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Not all Hospitals are as Safe as Others

When you or a family member require emergency medical care, it’s common to seek services at the closest hospital in your community. After all, hospitals have a reputation for sustaining sterile environments and promoting healthy recoveries. If a medical facility is open in your area, how bad could it be? A recent grading list of… read more

The Dangers of Turning the Clocks Back

On Sunday, November 5th, the clocks turn back acknowledging the end of daylight savings. Returning to standard time for most is a moment to celebrate, with one more hour to sleep-in before starting the day! But not everyone is so thrilled with the clocks changing. Especially those involved in the increase of vehicle accidents that… read more

Manufacturers Dramatically Changing Driver’s Reactions

Latest Advanced Safety Technologies in New Cars Reliable safety features are non-negotiable for most consumers in the market for buying a car. Taking a look at the statistics on vehicle accidents from 2015, it’s no question as to why: 6,296,000 motor vehicle accidents were reported by police 35,092 of these were fatalities, and 2,443,00 resulted… read more

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

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

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

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

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

Solar Eclipse on Long Island…How Much Will You Really See?

A full solar eclipse is coming to the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017. Though it will only be a PARTIAL eclipse for Long Island.  We won’t be seeing the full obscuration the way that some other parts of the country will, more than 70 percent of the sun will be obscured by the… read more

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