Sept. 8-14 is “Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters Week.” During September 2019s National Preparedness Month, safety experts are promoting family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” The idea is that when businesses and families are prepared for disasters, the impact will be less devastating.Read More
Sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, September, 2019 is National Food Safety Month. This year’s theme is “Controlling Risk: The Elements of a Food Safety Management System.” The 2019 goal is to support the important role employees play in making sure the food safety management system works properly to keep food safe.
Food poisoning lawyer
If you or a loved one was seriously injured or hospitalized because of contaminated or improperly prepared food, seek the help of an experienced food poisoning lawyer. The food poisoning attorney can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.Read More
Pregnancy and birth happen every day all around the world. While most pregnancies and deliveries go smoothly and result in the birth of health babies and mothers; tragic birth injuries do happen. Data from the birthinjuryguide.org shows that of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, six to eight will suffer a birth injury that occurred during gestation or the delivery process. The sad reality is that the United States is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth (except for California). The maternal mortality rate has more than doubled in the U.S. over the last 30 years, despite medical advances in other fields and decreasing maternal mortality rates in other developed countries. In 2015, the U.S. maternal birth injury rate was 26.4 per 100,000 births. In 2006 alone, 157,700 mothers and infants were injured during birth and experts estimate that about 50 percent of these birth injuries could have been avoided with better obstetrical care.Read More
Most insured Americans have frustrations with their health insurance company. If we haven’t been denied care ourselves, we may have heard stories about people who are gravely ill being denied prescription drugs or necessary tests, procedures or medical treatments. Even Medicare sometimes denies legitimate claims. In the worst cases, people who were denied coverage have died as a result.
If your valid health insurance claim was denied and the lack of care caused your illness to progress or your loved one’s claim was denied and they died as a result; then you may be able to recover damages with the help of a personal injury lawyer.Read More
Motorcycle laws are in place to keep both riders and drivers safe on the roads. Washington State has eight important motorcycle laws that every rider must follow and it’s in their interest to do so. If a rider is involved in a motorcycle accident, he or she will have a harder time collecting a settlement for their injuries if they were breaking a law at the time of the crash.Read More
Motorcycle riders are sometimes tempted to move through heavy traffic more quickly by lane splitting. Lane splitting is when a bicycle or motorcycle rider rides their bike in the same direction as the flow of traffic but between lanes or rows when traffic is moving slowly or stopped. Other names for lane splitting are white-lining, lane sharing, filtering or stripe-riding.Read More
Summer is prime motorcycle season in the Pacific Northwest and that means more motorcycles interacting with trucks and cars on the roads. When motorcycle accidents happen between a car or truck and a motorcycle, motorcycle riders are much more vulnerable to injury and death because they don’t have the same type of protection. Blind spots are especially dangerous for motorcyclists because motorcycles are smaller and harder to see than passenger cars. When a passenger car or truck driver cannot see a motorcycle in their blind spot they may move into the space and cause a serious crash.Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to stopping deadly driving behavior that contributes to the loss of thousands of lives every year. They are using the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign during the week of August 16- September 2, 2019 to remind drivers that drunk driving is a deadly epidemic that takes the lives of more than 10,000 people each year.Read More
August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month. Prevent Blindness America uses the month to share information about preventing eye injuries in children, signs of possible eye problems and general eye health. Find more information at www.preventblindness.org.
As parents and caregivers, we want to keep our children safe from unnecessary accidents and injuries. Considering the importance of our eyes, it can be devastating when a child endures an eye injury.
A child injury lawyer can help
If your child’s sight was damaged or they lost partial or full vision through an accident caused by the negligence of another, contact a child injury lawyer as soon as possible. The child injury attorney can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help recover damages on your child’s behalf.Read More
The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is partnering with organizations and communities across the country to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running during National Stop on Red Week. Each day of this week focuses on different safety themes around red lights, useful statistics and information.
Running red lights is a common safety problem on our roads; a study of 19 intersections without red light cameras in four states found a violation rate of 3.2 per hour per intersection (Hill & Lindly, 2003). According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 890 people were killed in car crashes that involved red light running in 2017. An additional 132,000 people were injured by drivers running red lights that year.Read More