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Food Safety Makes for a Healthy Holiday

November 21, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

Thanksgiving is a huge culinary undertaking which takes patience, skill, planning – and adherence to some basic food safety practices.

Chefs should remember that a safe meal is just as important as a delicious one and when preparing Thanksgiving for family and friends this year, stick to the food safety basics: clean, separate, cook and chill. 

High Heat Poses Special Risks for Seniors

August 1, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

As record temps scorch portions of the country, experts are warning about the dire consequences of extreme heat. High heat poses risks for everyone, but many are unaware of the significant risks soaring thermometers have on the elderly – who do not adjust as well as young people to extreme weather changes.

As Boomer Riders Take to the Highways, Injuries/Fatalities Soar

July 28, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

Increasing numbers of baby boomers are channeling Dennis Hopper – the freewheeling biker in the iconic ‘60s film Easy Rider – and taking to the roads on motorcycles.

In California, Department of Motor Vehicles stats show that baby boomers make up 56 percent of nearly 1.4 million Californians licensed to operate motorcycles, while only 30 percent of Class M licenses are held by people ages 16 through 40. 

The Mounting Hazards of Pokemon Go

July 22, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

The Pokemon Go craze has made people go – both literally and figuratively – over the edge. Two men fall off cliff while playing.

The new location based mobile app, in which players try to catch exotic monsters from the Japanese cartoon franchise, Pokemon Go has grabbed headlines lately – with players falling off cliffs, getting trapped in caves and crashing cars – all for the want of a Pokémon character. 

Staying Safe and Secure on Vacation

June 13, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

Vacation season is here – and millions of Americans are taking to the roads, skies or seas in search of some summer fun. In fact, according to AAA, a third of Americans will take a family vacation this year.

It was a crash, not an accident

June 4, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

“It was an accident” is a common lament following a car mishap. However growing ranks of public officials and safety advocates are campaigning to change that mindset. They say calling a car crash an accident obscures the most common cause of traffic collisions: human error.

Texting and Driving: a Deadly Duo

May 5, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

Texting and driving is a deadly habit. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 3,179 people were killed in car crashes involving a distracted driver in 2014.

Moreover, recent data from the National Safety Council reveals that traffic fatalities – which had been falling – are now soaring, up eight percent in 2015 over the previous year, the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years.

NFL Concussions Soar

February 3, 2016 Blog,Personal injury

The heart rending – and very enlightening – movie “Concussion” recounts the real life story of pathologist Bennet Omalu, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder affecting football players who have suffered repeated concussions.