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Stay Sober while Driving in Apache County

By Breyer Law Offices on April 18, 2014 - Comments off

Arizona Auto AccidentEvery year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports the occurrences of more than 45 Apache County drunk driving collisions. These collisions make up more than 10 percent of the total number of car crashes that happen in the county. According to statistics, nearly 20 individuals die as a result of their involvement in a collision involving a drunk driver in this county on an annual basis, and these deaths account for more than 51 percent of the total car crash-related deaths that happen in the city. The more than 60 injuries that are reported in these drunk driving incidents account for roughly 20 percent of the total injuries sustained in traffic accidents.

Preventing Apache County Drunk Driving Collisions

All drivers must do whatever it takes to ensure their own safety and the safety of their passengers against Apache County drunk driving collisions. Some of the best things that drivers can do to prevent these collisions include the following: Read the rest »

 

7 Tips for Staying Safe on Spontaneous Lake Havasu City Motorcycle Trips

By Breyer Law Offices on April 16, 2014 - Comments off

Spontaneity is one of the key reasons that many motorcycle riders purchase their first hog and take it out on Lake Havasu City motorcycle trips for years to come. And if you’re one of the many motorcycle riders in this area of Arizona, chances are you’re all about spontaneous road trips, day trips, and afternoon rides. There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road after a long, hard day at the office, except perhaps coming back from it in one piece and ready for the next ride. That’s why, if you’re a biker, you should take safety seriously, and you can do it by following these seven biker safety tips.

  • Don’t make the trip so spontaneous that you forget to check your bike for safety. It’s tempting to hop on your motorcycle and go for a ride without giving it a good once over. After all, you don’t give your entire car a once over before hopping in. But if your motorcycle stalls, or the brakes fail, you’re likely to be thrown and experience serious injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Safety

 

How to Prevent Your Child from Suffering an Arizona Poisoning Accident Injury

By Breyer Law Offices on April 15, 2014 - Comments off

With all the different types of accidents you have to worry about your children being involved in, it’s no wonder you probably forgot about Arizona poisoning accident injuries until now. When you have small children, you worry about them getting hit by a car, being injured on a bicycle or a skateboard, being bit by a dog, or being hurt playing sports or horsing around in the swimming pool. But you don’t worry about your children being poisoned. After all, when your children are home, they are with you.

Unfortunately, statistics from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicate that accidental poisonings are the number one cause of death in more than 20 states throughout the United States. Nearly 2,350 children in Arizona are seen in the emergency room each year for injuries caused by accidental poisoning, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS). That’s why it is critical for parents to know and implement safety precautions in their own homes. Here’s what you can do to protect your children from unnecessary injuries and accidental poisoning incidents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury

 

What You Need to Know if Your Personal Injury Accident Was Caused by the Government

By Breyer Law Offices on April 14, 2014 - Comments off

When you are involved in a personal injury accident, there are many things you have to think about: your health, your safety, your long term recovery, your finances, and whether or not you will be able to hold the person who caused your accident and your injuries responsible for their negligence. When your accident was caused by the negligence of another citizen just like you, there are laws governing your ability to file a lawsuit and to collect compensation from them. These laws are known as the statute of limitations. There are also laws governing how the case is presented and what your total rights and responsibilities are for collecting damages from the individual who caused your accident and your injuries, or who caused the death of your loved one. This is why many individuals, especially in complicated or very serious personal injury accident cases, opt to hire a skilled personal injury attorney to help them not only file their case, but to build a strong case that can be won, and that will ensure a proper outcome in terms of damages.
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Posted in: Personal Injury

 

What to Do if You’ve Been the Victim of a Taylor Drunk Driving Accident

By Breyer Law Offices on April 11, 2014 - Comments off

We’re heading into the holidays and that means the number of Taylor drunk driving collisions, and those that happen throughout the state, will likely begin to rise. According to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), of the roughly 50 traffic accidents that happen in Taylor each year, those involving drunk drivers account for nearly 10 percent of the total. Accidents involving alcohol in this city are typically responsible for all of the deaths that occur in Taylor due to car crashes each year. Taylor accidents involving drivers under the influence of alcohol are also typically responsible for nearly 10 percent of the total number of injuries suffered by car crash victims in the city annually, according to reports.

After a Taylor Drunk Driving Collision

If you are involved in a Taylor drunk driving collision, it may take time for you to understand what happened, not just in the accident, but also to you and your fellow passengers. Coping with the accident and your injuries can be difficult, so it is important to know the steps you should take to make your recovery as smooth as possible. Read the rest »

 

Arizona Motorcycle Fun for Upcoming Summer Months

By Breyer Law Offices on April 9, 2014 - Comments off

Arizona Motorcycle AttorneysSummer is just around the bend and the warmer weather is sure to make you want to experience some Arizona motorcycle fun. If you’re a motorcycle rider or a passenger who frequently rides on a motorcycle with a rider, you’re probably already daydreaming and planning for your next big adventure. And that’s the best way to get yourself ready for the day when you actually head out for a ride. No matter where you’re at in the process of deciding where to go, when to go, and whether to go, you can always use tips for getting the most out of your motorcycle adventures.

Some of the best things you can do to get yourself on track to an excellent summer of fun rides includes:

  • Start with a ride you know well and have done many times before. One of the benefits of starting your summer rides off with a ride that you’ve already done in the past is that you know what to expect and it will help you get used to being on the road for pleasure again. It’s also nice to see how things have changed and become better over time. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Safety

 

How You Can Provide the Best Flagstaff Eldercare for Your Loved One

By Breyer Law Offices on April 7, 2014 - Comments off

If you have an elderly loved one then you need to think about the ways in which you can provide them with the best Flagstaff eldercare possible. Whether you’re caring for your loved one or you are working to find them care from a professional provider, there are many things that you should think about. Here are some of the most important points you can touch on when you are seeking care for your elderly loved one, or considering providing it yourself.

  • Think about how much care your loved one actually needs. You may think that you are saving money or will be closer to your loved one by keeping them at their home or in your own home. But depending on the level of care that your loved one requires, this may be detrimental to their freedom, their health, and their emotional status, not to mention your own. Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

 

Stay Safe while Swimming in Thatcher

By Breyer Law Offices on April 2, 2014 - Comments off

During this time of year, many families fall into the trap of believing that Thatcher swimming accidents can no longer occur. However, the reality is that these incidents can occur at any time throughout the year, so long as there are people in a swimming pool, a lake, or at another swimming venue. Some of the best things parents can do to prevent drownings and other accidents in the pool include the following:

  • Never assume that it can’t happen to your family during this time of year. Swimming accidents are not only reserved for some people, or only for the summer.
  • Never let teens or children go swimming without adult supervision.
  • Ensure that everyone in the pool knows how to swim or has proper safety apparel and gear. Read the rest »

 

5 Tips for Sharing the Road to Avoid Show Low Bicycle Accidents

By Breyer Law Offices on March 28, 2014 - Comments off

Arizona Bicycle AccidentIf you’re a motorist, chances are you frequently forget about the dangers of being involved in a Show Low bicycle accident. And although there are not as many cyclists on the road as there are in other parts of Arizona, like Phoenix, there is still the risk that you will be involved in an incident on the road with a cyclist if you are not careful at all times. These incidents are more common than most people believe, and if you’re one of the “guilty” parties that forgets to look for cyclists before changing lanes or going through stop signs, then it’s time for you to review these top five tips for sharing the road so that you can avoid injuring another traveler in a serious accident. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

 

How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents while Walking or Jogging in Carefree

By Breyer Law Offices on March 26, 2014 - Comments off

When you go out for a jog or a leisurely walk, you never think that you will be the victim of a Carefree pedestrian crash. After all, you know how to keep yourself safe out on the road. But sometimes, you may not see danger coming, or a motorist may not see you in time to avoid hitting you. Because there are so many different ways that you may find yourself involved in a serious collision with a motor vehicle, it is critical to understand the things that you can do to help protect yourself from danger on every jog, walk down the block, or outing with your pooch or children.

  • Always look left-right-left before crossing the street. What’s more, don’t assume that you can beat traffic. Although you have a better gauge of the speed of traffic than a child, you still may not understand how fast a car is really traveling, especially if it is dark, cloudy, or raining. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

 

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