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Common Vacation Injuries to Avoid

May 16th, 2018

how to avoid common vacation injuries and accidents

Tourist season is kicking into full gear. If you are in the Carolinas, chances are you may be heading to the beach for your much deserved vacation. No one ever wants to get sick or hurt; especially on a trip.  Knowing how to avoid common vacation injuries and accidents can help ensure that you and your family have a wonderful time from beginning to end. Keep you and your family safe and happy by protecting yourselves from the most common Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Boating Accident, Golf Cart Accidents, Jet Ski Accidents, Safety Tips, Swimming Pool Accidents

How to Handle Being Trapped in a Snowstorm

December 1st, 2017

woman checking her car during a snowstorm, safety triangle in foreground If you had your choice, chances are you would ride out a blizzard or severe snowstorm from the comfort of your couch. Few people, if any, want to find themselves trapped in their car during extreme weather scenarios.  If you should ever find yourself in such a situation, don’t panic!  Cooler heads always prevail.

With winter almost upon us, it’s a good idea to brush up on what you know about surviving in your vehicle.  Preparation can save lives! … Read more

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Avoid These Common Halloween Injuries

October 19th, 2017

kids dressed up for halloween Are you afraid of Halloween? If you’re an adult, the chances are that you are actually looking forward to being scared. Halloween is the perfect holiday for harmless frights. The unfortunate truth is that not all frights are as harmless as you may believe. Some can be downright terrifying.

While many parents believe that the worst they have to fear is candy that has been tampered with, there are risks that are more substantial. Knowing what to look out … Read more

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Common Vacation Accidents to Avoid

July 3rd, 2017

avoid common vacation accidents Tourist season is kicking into full swing. Whether you are visiting Charlotte or live in the city and are visiting elsewhere, knowing how to avoid common vacation accidents can help ensure that you and your family have a wonderful time from beginning to end.

An injury or illness during a vacation can grind things to a halt. Keep you and your family safe and able to enjoy your break by protecting yourselves from the most common issues that arise during family … Read more

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Get to Know Big Rig Blind Spots

June 26th, 2017

Accident with a semi truck If you drive on the highway on a regular basis, it’s fair to say that you have driven near an 18-wheeler. For many people, the thought of cruising along side a large truck is nerve wracking. Your heart speeds up, your blood pressure rises and you become anxious. This is completely normal. Considering that a semi truck is a very large and fast moving vehicle, it’s easy to see how people may become stressed when having to drive near a … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Safety Tips, Truck Accidents

Preventing Children From Being Left in Hot Cars

June 19th, 2017

child sleeping in car According to recent statistics, there have been more than 700 children since 1998 that have passed away after being left in hot cars. This year so far, 12 children have died in hot cars. While it is clearly the children who suffer most, parents and guardians of these children are understandably devastated. These horrible accidents can be prevented — and should be.

Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) wants to make sure that these tragedies stop. Ryan introduced a bill into the legislature … Read more

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Summertime Safety

June 16th, 2017

group of people enjoying meal Summer may not be in full swing quite yet, but we are getting close. With the rise of the temperatures and the availability of sunshine, we will soon begin to see an uptick in warm-weather accidents. Here are some of those dangers and how you and your family can avoid them.

1. Car Accidents

Studies have shown that more teenagers are killed in vehicle collisions between Memorial and Labor Days than any other time of year. It doesn’t mean that … Read more

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Protect Yourself From Carjacking

February 22nd, 2017

veiled man driving to avoiding carjacking People tend to feel safe when they are behind the wheel. They believe that once they slide into the driver’s seat, they will get where they are going without incident. Few people, if any, expect to fall victim to a carjacking. Unfortunately, the crime occurs more often than people believe.

Most experts say that the crime is preventable as long as drivers stay alert. One of the worst mistakes that a driver can do is to let their guard down, … Read more

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Preventing Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

December 28th, 2016

Skiing and snowboarding are typically safe sports It’s that time of year. Thousands of people across North Carolina and beyond have waited for just the right type and amount of snow to fall so that they could head to the Ski Beech, Sugar Mountain and other areas to enjoy all the fun the season has to offer. As these people strap on skis and snowboards, they are thinking about the rush of adrenaline soon to hit, not the injuries that may befall them.

Skiing and snowboarding are … Read more

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Common Holiday Injuries and How to Avoid Them

December 21st, 2016

Festive decorative candles Your holiday festivities shouldn’t be dampened because of a trip to the hospital. That is exactly what happens for thousands of people each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 15,000 people are seen in emergency rooms across the country during the holiday season because of injuries sustained while decorating. Keep in mind that number doesn’t include those involved in car accidents or other seasonal mishaps.

Most accidents occur because people make poor choices. … Read more

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