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This Fourth of July in Kentucky, Think Fireworks Safety

Published on Jun 27, 2013 at 11:50 am in Personal Injury.

Kentucky Personal InjuryFireworks add a thrilling ending to Fourth of July celebrations for families all over Kentucky. When fireworks aren’t used carefully, however, joyous celebration may turn to tragedy, and the services of an experienced personal injury attorney may be called for.

You can reduce your own risk of injuries this Independence Day by observing several safety rules when using fireworks, courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

Prom Night Safety Tips for Parents

Published on Apr 19, 2013 at 8:00 am in Personal Injury.

Experienced Kentucky injury attorneys know that parents worry about their kids, especially during events like prom night – when teens want to be off having fun with their friends, not being supervised by concerned adults.  How do you strike the balance between giving your teens the independence they crave on prom night and the safety they need to have a truly fun time?  Consider the following tips:

Before Prom

  • Set the “ground rules.”  These should include looking over the school’s prom rules with your teen, stressing that your teen is not to drink alcohol, and setting a curfew.
  • Know the plan.  Talk with your teen about where he or she plans to go, who he or she will be with, and how he or she plans to get around – both during prom itself and during any pre- or post-prom parties. If other parents are hosting parties, talk to them as well.

Kentucky Schools Participate in “ShakeOut” Earthquake Drills to Keep Kids Safe

Published on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:00 am in Personal Injury.

Kentucky’s public schools throughout the state recently held earthquake drills to prepare students, faculty, and staff and prevent child injuries in Kentucky if one of these dangerous natural events should occur, according to a recent report from WOWK TV.

The drills were part of the annual “ShakeOut” event sponsored by the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, a Tennessee-based earthquake education and resource organization. Schools in several other central U.S. states – including Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma – also participated in the day’s earthquake drills and other education events.

Are You or Your Kids Off to College? Help Them Stay Safe This Winter Semester

Published on Dec 24, 2012 at 9:18 am in Personal Injury.

After the holidays, college students throughout Kentucky and the United States will be heading back to campus for the start of winter semester. Whether you are hitting the books yourself or have a family member or friend who’s going back to studying, you can help improve their safety and avoid accidents with these tips:

  • Understand the risks of drinking. Whether it’s underage or of-age drinking, excessive alcohol use is a temptation on many college campuses – and it’s one that can cause serious injuries or accidents if not controlled. Students under age 21 should avoid using alcohol at all times, and students 21 and over should practice responsibility if they choose to drink. For instance, make sure you have a sober ride home before you hit the bar or a party.

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.