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IS IT ILLEGAL TO LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNATTENDED IN A CAR IN ARIZONA?

There is nothing in Arizona law that specifically makes leaving your child in a car illegal. However, if circumstances are likely to cause injury or death, placing an adolescent in that position can result in the minimum charge of a Class 6 felony. Because Arizona is known for its extreme heat and leaving someone alone in a hot car greatly increases the possibility of heat stroke, leaving a child unattended in a car will almost certainly lead to a penalty.

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NHTSA ISSUES SAFETY ADVISORY ABOUT REDUCING PEDAL ERROR

The Phoenix car accident attorneys at Wattel & York want Arizona drivers to be as safe as possible when they get behind the wheel. It’s important that drivers follow the rules of the road and operate vehicles responsibly by not drinking or texting while driving. But there are other common problems that pose risks while driving, including “pedal errors.”

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GROUNDS FOR FILING A PHOENIX SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT LAWSUIT

Along with all the fun days at the pool, picnics and trips to the park, each summer comes with a host of preventable tragedies as well.
The Arizona premises liability lawyers at Wattel & York urge everyone to stay safe this summer, especially at the pool where injuries are common to occur. When accidents do happen, it’s also important to know your legal rights.

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REGULATORS AIM TO ELIMINATE “NOVELTY” MOTORCYCLE HELMETS

The Department of Transportation (DOT) says that fatalities from motorcycle accidents are disproportionately high across the nation, a problem which may be partly attributed to the use of substandard or “novelty” helmets. Such helmets are often cheaper and more fashionable than federally-approved versions, but their flimsy design and cheap materials put riders at risk for catastrophic injury.

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ARIZONA BOAT ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS HELPING VICTIMS RECOVER

Arizona may not be oceanfront property, but our state undoubtedly maintains its fair share of recreational boating areas. From Lake Havasu to its raging rivers, AZ is home to some of the top tourist destinations for water sports enthusiasts – and regularly draws locals into the scene as well.

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