Have You Heard of the “Dutch Reach”? It Saves Lives!

With all the technological advances in our cars today, driving should be safer than ever before. We have forward collision warning systems, blind spot monitoring systems, emergency braking, rearview cameras, and even self-driving cars. There certainly is no shortage of automotive safety technology available today, and as such, drivers are relying on these bells and […]

Spanish-Speaking Man Dies at Theme Park; Wasn’t Able to Read Ride Warnings

Jose Calderón Arana had been enjoying the day at Universal Islands of Adventure, a theme park in Orlando, Florida that opened in May 1999 and converted from Universal Studios Florida into the Universal Orlando Resort. The park’s slogan is “Vacation Like You Mean It,” and that’s exactly what Mr. Arana was doing with his family on […]

What to do During and After Electric Shock Emergencies

Do Not Touch the Victim with Your Bare Hands to Free Them from the Power Source In case you thought it was just an old wives’ tale, yes, you really will get shocked if you touch someone who is stuck to a power source. You won’t be helping, you’ll just be making things worse. The […]

Rental E-Scooters: A Solution to “the Last Mile” Problem or a Public Safety Nightmare?

Many emergency room doctors will remember 2018 as the year of the electric scooter. It started in March, when several tech companies began flooding cities across the U.S. with the cheap, convenient transportation solution. Thousands hit the streets and sidewalks, almost entirely unregulated in most cities. Rental e-scooters were an instant hit, appealing to a […]

Electrocution Death and Construction Workers

After analyzing data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Fire Protection Association has determined that a “significant share” of contract worker deaths from electrocution in the four-year period from 2012 to 2016 were construction workers. Contract workers are either employees from an outside entity or self-employed independent contractors. In a report published in […]

Kids and Bikes: Dangerous Combination?

According to an article from the online journal, Accident Analysis & Prevention, from 2006 to 2015, approximately 2.2 million children from age five to 17 were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries, which is an average of about 600 injuries per day in the United States. While we all want our kids to have […]

Is Your Car a Lemon? You May Need Legal Help

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but what happens when that joyful day turns into a nightmare because your new car is a lemon? After enjoying the new car smell, a pristine exterior, spotless interior, and driving unnecessary miles just to get behind the wheel of your new “baby,” you learn that you’re […]

Don’t Get Stranded with No Money When Travelling

If you are planning to travel make sure your money stays safe and available to you while you are on the road. Having your cash and cards stolen when you are away from home can be a nightmare. Discovering that you can’t use your cards when you reach your destination or while you are en […]

When Insurance Companies Act on Bad Faith

Insurance is meant to protect us against catastrophic, life-changing events like ill health, accidents, natural disasters, and death. Without insurance, one car accident or an unexpected illness can cause irreparable harm to our financial stability. Without insurance, we have no protection against the curve balls that life throws at us—the situations that it’s impossible to […]