National Safety Month is Here

Every day 107,000 injuries occur in the U.S. and the goal of National Safety Month is to reduce that number. Injury and death is a risk for everyone regardless of age, class, race, or location. So, this article is intended to raise awareness of the risk of serious injury and how to prevent it. Facts […]

How Dangerous is Baseball?

A Look at the Risks Involved with America’s Favorite Pastime Concerns about safety may not be a major factor for parents during baseball season, but not many people realize how dangerous the game of baseball can be. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 627,000 baseball-related injuries are treated every year. Many of these […]

Have Kids Under 6? Don’t Allow Laundry Pods in Your Home

Laundry pod poisoning is so common and so dangerous that people with children under six years old are now advised to keep them out of the house entirely. A recent study found that more than there were more than 22,000 calls to poison control centers regarding children under the age of six exposed to laundry […]

Cruise Ship Risks

When you think of the risk of drowning on a cruise ship, you probably envision being thrown overboard on rough seas, the ship sinking, or some other dramatic scene involving the ocean, its vastness, and the power of Mother Nature. You picture the kind of nightmarish event they make movies about. What you may not […]

Bicycle Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents

Spring is in the air, and with it the urge to enjoy the great outdoors. For many, this means cycling. But did you know that, on average, two people are killed each day in the United States in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes? Many serious injuries also occur. It makes sense then to understand the rules of […]

4 Ways That Spring Cleaning Can Kill You

Just knowing that spring cleaning can kill you is a good excuse to skip it, but for those who choose to brave the dangerous task, here are four deadly cleaning dangers, and how to avoid them. Deadly Fumes Never mix bleach with anything. You may already know that mixing bleach and ammonia creates a deadly […]

Celebrating Earth Day and the Biggest Legal Wins for the Planet

In the 46 years since the first Earth Day, we have seen a lot of accomplishments. Whether we will succeed in salvaging the habitability of the planet, or if William Burroughs was right and our only chance of survival is in space, remains to be seen. But as we celebrate our 47th Earth Day, let’s […]

Space Heater Fires

Space heaters are deceptively dangerous products – so much so that the National Fire Protection Association estimates that about a third of house fires in the United States each year are caused by portable space heaters. Space heater fires commonly result in death or serious injury because they are particularly likely to occur late at […]

Attractive Nuisance

Children possess natural curiosity, a quality that can be both charming and dangerous. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” is a legal concept, designed to protect curious children, that makes it easier to sue a property owner for an injury sustained by a child on his property, even if the child was trespassing at the time of […]