Beware Dust Storms

Pull Aside • Stay Alive: Will you know what to do?     Avoid driving into or through a dust storm. If you encounter a dust storm, check traffic immediately around your vehicle (front, back and to the side) and begin slowing down. Do not wait until poor visibility makes it difficult to safely pull off the roadway — do it as soon as possible. Completely exit the highway if you can. Do not stop in a travel lane or in the emergency lane; look for a safe place to pull completely off the paved portion of the roadway. Stop the vehicle in a position ensuring it is a safe distance from the main
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Backover Crashes

  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 people are killed and another 15,000 are injured in these "backover" crashes.  Drivers using all three mirrors cannot see anything in a blindz
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Bache & Lynch Partner to Speak on Bicycle Collision Cases

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
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Wrongful Death

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 time limit on when a wrongful death claim can be filed? Yes. There are various statutes of limitations that may apply. Once this time period has passed, you may be ba
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Tucson Bicycles — Please Watch for Bicycles

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 who is at fault.  Witnesses provided a description of the suspect’s vehicle and deputies found it hours later on the northwest side. A suspe
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