It’s back-to-school time, and it seems that all the retailers and all the news stations are talking about elementary and high school children. But what about our college students? Parents are also busy getting ready to send them off after a summer away from classes, and they need to consider many of the same safety tips. Read the rest »
While Arizona sinkholes are rare, they are not unheard of. They have caused fatalities, car crashes, and serious injuries. They can open up at a moment’s notice and take everyone by surprise, and it’s often difficult to figure out where they’ll be. In 2016, one man lost his life after stopping his truck, opening his tailgate, and then being swallowed by a sinkhole that was around 18 feet deep. When authorities arrived, his truck engine was still idling and his tools were on the ground. The sinkhole that he fell into had rapidly filled with water, and he couldn’t escape. Read the rest »
This is a question we at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., get asked all the time, and the answer is NO! If we take your case, there is a good chance you will win and get a settlement to help cover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. This settlement will also pay our costs for representing you. But, if you don’t win, we don’t charge you a thing. Read the rest »
While Arizona has some of the most scenic hiking trails anywhere in the West, they can also be the most dangerous. Many of Arizona’s trails expose hikers to great heights, water hazards, and heat injuries. Some trails even bring hikers into snowy areas where they are at risk of hypothermia. Others are hard to follow and hundreds of hikers have gotten lost trying to find their way back to the trailhead. Read the rest »
Many people try to pass off their untrained dogs as service animals, putting other patrons of restaurants, airlines, and shopping malls at risk of being attacked. Recently, a United Airlines passenger was asked to leave the plane because she brought a large peacock with her as an “emotional support bird.” Although she did purchase a seat for the bird, United Airline’s policy is that emotional support animals must sit in front of the passenger’s seat without blocking the aisle or any other seats, and the peacock was too large to fit. Read the rest »
Over 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year, and it’s no wonder why: it’s a geological marvel, deeply steeped in history, and one of those places you can’t truly experience by looking at photos. You have to visit and stand on the edge to really understand how majestic it is.
But sometimes, those who visit the Grand Canyon come away with more than they bargained for. In addition to the memories that will last a lifetime, some visitors come away with personal injuries that also stay with them for years to come… Read the rest »
Flash floods can happen in and downstream of any region that receives more rain than usual. What is hard to predict is exactly when the floods will happen, how severe they will be, and where they will be strongest. Sometimes people are caught off guard by floods that started miles and miles from where it rained, and others are affected by floods that occur with little to no notice because of massive amounts of rainfall. Read the rest »
Anytime someone has a legal dispute, he has a few options. He could choose to forget about it and continue on with his life (though doing so could leave him paying thousands of dollars for something that wasn’t even his fault). He could take it to Arizona small claims court, in which any amount he’d be granted would be very small. Or, he could take his case to a television small claims court such as Judge Judy or Judge Mathis! Read the rest »
Pressure-treated lumber is all around us. It is used in decks and raised patios, playgrounds, fences, and other outside fixtures.
Today, pressure-treated lumber is safe for use in any setting. Many stringent safety procedures are in place to ensure that products shipped out for use by construction companies in building projects are safe for the public. But a few years ago, chromated copper arsenic, also known as CCA, was used as a preservative in pressure-treated lumber against molds, fungi, termites, and other pests. Read the rest »
Muscle cramps and spasms can creep up on you at any time and attack. If you’ve ever experienced one of these pains, you know just how terrible they can be. Read the rest »