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High Speed Limits Causing More Fatal Accidents

In a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), rising speed limits have been tied to 33,000 deaths during the last twenty years. An additional 1,900 fatalities occurred in 2013 alone, cancelling out the amount of lives saved by frontal… Read More

Premises Liability: Accidents in Swimming Pools

In children ages one to four, drowning is the number one cause of death in injury-related cases. Swimming pools pose the highest risk for submersion injuries among these children. When accidents take place in a public, private, or personal swimming pool,… Read More

Two Overnight Crashes Lead to One Death and Several Injuries

One person is dead and four others were injured in two separate overnight accidents in Phoenix on June 9. Officials are still investigating an early morning head-on accident reported at 29th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Three people were taken to the… Read More

Dangers of Meatpacking Industry Employment

Although injuries have diminished in the meat and poultry field, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that safety dangers are more insidious than they appear and workers are at great risk of serious injuries. Congressional Democrats requested… Read More

Summer Heat Can Contribute to Tire Failure

The Phoenix area is already experiencing excessive heat with record-breaking temperatures expected over the weekend. AAA Arizona has reminded drivers to check their vehicle's fluids before each trip to avoid the possibility of a breakdown during a hot… Read More

Speeding Car Crashes into Phoenix Apartment Complex

One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a Phoenix apartment building in the early morning hours of May 31. Police had tried to pull over the driver at 27th Avenue and Thomas Road for a faulty light, but he continued to flee. Police stopped chasing… Read More

Thirty-Eight Million Americans Expected to Travel on Memorial Day Weekend

AAA is estimating that 38 million people will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend; it is the second highest Memorial Day travel estimated since 2005. Likely brought on by low gas prices, about 700,000 more people will travel this year compared to… Read More

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increasing

So far in 2016, motorcycle accident deaths are on the rise in Arizona, climbing four percent over last year. Nearly 17 percent of all fatal traffic accidents this year have involved motorcycles. The Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation is… Read More

J&J Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Another Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a victim of the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products $55 million. The woman claims that after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for decades, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Grows as New Order Issued

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered airbag manufacturer Takata to recall up to 40 million more airbags. Already the largest safety recall in auto history, defective Takata airbags have been linked to at least 11 U.S.… Read More

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