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What should be avoided after an accident

Being in an accident is never easy. After all, they often come out of nowhere and they can have devastating results. But like the old adage, "if you prepare for the worst, you can expect the best." With that said, it is helpful to know what to do after a crash in order to preserve your claim.  People do not want to let their emotions get in the way and do things that could harm their potential case.

Will a new ordinance reduce distracted driving?

When driving through the valley, you should be aware of your surroundings; especially if you are using a cell phone while behind the wheel. Regardless of whether you are using a hands-free system or have your phone to your head, talking while driving can be significantly distracting. And as we have noted in our posts, distracted drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents.

Could VW's revelation lead to recalls?

Following General Motors' debacle last year with their ignition switch problem, it was fairly certain that recalls would increase in 2015. This was likely in part because of increased monitoring of potential defects. After all, no automaker wanted to be the next General Motors (even though Chrysler Fiat is having a rough summer) and be subject to a hefty fine for failing to address a potentially harmful defect.

Why National Brake Safety Week is important

We know that semi-trucks and commercial are the most dangerous vehicles on the road; mostly because of their size. Since they largely outweigh common passenger vehicles, the damage that they can cause can be devastating. Because of this, it is critical that they be in working order; whether it is lighting, steering mechanism and even engines.

Do you need advanced safety systems to avoid accidents?

If you think you know about the latest safety features in 2016 model year vehicles, you are arguably way ahead of the average consumer who is looking for a new car. According to a recent survey, a large majority of consumers are not familiar with safety features that could save their lives.

Judge, VA reach opposite conclusions in Arizona malpractice case

The officials from the US Department of Veterans Affairs said that a former patient's inability to use his arm in an uncompromised manner had nothing to do with negligence on the part of the doctor who performed surgery on him.

Why going to the hospital after a crash is important

With Labor Day weekend in the rear view mirror, most people in the Phoenix metro area are going back to work and taking kids to school. However, there are some people who are recovering in hospitals or at home because of car accidents. For those who are seriously injured, it is obvious that going to the hospital is a must, but for those who feel like they are okay, they may not take advantage of medical care.

Could medical devices be vulnerable to unauthorized users?

Earlier this summer, automaker Chrysler Fiat came under fire for not moving quickly enough to protect vehicles that have computer systems could be infiltrated by remote users. In fact, Wired magazine highlighted how a Jeep was taken over by hackers and even driven into a ditch while a helpless driver was inside.

Could more Arizona hospitals use sanitation robots?

Hospitals in Arizona pride themselves on being clean. Indeed, it is a testament to their professionalism and commitment to patient safety, but it does not mean that all surfaces and instruments are always clean. Human error can affect how they are cleaned, even though hospital attendants may have the best intentions in performing their duties.

Review website now offers helpful data with hospital reviews

The Internet can provide us with a wealth of reviews of almost every kind of local establishment, from restaurants to day care centers. We can use these reviews as the basis for making choices. Yet, it can still be difficult to find detailed data about hospitals. This is unfortunate because when it comes to choosing a health care facility for ourselves and our family members, we should be privy to as many facts and figures as possible.

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