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 bicycle helmet he was wearing and cracked it all the way through. He broke a couple posterior ribs, his left clavicle was in pieces, he broke his wrist and had severe road
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 tire pressure and follow basic maintenance like balancing and alignment. But there’s so much more to tire safety — much of it unknown to the public. Ti
The Fourth of July is less than a week away. Some residents may host parties and use fireworks. Some party hosts may consider buying fireworks. Firework stands are starting to pop up all over Pima County. The key is to know the laws before you light anything. The state of Arizona does allow the sale of certain types of fireworks. They include sparklers, smoke devices and novelties. Aerial fireworks are not allowed in the state, they include sky rockets and jumping jacks. Also there are restrictions on the use of fireworks. In Oro Valley and Marana you can buy fireworks and use them
The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage, alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. Nineteen-year-old Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest during the early morning hours of July 1 and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The lawsuit filed in California's Alameda County Superior Court alleges Morris would not have died if he did not drink two cans of Monster’s energy drink every day for the three years before his death, inclu
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 makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Children get PTSD too. Also, you don'