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Summer Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Brain Injuries, Child Product Recall, Cycling, Damages and Compensation, Insurance Claims, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Road Conditions, School injury, Wrongful Death on March 29, 2017 - no comments.

Summer Safety Tips: Staying Safe Outdoors Fireworks Safety​​ Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home. The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet.​ Bug






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Bike Safety in Arizona

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling on April 3, 2015 - no comments.

Bike Safety in Arizona   Bike Safety and Laws According to Arizona State law, cyclists have the very same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Respect for the rights of ALL road users will help you feel good about yourself and avoid accidents too. Most crashes between motorists and cyclists happen at intersections. Most often, when the motorist is at fault, it is because they failed to yield the right-of-way to the cyclist. This usually happens






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Bache & Lynch Partner to Speak on Bicycle Collision Cases

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Wrongful Death on June 3, 2014 - no comments.

Partner Frances Lynch will be speaking next week in Maui about bicycle collision cases to the  Western Trial Lawyers Association. Riding a bike can be fun and one of the best forms of exercise but when a collision occurs, it can result in serious injury and death. Almost all serious bicycle collisions involving autos are right-of-way violations where a motor vehicle fails to yield to the slower bicycle. Cyclists are not always the easiest to spot and






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Bike Safety Classes Available

Filled under Cycling on May 28, 2014 - no comments.

Pima County sponsors a number of different bike safety classes including classes designed specifically for children and university students. All classes are conducted by L.A.B. League cycling instructors, and free bike safety items such as helmets, bike lights, and u-locks are often included with participation. See the schedule for Bike Safety Classes.






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Great Bike Classes here in Pima County!

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling on August 14, 2013 - no comments.

The Pima County Department of Transportation’s (PCDOT) Bicycle & Pedestrian Program will offer mountain bike classes, mechanics, women’s mechanics, and Bicycle Information for Kid’s Education classes. Instructors certified through the League of American Bicyclists will lead the courses, most of which are limited in space. Call 724-BIKE (2453) to find out more about the classes and to sign up. Participants must bring their own bikes. The following is the class schedule, provided by the PCDOT:






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Bike Wreck

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Uncategorized on July 17, 2013 - no comments.

As many of you know, over the weekend one of our attorneys was involved in a major bicycle wreck.  The good news is that he is home recovering.  He was riding in a pace line at close to 25 mph.  As the group approached a controlled intersection, the first rider in the pace line stopped for a yellow/red light, and our favorite cyclist went over the handle bars landing on his head and left shoulder. He destroyed the






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Tucson Bicycles — Please Watch for Bicycles

Filled under Accident, Cycling, Wrongful Death on May 23, 2013 - no comments.

Once again, there is tragedy in the Tucson community.  A 64 year-old bicyclist was struck and  killed this morning.  The man was riding his bicycle north on Mission Road and was in the middle of the intersection when a car traveling east on Irvington Road hit him and fled the scene, Deputy Jesus Bañuelos, of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said.  It is Arizona law that a motorist MUST stop in any collision with injuries, regardless of






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Cycling Crash on Tracks Results In Traumatic Brain Injury

Filled under Accident, Cycling, Damages and Compensation on April 5, 2013 - no comments.

A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she crashed her bicycle on the newly installed streetcar tracks has filed a claim against the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).         Attorneys for Angel Welch sent notice of her personal injury claim to the RTA and city-owned Sun Tran transit service earlier this year, saying they’ll settle for $3 million.  State law requires claims to be noticed within 180 days for a specific amount (which needs






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Bache & Lynch Makes Roads Safe

Filled under Cycling, Road Conditions, Uncategorized on July 5, 2012 - no comments.

It turns out you CAN make a difference in Arizona when it comes to makes roads safer.  Several weeks ago, one of our partners, Frances Lynch, wrote an email to the person at Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in charge of the maintenance for the area of Oracle Road at Catalina State Park.  That intersection had been a major hazard for bicycles.   As anyone who cycles in Tucson knows, there are many cyclists coming in and out of






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Streetcar Construction

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Cycling, Road Conditions on May 23, 2012 - no comments.

As the streetcar construction continues, so do the closing of intersections. For the week of May 21, 2012, several roadways will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. Pedestrian access will remain open at all times, and cyclists are reminded that they must walk their bikes while using the sidewalks. Over the Memorial Day weekend, repairs and replacement of a sewer line that extends across Broadway between Church and Stone Avenues will begin, which will






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