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Burn Injuries and Skin Grafts

Second- and third-degree burn injuries often leave serious scars and disfigurement. Severe burns can also cause functional damage and a great deal of pain. Surgical treatments may require breathing assistance, the use of a feeding tube, addressing blood flow problems, skin grafts, and plastic surgery. Other treatments – including physical therapy and psychological counseling –…

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Florida Condo Was Being Upgraded When It Collapsed

On Thursday, June 24, a condo in Surfside, Florida suffered a “pancake” collapse – where the collapse starts at the top and continues straight through to the ground floor – killing one resident, injuring 10, and leaving 99 residents unaccounted for thus far. The pictures coming out of the Miami-Dade area are apocalyptic looking: an…

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Rental Trucks and Trailers – Accidents Waiting to Happen

Rental truck companies (like U-Haul, Budget, Penske, or Enterprise) provide easy access to moving trucks and vans for people who are moving to a new home or apartment, or just need to move a bunch of stuff at one time. Big-box home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s provide hourly vehicle rentals to transport…

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Recall Issued for all Peloton Treadmills After CPSC Warning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal regulatory agency created to protect the public against the risk of injury and death from unsafe consumer products, recently issued a warning regarding a model of the widely popular Peloton exercise machine after investigating reports of a child killed in an accident involving a Peloton…

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Could Injuries Be Reduced by Moving to Autonomous Vehicles?

The technology for self-driving vehicles has advanced to the point that they’ve finally made it onto the roadways in certain cities. This approval is still conditional despite all the progress that’s been made. The primary reason is that it is tough for safety experts to resign themselves to the notion that we might be able…

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Why Intersections Are at the Root of So Many Collisions

Intersections, where several streets or road come together, tend to be the scene of many motor vehicle accidents. Increased traffic congestion, multiple signage, distracted drivers, pedestrians and cyclists – all of these factors can add to the risk of a collision and injuries. No matter what the reason for the crash, statistics show that a…

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New Boater Safety Law in Effect as of April 1, 2021

A boating safety law authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard officially went into effect on April 1, 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. This legislation requires recreational boaters to use a kill switch, or engine cutoff switch, on vessels less than 26 feet in length. A kill switch allows the engine to…

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