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.

Trucking Accidents: a Thing of the Past?

Commercial truck drivers are often being pushed to their physical limits and beyond to meet competitive and highly demanding schedules on the road. A few months ago we saw the devastating consequences when a tired tractor-trailer driver tragically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another passenger when he fell asleep at the wheel. When it […]

How to Choose a Doctor

People often don’t think about looking for a doctor until they find themselves in need of specialized medical care or surgery. When patients don’t take the time to research their options they can end up with a doctor they don’t like, or worse, one whose medical care is subpar and possibly even dangerous. The medical […]

Motorcycles prove higher accident risk

Though sporty, fast, and streamlined, motorcycles are definitely a riskier choice when it comes to travel. In 2011, there were 2,553 injuries from motorcycle-related collisions resulting in 132 fatalities according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Significantly, 47% of the violations given resulted in no improper action on behalf of the motorcyclist. The fact is, […]

Practice Pedestrian Safety and Street Smarts

Because our personal injury attorneys see a high incidence of traffic-related accidents causing injury or death to pedestrians, we want to make you aware of how to protect yourself when you’re walking along Tucson’s busy streets. On average, there is one pedestrian death every 2 hours and another pedestrian-related injury every 8 minutes according to […]

Dust Storm Safety: Pull Aside, Stay Alive

Driving through dangerous dust storms is always a risk when driving on Arizona highways. These sudden and blinding storms can cause serious motor vehicle accidents within a matter of seconds. Every year there are numerous dust-storm-related crashes, especially along the dusty I-10 corridor that commuters use to get from Tucson to Phoenix. According to the Arizona […]

Prevent Drowning Accidents

Sadly, the end of summer does not mean the end of drowning incidents. Along with barbeques, pool parties, and family lake trips comes the need to practice water safety. The most important thing a parent or guardian can do is prevent water- related injuries or death. According to the CDC, drowning is ranked as the […]

Give Your Baby a Boost

A new Arizona Law could result in a $50 fine if you are found driving with a child who is not seated in a booster seat. Starting August 2, 2012, a child must be seated and restrained in a booster seat if they are between the ages of 5 and 7 and under 4’ 10”. […]

Distractions Put Teen Drivers at Higher Risk for Accidents

One of the most important milestones in a teenager’s life is getting that set of keys to their first car and the freedom that comes along with it. The last thing on a teen driver’s mind is the associated risks of driving and the eye-opening statistics that show that teen driving is risky. The summer […]

Do You Need GAP Insurance?

After much deliberation, you purchase a brand new car. The payments are a little high, but they’re manageable and you have four years to pay it off. If your research pays off, you won’t have to deal with car repairs for a long time. But just six months later, a distracted driver runs a red […]

Texting While Driving–A Risky Gamble

Gambling is part of the human condition. People flock to Las Vegas to risk losing a small amount of money to have a chance at winning big. Many times, the end result is losing big, while winning nothing. This same risk behavior analysis occurs when people text while driving. Most who text while driving believe […]