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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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Unregulated E-Cigarettes Mask Hidden Dangers

Unregulated E-Cigarettes Mask Hidden Dangers

This year a growing number of smokers will turn to e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking. But recent studies indicate that e-cigarettes may actually make it harder to kick the habit, while masking several other serious health hazards. Take a look!

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Presenting America’s 2015 Top Safety and Justice Stories

Presenting America’s 2015 Top Safety and Justice Stories

Courageous Americans dedicated to making this a safer, more just nation are a gift to us all. We hope you enjoy this review of the top stories covered here in 2015. May you and all those close to you enjoy a joyous and SAFE holiday season!

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Protect Yourself and Your Guests When Hosting a Holiday Party

Protect Yourself and Your Guests When Hosting a Holiday Party

Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? Throwing a holiday or New Year's party? Driving to or from any of these festivities? As we prepare to celebrate with friends and family, here are a few tips to get everyone home safe and sound!

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Make Staying Home Safer for Elderly Relatives, Friends

Make Staying Home Safer for Elderly Relatives, Friends

With the kids back in school and Halloween around the corner, fall is in full swing. We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful summer. This newsletter features safety tips for those of you hoping to help aging relatives stay in their homes.

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Common Household Products Can Put You, Others at Risk

Common Household Products Can Put You, Others at Risk

All of us use hazardous substances in our homes. To prevent accidental poisoning or exposure, it is important that we recognize these hazards and store these products safely. Check out helpful resources and tips in this issue of You Should Know

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