Every Yuma County car crash has the potential to injure the people who are involved. That is no secret. But accidents are about more than just the injuries that have the potential to occur. These accidents have causes and involve multiple individuals and multiple types of travelers. If you want to avoid being involved an accident, here are some of the top things you should know.
- The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports nearly 2,700 car crashes in Yuma County each year. This may seem like a small number but for this small county, the risk is high.
- More than 1,300 injuries are reported in the county as a result of collisions, and these injuries happen to children, adults, and the elderly. Read the rest »
As Arizona child injury lawyers, we know that living in a cul-de-sac can have many benefits. Cul-de-sacs often experience less traffic and give a sense of community since several houses face each other in a circle. While we don’t condone playing in the street, children often ride bikes and skateboard inside of cul-de-sacs because it gives them a huge circle of pavement on which to do so. However, certain rules must be established in order to keep children as safe as possible when playing. Here are some tips.
Place a caution sign at the entrance of the cul-de-sac when children are playing. If children are biking or playing in a cul-de-sac, place a caution sign at the entrance letting drivers know there are children playing and to go slow. When you see a car, alert all the children immediately and give them specific instructions on where to stand as they wait for the car to park and shut its engine off before proceeding. Read the rest »
Every year, we hear multiple stories detailing the pain and suffering that comes with Show Low elder abuse. While some families cannot believe that their loved one could ever become the victim of abuse, we know that even the most beloved elderly individuals may find themselves in a serious situation. Some of the most common injuries we have seen throughout the years that have seriously and negatively impacted the victims and their families include:
- Broken bones, including, but rarely limited to, arms, legs, collarbones, and even the skull in some circumstances
- Massive head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, which can lead to coma and death, or to permanent loss of motor functions and memory
- Internal hemorrhaging caused by being beaten, either once severely or over the course of time Read the rest »
As a parent, if you have teenagers, or children who will one day become teenagers, then you know that you have plenty to worry about when it comes to Arizona car crashes. However, you likely don’t think about the fact that your other children, the ones who are not yet old enough to drive, may also become the victims of traffic accidents, and sustain the injuries that come with them.
Here are some facts that all parents of children in Arizona should know about these incidents and how they could impact the safety, health, and wellbeing of your children. Read the rest »
If the memory of your last Tempe car crash still has you reeling, then you likely already know that there are many misconceptions about traffic accidents that can leave you unprepared, not only for handling them when they do happen, but also for avoiding them at all. The problem with the misconceptions is that they not only tend to hang around until you are involved in an accident but sometimes they come back again, after you’ve had time to forget your accident. The most common misconceptions regarding collisions in Tempe that we’ve seen around the internet include: Read the rest »
If you live in Arizona, chances are you know and love a Flagstaff bicycle rider or two (or ten). When the holidays or their birthdays come up, you’re not quite sure what to gift them. There are plenty of great tools, gear, and gadgets that you can pick out for the cyclist in your life, and it doesn’t just stop at cycling clothes, tubes, and tires. Here are some of our favorite picks for the cyclist in your life.
- Mini tool. No cyclist should ever ride without a mini tool, and that mini tool should be replete with wrenches, screwdrivers, torx, and other essentials that will work with their bike. A mini tool is never a bad gift and will stay with your cyclist always. Read the rest »
Being a Queen Creek dog owner is a unique experience that provides you with an opportunity to have a friend that will (or should) love you unconditionally. But there are times that your relationship with your dog will be strained on either side. It’s important to remember that while your dog’s behavior (especially bad behavior) may be related to age or an illness, there’s also a likelihood that your dog is reaching out to you, trying to tell you something. Here are some things you can do to keep the peace and keep your relationship with your pooch on the level, even without speaking dog. Read the rest »
Yuma elder abuse is often defined as actions that lead to visible injuries, but abuse can be so much more than just hitting and kicking. In fact, the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) has defined abuse as being split into several different categories, which include physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, psychological abuse, financial abuse, and neglect. National statistics indicate that somewhere between four and six percent of the elderly population are victims of abuse, though exact numbers are unknown due to low reporting. Victims of elder abuse may suffer abuse at the hands of many different individuals including their spouses, family members, caregivers, neighbors, and if they live in a nursing home, staff or other residents. Read the rest »
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports an increasing number of rural Mohave County traffic accidents each year, and the ever-growing numbers of injuries and fatalities reported in these incidents disturb us. Nearly 1,100 car crashes happen outside of the major cities in the county each year, and these accidents account for nearly 38 percent. Of the roughly 45 deaths that are reported in Mohave County each year, more than 82 percent occur in crashes that happen in rural areas. The same large numbers apply to injury victims; more than 47 percent of the roughly 1400 crash-related injuries in the county happen in rural areas. Read the rest »
Winkelman cyclists, whether new to the ride or a veteran of the road, know that there are plenty of rules on the road about safety. But it may surprise some riders to learn about certain golden rules that can make riding more enjoyable and a better overall experience each and every time they head out. Here are some of our top golden rules for cyclists making their way down the road in Winkelman. Read the rest »