Not including boating incidents, on average about nine people die from drowning every day in the United States, according to Injury Facts 2017 the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by NSC.
Teens And Young Adults Often Don't Think About Safety
When we think of water safety, we often think of the potential for young children to drown. But drowning also is a concern for teens and young adults. While drowning is more common for children 5 and younger, it's the second leading cause of death for people age 5-24. According to NSC data, 737 people age 5 to 24 drowned in 2014.
Power lines and utility companies are subject to strict regulations to prevent electrocution injuries to both workers and the public. Yet, even with these regulations in place, over 150 people were killed in electrical accidents in 2010. Lack of warning signs, poor maintenance, and failure to follow safety codes can result in serious or fatal electrical shock injuries and burns.
Companies and employers who negligently maintain power lines or fail to warn of electrical dangers may be liable for any resulting injuries. Our attorneys are experienced with these types of cases and injuries, and we can help you recover from insurance and the responsible party...
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Helmet use has long been a controversial subject for bicyclists. Many feel that bicycle helmets do not offer any real protection, because of their design. But, a recently published study tells a different story. Researchers found that, when head injuries were involved, bicycle helmets reduced the risk of severe brain injury, facial fractures, and death. It also revealed some interesting details about who is more likely to wear a helmet.
Employees in the construction industry have a high risk of falls because they are exposed to many hazards during building construction. The hazards are compounded when there are many contractors working on a project.
The Leading Cause of Fatalities in the Construction Industry
The leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry is falls. Since 1995, more than 300 fall-related deaths have occurred each year, or approximately one third of all construction deaths. The sad part of the story is that most of these deaths could have been prevented.
How do these accidents occur?
Employees in the construction industry have a high risk of falls because they...
How effectively can you explain UM/UIM coverage to a client who doesn’t know much about insurance? In layman’s terms, UM/UIM coverage is insurance that pays for the client’s injuries from an accident caused by the owner or operator of an uninsured or underinsured vehicle. Excess UM/UIM from a personal umbrella policy pays after the auto policy’s UM/UIM limits have been exhausted.
It’s important for a client to understand that UM/UIM coverage comes into play when an insured is involved in an accident and the person who caused it either doesn’t have any insurance or
Flavors like bubble gum, cotton candy and cupcake have made e-cigarettes attractive to adolescents along with a perception that they are safe. In 2015, 16% of high school students and 5.3% of middle school students used e-cigarettes, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey.
Researchers studied concentrations of 12 aldehydes like formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapors using three popular brands of e-cigarettes, each of which had a different type of heating mechanism.
Aerosols from the flavored liquids contained large amounts of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein, while the liquids themselves did not.
Hitting the road and heading “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house” is an annual ritual for many families, but experts caution motorists to ensure sure both their cars and their winter driving skills are properly geared up to face the elements.
No one wants to be stranded in the cold by a vehicle breakdown. Properly preparing your vehicle for winter driving is essential for the safety of all passengers and will greatly decrease the chances of your vehicle letting you down.
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Pet owners have certain duties, responsibilities, and obligations to others in the community. In the event that a dog owner or property owner where the pet is housed fails to properly keep an animal under control, they are responsible for the serious injuries caused. If you have been attacked by a dog, you may have a number of injuries, such as puncture wounds, abrasions, lacerations, fractures, tissue loss, and infections. You may also suffer anxiety as a result of this experience. If this has happened to you, there are provisions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey laws that protect victims and provide monetary compensation for injuries resulting from dog...
Q: CAN I RECOVER IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS NO INSURANCE?
A: Often times yes. This depends on your insurance policy. Uninsured motorist coverage allows you to recover for medical bills as well as pain and suffering, even if the other party was uninsured.
In certain states they must decide to elect “zero threshold/full tort” or “lawsuit threshold/limited tort coverage.” Although more expensive — our concern is with our clients’ welfare and we suggest wholeheartedly that our clients purchase “zero threshold/full tort coverage” in the event that they and their loved ones are seriously injured. Such an election can make all the d...
Modern medicine can do amazing things. But, some of these drugs have very serious side effects and the drug makers manage to hide the dangers. A cancer diagnosis is no longer an automatic death sentence. We have drugs that save lives, extend life, and improve quality of life in conditions that used to be untreatable. But, we also have a market flooded with new drugs, rushed through the system so that pharmaceutical companies can make a quick profit. Some of these drugs have very serious side effects and the drug makers manage to hide the dangers. Certain types of drugs are now notorious for the harm they cause. To read more, click here.