Month: January 2017


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It’s Not Just Texting – Avoid These Apps While You’re Driving

Remember “Pokemon Go?” A few months ago, it was the hottest app around. Millions of Pokemon fans around the world could live out their dreams of being a Pokemon master around their town or city. However, just as quickly as it caught on, it started causing controversy – the app was distracting drivers and pedestrians alike, causing countless accidents and even deaths on the road.
 
Pokemon Go shed a fresh light on the fact that phones can cause distracted driving due to more than just texting – you can put yourself in big danger from opening up any app on your phone. In fact, though texting and driving has become the poster child for dangerous behavior while behind the wheel, some sources say that it takes a backseat to the dangers of using phone apps while driving.…

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Motor Vehicle Crashes Are the Number One Killer of Children

Kids will be kids. They love to run, jump… and get themselves into situations where they get hurt. Your children need to explore and learn from little bumps and bruises, but it is still your number one job as a parent to keep your children safe.
 
So what can you do to protect your child? Focus on the most prevalent dangers. There are a number of common child injuries that can lead to fatalities, including:
 

Falls
Burns
Drowning
Choking
Poisoning

 
In our country, though, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration consistently reports that automobile crashes kill more children than any other type of child injury or accident.…

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Florida Football Player’s Death Leads to Lawsuit for University

Physical trainers and coaches are supposed to push you to your limits, but they also have a responsibility to know where those limits are. Going too far over the limit can severely injure you, and in some cases may even have fatal consequences.
 
Such is the situation in the sad case of Colt Cardwell, and now his coaches are facing legal consequences as the family presses for justice and accountability with a wrongful death lawsuit.
 
On February 10, 2015, Colt Cardwell was at conditioning practice with the Warner University football team. Cardwell had transferred to the school earlier in the year to play as an offensive lineman.
 
During conditioning, he registered heightened blood pressure and experienced trouble breathing, but was allowed by coaches to continue training.…

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Hit by a Negligent Driver While Barhopping on NYE? Fight Back

For those who go out to the bars, New Year’s Eve is typically one big mess. It can be a fun mess, but it’s still a mess – people trying to connect with their friends or find that special someone before midnight, drivers acting frustrated and crazy, and everywhere you go you face crowds, crowds, crowds. Living in a warm state like Florida gives you an advantage in this regard: if one place is super busy, you and your friends don’t have to drive to have fun – just walk to the next bar down the street!
 
Unfortunately, not everyone does this. Some just can’t leave their cars behind – even if they have been drinking.…

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