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Sprains and Strains
Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury in children, according to the NIH. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, usually one that connects a muscle to a bone in or near one of the joints. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Read the rest »
Electricity is a must in nearly every Texas home. Most of us use reliable sources of electricity in order to carry out our basic daily tasks – everything from making a cup of coffee to running the pump for our tap water. But while electricity has revolutionized the way humans live, it can also pose certain risks if it is not handled safely in the household.
Experienced Texas product liability lawyers know how a hidden defect in an electrical product can easily cause dangerous shocks, burns, or household fires. Here are some “shocking” facts and figures about electrical safety and its risks:
- Over 30 people are killed each year by faulty electrical wiring or appliances, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Read the rest »
Few things make a better ending to the winter holiday season than a New Year’s party with family and friends. And many Texans feel that a New Year’s party isn’t complete without a New Year’s toast. If you’re planning to drink at a party or to serve alcohol to your guests this New Year, plan ahead to help everyone avoid a drunk driving accident and start 2015 safe and injury-free.
- Slip and fall injuries. Slip and fall injuries can occur on icy or snowy sidewalks, or in slushy entryways. Wet floors, torn carpets, burned-out lightbulbs, dropped food or other items, and escalator malfunctions can also cause slip and fall injuries. Avoid these by moving a bit more slowly when you shop and watching where you step, especially if the weather is bad.
Over 2,000 people are killed or injured at railroad crossings each year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Each year, more people are hurt by trains than in all airplane accidents combined.
A passenger vehicle stands little chance against a fully-loaded freight train, and an unprotected pedestrian or bicyclist has even less. Whether you are walking, biking or driving, you can practice simple safety tips in order to stay safer at railroad crossings. Here are four ways to protect yourself and those you love, courtesy of experienced Texas car accident lawyers: Read the rest »
Halloween and fall festival parties top the list of favorite holidays for many Texas kids. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help make these holidays more fun and memorable for kids by keeping safety tips in mind.
Every year, experienced personal injury lawyers throughout Texas talk to families whose children have been injured due to a thoughtless or careless costume design. You can help reduce the risk of a costume-related injury for those you love by planning out costumes that are less likely to cause accidents. For example:
- Choose a costume kids can move in. Have your child try on the costume before you buy. Can the child move freely? Does the costume allow the child to walk normally, without holding a long cape, billowing skirt or other item out of the way? Can the child wear his or her normal shoes with the outfit? If the costume has a mask, does it allow for full range of vision? Read the rest »
Halloween, harvest parties, football games and other fall events call for a party! If you’re planning to throw a get-together during the autumn months, keep these safety tips in mind so that your guests can enjoy themselves without an unexpected illness or injury ruining their fall fun.
When you throw a party, keep the following safety tips provided by experienced Dallas injury lawyers in mind:
- Provide a variety of healthy snacks. For kids, Halloween is all about the candy. For many adults, football wouldn’t be the same without a beer or two. Help your guests of all ages avoid overindulging by offering healthy, alcohol-free foods and snacks, like fruit, vegetables, crackers and cheese. If you serve alcohol at a party, close the “bar” at least an hour before the party’s scheduled end time and start passing around dessert or coffee instead. Read the rest »
Autumn is here, and that means outdoor fun, fall sports and enjoyment for families throughout Texas. Texas personal injury lawyers hope everyone in their community stays safe this fall. Keep these tips in mind to help yourself and the children you love enjoy the autumn season in a healthy, injury-free way.
Use properly-sized, ergonomic tools. When raking leaves, cleaning up the yard, and working outdoors this fall, choose tools that are ergonomically designed and are the right size for the person using them. Get kids involved in raking leaves by offering them child-sized rakes that they can handle easily. Check all your tools for damage before you use them. Read the rest »
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