TUCSON PERSONAL INJURY BLOG

Welcome to Tucson Personal Injury Blog, brought to you by the attorneys at Hollingsworth Kelly Law Firm. Our goal is to bring you timely information pertaining to our areas of practice—personal and serious injury, auto accidents, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Our focus will be on issues pertaining to serious injury, but also on highlighting safety information, including medical information in the news with a focus on patient safety, and timely updates on product recalls, with a focus on consumer safety.

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 […]

Tricycle Injuries Mean Trip to the ER for Thousands of Toddlers

It’s a rite of passage, when a little tyke gets his or her new tricycle. But how many parents are aware they may be prematurely buying a tricycle for their toddler? According to a study at Medical College of Georgia and Emory University, tricycles were responsible for more than 9,000 injuries that resulted in trips […]

National Child Passenger Safety Week: Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13 years. This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Parents are urged to learn about car seat safety and make sure their children’s car seats and boosters are properly installed. Free Car Seat […]

Arizona Driving Law for Seniors

Turning 65 is a milestone most people associate with qualifying for Medicare or with retirement. But if you live in Arizona, did you know the State’s laws may affect your ability to drive after your 65th birthday?  

Seniors Driving

Your freedom to drive is not dependent upon your age. But age-related declines can hamper your ability to drive as safely as you should. Older drivers may notice gradual changes in their reaction time, hearing, vision, memory and alertness. Medication, stiff joints and changes in sleep can also affect driving. Any of these variables can […]

Hospitals Need to Report Infectious Outbreaks

   “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants…”     – Louis Brandeis The CDC estimates that there are approximately 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections each year, resulting in almost 100,000 wrongful deaths. According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), the most dangerous hospital-acquired infection is MRSA, a superbug that has become resistant […]