, and feel good about what you are doing at all times.
- Talk about how much time you intend to spend training together. When you first start working out with a buddy you both may want to train together every day of the week. But after the rush wears off—which can happen at different times for different people—you may realize it isn’t right for you. Instead, plan out in advance how often and when you will train with your buddy. Read the rest »
As Arizona bicycle accident lawyers, we like to remind people of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) program called “Be Safe, Bike Smart.” The purpose of this program is to educate everyone, including bicyclists and motorists, on how to bike and share the road safely. This is so important, because with the increasing number of people biking to work and school and for recreation and sport, there are more bikes on the road and more reasons to drive safer.
According to the ADOT, certain cities, including Tucson and Sierra Vista, as well as Yuma and Pima counties, require that anyone under the age of 18 years wear a bicycle helmet while riding. The campaign says that even though other areas might not require it by law, bicyclists should always wear protective gear while riding in order to minimize injury if they fall or are hit. Here are some other safety tips that bicyclists should practice every time they ride: Read the rest »
For parents with teenagers, the mere thought of Parker teen driving school can make your hair stand on end and your stomach queasy. But the reality is that sending your teen to driving school can help them become better drivers, possibly even a better driver than you. There are plenty of things you have to worry about as a parent, but whether your teen is ready for the road shouldn’t have to be one of them. Some of the best reasons to invest in teen driving school for your teen in Parker include the following:
- It meets the requirements for the Graduated Drivers License (GDL) in the state of Arizona, which, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), includes 30 hours of on-road experience. Read the rest »
Throughout the United State, the threat associated with swimming pools drops when fall comes to town, but the risk of Winkelman drowning accidents does not go away. The continued warm weather in Arizona throughout much of the year means that parents must be on their guard at all times to prevent their children from becoming a victim of a swimming pool accident. Some of the most common causes of accidents at the pool that parents overlook in colder months include: Read the rest »
If you’re a Phoenix cyclist, then you already know the value of green living—riding your bike to work helps you save on gas and vehicle maintenance, and avoid the stress of bumper-to-bumper traffic. It also helps you get fit, stay fit, and feel good knowing that you’re doing something to improve your budget and the environment. According to Valley Metro (VM), if you bike instead of drive just 10 miles every week of the year, you can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 500 lbs. But sometimes, when you have to go long distances, or when you’re tired from a poor night’s sleep or long day’s work, you need a little extra help getting to where you’re going. Without a car, you’re likely to turn to the Phoenix Valley Metro Rail to get around Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. If you’re a bicyclist, though, riding the light rail is different than if you are a pedestrian passenger. For your safety and your convenience, there are a few things you should know about taking your bike on the metro. Read the rest »
Each year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports more than 415 Apache Junction traffic accidents. These incidents are known to involve all types of travelers and are not exclusive to those who are driving passenger cars. Other travelers on the roads of this city who may find themselves caught up in a car crash include motorcycle riders, truck drivers, bicycle riders, pedestrians, bus drivers, and more. For those who are involved, the risk of injury in these incidents is high. Statistics indicate that more than 170 individuals sustain injuries as a result of their own involvement in a collision, whether as a motorist, a passenger, or another kind of traveler. Read the rest »
If you’re living in Oro Valley, bicycling activities are likely already a part of your daily routine, and if they’re not, then you’re probably thinking about hopping on a bicycle so you can join the crowds. Bicycling is not just a way to exercise or have fun when you’re living in Arizona – it’s also a way of life. But that doesn’t mean that you have all the answers or that safety will come naturally to you. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or you need a little help understanding the basics of safety, here’s some things you ought to know before you hop on a bike and head out for a ride. Read the rest »