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Kentucky Injury Lawyers

CPSC Encourages Consumers to Take Halloween Safety Precautions

Published on Oct 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm in Personal Injury.

Protecting their little ghosts and goblins is the top priority for many parents during the Halloween season. Although Halloween is fun for kids and adults alike, it can come with several safety hazards. Taking basic safety precautions when choosing your costume and decorating your home can help prevent accidents. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the following when preparing for your Halloween activities.

Picking a Costume

One of the major hazards associated with Halloween costumes is the risk of burn injuries if a costume catches the flame of a jack o’lantern or candle. The CPSC recommends choosing flame-retardant costumes or using synthetic fabrics like nylon and polyester if you make your own outfit. Avoid picking a costume with very long sleeves, as the sleeves can get caught in flames. Trip and fall accidents are also a potential hazard on this holiday. Instruct your children to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, and ensure that their costumes do not drag on the ground. This will reduce the risk of accidents.

Grenade Explosion in Lynch Home Injures 11

Published on Aug 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm in Personal Injury.

Kentucky.com reports a grenade explosion in Lynch in Harlan County sent 11 people, including nine children, to the hospital. The children were reported to have been playing with the Vietnam-era tear gas grenade while an adult was present in the home when it detonated. The injured victims reportedly suffered cuts, chemical irritation to the skin, and burning eyes.

The majority of the injured people were taken to a nearby hospital. One child, reported to be one-years-old, was taken via helicopter to the hospital, and is reported to be in stable condition. Most of those injured in the explosion have been released from the hospital. Authorities have said the children were very fortunate since the grenade had fragmented. Had it not, their injuries could have been much worse or even fatal.

Louisville Accident Attorney Tad Thomas Receives AV Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Published on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:53 am in Personal Injury.

Louisville injury attorney Tad Thomas has been awarded an AV Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for high ethical standards and legal ability in his accomplishments protecting the rights of those afflicted by another’s negligence.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are intended to assist individuals who are seeking legal services in finding the right lawyer for their particular case who also has a track record of success and high ethics. In providing an all inclusive view of an attorney, the Peer Review Ratings combined with the Martindale-Hubbell Client Review Ratings highlight a lawyer’s professional credentials alongside other fact-based performance information.

Woman Injured in Herrington Lake Boating Accident

Published on Jun 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm in Personal Injury.

A 59-year-old woman from Louisville suffered injuries recently when she fell out of a boat on Herrington Lake and was cut by the boat’s propeller, according to an article in The Lexington Herald-Leader.

The woman and two friends were boating on Herrington Lake when the boat struck an underwater object, possibly a submerged log. The woman and another of the boaters, also a woman, were thrown into the water. The third person on the boat steered the boat toward the swimming women, but got too close, and one of the women suffered cuts from the boat’s underwater propeller.

CPSC Recalls 1 Million Pool and Spa Drain Covers for Incorrect Ratings, Entrapment Dangers

Published on May 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm in Personal Injury.

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional opening of pool season, the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled nearly one million pool and in-ground spa drain covers from eight different manufacturers. A Louisville personal injury lawyer would want consumers to know that it was discovered the covers were rated incorrectly to control the flow of water through the covers, and may potentially pose an entrapment hazard.

After months of investigation and obtaining thousands of pages of documents, the CPSC found that the suction around these covers can cause children in particular to become trapped underwater. In many instances, the covers had been certified by labs that used faulty standards resulting in the products being distributed throughout the country. No injuries or incidents related to the recalled drain covers have been reported.