Slip and fall accidents cause hundreds of injuries and deaths in Texas each year, making prevention a key concern for experienced Texas slip and fall injury attorneys. According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall injuries account for 8.9 million emergency room visits and claim more than 25,000 lives nationwide on an annual basis. While most of those who die as a result of a slip and fall accident are elderly individuals, a slip and fall can claim a life at any age.
Here are a few easy ways to help reduce slip and fall risks in your own home and protect those you love: Read the rest »
Fireworks are often one of the most enjoyable parts of summer in Texas, even after the Fourth of July holiday. When an accident occurs, however, serious injuries can result. Experienced Texas personal injury lawyers were particularly dismayed to hear that over 11,400 people in the U.S. were injured by fireworks last summer – nearly 2,000 more injuries than in 2012! Eight people lost their lives last summer to fireworks injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and thousands more suffered serious, life-altering burns, amputations, and other harm.
You can help make 2014 a safer summer than 2013 by keeping in mind these fireworks safety tips from the CPSC: Read the rest »
Many Texas families, including the families of experienced Texas personal injury lawyers, use the time changes that occur each spring and fall as a reminder to check on their household and family safety. There are many steps you can take each spring and fall to prepare your family in case of emergencies and to make your home safer.
Although the clocks have already moved forward for Daylight Saving Time, it’s not too late to perform the following safety checks in your home: Read the rest »