Cycling is a popular mode of transportation and recreational activity for many Americans. More and more cyclists are heading out onto the road alongside cars and other vehicles. And for good reason, as it’s one of the best ways to get exercise, see the sights, and reduce our carbon footprint. As the number of Americans who take up bicycling increases, so does the risk of an accident. For nearly a decade, the number of bicycle accident deaths declined. However, recent studies in Arizona show that while crashes and injuries are down, fatalities are historically high. As you would expect,
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
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 Safety Don't use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child.
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 when you turn left in front of a cyclist, or pull out from a stop sign or driveway into a cyclist’s path. Arizona Bicycle Laws ARS 28-644
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 while these collisions are seldom intentional, they usually can be traced to the driver’s negligence in not paying attention. One of