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“Home Sweet Home” Starts With Our Fall Safety Check

“Home Sweet Home” Starts With Our Fall Safety Check

Home is where we should feel most safe and secure. Home is where we celebrate with friends and family, raise our children and grow old with those we love. “Peace – that was the other name for home,” wrote poet Kathleen Norris. But too often that peace is shattered by unintentional injuries. You should know more about these top three household dangers and how to prevent them.

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Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School

Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School

Labor Day weekend is over and summer is in the rear view mirror. New backpacks are crammed full of the tools of learning: laptops, books, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. But what about the tools young drivers need to stay safe on the road? These tips can help the teen drivers in your life get from home to homeroom in one piece.

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These Justice Organizations Lead the Fight to Protect the Safety, Rights of All Americans

These Justice Organizations Lead the Fight to Protect the Safety, Rights of All Americans

There are a lot of extraordinary people and organizations dedicated to protecting the safety and legal rights of Americans. Of course our brave clients who decide to stand up for their rights are the first line of defense in holding corporations and powerful special interests accountable. Then there are those legislators and public servants throughout the nation who hold strong for consumer rights and protections. This month we highlight several national organizations that have stood unfailingly for civil rights and safety for all of us regardless of party or politics. Check them out!

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Beware the Insurance Company Three D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend

Beware the Insurance Company Three D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend

We see insurance companies in action almost every day. While not all of them act in bad faith, many of the largest companies changed business tactics in the 1990s to maximize profits while minimizing claim payments. Many of these are also the companies with the catchy advertising slogans and the quirky commercials. This month we uncover some of the “tricks of the trade” these companies use to deny people the insurance benefits they deserve. And we include tips and resources we hope will help you fight back if your claim is unjustly denied.

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Adults Are Key to Preventing Playground Injuries

Adults Are Key to Preventing Playground Injuries

Summer, playgrounds and kids: It's a magic combination of exercise, social interaction and just plain fun. The last thing any of us want to see is a child injured while at a playground. But unfortunately it happens nearly 200,000 times a year. The good news, as we discuss in this month's newsletter, is that adults can play a key role in preventing playground injuries. Inspect playground equipment and report shoddy maintenance to school or park leadership. Then supervise your kids while they play. You might even want to join your kids for a little swinging, climbing or sliding yourself!

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Bikers, Walkers Threatened By Increase In Distracted Driving

Bikers, Walkers Threatened By Increase In Distracted Driving

Traffic deaths are up 6 percent since 2010, pushing U.S. road fatalities to the highest level in a decade. However, the percentage increase in pedestrian deaths is far outpacing those on the road, jumping 25 percent from 2010 to 2015. Walkers on smartphones, bicyclists ignoring traffic rules – coupled with distracted driving – are a deadly combination. Teens, who are much more likely to walk distracted with a mobile device, make up 50 percent of all child pedestrian deaths. Our recommendation: Spend a few minutes together with your kids and the tips in this newsletter!

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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

In 2010, the U.S. Census recorded 40 million Americans aged 65 or older. By 2050 that number will double! The long-term care industry has exploded, posting more than $300 billion in profits in 2015 alone. Unfortunately, some providers treat residents as a commodity rather than patients. Abuse, assault, fraud and forced arbitration contracts have become increasingly common in nursing homes across the country. Before you choose a nursing home for your loved ones, make sure you know the facility has their best interests at heart. Our oldest citizens deserve respect and quality care.

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New Laws on Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse May Hurt Your Family

New Laws on Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse May Hurt Your Family

We understand that it is difficult for anyone to wrap their head around the issue of errors and health care. Americans have a justifiably high opinion of doctors, nurses and other care providers. The vast majority are dedicated professionals that do tremendous good for society. But to err is human, and it has become clear that the big business of health and nursing home care results in too many preventable injuries. So read this newsletter not as an indictment of the fine people who work in health care today, but rather a defense of every American’s right to justice and accountability.

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Recent Spike in U.S. Traffic Deaths Reverses 40-Year Trend

Recent Spike in U.S. Traffic Deaths Reverses 40-Year Trend

Injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes have always been a major problem on U.S. roadways. But as a nation, we have made steady progress over the past four decades, thanks to education and many safety innovations. Then came reports in 2015 and now 2016 that this trend has been reversed.

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Presenting America’s Top Safety and Justice Stories of 2016

Presenting America’s Top Safety and Justice Stories of 2016

In keeping with the December spirit of reflection, we reviewed a year's worth of headlines for a list of the top safety and justice stories from 2016. Progress was made, but there are still many challenges ahead. Thanks for supporting civil justice!

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Four Steps to a Food-Safe Thanksgiving – and Beyond

Four Steps to a Food-Safe Thanksgiving – and Beyond

Family, parades, turkey, football – sounds like a recipe for a great Thanksgiving day. Keep family and friends healthy and safe this holiday season with these food safety tips for all your upcoming festivities. And have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Opiate Drug Abuse, Deaths Soar Along with Drug Company Profits

Opiate Drug Abuse, Deaths Soar Along with Drug Company Profits

The number of people suffering, and all too often dying, from prescription drug abuse is staggering. And the epidemic is growing exponentially, fueled by the prevalence of opiate painkillers. Here's an overview on cause and prevention.

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Asbestos: Lethal and Still a Threat to All Americans

Asbestos: Lethal and Still a Threat to All Americans

Most people know asbestos is a serious health hazard. But what might surprise many is how prevalent it still is today despite years of dire health warnings and the continued risk of exposure in schools, businesses and homes. This month, the latest.

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Heroes Step Up to Protect the Safety, Rights of All Americans

Heroes Step Up to Protect the Safety, Rights of All Americans

Here are four remarkable stories of people who courageously took on long odds to make a difference in protecting the safety and legal rights of all Americans. Take a look and use the survey link below to tell us which story impacts you the most.

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America – Land of the Free and Home of the Motorcycle

America – Land of the Free and Home of the Motorcycle

Motorcycle riders and their passengers are much more likely to suffer serious injuries in a crash than car or truck occupants. With distracted driving on the rise, motorcyclists must now be even more vigilant. Browse these motorcycling safety tips.

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Marijuana and Driving

Marijuana and Driving

Drinking remains the number one cause of accidents and deaths from impaired driving. However, an increasing number of drivers are testing positive for marijuana. Here are the latest reports on this growing public safety concern.

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Injustice, Thy Name is Forced Arbitration

Injustice, Thy Name is Forced Arbitration

Forced arbitration is considered by many as a dire and growing threat to our constitutional right to an open and unbiased hearing in court. Yet most Americans have never even heard of it. Take a minute and learn how this issue effects all of us.

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Distracted Driving Still on the Rise, Especially Among Teens

Distracted Driving Still on the Rise, Especially Among Teens

Federal officials recently reported a steep increase in roadway deaths throughout the nation in 2015. We suspect that distracted driving is one factor in this increase. This month we urge all our friends and family to help end distracted driving.

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Will Your Auto Insurance Be There When It Matters Most?

Will Your Auto Insurance Be There When It Matters Most?

Medical care and other expenses following a car accident have skyrocketed. Unfortunately too many people find out the hard way that they don't have sufficient insurance coverage. Use these tips to start a review of your policy protections.

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Hail to Our Growing Awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury

Hail to Our Growing Awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury

The concussion story is another example of what can happen when people stand up for their rights. As former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw said: The NFL is "forced to care because it's politically correct to care. Lawsuits make you care."

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