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How to deal with mall parking lot accidents

We hope our readers had a great Thanksgiving with family and loved ones. Now that the turkey, stuffing and cranberry have been eaten, the focus is now on Black Friday; the annual day of shopping and consumption designed to keep (or get) retailers into the black. Indeed, retailers want to get people into stores, and shoppers are more than happy to oblige. With that, it is expected mall parking lots will be crowded from now until the New Year. So accidents in parking lots are to be expected. 

Insurer's bad-faith conduct spotlighted in malpractice lawsuit

And it is certainly notable -- especially for victims who must routinely square off against individuals and institutions making all efforts to shield themselves from liability -- that multiple defendants can be targeted in medical malpractice litigation. Doctors are often culpable in a fundamental sense, of course, but in many instances so are anesthesiologists, nurses, lab technicians or other medical professionals.

Rules for driverless cars are slow to come by

It is well known that driver-less cars will be coming. The only question is when. A number of automakers are working diligently on prototypes, including Audi, Toyota and Mercedes Benz. In fact, Silicon Valley tech giant Google is also in the running for an autonomous car. In fact, automakers already have elements of self driving cars in today's vehicles such as adaptive cruise control, park assist functions and automatic braking functions.

Before you head to the mountains, read this post

The ski season is going to start before we know it. People are going to start flocking to ski resorts in earnest after the Thanksgiving holiday. While winter driving safety tips don't apply for our readers in the Valley, they are important for those who love going to the mountains to enjoy what winter offers.

Crash leaves two dead, one facing criminal charges

The holiday driving season is weeks away, so Arizona drivers will likely begin seeing public service announcements bemoaning the practice of drunk driving. Of course, the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol are obvious. Alcohol affects a person’s motor skills and judgment; two things that are essential for safely operating a motor vehicle.

HHTSA head calls for seatbelts in school buses

When parents put their children on a bus each day, they don't expect them to be involved in an accident. However, the reality is that accidents happen, and buses can be involved. We have heard many stories this year about how drivers have been inattentive and not mindful of traffic laws. With that, children on school buses have been put in harm's way.

High-risk deliveries sometimes result in birth injuries

No two child deliveries are the same. Some deliveries have circumstances that could make the delivery more difficult or complicated than usual. There are many different things that could cause a delivery to be a high-risk delivery. On our high-risk delivery page, we point out some of the factors that can contribute to a delivery being high-risk. 

The effect of moving violations in car accident cases

In these instances, investigators may look to whether a person was cited for a moving violation; such as speeding, an unsafe lane change or even improper use of a cell phone. In the liability analysis, a moving violation is important because it can be viewed as a prima facie (first look) case of negligence. Essentially, a citation can be seen as hard evidence that a driver failed to use reasonable care while behind the wheel, and that such a failure was the proximate cause of the accident.

What parents should know about car seat safety

Part of being a parent is making sure that your children are safe. This is especially important when they get in the car (or you put them in the car). It may seem obvious that your child needs a car seat, but installing it and using it safely may be difficult for some parents to master.

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