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More Cars, More Walkers and Bikes, More Distractions = Higher Traffic Deaths

April showers have given way to May flowers, encouraging walkers and bicyclists to get out and enjoy the weather. Long walks and leisurely bike rides can be a perfect way to soak up the sun, but busy streets with distracted drivers can be an accident waiting to wreck a lovely day. Unfortunately, when drivers are […]

Personal Injury by Assault and Battery

Many news stories about assault and physical violence pop up in our news feeds. It was nearly impossible to miss the abuse recorded by several United Airlines passengers as David Dao was dragged off of his flight while sustaining personal injuries by police officers. Unfortunately, Dao’s experience wasn’t an anomaly, but a situation that happens […]

Eight Ways to Inspect Nursing Home Care

Our last blog post, “Voice of the Vulnerable,” discussed the importance of the elder’s visitors to be vigilant in looking for signs of abuse or neglect. We also reiterated the warning signs of abuse such as changes in mood or appetite, bed sores, unexplained bruising or lacerations, etc. However, it can be hard to distinguish […]

Voice of the Vulnerable: Elder Neglect & Abuse Can Happen In Any Situation

The need for caregivers for older adults is ever-increasing, yet we see horror stories in the news about elder abuse and neglect. These stories make us and our aging loved ones more anxious about receiving assistance from anyone but themselves or trusted family. The truth is that any caregiver or facility can have victims of […]

Un-Distracted In the Driver’s Seat

An update from “Driving Apps to Keep Teen Drivers Safe” Smartphones captivate us. They and the apps we install on them were designed keep us engaged, but there are some places that we need to look up from those phones. The driver’s seat is one critical place that our eyes and hands should be too […]

Recent Spike in U.S. Traffic Deaths Reverses 40-Year Trend

For the past 40 years, the grim death toll from crashes on America’s roadways has been on a downward trend. But we hit a major roadblock in 2015 when the number of people lost in crashes jumped 7.2 percent from 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the largest percentage […]

Bring Delicious Food to the Table, Not Bacteria

Food brings people together. Whether you are coming together in the kitchen, around a table, at a restaurant, or anywhere else, you expect to share a delicious meal with people you care about on Thanksgiving. One thing you want to avoid bringing to the table is illness-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites. Keep your friends and […]

Wrongful Death Claims: A Weight Lifted from Grieving Families

There is much to do and consider after the tragic loss of a loved one. Funeral arrangements must be made. Friends and family come by and call. Loose ends in the person’s estate might need attention. You are grieving in the midst of it all. Many people ask themselves why it happened to their loved […]

Attention Holiday Shoppers: Know Your Rights If You Are Injured at a Store

Store aisles will be changing out of their orange and black dressings and into red and green. Those aisles might also be more slick from autumn rain, leaves, and soon snow. We will all be out and about doing our holiday shopping, and some accidents are bound to happen. Keep reading to learn more about […]

These Hazards Could Trip You Up This Halloween

Halloween is a great inspiration to construct graveyards in our lawns along with other creepy scenes. You may be planning to host a Halloween bash or inviting trick-or-treaters to your door this season. Before your guests arrive, be sure to check for potential safety hazards that could leave you with a premises liability claim. A […]