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March 1, 2019 in

February Product Recalls

When a product manufacturer becomes aware of a defect in one of its products, they must take action to prevent injuries to end users. Typically, a manufacturer will issue a recall for the affected items, if possible, and cease production of that type of product until the company can identify the cause of the...
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February 20, 2019 in

Hospital Patient Safety

The nation recently received the shocking news that a healthcare facility in Arizona, unknown to the rest of the staff, hired a nurse who would later rape and abuse a young woman who had had quadriplegia in an unresponsive state for 20 years. The abuse went undetected until the girl gave birth to a...
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February 3, 2019 in

Tips for Cooking Safety

Burn Prevention Week 2019 takes place February 3-9. It is a good time to think about how devastating these injuries can be and the simple steps we can all take to prevent an accident. Cooking is one of the leading causes of fires and burns, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. It is...
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February 1, 2019 in

January Product Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission seeks to provide a valuable service by providing a list of recalls and other information that could affect safety. The Phoenix product liability lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. recommend keeping abreast of these recalls as it can help you and your family avoid the potentially dangerous consequences...
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January 31, 2019 in

Arizona Good Samaritan Laws

Arizona state law protects individuals from criminal prosecution when they attempt to help others in good faith. Typically, the Good Samaritan law applies to two main types of situations: administering aid to a person who suffers a personal injury or medical event in a public place or intervening on behalf of an individual suffering...
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January 28, 2019 in

Tips to Prevent Winter Injuries

As the season change, so do the types of injuries people can sustain. This winter, keep a few best practices in mind to prevent common winter illnesses and injuries. Winter Road Hazards Driving is inherently more dangerous during the winter for several reasons. During the holiday season, traffic escalates in most areas of the...
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January 7, 2019 in

Is Arizona a No-Fault State?

Every state uses its own rules for handling car accident claims, and states generally fall under “fault” and “no-fault” designations. Under a no-fault system, an injured driver must resort to his or her own insurance company. A driver may only take legal action against an at-fault driver under specific circumstances. Under fault-based systems, the...
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December 17, 2018 in

Holiday Personal Safety Tips

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for many Americans, but it is important to keep a few basic personal safety tips in mind to prevent injuries this holiday season. Good judgment and a few best practices can help prevent accidents and injuries so you and your family can enjoy...
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December 3, 2018 in

Arizona’s Electric Scooter Laws [Updated 2020]

The latest rideshare vehicle trend has reached Arizona. City officials in Scottdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Peoria have permitted the electric scooter rideshare company, Bird, to employ its rentable scooters within city limits. Users can now download the Bird app, rent available electric scooters from around the city, and drop them off anywhere. It only...
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November 26, 2018 in

What Is Drowsy Driving?

At least one in 25 drivers has fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowsy driving is a serious problem that remains largely underreported. It is often underreported due to the difficulty of assigning this as a cause of fatal collisions. What...
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