Most school-age children have mixed feelings when it comes time to go back to school. However, purchasing new school supplies for back-to-school is almost universally something that is eagerly anticipated – who doesn’t love that new eraser smell?
Although most school supplies are carefully regulated and completely safe for your children, some have been found to contain harmful toxins and should be avoided. This guide can help you identify which school supplies are toxic so you can stay away from them.
Back-to-School Items You Need to Keep Your Kids Away From
Asbestos-containing crayons. It may seem crazy in today’s day and age, but some crayons – particularly those manufactured outside of the United States – may contain asbestos.…
Wrongful death suits are filed when a loved one dies due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness. They are not a way to get paid for the death of someone you care about, nor are they intended to assign a dollar value to your loved one.
The point of filing a wrongful death suit is hold the responsible party or parties accountable, shed light on bad habits or practices to hopefully reduce the chances of something similar happening to another, and to cover the cost of losing someone – including medical fees, funeral costs, lost income, and so on.
Of course, you can’t simply file a wrongful death suit just because a loved one passes away.…
By now, you’ve probably heard that Venus Williams – tennis champion and Palm Beach Gardens resident – was involved in a fatal car accident back in June.
The police initially said Williams was at fault for the accident – although she was only traveling five miles per hour – for failing to yield the right of way to another driver when entering an intersection. Linda Barson was that other driver, and her husband Jerome was in the passenger seat.
Williams claimed she entered an intersection on a green light and had to stop halfway through due to traffic being backed up. It was at this point that Barson – traveling 25 miles per hour – also entered the intersection on a green light and T-boned Williams’ vehicle.…
The climate of Florida practically begs people to dust off their bikes and head out for a ride. Unfortunately, it’s kind of a Siren call since our state has been ranked as one of the worst places to ride a bike in terms of safety.
In fact, in 2015, Florida was – again – named the number one most deadly state in the country to ride a bike. Because of this, it is important to know the gear you can use to decrease your chances of injury or getting into an accident in the first place. Some of these things will probably be obvious, but others you may not think about before going for a ride.…
When we seek medical attention, we trust that we are in good hands and will receive a high standard of care. Usually this is the case, but occasionally a healthcare professional breaches this obligation. If this happens, it can have devastating consequences.
It is important to remember that not every instance of being unhappy with a doctor constitutes medical malpractice. Rather, medical malpractice occurs when an error made by a healthcare professional results in the injury or death of a patient. If you feel that the error of a medical professional has caused injury to you, or injury or death to a loved one, a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer can help you assess your options.…
Here’s a story you don’t hear every day.
A Florida woman was driving in Cooper City when a spider, which had been spinning a web inside the vehicle, climbed down and landed on her body. Frightened by the spider on her, the woman crashed her car into a concrete light pole on Nob Hill Road and Southwest 57th Street.
Luckily, the woman wasn’t seriously injured and was released from the hospital later that day.
While this story isn’t typical, it does bring up a good question about who is responsible when an animal causes a car accident.
If the animal is wild, such as a deer, moose, squirrel, and so on, no one is liable.…
If you’re driving in Florida and have the scary and unfortunate experience of being struck by a big rig, you may be surprised to learn at who’s actually at fault for the accident.
Over 500,000 accidents involving tractor trailers occur each year in the United States. Sound like a lot? Actually, it isn’t. Tractor trailers are involved in just three percent of all injury-causing automobile accidents each year. However, these types of accidents tend to result in more extensive damage due to the massive size and weight of the large trucks.
Two recent accidents on Florida highways involving big rigs illustrates this. One accident involved two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles.…
Summertime might be a Florida kid’s favorite time of year. No school. No responsibility. Plenty of time to have fun playing outside. Unfortunately, even if you’ve taught your kids to play outside safely, accidents happen, and while most accidents aren’t a big deal, all accidents should be taken seriously, especially if injuries are involved.
According to a report in Pediatrics, the leading cause of death in children is preventable injuries. So if you know which injuries to look out for, you might be able to prevent them from ever happening.
To help you do this, we’re going to look at four of the most common summertime child injuries.
Summer Accidents to Watch Out for If You Have Kids
When it comes to the 4th of July, our focus tends to be on barbecuing, fireworks, drinking, and partying. We often don’t think about all the things that can go wrong during this important holiday.
Like what? Well, Independence Day festivities can sometimes lead to severe injuries – in fact, it’s one of the deadliest holidays around. That’s the bad news, but here’s the good: most of accidents and injuries that occur are entirely preventable.
The trick is in knowing what kind of injuries you should watch out for so that you can take proper safety precautions and be prepared. Because of this, below we are going to describe four of the most common injuries that occur and how you can avoid them.…
If you or someone you love gets hurt in an automobile accident due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit for compensation. However, there’s a question that most people probably haven’t ever thought about: what kind of lawsuit?
Take, for example, the recent tragic story of the McCormicks. A few weeks ago they were driving in the Orlando area when a BMW driver barreled over the median and flipped on top of their pickup. Two of the McCormicks – 69-year-old Linda and 13-year-old Dylan – died from their injuries. Two others – 74-year-old Carl and 73-year-old Teddy – were left in critical condition.
The simple fact that two of the victims died and two remain alive opens the possibility for two different kinds of claims.…