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More evidence of the threat posed by a dangerous breed

In life, there are many things that can pose a threat to the well-being of children and adults. While many of these cannot be eliminated, there are some that could possibly be reduced through laws and due diligence. Sadly, in spite of some breed ban laws in many areas, the threat of harm posed by one potentially dangerous breed continues to endanger the lives of many Arizona residents.

On Halloween night, children were out in force, seeking to collect as many treats as their bags and buckets could hold. Sadly, on a night meant for fun and harmless scares, several children faced a real nightmare when two pit bulls escaped and began chasing them. In the first reported incident, a group of three siblings and a friend were trick-or-treating when the dogs started pursuing them. The mother placed herself between the children and the dogs in order to shield them from an attack. While being bitten, she climbed onto a vehicle to get out of the reach of the animals.

Motorcycle accidents frequently result in serious brain injuries

The prospect of having one's life turned upside down by a serious injury likely never crosses one's thoughts. Unfortunately, every day is full of random events that can result in life-changing injuries, especially when victims suffer serious brain injuries as a result of motorcycle accidents. These crashes occur frequently in Arizona, and families often struggle to handle the physical and financial burdens that follow.

A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain violently impacts the inside of the skull due to excessive force such as happens during a collision. Injuries are caused through two means, both through the tearing and bruising of brain tissue and blood vessels and through the stretching or tearing of the nerve connections inside the brain structure that carry nerve impulses. While the former type of injuries can often be diagnosed through the use of imaging equipment, the damage done to the neuronal axons cannot be diagnosed until the patient displays obvious symptoms.

What to do after a hit-and-run accident

Any car accident can be life-threatening and life-altering, but hit and runs present a unique situation, since you cannot file a claim against a driver you cannot identify. During the panic of realizing the other driver has fled, you may not have the mental presence to decide what you should do next.

It is important to remain calm and remember these important steps to take:

Arizona teen killed in car crash: Police blame impaired driver

Those who have been convicted of impaired driving are often punished with fines and other measures that are meant to protect others from harm. Unfortunately, in spite of these deterrents, there will be motorists who will continue to pose a danger to fellow travelers. Sadly, one Arizona teenager was killed in car crash caused by an allegedly impaired driver.

Arizona officials recently placed a 54-year-old man under arrest for causing a series of accidents that resulted in the death of the 17-year-old girl and left three other victims injured. The man purportedly confessed to police that he had ingested a few tablets of a controlled substance before climbing behind the wheel on an automobile. The motorist then engaged in erratic driving that led to the car in which the girl was a passenger being pushed into the path of oncoming traffic.

Dangerous bacteria leads to man suffering permanent disfigurement

There are few inter-species relationships that are as close as the one between people and their dogs. Studies show that pet ownership provides many health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, not every pet is a devoted companion, and there have been countless reports of Arizona residents suffering permanent disfigurement due to an unprovoked attack.

A 48-year-old man sought medical treatment after what he thought was the flu had caused a red and blue coloration to spread from his face down throughout the rest of his body. Doctors diagnosed a bacterial infection in his blood stream and administered antibiotics. While the infection soon cleared, complications lead to tiny clots forming in his blood vessels that required surgical removal of his hands, feet and a portion of his nose.

The state of distracted driving rules in the greater Phoenix area

Arizona is one of the few remaining places in the United States that does not have a full statewide ban on texting while driving. However, this does not mean such conduct is legal everywhere in the state. Currently, cities and counties can put their own rules in place against cellphone-related distracted driving.

What this means is that, throughout the state, including here in the greater Phoenix metro area, there is a great deal of variation on what is and isn’t allowed when it comes to cellphones and driving. Some communities opt to put special restrictions on drivers on this front, while other do not.

Personal injury claims: a guide

Sometimes you are in an accident or are injured in a situation and you may not be sure what to do or where to go next. Often, you can seek a lawyer about a personal injury claim. The law of personal injury makes it possible for individuals to go to court and receive compensation for the damage caused.

You may think that seeking out a lawyer to file a claim against another person or business is extreme, but in reality, it happens all the time.

How to Get What Your Deserve Out of Colossus

Used by several large insurance companies, Colossus is a computer program developed by the insurance industry and used to calculate the settlement value for car accident injury cases. It was first licensed in the 90's and became popular after Allstate started using it to standardize their claims handling process.

Everything You Need to Know About Gap Insurance

Learn how gap insurance works and if it's for you.

If you are ever in a car accident, gap insurance can potentially save you thousands of dollars. If you have a loan or lease on your car, gap insurance - or guaranteed asset protection - recovers the difference between what you owe on your car and the actual value of your car if it is totaled. To determine if gap insurance is necessary, it is important to understand how it works and how to calculate your potential liability.

The Physical Effects of a Car Accident

A car accident is a very stressful event, the short- and long-term physical effects of a car accident can be debilitating.

There are a variety of physical effects of a car accident, such as injuries you may have sustained during your collision. Depending on the severity of the car accident, you may have been lucky enough to walk away with a bruise or scratch or, you may have been taken to the hospital for broken bones, deep cuts, or head trauma.

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