Summer is leveling out, and with the nice weather comes time for outdoor concerts and sporting events. Most of the time, going to a music show or a baseball game leads to pure enjoyment, but there are unfortunate times when fans are injured. Read the rest »
If you’re a millennial, chances are you know who Tana Mongeau is and you heard about her spectacular disaster of an event called TanaCon. If you haven’t, here is a quick summary… Read the rest »
While we get into our summer adventure mode and pull out the kayaks, speedboats, and Jet Skis, it’s crucial to remember that a significant amount of injuries and fatal accidents happen in the water. Read the rest »
In mid-December 2017, an Amtrak train derailed, careening off a bridge outside Tacoma, Washington, killing three passengers and injuring one hundred more. According to NBC News, the train was traveling at 80 mph on a 30-mph stretch of track, and was not using positive train control, a technology feature that can prevent train derailments caused by excessive speed. The derailment occurred on a newly established Amtrak route that was supposed to provide better service in the area. Experts know that the train was going too fast, and questions surfaced as to why the train was speeding and who was to blame. For train riders throughout the United States, this incident has also raised larger questions about train speed and safety. Read the rest »
For decades, fireworks have been synonymous with celebrating America’s independence. However, many vendors have made them readily available throughout the year, increasing the number of personal shows that are held even when it isn’t the 4th of July. The beauty and excitement of fireworks make many people forget or fail to care that these are hazardous explosives, meant to be handled with the utmost caution. Unfortunately, this puts numerous people in the hospital every year. Read the rest »
In an effort to increase citizen safety, the National Safety Council has declared June to be National Safety Month. The organization runs an annual campaign that focuses on a variety of topics to improve awareness for best safety practices at home, work, and on the road. Every year, preventable incidents result in serious injuries and claim the lives of many. By actively seeking ways to be safer in their everyday actions, people can significantly reduce the risk of this happening to themselves or someone they love. Read the rest »
With the winter months among us, many families will enjoy preparing home-cooked meals and baked goods they can share with friends and loved ones. You might look forward to cooking traditional recipes that have been handed down in your family for generations or perhaps you are making a plate of goodies to share with coworkers and neighbors. Whatever the case, the one thing you aren’t expecting is to suffer a burn injury because of a defective appliance or other cause. Read the rest »
Injuries to the nerves can be physically and emotionally devastating, and when a victim is injured, they could be looking at a lifetime of chronic pain, lethargy, depression, and immobility. Nerve injuries are often caused by poorly performed surgeries, accidents, and erroneously prescribed medications, and if your nerves are injured in this manner, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. If your life has been uprooted by a serious motor nerve injury, the following information may help you understand your legal options.
More house fires happen over the Fourth of July weekend than at any other time during the year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and more burn injuries happen during this period as well. This Independence Day, help protect the safety of those you love by focusing on safe fireworks tips.
While the NFPA recommends skipping backyard fireworks entirely in favor of a professional show, the National Council on Fireworks Safety (NCFS) argues that it’s possible to make backyard fireworks a fun, and safe, part of your Fourth of July celebrations. To do so, keep tips like these in mind: Read the rest »
MetLife Stadium may be home to the New York Jets and the New York Giants, but we here in New Jersey know that they don’t play in New York, but in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Whether you are a New Jersey resident who was lucky enough to score tickets, or a fan who has traveled here from another state, you need to know that this Super Bowl is going to be cold. We are experiencing record cold temperatures and winter storms. Getting to MetLife Stadium will not be easy and staying warm during the game will be a challenge.
The majority of recent Super Bowl games have been played in domes (Indianapolis) or warm weather cities (New Orleans, Arlington, Miami, Tampa). Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in East Rutherford, outdoors, without a dome, during a potential storm. It’s going to be an amazing game in which players and coaches will have to make adjustments as the snow falls, the temperature drops, and the winds blow. Read the rest »
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