Lubbock students are heading back to school today. This means many nervous parents and teachers will be clamoring away as the kids hit the classrooms. Safety for these students should always be top of mind. Many children will be boarding the school bus each weekday morning. It’s important to remember that although we entrust bus drivers with getting kids to and from school each day, accidents can happen and injuries can occur. These unfortunate situations may occur more often than many parents realize, making it essential to not underestimate the importance of safety.
Every year, nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs, half of these are children according the Center for Disease Control. One in five dog bites are serious enough to require medical attention. Unfortunately, many people are bitten by dogs they know – pets owned by family members and friends. In many cases, if a dog has bitten you, you have a legal right to recover damages from the dog owner or another responsible party. While this can put you in a tough situation as you may be apprehensive about suing someone you know, you need to cover your medical bills. What you might not know is that dog bite injury claims are normally filed against the dog owner’s renters or homeowners insurance company, not the dog owner individually.
Texas and New Mexico’s summer temperatures can soar above a scorching 100+ degrees outside, and it only takes a few minutes for a hot car to become deadly to a child stuck inside. In just 10 minutes a car’s internal temperature can increase by 20 degrees. Last year, 44 children died of heatstroke after being left inside a vehicle according to KidsandCars.org. It was one of the deadliest years on record.
Reality shows like Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch and Shipping Wars give us a glimpse into the perils of some careers. However in 2012, 4,383 work fatalities occurred according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Some jobs and workplaces are inherently hazardous and expose workers to an unnecessary amount of dangers. Jobs that use heavy machinery, hazardous material, require excessive amounts of travel or work in treacherous terrain have a higher incidence of injury and death than others.
Grilling might just be the official summer past time of Texas. Fire under hot dogs and burgers is welcome at a BBQ but fire anywhere else can make your family grill-out memorable for all the wrong reasons. And now that we are in peak grilling months, Liggett Law Group wants to remind you and your family to use safe grilling practices so no one gets hurt.
Yesterday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released an updated report on how auto-brake systems and forward collision warnings in cars and SUVs were increasing vehicle safety. According to the report, “auto manufacturers are making strides in adopting the most beneficial systems with automatic braking capabilities and are offering the features on a wider variety of models.”
Hurricane season begins June 1; and the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts 8-13 hurricanes, with a couple developing into major hurricanes. Riding out a hurricane on land can be scary, but offshore it can be catastrophic and deadly.
Last year more than 202 children drowned in a swimming pool or spa between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the United States, according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission. 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children 1 to 4 years of age…