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Parent Liability After a Teen’s Car Accident

September 25th, 2017

teens driving a car on a sunny dayIt’s a call that no parent wants: their child has just been involved in a car accident. The last thing a parent is worried about is liability. The first thing on their mind is making sure their child is uninjured or, if they do experience an injury, that they are given the appropriate medical attention.

Once the dust settles and the facts come out, the thought of liability will come to mind. If your child was involved in a … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

The Dos and Don’ts of Minor Traumatic Brain Injury

September 22nd, 2017

man holding his neck after a car wreckPeople who consider traumatic brain injuries often picture people lying in hospital beds being supported by tubes and machines. While this may be the case in some injuries, it is not true for all. Traumatic brain injury does not have to be severe to have an impact on a person’s life.

Mild traumatic brain injury can occur in a number of instances, none of which have to be overly dramatic. Here are the people most at risk for a mild … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Common Medical Costs After a Car Accident

September 20th, 2017

You may have a plan for your money. You could be saving for major life events like a home, marriage or even children. What many people don’t save for are tragic events like car accidents. The medical expenses incurred following a car accident can be debilitating. For example, a three-day hospital stay can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more depending on the severity of the injuries.

The initial medical costs following a car accident vary as every accident … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

PTSD Following a Car Accident

September 18th, 2017

two cars on the road after an accidentWhen you are involved in a car accident, you immediately experience feelings of fear and even anxiety. You may believe that these feelings will subside during the days and weeks following the accident, and you could be right. For many people, however, the emotional toll of a car accident is long lasting and can impact their daily lives.

Risk Factors of PTSD

There are several risk factors that have been found to contribute to whether or not a person experiences … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Teach Your Kids How To Be Safe Pedestrians

September 15th, 2017

Being a pedestrian can be dangerous. That is especially true if the person walking is a child. Children do not have the same decision-making capabilities as adults and are not able to make quick, potentially life-saving decisions. If you have a young person in your home, teaching them how to be a safe pedestrian involves more than teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. Here are some things you can teach your child to help keep them … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Don’t Drive on Damaged Tires

September 13th, 2017

screw puncturing a tireIt’s something some people have experienced and many hope to never experience again: a flat tire. Whether you hear the sudden “click click” of a screw in your tire or feel that tremendous jolt that occurs due to a blown tire, your thoughts immediately turn to the expense of being forced to purchase a replacement or, worse, several new tires.

It is never a good idea to drive on a tire that is damaged or losing pressure.  In some cases, … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Commonly Delayed Conditions Following an Accident

September 11th, 2017

woman wearing a neck brace after a car accidentMost people have read or been given the advice that it is important to seek medical care after a car accident. It is an obvious need if you know that you have been injured, but it is an ignored need when injuries are not so apparent. Even if the accident wasn’t that serious, you may experience pain that is delayed. Seeking medical treatment even if you don’t feel injured should be a priority.

When a person is involved in … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Include Your Pets in Your Hurricane Plans

September 6th, 2017

dog standing on concrete column, surrounded by floodwaterWe’ve all seen the amazing rescue of pets left behind in Hurricane Harvey. There have also been videos of animals that were unable to be rescued due to their aggression brought on by distress and fear. Preparing for your pets in a hazardous weather event is important. For many, pets are members of the family, but for shelters, it is often humans first. Knowing how to take care of your pets in the event that Hurricane Irma makes landfall or … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Responding to an Evacuation Order

September 5th, 2017

blocked off street with "high water" signAs what may be the biggest storm in history makes its way to the United States, people are looking to the recent difficulties in Houston and surrounding areas as an example. Many people are criticizing government officials for not calling for mandatory evacuations in some of the hardest hit areas, and people are preparing for just those orders should Hurricane Irma hit as fiercely as predicted. Here is how to prepare for and respond to an evacuation order and stay … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

How to Get Ready for Irma

September 4th, 2017

flooded street after a hurricaneHurricane Irma, if it stays on its current track, is expected to hit Southern Florida and possibly the East Coast by the weekend and into the following week. While it is not immediately known if evacuation orders will be mandated, people are being advised to prepare themselves. If you’ve never been through a hurricane before, knowing what to do can mean a difference between remaining safe and experiencing catastrophic loss.

1. Plan for an Evacuation

You may not be … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips
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