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 […]

Financial Incentives Could Sway Teenagers Prone to Distracted Driving

A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that a huge majority (nearly 90 percent) of teenagers would be willing to put aside their phones while driving if given certain financial incentives. Teenagers were asked if they would sacrifice texting when behind the wheel if their phone […]

Insurers Seeking Ways to Monitor Distracted Driving

Recent reports suggest that distracted driving could come with a hefty price tag in the form of insurance premiums. But when compared to other infractions, distracted driving penalties are barely a drop in the bucket, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. Slow driving, for instance, can cause a $345 surge in yearly insurance payments. […]

If Your Child Has Been Hit While Riding a Bike…

The world is a chaotic place, and sometimes worst-case scenarios become a reality in an instant. Your child might, for instance, be struck by a vehicle while riding a bike. This incident – a parent’s worst nightmare – requires a certain amount of gravitas and composure. For this reason, it’s a good idea to be […]

Burn Injuries: Burn Complications

Burn injuries can be accompanied by serious complications. Many of the initial and early complications are life-threatening. Serious burns should be treated quickly in a burn center or burn unit to prevent or minimize complications, and because they have the experience and the equipment to recognize and treat burn injury complications swiftly and properly. Burn […]

Liability and Airbnb

When traveling, many people are finding that there is no better way to get accommodations than to use Airbnb. Renters and homeowners can use their property to make some extra money – either to subsidize the rent or to save some extra holiday cash – and vacationers looking to save a buck can use Airbnb […]

Cruise Ship Accidents

Although shipwrecks and widespread illness affecting passengers on cruise ships make headlines when they happen, injuries to individuals including fatalities often go unnoticed, even by other passengers. When someone is injured, killed, or becomes seriously ill while on a cruise ship, operations and activities may continue as normal, as if nothing happened – at least […]