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Swimming Safety Tips for Children in Somerton

By Breyer Law Offices on July 24, 2014 - Comments off

Somerton drowning accidents are becoming more common, just as they are throughout the rest of the state of the Arizona. According to reports from the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS), more than 225 drowning incidents happen in the state each year, and many of these incidents happen in areas like Somerton, where children love to spend time outdoors, swimming at the pool or at the lake. Nearly 165 of the accidents involve children under the age of 15 years old, close to 72 percent of the total.

Preventing Your Children from Becoming Victims of Somerton Drowning Accidents

If you have young children then your main priority is to protect your children from becoming victims of Somerton drowning accidents. The most important things you can do to protect your children and yourself from the heartache and pain that comes with swimming incidents include: Read the rest »

 

Remember to Drive Safe in Show Low

By Breyer Law Offices on July 22, 2014 - Comments off

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports nearly 200 Show Low car accidents each year that involve motorists and other travelers alike. Although these accidents rarely, if ever, cause the deaths of the individuals who are involved, all travelers must be especially wary of the consequences of a car crash here since these accidents quite frequently lead to injuries. Around a third of the accidents cause injuries to more than 100 victims. For those with a high risk of sustaining serious and life threatening injuries—bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists—this makes prevention key to safety and survival. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

 

How to Make the Most of Your Tucson Bicycling Trip

By Breyer Law Offices on July 21, 2014 - Comments off

Arizona Bicycle AccidentLet’s face it: the next time you go on a Tucson bicycling trip, you’re going to recognize more and more just how slow you really are. Even the guys who win the Tour De France each year have a maximum output, and you’d be embarrassed to find out the equivalent of your own output in horsepower. The truth is that no cyclist is incredibly fast, and when you’re headed up and down hills, you really learn the meaning of what it means to have to power yourself. That’s why bicycles are designed to make the most of our weaknesses and to make it easier to keep moving even when the going gets tough. When you’re headed out on your next ride through Tucson, here are some tips that can help you make the most of riding situations like the ones below. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

 

Scottsdale Dog Attacks and the Law

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

Every year, we hear multiple accounts of Scottsdale dog attacks, and although many believe that only certain breeds of dog are responsible for these heinous and horrible incidents and the injuries that follow, we have found that many different breeds of dog are involved. What is more important than the breed of dog involved, however, is the law that pertains to the rights of the victim and the responsibilities of the dog owner. According to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC), more than 800,000 people receive medical care for dog bites each year throughout the United States. Dog owners must realize that the county can detain their animal and in many cases, fine the owner, and make special restrictions for the dog once it has been released. The victim has the right to sue the owner under the law for compensatory damages. Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bite

 

Walk Safe in Wickenburg

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

Every time we hear news of a Wickenburg pedestrian crash, our hearts sink and we think of the families who are impacted by these incidents. According to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), pedestrian accidents result in injuries 80 percent of the time. Fortunately, fatal crashes are infrequent in Wickenburg and no deaths were reported in the most recent period.

How You Can Protect Yourself Against a Wickenburg Pedestrian Crash

When you walk down the street, chances are you don’t think about Wickenburg pedestrian crashes. You have other things on your mind. But in order to stay safe every time you’re out walking, no matter where you’re going, it is critical to remember to: Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

 

What You Should Know about Yavapai County Motorcycle Accidents

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

Arizona Motorcycle AccidentEvery year, we hear multiple reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and local news sources about Yavapai County motorcycle collisions and the havoc they wreak on the towns and cities located here. More than 3,055 car crashes happen in the county each year, many of them involving people who are riding on motorcycles as the primary rider or as a passenger. Nearly 1,330 people report sustaining injuries in these crashes, and if statewide statistics are any indicator, motorcycle riders can expect to be among those individuals roughly 81 percent of the time if they are involved in a crash. Nearly 40 people, including many motorcycle riders, die as a result of the injuries they sustain. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Safety

 

How to Prevent a Semi Truck Accident while Driving in Gila County

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

If you’re involved in a Gila County semi truck accident, the reality is that you will likely sustain serious injuries and damages to your vehicle. Some of the most common results you are likely to experience during and after your crash involving a big rig include:

  • Whiplash and other injuries to your head, neck, and back
  • Broken bones, especially arms and legs, the collarbone, and other bones
  • Head injuries that are the result of hitting one’s head on the dashboard, steering wheel, back of a seat, or on the window

Other damages suffered in a collision typically include damage to the vehicle and personal property that compound the suffering and recovery time for the victim. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accident

 

Know the Causes of Paradise Valley Swimming Accidents

By Breyer Law Offices on July 10, 2014 - Comments off

With every Paradise Valley swimming accident comes a host of causes that could have been prevented. Some of the most common causes of incidents in the pool in Paradise Valley and throughout the entire state of Arizona include:

  • Roughhousing. This can cause trouble in the pool for both kids and adults alike and can lead to serious injuries, including drownings.
  • Running around the sides of the pool. Running on slippery surfaces is never a good idea, but adding bare feet, hard concrete, and deep water to the mix can make for a deadly combination.
  • Pushing the limits. When you’re tired, and you feel like you need a break, take one, even if your friends make fun of you. Read the rest »

 

What are the Risk Factors for Elder Abuse in Peoria Nursing Homes?

By Breyer Law Offices on July 8, 2014 - Comments off

Arizona Nursing Home AbuseIf your loved one lives in a nursing home, there are some risk factors for Peoria elder abuse of which you should be aware. Too often, families do not understand the risks associated with abuse or how to recognize when their loved one might be a target. Here are some risk factors you should be looking for and mitigating when your loved one lives in assisted care:

  • Employee risk factors. Employees may hit, kick, restrain, forcibly medicate, or even purposely malnourish an elderly person either due to lack of training or because they are trying to punish the resident.
  • Resident risk factors. Other residents may abuse your loved one and do many of the same actions as employees.
  • People who visit your loved one, likes friends and family. These individuals may also abuse your loved one physically, emotionally, and/or financially. It is important to pay attention to who is visiting. Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

 

How the Law Defines Arizona Elder Abuse and Neglect

By Breyer Law Offices on July 4, 2014 - Comments off

If your loved one has become the victim of Arizona elder abuse or neglect, you may not realize right away what has happened or what you can do about it. However, know that Arizona law is on the side of the victims of abuse. According to ARS 13-3623, 46-451, a vulnerable adult is defined as any adult over the age of 18 who cannot protect themselves from an abuser. These same laws define abuse as purposeful actions or neglectful actions, such as confinement, that lead to injuries. Injuries might include bruises anywhere on the body, sores on the body caused by pressure from being grabbed or confined, bleeding, broken bones or fractures, or any other type of injury that causes your loved one physical pain or disrupts their well being. Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

 

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