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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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Avoid These Winter Injuries

November 14th, 2016

shutterstock_243809152 Come on. A blog about winter injuries? Have you forgotten that we live in one of the most beautiful states in the nation where winter is something that happens to other people? Before you dismiss this article as nonsense or unnecessary, consider that the weather is changing.

It is more common to hear of unusually high temperatures during the summer, and freezingly cold temperatures in the winter. States that aren’t used to hot and humid days experience deaths. Where winter … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury, Safety Tips

Winter Storm Serves as Reminder of Safe Driving Habits

January 29th, 2016

winter storm With one of the biggest winter storms in history having happened over the weekend, there is no time like the present to remind people that anything can be thrown at us by Mother Nature. States across the nation have been impacted by strange weather this year, prompting weather officials to remind us that no one is immune. Driving in a blizzard is only slightly different than driving in a typical snowstorm, but it never hurts to remind ourselves of these … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Safety Tips

Common Causes of ATV Accidents

January 20th, 2016

atv_fun_by_articwoodchuck Very few can say that riding an ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, is nothing short of exciting. Driving off-road, listing over turns and bouncing over rocks brings a sense of adventure that few other driving opportunities afford. Unfortunately, these vehicles see their fair share of accidents each year. If you plan on driving or riding an ATV, understanding what causes these accidents can help you prevent them.

  1. Driving on Paved Surfaces

ATVs are not made to be driven on flat, … Read more

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Make Your Home Safe for Guests

December 14th, 2015

Childproof homeThe day is drawing near. You will be hosting out-of-town guests for the holidays and are wondering if you are ready. You’ve set up the guest room, put extra towels in the bathroom, and the fridge is stocked with food. Have you really done everything that you can to prepare for your company? If you haven’t checked your home for possible hazards, you could be setting your guests up for injury and yourself for liability.

Know Your Guests

Obviously … Read more

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Interior

November 25th, 2015

Safety of decorated christmas tree and your familyThe holidays are a time of year when we gather with friends and family and celebrate the things that we hold dear. The holidays are also a time when unique situations present the possibility of injury and accident. Follow these tips to keep the inside of your home safe for your family and friends this season.

  1. The Tree

Keep your kids and pets in mind when you decorate the tree. Little ones will want to grab shiny ornaments and pets … Read more

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Sharing the Woods with Hunters

November 23rd, 2015

Hunter in flare orange safety gearThroughout the country, fall is hunting season. Hunters are donning their camouflage and flare orange safety gear and heading into the woods. There are also a great deal of people that are simply heading outdoors to enjoy the crisp, fall air. While hunters are typically well-versed in the safety of the season, non-hunters may be a bit wary as they head into the forest and onto bike trails. Follow these safety tips for non-hunters to make sure that you and … Read more

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Keep the Stress to a Minimum This Holiday Season

November 18th, 2015

Festive stuffed holiday turkey dinnerIf you have visited any big box store in the recent weeks, one fact is glaringly obvious: The holidays are here. As happy and joyful as the holidays are meant to be, they are also stressful and, for some, full of anxiety. We tend to overstretch ourselves during the holidays and quite easily overdue it. If you don’t reign it in, you not only deal with stress, but you put yourself in danger of causing or being involved in an … Read more

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