TUCSON PERSONAL INJURY BLOG

Welcome to the Tucson Personal Injury Blog, brought to you by the experienced attorneys at Hollingsworth Kelly Law Firm. We hope to provide you with the latest news in personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Our blog will focus on topics to help prevent catastrophic accidents that cause serious injury. We will also provide timely safety information like medical alerts about patient safety, and updates on product recalls with a focus on consumer safety. We hope you enjoy reading our informative personal injury and consumer safety blog.

Do Self-driving Cars Really Mean Fewer Auto Accidents?

Self-driving cars have been making their way onto streets and highways for a few years now, and the technology continues to improve. While they may hold the promise of fewer auto accidents due to human error, they aren’t yet error-free. Several cases of injuries or deaths involving self-driving vehicles have been in the news, including […]

Pet Distractions While Driving

When we think about distracted driving, we most often think about talking or texting on a cell phone. Those aren’t the only distractions drivers face, however. Many people don’t think about pet distractions while driving. However, driving with a pet unrestrained in a car can lead to driver distraction. A 2011 survey of dog owners […]

How UPS Drivers Avoid Crashes

UPS drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for at least 25 years are inducted annually into their elite “Circle of Honor.” So far, 10,504 drivers , including Robert Gomez, Jr. of Tucson, have received this distinction. Mr. Gomez puts in over 100 miles daily (meaning he has logged at least 670,000 miles for […]

Collision Reporting Center Opens in Tucson

If you have been involved in a car accident in Tucson since 2011, the Tucson Police Department (TPD) likely did not send an officer to investigate or write a report of the accident. TPD stopped responding to auto accidents not involving serious injury due to staffing concerns, making it difficult to get a police report […]

Takata Airbags Cause Serious Injury

Nearly 40 million vehicles in the US have been or are expected to be recalled to replace defective driver and passenger front airbags made by Japanese manufacturer Takata. Under certain conditions, such as a car crash, these airbags can explode and spray metal fragments into the vehicle, which can result in serious injury or even […]

Review Insurance Before a Car Accident

Local injury attorneys have seen an alarming increase in the number car accidents caused by drivers with very low auto insurance coverage. What this means for accident victims is that the driver who caused their accident probably won’t have enough insurance to compensate them for their injuries. Unfortunately, a seriously or catastrophically injured person does […]

Prevent Car Accidents: Check for Recalls

A worried young woman called our office with an unusual question related to car accidents. She wasn’t calling about a catastrophic injury, a wrongful death, or a car accident she’d been in—she was calling about an accident she was afraid she was going to have. She explained she had purchased a new car in 2014, but […]

Sharing the Road with Tractor Trailers

Ever wonder what the chances are of surviving a collision with a tractor-trailer? A great many factors would determine the outcome. The most significant of these are the size, speed and weight of the tractor-trailer, the state of alertness of the truck driver, and the prevailing road and weather conditions. By learning some defensive driving […]

Bicycle Safety: Learn to Bike Defensively

When Tom purchased a new bike, he decided to do some research about bicycle safety. He wanted to learn about the top causes of bicycle accidents. Sometime later, while riding his new bicycle in the bike lane of a busy, downtown street, Tom noticed a vehicle approaching from a side street. He kept his attention […]

Pledge to Stop on Red

How often have you noticed another vehicle speeding past you or accelerating through a yellow light, only to find both of you waiting at the next stop? Exceeding the speed limit to “beat the light” is illegal and could result in dire consequences. According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads, in 2013, 127,000 people […]