The 411 on Playground Injuries and Liability

When our children run off to play with their friends on the playground, we like to assume they are safe and will come home in one piece, but that’s not always the case. Playgrounds, especially those that are not well maintained, pose a serious threat; when kids get injured on playgrounds, many different people and […]

The 411 on Computer Viruses

A computer virus is not that much different from a virus that infects humans. A computer virus attacks your computer and is designed to spread to multiple computers that are connected to the same network, much like the cold virus attacks its host and spreads from person to person. Computer viruses are getting harder and […]

Beware of Utility Company Scams

Most of us are fairly certain we will never be the victim of any type of financial scam that involves giving out any information that would allow someone access to our money or assets. Think again! Some very intelligent, careful people—in fact, tens of thousands so far in 2019—have been duped by scammers out to […]

E-Scooter Riders Need Helmets, CDC Says

Is Your Child Exposed to Asbestos at School?

While there have been strides in asbestos education over the last several decades, and some changes have been made in how asbestos is used, there are still way too many schools that have asbestos in various forms in their buildings. Asbestos exposure can lead to the development of terminal illness, including mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workers’ Compensation for First Responders with PTSD

You may find this shocking but, in most states, firefighters, police officers, EMTs and other first responders who are diagnosed with PTSD are forced to prove that the condition is job-related in order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. A few states have changed that, making PTSD a presumptive condition for first responders. That means, if […]