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“Rolling Coal”—A Hazardous New Practice

  • July 10, 2017
  • Personal Injury
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The expression “rolling coal” may make you stop and scratch your head unless you’ve heard it before. To “roll coal” means to belch black smoke from an altered diesel engine in order to upset or intimidate others, such as bicyclists, walkers, joggers, or those who drive hybrid vehicles. Some drivers do it to appear cool,
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Summertime Is Trauma Season

  • June 6, 2017
  • Personal Injury
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You may have heard about the “100 Deadliest Days,” when deaths from crashes involving teens increase. But did you know that summer is also when trauma is most likely to occur? Emergency rooms consider summer “the trauma season”—it’s their own 100 Deadliest Days. The situation is especially true for those whose have been penned up
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Safety for All in Work Zones

  • April 4, 2017
  • Accidents
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You’ve seen the signs, such as “Give ‘em a brake” and “Let ‘em work, let ‘em live.” But maybe you still can’t help being a bit unhappy when a slowdown in a work zone occurs. We all have family to take care of, work to accomplish, and appointments to keep; all of us get that.
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New Developments in Treating Serious Burns

  • March 21, 2017
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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Burn treatments, like many other areas of medical care, have undergone some technological improvements over recent years. While none of us really want to contemplate burns and burn injuries, the treatments are worth reading about. They range from sprayed-on human skin to topical treatments to fish skin used as a bandage. Burn Statistics and Facts
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Wood Stove Safety

  • January 11, 2017
  • Personal Injury
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The smell and sound of a wood fire, the warmth that it emits, and possibly some savings for your wallet as well—no wonder so many of us enjoy heating our homes with wood stoves. Used properly, wood stoves can be an effective way to heat your place. But wood stoves also carry some risks if
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Blind Justice? Not in Some Cases

  • December 27, 2016
  • Personal Injury
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We like to think the justice system in our country is blind—blind to differences in ethnicity, wealth, and gender. The possibility that those who are not white or who are not male may receive a lesser form of justice runs against our ideas of democracy. Fairness in our justice system is not often studied. But
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Each year we see lists in the media of the most dangerous toys. These lists may have responsible intentions, but a “10 most dangerous” list doesn’t help much if the toys your children want aren’t on it. Isn’t there better help available? We admit, there’s no question about it—some toys are dangerous. WATCH, or World
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Liability in Ridesharing (Uber) Accidents

  • October 24, 2016
  • Accidents
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Popular ridesharing companies, including Uber and Lyft, differ from traditional taxi companies considerably. Because of these differences, the issue of liability in the event of an accident is controversial and confusing. About Ridesharing Ridesharing companies allow consumers to hail vehicles directly from their smartphones. A nearby driver accepts the job, and the consumer is able
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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Danger in our Devices

  • October 17, 2016
  • Personal Injury
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The news stories just keep coming about explosions and fires involving lithium-ion batteries found in every tech-based device, from smartphones to e-cigarettes. As of this writing, Samsung has stopped making the Galaxy Note 7 and is distributing protective gloves and fireproof boxes so that users can return the explosive phones safely. And e-cigarette burns are
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The Dangers of . . . Pokemon Go?

  • September 23, 2016
  • Auto Accidents
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The latest gaming craze, Pokemon Go, has captured the imagination of a lot of folks. Called an “augmented reality” game, meaning that it blends the virtual world with the real world, it is free to use and debuted in early July of 2016. The point of the game? To “catch” Pokemon, which are electronic creatures.
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