19 07, 2016

How to Keep Your Child Safe on Summer Vacation

Jul 19th, 2016|

School is out and children are free of the classroom until the fall.  While kids rejoice upon reaching this annual period of freedom, parents who are unable to supervise their child at all times may, naturally, experience some anxiety during this time.  Keeping in mind the many difficult realities of parenting under these circumstances, the

30 06, 2016

Top Tips to Avoid Personal Injury on Independence Day

Jun 30th, 2016|

Cookout season has arrived and most people are preparing for Independence Day celebrations.  With celebrations, however, come accidents at times.  According to the National Safety Council, July is the deadliest month of the year; deaths from preventable incidents are 11 percent higher in July than in any other month.  July’s heightened fatality rate results

27 06, 2016

When Should Your Child Wear a Helmet? Important Safety Advice

Jun 27th, 2016|

While your child’s opposition to wearing a helmet may be temporary, the brain damage that he or she may suffer from the failure to wear a helmet may be permanent.  Statistics show that wearing a helmet while biking, skating or doing other activities reduces the risk of serious head and brain injury by 85%. 

13 06, 2016

5 Factors Every Lawyer Should Look at in a Boating Accident Case

Jun 13th, 2016|

As summer approaches, those who spend time on the water must be wary of potential boating accidents.  In 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,158 recreational boating accidents in the United States and its territories.  Those accidents resulted in 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million in property damage.  Often times, the parties

31 05, 2016

Five Tips to Promote Safety at the Playground

May 31st, 2016|

A playground is a wonderful place for children and parents to have fun, get exercise, and socialize.  It is also one of the primary places where children can get hurt.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are over 200,000 playground injuries each year that require emergency room treatment. These injuries can be

19 05, 2016

What Every Hospital Patient Should Think About

May 19th, 2016|

According to a recent study in the British Medical Journal by Dr. Martin Makary of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the third most prevalent cause of death for Americans (topped only by heart disease and cancer) is medical error.  Indeed, it is estimated that preventable medical errors cause in excess of 400,000 deaths