Driving in the rain can be difficult, especially in Southern California. We don’t see very much rain here, so when it does rain, it’s something we aren’t used to. Because of this, many people make poor decisions. Follow these steps to drive safely in the rain.
If your child is playing a sport, you need to make sure his or her equipment is maintained and in good working condition. This is especially true if the equipment is for safety, such as a helmet. Should a helmet not be in good working condition, it leaves your child exposed to suffering a severe head injury, such as a concussion, or worse. Among the many side affects of brain injuries, concussions have also been linked to suicide. Additionally, concussions can lead to depression and anger.
If your child wears protective equipment, such as football pads, kneepads or shin guards, it’s also extremely important to make sure they are protecting your child the way they should be. If the pads are missing pieces, don’t fit correctly, or seem to have a lot of damage or wear, it can lead to serious injury. If this is the case, be sure to replace the protective equipment, or ask it to be replaced if it is the property of a school or club. [Read more…]
It’s a Monday night and you are driving home from work. You are on the same route you have taken a thousand times before. As you come to a stop behind a car at a red light, you turn the radio to find something different to listen to. The light turns green and the car in front of you begins to move forward, as do you.
Out of nowhere, a car has sideswiped the car in front of you. You slam on your brakes and assess the situation. You are not injured and you weren’t involved in the accident. However, both cars involved in the accident are severely damaged – one with damage to the side of their car, the other with damage to the front of their car.
Do you know what to do next? [Read more…]
Summer is fast approaching, which means plenty of backyard barbecues, picnics, and, of course, refreshing dips in the pool. However, refreshing and relaxing may not be the words used to describe your aquatic experience should you neglect to follow a few simple rules for prepping your pool for summer use.
Summer is almost here – after all, Memorial day is just around the corner – which means a lot of people are going to start doing their cooking outside on the grill. Whether it’s a cookout with friends and family, or just using the grill instead of the stove, there will be more and more people firing up the barbeque over the next few months.
However, it’s important to remember that grills can be dangerous. In fact, 27% of home structure fires involving grills started on a courtyard, terrace or patio, and 29% started on an exterior balcony or open porch, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released their 2014 recall activity report. In summary, two of the largest auto recalls in history took place in 2014.
Those two recalls both involved faulty airbags.
The first was General Motors’ recall of 5.88 million vehicles in the United States for ignition switches that can disable airbags.
The second recall was for Honda, which involved 5.39 million vehicles for defective airbags produced by Takata.
Getting injured as the result or because of the negligence of someone else is more common than you would think. In fact, a study shows that the average driver will get into 3-4 accidents in their life. Any one of those accidents could result in the need for a personal injury attorney, depending on the severity of the accident and the injuries sustained. Beyond car accidents, there are many other ways to get injured that would necessitate a need for a personal injury attorney.
Regardless of how you were injured, if you feel you deserve compensation for your injuries, calling a personal injury attorney is a logical first step. However, because a personal injury attorney is not something you need on a regular basis, most people don’t have one they know. [Read more…]
According to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 51% of playground injuries occur on public playgrounds. On those playgrounds, injuries most commonly occur on climbing equipment. Privately, the most common injuries are on swing sets. Because of this, it’s very important to teach your children how to be safe on playground equipment.
Although it’s impossible to ensure that your children are safe all the time, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the risk of them getting injured on playground equipment.
It’s hard to predict when or where your car is going to break down or get a flat tire. The same goes for accidents. According to car insurance averages, you are likely to get into 3-4 accidents in your lifetime. In the event of an emergency, being prepared can give you peace of mind.
Here are seven supplies everyone should keep in their car: