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Truck crashes are especially risky for those in smaller vehicles

Any motor vehicle collision has the potential to cause severe injuries to those who are involved. However, collisions between commercial trucks, like tractor trailers, and passenger vehicles can be particularly devastating, especially for the occupants of the smaller vehicles.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about 4,000 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2018. 67% of those people were the occupants of passenger vehicles. The other deaths included truck occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.

What first-year students need to stay safe at college

In a few weeks, many Arizona students will finish their summer vacations and begin the first steps towards obtaining their college degrees. It can be a stressful time for both parents and their kids. That child you’ve spent nearly two decades raising is now no longer living in your house and has to make plenty of crucial decisions on campus without you by their side.

It doesn’t help that college campuses aren’t exactly considered safe areas by the public. Irresponsible young adults up there perform criminal or reckless actions that can endanger your child as well as thousands of other students staying in the same area. Even though you’re not with your kid to help protect them from these threats, you can give them some advice so they can keep themselves safe. One of the first tips you should tell them is to acquire the following:

Young driver hazards before the 100 deadliest days of driving

Memorial Day marks the beginning of this year’s “100 deadliest days” for drivers. This is the most dangerous time of the year for motorists as accident and fatality rates skyrocket. One of the largest contributing factors to this is the abundance of teens and college students that will be on the highways. According to AAA, there is an average of 10 deaths caused by teen drivers crash every day during this period.

However, that shouldn’t distract you from the dangers you and your family face in the weeks leading up to it. Many students are finishing up their classes and getting out of their high schools and universities early. What they do for the rest of May can place you and other innocent drivers on the road at risk, so it is important to know what you might encounter.

What's the statute of limitations for personal injury in Arizona?

If you are injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you will want to take legal action and receive the compensation you feel you deserve. There is a situation however when you are not able to pursue legal action against someone for your injury. This can happen if you take too long to file a legal action claim and the statute of limitations has expired.

How to care for a dog bite wound

Hopefully, the dogs living in your neighborhood are friendly and kept on a leash. But even if that’s the case, all dogs can become dangerous in certain situations.

To stay on the safe side, make sure you are ready to practices these important steps in case you or your child get bitten by a neighborhood dog.

How the owner could be liable in an ATM assault.

The convenience of being able to go to an ATM almost anywhere is also one of the machine’s biggest weaknesses. While some criminals devise complex technological hacking tactics to rob ATMs of their money, others try the more direct approach. If they find you withdrawing alone at night to the ATM, there is little that can stop them from attacking you and running away with your cash.

So, is anyone liable for this incident? Potentially. Unlike purse robberies on the streets, ATMs have set locations. The bank or store owner that sets it up needs to consider several aspects of the machine’s position and functionality to minimize any direct assaults from happening. It is becoming more crucial as physical attacks are on the rise. Here are a few aspects that could make an owner liable in an ATM robbery:

Even good dogs can bite

Of the estimated 70 million dogs living with human families in the U.S., most are probably well behaved, or at least kept under control by their owners. However, even good or friendly dogs can bite.

As the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) kicks off its annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week this week (April 8-14), it’s important to remember that when dogs bite, their owners can and should be held responsible for any injuries or trauma their animals cause.

3 reasons why legal action can be critical after a college crime

Parents worry about their children when they go off to college, and sadly, their fears may be valid. Unfortunately, crime is a concern at every university and college in the U.S. In fact, tens of thousands of students are the victims of crimes on college campuses every year, according to statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics.

This does not make a crime against your child insignificant. If your child is the victim of a crime at school, then you have every right to take it seriously if it results in damages or injury. This can mean taking legal action against the perpetrator. While legal remedies can't undo an incident, they can help in a few other ways.

Who speaks for the victims of crimes?

Our criminal justice system is all about catching and prosecuting people who commit assaults, sexual assaults, muggings, stabbings, shootings, robberies, DUI injuries, vehicular homicide and other crimes.

But there is another aspect to criminal justice, that gets less attention: what happens to the victims of these crimes.