Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
People tend to travel more during the holidays to reconnect with friends and family. More people than ever may be traveling this holiday season after the social distancing required with the global pandemic last year. Travel in winter weather conditions comes with some hazards. The following tips can help keep you safe in your holiday travels.
December was chosen as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month for one simple reason. Both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve fall in December. These are two of the most dangerous drunk-driving dates of the year. More people travel and attend parties and events where alcohol is served in December. Drunk-driving traffic fatalities and injuries escalate during the last month of the year.
New Year’s Eve is one of the worst times of the year for drunk driving accidents. January 1st can be just as bad, when people who still have alcohol in their systems get behind the wheel of a car without realizing they are still intoxicated. If you drink on New Year’s Eve, after getting a ride home with a sober driver, the best plan may be to stay at home and rest to avoid driving alcohol impaired.
As schools begin to reopen and children head back to school, parents hope that they will be safe and healthy. Unfortunately, you cannot always keep a watchful eye out for them, especially on playgrounds. If a serious accident occurs, you may be wondering who is to blame. A school district may argue that child injuries are common at playgrounds, but there are situations where the school may be responsible for your child’s injuries.
ATVs can be incredibly fun for riding around the many dunes around Phoenix and exploring the great outdoors. However, alongside knowing how to safely operate an ATV, riders should also be aware of how to keep them well-maintained. These vehicles are dangerous when in disrepair, which is why riders should know how to spot a defective part and when to take them in for repairs.
If you are an avid hiker, biker, or runner in Arizona, you know just how hot our state can become and the impact of recent heatwaves. Residents and tourists are always advised to keep hydrated, wear sunscreen, and wear cool clothing to keep safe, but it is also important to know when you have overexerted yourself. Alongside dehydration, heat strokes are a serious medical condition you can develop while out in the sun, and everyone should be aware of the dangers.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers ages 15 to 18, as stated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). In a recent year, nearly 2,400 teens in the U.S. ages 13 to 19 were killed in traffic accidents, and approximately 258,000 were treated in emergency rooms for crash injuries, as stated by CDC. The risk of motor vehicle collisions is higher among teens ages 16 to 19 than among any other age group.
After being locked down for a good portion of the past year, many Americans are planning to travel this holiday season. Travel is rebounding from its lowest point during the global pandemic, despite the variants and the new restrictions in place. The following are some tips for safe travel, by car, by air, or by train.
Halloween is a celebration for kids and adults alike. Costumes, parties, decorations, and trick-or-treating all make the end of October a fun time of year. Although a favorite holiday for many people, Halloween is also one of the most dangerous nights of the year. It is important for celebrating families to take steps to avoid accidents and injuries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made remote learning a common situation for students in Phoenix. Although the state of Arizona did not mandate closure of in-person learning but left it up to school districts and local health departments, many children spent a good portion of the last school year learning from a distance. While children are studying remotely from home, they are not subject to in-person bullying, but they can still become victims of cyberbullying.
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