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A 4th pedestrian dies months after a Fountain Hills SUV crash

The final one of four pedestrians who were struck by a 27-year-old motorist when his sports utility vehicle (SUV) jumped the curb crashing into them has now also died. The sad news was shared with the public in a press release issued by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, June 12, the same day that the victim also died.

On March 13, a Canadian man and his wife, both 60 years old, were walking alongside another couple, a 71-year-old female and 72-year-old male, both residents of Wever, Iowa. As they were doing so, the SUV crashed into them.

Why seniors are much more likely to fall

Arizona is an ideal place to retire, thanks to enviable weather, an affordable cost of living and plenty of opportunities to enjoy food, shopping and entertainment. As an Arizona senior, however, you also face unique safety and health hazards that differ from those faced by younger generations, and one of those hazards involves your risk of suffering a serious fall.

According to AgingCare.com, falls are the leading cause of senior injuries, fatalities and emergency room visits. Falls have become so common among older people, in fact, that one in every four Americans 65 and over suffers a fall every year. Just what is it about your age group that places you at such high risk for a fall?

What are the three types of takings under eminent domain?

When land is privately owned, the idea that it could be taken by the government for public use is not usually considered. However, the surprising reality is that under certain circumstances, it is possible for the government to do just that. The act of the government taking privately owned property away from its owner is known as eminent domain.

There are different types of property takings that can be done by the government. These takings are never referred to as property seizures, because seizing property suggests that the owner committed a criminal act, which is not true in the case of eminent domain.

33 percent of parents leave unequal bequests

Surprising new research shows that unequal bequests are growing more and more common with the decades. Now, it looks like about 33 percent of parents -- one out of every three -- do not use equal distribution when leaving money and assets to their heirs.

This can lead to many estate disputes. Children often expect things to be equal, and seeing a brother or sister get more than them may send them to court.

Taking action after an elevator injury

Sometimes you have no choice but to use an elevator in order to get from one place to another. Whether you are using an elevator in a shopping mall, office building or in your own apartment building, elevators are a necessity in many people's commute. Like all forms of transport however, there is a risk of accidents when using an elevator.

If you have been injured as the result of an elevator accident or malfunction, it is important to know that you have certain rights, and the owner of the building in which the elevator was in had an obligation to keep you reasonably safe from harm.

What is the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act?

Few have likely ever heard of the Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Pool & Spa Safety Act. Yet, since its passage over a decade ago, countless children are alive because of it.

Back in 2007, then-President George W. Bush signed the legislative bill into law. Its name honors the memory of former Secretary of State James Baker's young granddaughter who perished due to a drain entrapment during the summer of 2002.

Is a new homeowner about to run afoul of the CC&Rs?

Let us say that your new planned community is almost 90 percent sold out with two sections of homes now under construction. This means many new residents, and the HOA board has been busy welcoming incoming members.

The focus of the Homeowner’s Association is on ensuring that newcomers understand the CC&Rs. Nevertheless, without obtaining prior approval, one resident has begun building on a room to his house and he is in violation of the rules.

What to do when struggling to pay your mortgage

Having a mortgage is a big commitment, and it means that you need to stay on top of your finances each month so that you can always make the payments. While this may be relatively easy when you have a stable job and no health concerns, situations can change quickly.

For many people in Arizona, life circumstances change overnight, and they suddenly find themselves unable to pay their mortgage along with their other financial obligations. If you have found yourself in this situation, it is important that you take action as soon as possible so that you can take control and minimize the impact that this has on your future.

What not to do after a car accident in Maricopa

Motor vehicle accidents are all too common in Maricopa. There are so many vehicles driving at varying speeds on the roads. There are hundreds of distracted drivers. There are drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel. There is debris in the road. These are all reasons why accidents happen. Here's what you shouldn't do following a car accident in Arizona.

You should never leave the scene of an accident. This goes for those who have caused the accident and those involved who are the victims. Wait for the police, fire and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to arrive on scene. They will evaluate everyone involved and then transport to the hospital. Police will also tell you when you can leave the scene.

Bad lighting and stair falls

When you are in a shopping mall, restaurant or other private premises, you expect to be kept safe at all times as long as you behave safely yourself. In fact, this is essentially true under the law, since all premises owners have the legal duty to keep their visitors reasonably safe while they are in their premises.

Stairs falls and other slips and falls are extremely common on private premises; however, they rarely occur without a reasonable cause. For example, a person may fall down the stairs because he or she has had a large quantity to drink, which would unlikely be a reason to blame the establishment, unless they negligently served their patrons. Alternatively, a person may fall down stairs because of a wet floor, a defected staircase or because of poor lighting.

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A 4th pedestrian dies months after a Fountain Hills SUV crash

The final one of four pedestrians who were struck by a 27-year-old motorist when his sports utility vehicle (SUV) jumped the curb crashing into them has now also died. The sad news was shared with the public in a press release issued by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, June 12, the same day that the victim also died.

On March 13, a Canadian man and his wife, both 60 years old, were walking alongside another couple, a 71-year-old female and 72-year-old male, both residents of Wever, Iowa. As they were doing so, the SUV crashed into them.

Why seniors are much more likely to fall

Arizona is an ideal place to retire, thanks to enviable weather, an affordable cost of living and plenty of opportunities to enjoy food, shopping and entertainment. As an Arizona senior, however, you also face unique safety and health hazards that differ from those faced by younger generations, and one of those hazards involves your risk of suffering a serious fall.

According to AgingCare.com, falls are the leading cause of senior injuries, fatalities and emergency room visits. Falls have become so common among older people, in fact, that one in every four Americans 65 and over suffers a fall every year. Just what is it about your age group that places you at such high risk for a fall?

What are the three types of takings under eminent domain?

When land is privately owned, the idea that it could be taken by the government for public use is not usually considered. However, the surprising reality is that under certain circumstances, it is possible for the government to do just that. The act of the government taking privately owned property away from its owner is known as eminent domain.

There are different types of property takings that can be done by the government. These takings are never referred to as property seizures, because seizing property suggests that the owner committed a criminal act, which is not true in the case of eminent domain.

33 percent of parents leave unequal bequests

Surprising new research shows that unequal bequests are growing more and more common with the decades. Now, it looks like about 33 percent of parents -- one out of every three -- do not use equal distribution when leaving money and assets to their heirs.

This can lead to many estate disputes. Children often expect things to be equal, and seeing a brother or sister get more than them may send them to court.

Taking action after an elevator injury

Sometimes you have no choice but to use an elevator in order to get from one place to another. Whether you are using an elevator in a shopping mall, office building or in your own apartment building, elevators are a necessity in many people's commute. Like all forms of transport however, there is a risk of accidents when using an elevator.

If you have been injured as the result of an elevator accident or malfunction, it is important to know that you have certain rights, and the owner of the building in which the elevator was in had an obligation to keep you reasonably safe from harm.

What is the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act?

Few have likely ever heard of the Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Pool & Spa Safety Act. Yet, since its passage over a decade ago, countless children are alive because of it.

Back in 2007, then-President George W. Bush signed the legislative bill into law. Its name honors the memory of former Secretary of State James Baker's young granddaughter who perished due to a drain entrapment during the summer of 2002.

Is a new homeowner about to run afoul of the CC&Rs?

Let us say that your new planned community is almost 90 percent sold out with two sections of homes now under construction. This means many new residents, and the HOA board has been busy welcoming incoming members.

The focus of the Homeowner’s Association is on ensuring that newcomers understand the CC&Rs. Nevertheless, without obtaining prior approval, one resident has begun building on a room to his house and he is in violation of the rules.

What to do when struggling to pay your mortgage

Having a mortgage is a big commitment, and it means that you need to stay on top of your finances each month so that you can always make the payments. While this may be relatively easy when you have a stable job and no health concerns, situations can change quickly.

For many people in Arizona, life circumstances change overnight, and they suddenly find themselves unable to pay their mortgage along with their other financial obligations. If you have found yourself in this situation, it is important that you take action as soon as possible so that you can take control and minimize the impact that this has on your future.

What not to do after a car accident in Maricopa

Motor vehicle accidents are all too common in Maricopa. There are so many vehicles driving at varying speeds on the roads. There are hundreds of distracted drivers. There are drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel. There is debris in the road. These are all reasons why accidents happen. Here's what you shouldn't do following a car accident in Arizona.

You should never leave the scene of an accident. This goes for those who have caused the accident and those involved who are the victims. Wait for the police, fire and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to arrive on scene. They will evaluate everyone involved and then transport to the hospital. Police will also tell you when you can leave the scene.

Bad lighting and stair falls

When you are in a shopping mall, restaurant or other private premises, you expect to be kept safe at all times as long as you behave safely yourself. In fact, this is essentially true under the law, since all premises owners have the legal duty to keep their visitors reasonably safe while they are in their premises.

Stairs falls and other slips and falls are extremely common on private premises; however, they rarely occur without a reasonable cause. For example, a person may fall down the stairs because he or she has had a large quantity to drink, which would unlikely be a reason to blame the establishment, unless they negligently served their patrons. Alternatively, a person may fall down stairs because of a wet floor, a defected staircase or because of poor lighting.

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  • Paul Faith David Ledyard Distinguished AV | Peer Review Rated | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
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Suite F
Avondale, AZ 85323

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Phone: 623-806-8994
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