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Air Bag Injuries

Filled under Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Product Recall on September 18, 2013 - no comments.

Over the past several years, there has been a public outcry about the deaths of almost one hundred motorists in low speed motor vehicle collisions as a result of air bags. Children and small adults continue to die because of the violent exposure to inflating air bags. We can and should understand the cause of such tragedies. Air bag systems were installed in the United States in thousands of automobiles during the model years 1974

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Are Your Tires Safe?

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch on July 9, 2013 - no comments.

Americans drive three trillion miles a year, every inch in reliance on their tires. Nobody thinks much about their tires — you fill them up with air, change them when they are flat, rotate them, and replace them when you can see all of Lincoln’s head on a penny. Even the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration doesn’t tell consumers and owners of cars, SUVs, passenger van, or trucks to do much other than regularly check

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch on June 24, 2013 - no comments.

It’s natural to be afraid when you’re in danger. It’s natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks or months later, it’s time to talk with your doctor. You might have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, a hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD

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What to do about Facebook Posts

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Facebook, Insurance Claims, Jurors, Lawsuit on June 20, 2013 - no comments.

We represent a young woman I’ll call “Gertrude.” Gertrude was injured in a collision a couple of years ago. She had fairly serious low back injuries which caused her pain for well over a year and which still cause occasional pain and discomfort depending on her level of activity. We sued the driver who caused the accident. As is typical, the other driver’s insurance company hired a lawyer to defend the case. The case proceeded

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Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Personal Injury on April 30, 2013 - no comments.

From our Arizona State Bar: Most of us have heard the phrase “personal injury,” but many people may not be sure exactly what it means. Common examples of personal injury negligence claims include car accidents, slip and fall claims (also called “premises liability” cases), products liability and professional malpractice cases.  Injuries that occur at work are generally referred to as “industrial” claims and are governed by worker’s compensation laws. Who will pay for my medical

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Ford Unintended Acceleration

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Product Recall on March 29, 2013 - no comments.

A multistate lawsuit filed Thursday says 2002-10 Ford Motor vehicles contain a “design defect” in the electronic control of the gas pedals, making them susceptible to sudden, unintended acceleration. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Ford owners in 14 states is seeking class-action status and goes into great detail about the alleged defect in the models named in the lawsuit that don’t have brake override technology. That technology stops the car if both the brake

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Products Liability and Recalls

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Product Recall on February 5, 2013 - no comments.

Have your been injured by a defective vehicle or tire?  Any manufacturer selling in the United States has a duty to warn consumers about any unsafe product, and under certain circumstances, has a duty to recall a dangerous product.  U.S. governmental agencies have revised their regulations to require reporting of more safety issues, in order to better protect consumers. For vehicles, new criteria for the ratings system include side pole testing, using different sized test dummies and collecting more crash

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Phantom Vehicle Accidents

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Personal Injury on January 28, 2013 - no comments.

Been chased by a phantom or know someone who has?  Another driver can cause you to have an accident even if there is no contact between your vehicles. Drivers engaging in reckless driving, such as weaving in and out of lanes or crossing the center line, can force you to perform an evasive maneuver and, in turn, cause your vehicle to roll over or collide with another car, a freeway median, or some other object.

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Crosswalks Not Always Safe

Filled under Auto Accidents, Damages and Compensation, Road Conditions, Wrongful Death on January 11, 2013 - no comments.

 A Tucson man died yesterday afternoon from injuries he sustained when he was struck while walking in a crosswalk on Monday.  He was 21. http://tucsonvelo.com/news/tucson-man-dies-after-being-struck-by-car-first-pedestrian-death-in-2013/15194 Unfortunately, studies have shown that pedestrians are NOT necessarily safer in a crosswalk.   According to a Tucson Police Department release, 21 year old Oscar Rodriguez was hit in a crosswalk at Valencia and Country Club Roads at 10 a.m., Monday.  We do not have all of the details on this

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Time to Celebrate!

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Damages and Compensation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death on May 25, 2012 - no comments.

As this Memorial Day weekend approaches, we are reminded of our freedoms, and of the fallen heroes that have given us cause to celebrate. This is also a weekend following graduations. It is definitely a time to commemorate our accomplishments. But precautions should be made before going out to celebrate. According to the 2010 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), Arizona is ranked #9 in the country for total traffic deaths related to DUIs (with 1

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