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Winter Safety Tips for Pedestrians

December 20th, 2017

man walking on icy road with boots onAs winter firmly settles into the region, walking will become more difficult. Sidewalks and driveways will be slippery, and parking lots will be the same. The dangers of walking across snow and ice are real, but with the proper precautions you can reduce your risk of slipping and injuring yourself on the hard ground.

1. Stay Off Your Phone

If you are walking, keep your phone in your pocket. Distracted walking can be just as dangerous, at least personally, as … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Shoveling Safety: It’s Your Job to Get Rid of the Snow

December 18th, 2017

man shoveling snowForecasters are expecting a white Christmas this year. That means much of North Carolina can reasonably plan on digging out from at least under an inch or two. If you own your own home, it’s your job to get rid of snow and ice on common walkways like public sidewalks. If you don’t and someone falls, you could be the defendant in a premise liability lawsuit.

While you don’t want to find yourself in court, you also don’t want to … Read more

Posted In: Premises Liability

W.A.T.C.H. Out for These Toys

December 15th, 2017

young girl holding a burlap wrapped christmas giftEvery year, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. releases its nominees for the toys no one should be buying as gifts. This year is no exception, and the non-profit group has released its holiday list. If you’ve gone shopping but haven’t handed out gifts yet or if you are still thinking about when you’re going to get your shopping done, use this list in order to make informed decisions. You certainly don’t want to be putting a child at … Read more

Posted In: Products Liability, Safety Tips

Holiday Injuries You Can Avoid

December 13th, 2017

man wearing christmas sweater untangling christmas lightsThe holidays are upon us and most of us are prepping. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, there are certain things that need to get done so we can celebrate in style. Unfortunately, the excitement that surrounds the various holidays can have us forgetting our usual commitment to safety and, ultimately, accidents both at home and in the workplace.

When you know the most common accidents that occur during the holiday season, you are better able to avoid them. … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

Avoiding Accidents During the Holidays

December 12th, 2017

You’re traveling for the holidays when you notice a car in front of you driving erratically. You’re fairly certain that they are either distracted or impaired, and you aren’t sure how to react.  No one wants to be in an accident any time – especially during the holidays.

Thousands of people are killed on the country’s roadways each year due to impaired driving, distracted driving or in some cases, just plain negligence. The holidays are a busy time of … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driver

Don’t Put Guests In Danger for the Sake of Decorating

December 8th, 2017

house decorated with lots of christmas lightsDecorating for the holidays has become a sort of competition in some neighborhoods. Thanks to social media and fantastic DIY sites, it’s easier than ever before to get ideas for decking the halls. While you are trying to outdo your neighbor this year, or maybe even just decorate a bit more outlandishly than you did last year, don’t forget that you need to make sure your home and property are safe for guests.

Premise liability is a type of personal … Read more

Posted In: Premises Liability

Avoiding Holiday Dog Bites

December 6th, 2017

older basset hound in front of christmas treeYour dog is your best friend and you trust your pet with all that you are. Your sweet dog would never bite anyone. If that is how you currently view your animal, changing your way of thinking could keep both of you safer this time of year.

While anyone with a pet may believe that their animal wouldn’t hurt a fly, the truth of the matter is that any dog can bite and will bite under a given set of … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Six of the Most Dangerous Holidays for Road Travel

December 4th, 2017

man and woman on a road trip with the top downAre you preparing for holiday travel? If so, you aren’t alone. Thousands of people will be hitting the nation’s roadways at the end of this month as they head to the homes of friends and relatives. Here’s a surprising fact for you: Christmas is not the holiday during which you are most likely to be involved in a car accident.

While any holiday is more risky than other days of the year due to the sheer number of cars … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

How to Handle Being Trapped in a Snowstorm

December 1st, 2017

woman checking her car during a snowstorm, safety triangle in foregroundIf 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

Posted In: Safety Tips

Don’t Break a Leg: Prepare for the Slopes Now

November 29th, 2017

person skiing down a mountainWinter is just around the corner, and your mind may be turning to all of the things you can do outside. For some people, winter sports are far more enjoyable than sports played under the hot summer sun. If you count yourself among the people who are fairly sedentary, as far as athletics and exercise, during the warm-weather months, you’ve got to prepare for the slopes before you hit them.

If you toss your snowboard in the backseat or strap … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips
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