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Workers Beware of Rising Summer Temperatures

According to the EPA, extreme heat is the cause of more than 1,300 deaths per year in the United States. And it probably comes as no surprise that the weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have predicted a hotter than normal 2018 summer in much of the U.S. Whether or not you accept the the[...]

Date: June 28, 2018 / Personal Injury / Workplace Safety News
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Do You Have a Fireworks Safety Protocol?

The Fourth of July holiday is here. That means lots of flags, food, and fireworks.  But every July 4th, tens of thousands of people, many of them teens and young children, are injured when they celebrate with consumer-grade fireworks. Despite the dangers fireworks pose, few people actually grasp the associated risks such as fir[...]

Date: June 27, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Burn Injuries / Personal Injury
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The Terrifying Story of the Exploding Washing Machine

A New Jersey federal judge ruled on May 21 that an oral settlement agreement reached in June 2017 in two class action lawsuits over allegedly defective Samsung washers should be enforced. This may finally bring to an end several years of conflict between consumers and Samsung over its “exploding” washing machines. The U.S. [...]

Date: June 19, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series Owners Should Be Mindful of Recalls

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alarmed that certain higher-risk 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series light pickup trucks with defective Takata airbags are not being repaired fast enough. NHTSA recently issued a “do not drive” warning on both vehicles, sayin[...]

Date: June 12, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury
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What Does the Romaine Lettuce Scare Tell Us About Food Safety?

The source of the fatal toxic strain of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in the spring of 2018 continues to elude scientists and public health officials. So far, it has killed one person and sickened 172, in 32 states. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7, which has caused kidney failure in some patients, is the specific patho[...]

Date: June 7, 2018 / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Passing Lanes in Texas Aren’t Fast Lanes

Why Passing Lanes Should Not Be Used as Fast Lanes Many drivers in Texas view the left lane as a “fast lane” that allows them to speed past other vehicles to reduce travel times. Some drivers get in the left lane and drive slower than other cars, causing frustration and congestion. Being in the left lane does not give you pe[...]

Date: June 5, 2018 / Vehicle Wrecks
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