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Taking action following an accident causing burn injuries

The aftermath of an accident can be catastrophic. Not only is the event alone life-altering, but victims are also frequently left with severe injuries that may be difficult to overcome or fully heal. One of these challenging injuries is a burn injury. Whether it is due to a fire, electricity or chemicals, a burn injury can cause pain and suffering, as well as serious damage to the skin, nerves and muscles. This often requires significant medical treatment, rehabilitation and recovery time for a burn victim to overcome such an injury.

Even with surgeries, skin grafts, rehabilitation and medical treatments, some burn victims do not fully recover. At the Law Office of Keith A Hammond, P.C., our experienced attorneys understand the challenging predicament burn victims are in. We are dedicated to helping Arizona residents who are suffering from burn injuries.

What is the source of the increase in electrical bun injuries?

No matter the cause or the severity of a burn injury, victims are likely to endure pain and suffering. Additionally, victims will likely require ongoing medical treatment for physical and mental injuries caused by the accident that resulted in burn trauma.

What is the source of the recent increase in electrical burn injuries? Over the past year and a half, emergency room doctors noticed a strange increase in a specific type of burn injury. More patients were being transported to the emergency room for burns caused by electronic cigarettes. Patients claim that they while the device was in their pocket, they suddenly felt it get hot. However, they were unable to get the device out of their pocket or their pants off quickly enough to avoid injury.

The most common causes of car accidents

No one gets behind the wheel of a vehicle thinking that they will be involved in a car crash. However, the sad reality is that car accidents occur rather frequently. In addition, the vast majority of these collisions are caused by human error. While these could mean minor crashes with little to no harm caused, it could also mean serious collisions with injuries and fatalities.

When drivers do not uphold their duty to drive safe, this is considered a negligent act. And it is often negligence that is the cause of a car accident. Understanding car accident causes not only helps explain why such a devastating event occurred, but it also helps apply liability to negligent drivers and assists victims with their legal recourses.

Arizona DOT reduces speed on I-17 to reduce car crashes

Despite the rules and safety regulations that surround the operation of motor vehicles, some motorists fail to uphold their duty to drive safely. And, if a driver is being negligent or reckless, this could result in a serious or even fatal car crash.

Based on recent reports, the risks associated with speeding during heavy traffic times is the reason for the temporary lowered speed limit on Interstate 17. The Arizona Department of Transportation issued a message for drivers during the recent Memorial Day weekend, and that message is to slow down.

What are the different degrees of burns?

When an incident involves a fire, those harmed are likely to suffer catastrophic injuries. Burn injuries can impact the body tremendously, making it challenging to endure the pain during the healing process. For serious burns, the recovery time could be lengthy, causing many burn victims to require ongoing medical treatment for an extended period time.

What are the different degrees of burns? Burn injuries can range in severity and size. Some minor burns can be treated at home, healing a short time later. However, some burns can be severe, requiring extensive medical care. There are three degrees of burn injuries, and depending on what level a burn is categorized as, a victim may require various medical treatments.

Truck driver fatigue and proposed rules to reduce it

For motorists in Arizona, nothing is scarier than seeing a large commercial truck coming at you head-on. While many drivers do not consider this a likely event, the fact is that drowsy or fatigued truck drivers could be the cause of a serous or even fatal truck accident.

While truck driver fatigue could be due to overworked truckers and trucking companies pushing drivers to travel long distances by working long hours, there are other forms of negligence that could result in a fatigued truck driver traveling on the roadway. Based on current data, truck driver fatigue could be the result of truck drivers suffering from sleep apnea. This is a disorder that disrupts a person's sleep, causing excessive daytime sleepiness.

Helping you navigate a civil action following a truck accident

While it is commonplace to encounter a semi-truck or tractor-trailer truck on the roads, these large vehicles can cause some motorists various concerns. The massive size of a commercial truck could easily generate significant damage in the event of a truck accident. Additionally, those involved in the crash are likely to suffer serious injuries.

Even though truck drivers are trained to safely operate and maneuver these large vehicles, driver errors do occur. Because of that, at our law firm we do our best to assist victims of a truck crash, helping them to understand their rights.

How prevalent is distracted driving across the nation?

Most motorists in Arizona and elsewhere are well aware of the many risks and dangers that the task of driving presents. Drivers are even cognizant of the control they have over their safety and the safety of others on the roadway. Despite this knowledge, some drivers still participate is dangerous activities such as distracted driving. This not only puts the driver's life in danger, but also increases the chances of a serious or even fatal accident.

How prevalent is distracted driving across the nation? Based on an extensive study, it was found that nearly nine in every 10 smartphone owners use their phones while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. A driving analytics company looked at three months of collected data that covered 570 million trips and 5.6 billion miles. It was discovered that, on average, drivers used their phone during 88 out of 100 trips. Additionally, drivers used their phones for roughly 3.5 minutes every hour they are on the road.

Steps to take following a hit-and-run crash

Being involved in a car accident, no matter the severity, is a serious and oftentimes shocking event for residents in Arizona and elsewhere. While being involved in a fender-bender or a serious collision is a major event, what is even more alarming is being involved in a hit-and-run accident. These types of accidents actually happen rather frequently.

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there has been a consistent upward trend for fatal hit-and-run accidents. For example, there was 1,274 in 2009, 1,393 in 2010 and 1,449 in 2011.

Increasing online sales causing more dog bites for postal workers

Everyone has heard the cliché about dogs and mailmen. While cartoons, movies and social media glorify and often exaggerate this relationship, these altercations do occur. Unfortunately, dogs harm residents in Arizona, and some of these dog attacks are a result of negligence by a dog owner.

According to recent reports, booming online sales are proving to be both beneficial and costly for the postal services. While these sales are good for the postal industry, they are also incurring costs because of dog bites.

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