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Social Media Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case

Updating your status on Facebook, posting photos on Instagram and Snapchat, Americans are spending approximately five hours a day on mobile devices, according to Flurry, an analytics firm. When Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., began tracking social media adoption in 2005, just five percent of American adults used… read more

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HANDS-FREE DEVICES ARE EQUALLY DISTRACTING

Ever since smartphones hit the market, distracted driving-related accidents have skyrocketed. Distracted driving fatalities in 2015 alone were over 3,000 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The initial idea that phones were only distracting when held sparked the manufacturing of hands-free cell phone devices. The intention was to decrease eyes on the… read more

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Correct Car Seats Save Lives

Kyle David Miller was three-years-old when he was killed in a collision with an impaired driver who ran a stop light and hit his family’s minivan. His mom Christine believes his death was preventable had he been in a five-point harness car seat instead of a booster seat as he was thrown through the window… read more

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Keeping Your Children Safe on School Buses

Keeping Your Children Safe on School Buses Seventeen third-graders were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a crash involving two school buses that were headed on a class trip to upstate New York in June. Last year, eight were injured when a school bus with special needs students crashed and tipped over on… read more

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College Campus Risks

The stories are all-too familiar. A 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University sophomore dies after participating in a hazing ritual at the Beta Theta Pi house.  In another incident, an 18-year-old Baruch College freshman dies in a 2013 fraternity initiation. Hazing deaths have also occurred at Fresno State, Northern Illinois University, and other colleges. In fact, since 1970,… read more

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Time to Buckle Down on Buckling Up

People are more lackadaisical when it comes to buckling up in the rear seat of a vehicle, a mistake says safety experts. A new study finds rear seat passengers can become human missiles in a crash, injuring not just themselves but those in the front as well. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,… read more

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HOT CAR DEATHS: The Deadliest July in a decade

This year alone, 29 deaths have occurred due to heatstroke of children who were left in a car- all of which could have been prevented. On average, 54% of these deaths occur because the child was “forgotten” by the caregiver, where another 28% occur due to the child playing in an unattended car. Statistics say… read more

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IS YOUR TEEN ATTENDING THE #1 PARTY SCHOOL OF 2018?

Are you in the process of searching for colleges for your high school junior or senior? Many people believe that education is the most important factor to consider, however what about the social atmosphere in which your college-bound child will be part of socially? College is a time for new experiences, meeting people, and making… read more

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Amusement Parks Not All Fun and Games

Amusement Parks Not All Fun and Games In June, a teenager fell 25 feet from a gondola ride in an upstate New York Six Flags Amusement Park. She had slipped under the safety bars of the ride and lucky for her, was caught by the crowd below. In May, a 10-year-old boy fell off a… read more

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