Black Friday has come and gone, but it served to officially kick off the holiday shopping season. If you have little ones on your gift list, chances are you will be buying one or more toys this holiday season. Toys are meant to be enjoyed and most are. Sadly, some toys cause more damage than joy. When small children are left unsupervised with some toys, disaster can result.
There are more than three billion toys sold each year. These toys … Read more
For some people, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, the family and the football. For others, it is merely a day that precludes one of the best days of the year: Black Friday. Millions of people will be heading out to local malls and shops the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the hottest shopping season of the year. It’s not only shoppers who know about the great deals, but thieves as well.
Bad guys know that people will be … Read more
Plans have been set for this year’s Thanksgiving Bowl. Teams are being chosen for the Christmas Crunch. No matter when you will be tossing the pigskin in the backyard, no one wants to end the game early due to an injury. Playing touch football has become as much of a tradition as family meals themselves. While many of these makeshift games end with a proper celebration for one team, some are called early when an uncle throws his back out … Read more
Thanksgiving is just a few days away. As it approaches, you may be thinking about cooking the family’s bird in a non-traditional way. Deep fried turkeys have become all the rage in the past several years and are tasty to be sure. Unfortunately, this “new” way of cooking Thanksgiving dinner has caused quite a number of accidents across the country. If you will be deep frying your turkey for the first time this year, do so with these safety tips … Read more
You make sure the winter coats are clean and fresh. You find your supply of hats and gloves just in case. Maybe you even recaulk your windows just to keep a bit of the cold air outside where it belongs. What do you do for your car?
Even if you live in a relatively mild climate like what we have here in North Carolina, you need to make sure that you have planned ahead for cold-weather driving. Vehicles respond differently … Read more
According to the National Institute on Aging, more than half a million seniors over the age of 70 give up their keys every year. More seniors than these should stop driving, but resist doing so. It can be a difficult situation for families of seniors to find themselves in when they think its time for their loved one to stop driving.
Seniors are known to be one of the most conscientious groups in our society. They are typically thoughtful and … Read more
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
Most parents know that there are dangers associated with contact sports like football and hockey. Safety gear is available for these sports, helping to ensure that children are kept as free from injury as possible. What many parents don’t consider to be hazardous is a good romp on a playground. Whether at school or in the public park, playgrounds pose a danger to little ones, especially a danger of concussion.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read more
For many people, deciding to file a lawsuit comes after weeks or months of deep thought. It is rarely something that people undertake on the spur of the moment. Because people put so much thought into their decision, it can be extremely disappointing when an attorney tells them they either don’t have a case or the attorney won’t take their case.
Attorneys want to help people. It is not an easy thing to tell people they are unable to … Read more
It’s funny to watch comedies on the big screen when people’s homes are dangerous. Falling chandeliers, cracking staircases and the like make for great slapstick. Unfortunately, it isn’t so funny when these things happen in your own home. As you move about your daily life, you believe that you are safe, and rightly so. Your home is your sanctuary.
There are any number of ways you can get hurt in your own home. Let’s take a look at three … Read more