Stay Safe This Summer on Boats, Jet Skis and ATVs

The hot, hazy, and lazy days of late summer are here. For many, there’s no better way to spend a summer day than on the water or cruising the great outdoors. With nearly 12 million recreational vessels and 1.2 million ATVs in the U.S., Americans clearly enjoy summertime recreation.  Joyful times can quickly turn deadly, however, if you’re not vigilant about safety – at all times. In 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,439 boating incidents that resulted in 658 deaths, 2,641 injuries, and about $67.5 million in property damage. And the Consumer Product and Safety Commission says the
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Self-Driving Semis Will Soon Hit the Road, Are You Ready?

Many companies have joined the race to develop the first autonomous semi-trucks that could change the future of shipping. Undoubtedly a self-driving semi that can crisscross the country for 17 hours straight would improve efficiency, especially as e-commerce sales skyrocket and a driver shortage persist. Advocates argue that automation makes trucking less safe, especially when there’s no such thing as a fender bender with an 80,000-pound truck. There needs to be indisputable evidence an autonomous truck is safe; otherwise it puts drivers at increased risk when sharing the road. According
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Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

You’re involved in an accident. Someone else is at least partially to blame for your injuries and damaged property. Medical bills are piling up and because of the extent of your injuries, you’ve experienced a temporary loss of income. Recovering compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company should be straightforward, right? If you’ve ever had to file an insurance claim, you know the frustration that seems baked into the maze of endless forms and confusing small print. Insurance companies aren’t interested in helping you get the money you deserve after an accident. They
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Full Coverage Insurance? Think Again.

Car insurance ads are pretty creative. Who knows how many millions insurance companies spend assuring customers during prime time viewing that there’s no need to fear a catastrophic event. The reality, however, is much less entertaining. Consumers are regularly getting taken for a ride by insurance companies. Every state requires drivers carry a minimum amount of car insurance. Arizona's minimum liability coverage is $15,000 per person and $30,000 per collision. This means if six people are hurt in a collision, they have to split the money -- up to $30,000 between everyone who is hurt
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Play it Safe in Sporting Activities

Go Team! At Bache & Lynch, we love sports and the fall season fun that it brings.  We want our clients to play it safe, however.  Football, soccer, cheerleading, and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities in Arizona. As the weather changes, more Tucson bicyclists, runners and hikers are out. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, Bache & Lynch, PLLC, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, AOSSM, offer sports safety tips. AOSSM created the STOP Sports Injuries program to help parents, coaches a
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