If you have a family member who can no longer live independently chances are, he or she is in a nursing home or care facility. While you may be confident in your loved one’s care, elder abuse does happen – and it can be prevented. Knowing the signs of elder abuse, and keeping close tabs…

Every day it seems, there is another product recalled. From food to health care products to toys, a recalled product can pose real hazards to you and your family. Protecting yourself and loved ones from a recalled product can be difficult, but there is help available. But what is a recall and who can recall…

If you are like most Americans, your home is your biggest investment. It’s also where you live, spend time with family and friends and make memories. Having a safe home is key because you want to protect your investment. What is a safe home? It is one that is free of trip-and-fall hazards and other…

The automotive industry strives to improve vehicle safety by introducing technology that helps drivers avoid accidents and by making vehicles more resilient during crashes. From the seat belt to the airbag, vehicles have clearly become safer overtime. Now automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) are one of the newest safety features to reduce the risk of…

Children get hurt when playing, participating in sports and other recreational activities, or while just being children and exploring their surroundings. However, when children get seriously hurt as a result of another person’s negligence, the child has the same right to seek compensation for his injuries that an adult in the same situation would. In…

When a car manufacturer discovers a dangerous defect with a part or device in a car it makes, it is sometimes required to issue a recall to warn consumers of the danger. Most manufacturers do this by sending notices to car owners or through the media, and cover the costs of any necessary repairs to…

We are all aware of the perils of driving. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are 5.5 million crashes every year.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 93 percent of those crashes are caused by human error, and 2.3 million occupants are injured in traffic collisions annually. While most catastrophic accidents occur while…

Researchers at Monash University have found that driving with children in the car is 12 times more distracting than talking on a cell phone. The reason is that parents tend to spend large portions of their time with their eyes off the road, and instead focused on their children. The fact that children are so…

E-cigarettes are seen by some people as a way to get nicotine without having to smoke traditional cigarettes which are linked to many forms of cancer.  However, research has linked e-cigarettes to health issues, including a risk for cancer.  In addition, e-cigarettes have also been linked to dangerous explosions, leading to the user suffering serious…

When a person is hurt in a car accident by some problem or defect in a vehicle, he or she may bring a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.  If the injured plaintiff can convince the jury that the manufacturer built a car that was unsafe and that a safe design existed, then the plaintiff…

Electricity is an irreplaceable part of our modern world. In fact, it is hard to imagine what it was like living in the days before electricity.  However, it is important to remember that, as useful as it is, electricity can be dangerous. Remember these safety tips: Do not touch electrical power lines, EVER. If working…

Since they were introduced in the early 1970s, ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) have become increasingly popular. With this popularity comes an increasing number of accidents and injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as of 2012 over 100,000 ATV injuries were recorded and an estimated 25% of these injuries were to children younger than 16…

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