Tips for Preventing Car Accidents

By | Personal Injury

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, and in keeping with the spirit of the program, drivers should commit to increasing their safety on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 6 million crashes occur each year, with over 30,000 people killed. Millions of others end up…

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The Stages of Your Personal Injury Case

By | Personal Injury

After a terrible accident, victims often don’t know where to turn. As medical bills start arriving in the mailbox, they are unsure about whether they can continue to pay their other expenses. Ultimately, if you have been injured, it is in your best interests to fully understand the stages of…

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Why You Should Hire a Burn Injury Lawyer

By | Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are some of the most serious injuries accident victims can suffer. Second- and third-degree can leave you with scars or soft tissue damage. They might also require skin grafting or amputation. Even relatively “minor” first-degree burns can develop complications if they become infected. To recover, you might spend…

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Grilling Safety 101

By | Burn Safety

With the arrival of grilling season, aspiring and experienced grill masters need to dust off their grills and brush up on their grilling technique. Food might taste better off the grill, but grill injuries are surprisingly common. For example, in 2012, almost 16,000 people visited emergency rooms for burn injuries…

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What are the Different Types of Burns?

By | Burn Injuries

There are many different types of burns. Every burn is characterized in two ways: its type, such as a chemical burn or a thermal burn, and its severity. A burn’s severity is classified by degree. Most people are familiar with the first three burn degrees and assume that third-degree burns…

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What to Do After an Explosion

By | Burn Injuries, Burn Safety

Explosions do not just happen in the movies. Although explosions are relatively rare in real life, they do happen. Explosions are extremely dangerous and if you are in the close vicinity of one, you can suffer many different types of injury. When energy accrues rapidly and releases, an explosion occurs….

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Common Household Fire Hazards

By | Burn Safety

You might not realize it, but your home is full of burn injury hazards. Think about it: you use heat every day to cook. You use electricity to perform household chores like laundry and washing dishes. You probably also use direct heat to curl your hair and iron your clothing….

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Burn Injuries from Defective Products

By | Burn Injuries

The headlines frequently include stories about the catastrophic injuries that victims suffer due to defective products and, unfortunately, horrific burns are among the most severe cases. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is tasked with protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury and fatalities linked to defective products,…

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The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By | Burn Injuries

For decades, the public has been aware of the significant health implications of smoking cigarettes, so consumers were thrilled when technology was able to offer an alternative through e-cigarettes. The U.S. Fire Administration defines an e-cigarette as a battery-operated device that emulates the sensation of smoking tobacco by producing a…

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