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Backover Crashes

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Product Recall, Wrongful Death on June 26, 2014 - no comments.

  This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a long-delayed auto safety standard to improve vehicles’ rear visibility and prevent tragic deaths that occur when drivers back into people (often children) whom they cannot see. In a 2008 law named after Cameron Gulbransen, who was killed in such a crash at age 2 when his father backed over him, Congress directed DOT to issue a rear visibility standard.  Every year more than 200

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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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Wrongful Death

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Wrongful Death on October 22, 2013 - no comments.

For more on this topic, be sure to check out Bill Bache on YouTube discussing wrongful death law in Arizona. What is wrongful death? Many deaths are tragic. Our Tucson lawyers know that a wrongful death occurs when a negligent or careless act results in a loss of life. Who can file a wrongful death claim? Surviving family members, including spouses, children and parents can file a wrongful death claim in Arizona. Is there a

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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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Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

Filled under Accident, Product Recall, Wrongful Death on April 1, 2013 - no comments.

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) takes its name from Virginia Graeme Baker, a young girl who drowned after she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain. A twin and the youngest of five, 7-year-old Graeme, as her family called her, was the daughter of Nancy and James Baker IV, the son of former Secretary of State James Baker III. A member of her

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Zithromax and Z-Pak may cause fatal heart problems

Filled under Medical Injuries, Wrongful Death on March 14, 2013 - no comments.

 The Food and Drug Administration has issued an important warning about one of the most popular antibiotics.  Azithromycin – known by the brand names Zithromax and Z-Pak – could cause fatal heart problems. More than 40 million prescriptions a year are written for azithromycin, for everything from bronchitis to urinary tract and skin infections. But like all drugs, azithromycin has its side effects. The FDA said one rare side effect could be lethal. It could

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Death on Downton Abbey: All-Too-Realistic

Filled under Medical Injuries, Wrongful Death on February 22, 2013 - no comments.

TV shows about law and medicine are sometimes realistic, sometimes not.  When Downton Abbey’s Lady Sybil died of eclampsia seizures just after giving birth, some wondered if such a death would happen today.   The answer is both yes and no. Lady Sybil had undiagnosed pre-eclampsia, a condition that affects as many as one in ten pregnant women. It causes high blood pressure  and protein in the urine from kidney malfunction. It’s also known as “Pregnancy-Induced

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Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

Filled under Accident, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death on January 14, 2013 - no comments.

It’s cold!  But extremely important to keep everyone safe from Carbon Monoxide, which has been called “the silent killer.”    Typically, carbon monoxide is not produced in dense enough levels to harm anyone, but when appliances malfunction, deadly amounts can rapidly accumulate.  Here’s what to do to keep everyone safe: Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician.  If you rent, ask your landlord to have this

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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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