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July 2019 Archives

IIHS calls rear car seats a "danger zone"

California residents may think that the rear seats of their vehicle are safer because they are away from the windshield and dashboard, but this is not necessarily true. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has called rear seats a "danger zone" and has pointed out several areas of deficiency.

How to handle a dog bite

Dogs are the top pet in the country, with millions of households calling at least one a part of the family. With so many dogs around, there is an increasing risk of a scary encounter.

Woman sues Drake over injuries sustained at concert

California fans of singer and rapper Drake may be aware that attendees of his concerts sometimes get too enthusiastic. A New York woman believes that the Canadian singer and the people who put together one of his Madison Square Garden shows didn't take proper precautions to prevent her serious injuries. The 24-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against the singer, the venue and the entertainment company that put on the show.

Causes of slip-and-fall accidents

The slip-and-fall lawsuit is one of the most frequent types of personal injury lawsuits in California and the rest of the United States. One reason for the frequency of these cases is that there are many reasons a slip-and-fall incident can occur. In situations in which individuals trip or slip and then fall on property that belongs to another party, and the property owner failed to take the necessary actions to prevent or correct an issue that resulted in the slip and fall, that property owner may be financially liable for injuries sustained on the property.

Women are not protected as well by seat belts as men

Seat belts have saved thousands of lives since they became mandatory safety equipment in all passenger vehicles sold in California and around the country, but the results of a recent study suggest that they protect men far more effectively than they protect women. Researchers from the University of Virginia looked at police investigations into 22,854 front-end collisions that took place between 1998 and 2015, and they discovered that women who buckled up were 73 percent more likely to be injured than men who fastened their safety belts.

California ranks high for dangerous driving

According to Allstate Insurance's 2019 Safe Drivers Report, 6 of the 15 cities with the highest rates of car crashes are located in California. In 2017 alone, more than 6.4 million drivers across the country were involved in a car crash according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are a number of factors involved in accidents, ranging from city infrastructure to distracted and dangerous driving. In all cases, people may find themselves suffering from serious injuries as a result.

Fourth of July is deadliest day for traffic accidents

The Fourth of July is the deadliest holiday of the year for motorists in California and across the United States, according to a study by Value Penguin. In fact, the auto insurance comparison website found that the fatality rate on Independence Day is 23% higher than the average for six other major U.S. holidays.

Floor maintenance can prevent slips, trips and falls

Having a floor maintenance program is essential for any commercial property owner in California. Otherwise, they will only put employees and clients at a higher risk for slips, trips and falls. These accidents are already the number one cause of workers' compensation claims, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. And over two million fall-related injuries every year are directly related to floors and flooring materials.