Why Won’t the Lawyer Take My Case?

If you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be considering pursuing legal action in the form of a lawsuit. The first step you will have to take to sue a company or an individual is to meet with a personal injury attorney who handles the type of case you’d […]

5 Boating Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

Whether you are vacationing or enjoying your days off close to home, boating is a popular choice for summer recreation. And while boating can be fun for the whole family, Accidents on the water can quickly turn deadly. You can minimize your risk of boating accidents and injuries by planning ahead and following some very […]

Connection Between TBI and Secondary ADHD in Children

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that very young children who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were 3.6 times more likely to develop secondary ADHD in the years following the injury, as long as 6.8 years after the injury according to research conducted by Megan E. Narad, Ph.D. and others. While […]

New Hands-Free Law Takes Hold in Georgia

The Hands-Free Georgia Act took effect on July 1st, so it might be useful to go through some of the statute’s requirements and penalties. Since ignorance of the law is not a permissible defense, it is a good idea to build a basic understanding of the law’s prohibitions and how those prohibitions might affect your […]

Colorado Bicycle Laws Designed to Keep You Safe

Cycling is an increasingly popular activity across the U.S. The number of people traveling to work by bike increased 60 percent in the decade after 2000. Colorado, with plains, mountains and bicycle-friendly cities, has always been a great place to ride. While it’s a healthy, earth-friendly mode of transport, it does carry risks of an […]

NTSB Recommends School-Bus Seat Belts in Wake of Tragic Accidents

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board issued several important recommendations at a hearing in Washington. After studying two school bus accidents in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Baltimore, Maryland, the Board suggested that all school buses be outfitted with lap and shoulder straps. Though the NTSB has no regulatory authority, it’s safety recommendations are taken seriously […]

Burn Injuries: Burn Injury Death

With today’s medicine and the use of burn centers, far more people survive severe burns now than they did just a few decades ago. According to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), in the mid 1970’s about 9,000 people died from burn injuries n the U.S. each year. Burn units and burn centers were rare […]

The Struggle for Safer Streets in Florida

After losing her husband in a fateful pedestrian traffic accident in 2003, Melissa Wandall made a point to find some reason in the seemingly random act. She didn’t advocate for the imprisonment of the woman who ran a red light and killed Mark Wandall; instead, she sought ways of preventing further harm from happening in […]

Backup Cameras Required in New Vehicles

Federal regulations pending since 2008 finally took effect earlier this month, requiring automakers to attach backup cameras to all new vehicles. Many high-end cars already have this feature, but now all newly-manufactured vehicles must contain a rearview camera. Regulators and lawmakers hope the device will reduce the number of pedestrian deaths – especially those involving […]