NHTSA Provides Tips for Improving Car Seat Safety

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Motor vehicle accidents remain the number-one cause of death for children in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With proper car seat use, however, the risk of death or injury for children decreases. Experienced Texas car accident lawyers urge all parents and caregivers to learn how to choose the right car seat for each …

TireWise Program Aims to Increase Tire Safety Awareness

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Every year, approximately 11,000 car accidents nationwide are caused by defective, worn, or improperly-maintained tires, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nearly 200 people die in these accidents every year, and dozens more are injured. Even when tires don’t cause accidents, under-inflated or worn tires reduce gas mileage, forcing consumers to waste money at the pump and …

Texas Lawmakers Consider “Three Strikes” Bill for Nursing Home Abuses

By devNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Texas state senator Charles Schwertner of Georgetown recently filed a bill in the state legislature that would shut down nursing homes in the state after “three strikes” involving serious health or safety violations, according to a recent news report from KXAN. The bill would require the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to revoke a nursing home’s license if …

Four Ways to Avoid a Bicycle Crash

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Bicycling is a great way to stay healthy, travel light, and reduce your gas bill along with your impact on the environment. Unfortunately, not all Texas cities have bicycle-friendly streets. If you’re riding your bike for fun or to commute, help reduce your risk of a bicycle crash by keeping these four tips in mind: Avoid busy streets. It’s easy …

January Is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

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Throughout most of the United States, January is one of the snowiest months of the year, making winter sports like skiing and snowboarding popular activities. Even in warmer climates, indoor “winter sports” like ice skating and hockey get many people up and moving during January and February. When they are not practiced safely and with good equipment, winter sports can …

This January, Add House Fire Protection to Your List of Resolutions

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January is one of the most common months of the year for house fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The addition of heating equipment to a household’s daily routine increases the risk of fire during the winter months. Although cooking-related fires remain the number-one cause of house fires in the U.S., heating equipment follows a close second, according …