Injury Prevention

National “Click It Or Ticket Campaign” Kicks Off This Week Before Memorial Day Weekend

Awareness about proper seat belt safety is extremely important. Wearing a seat belt remains the most effective way to minimize your risk of serious or fatal injuries during a car crash. According to the CDC, using a seat belt reduces your risk of serious crash related injuries or death by about 50%. With the busy …

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Join Henson Fuerst Attorneys in Celebrating National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month! Founded in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is the perfect time of year to get the whole family out for a fun and healthy bike ride. National Bike Month is also an important time to focus on proper bike safety. Bicycles are a fun and …

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Michigan Stats Show Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives

Three years ago, Michigan decided to drop their mandatory helmet law. Michigan doctors believe that was a big mistake. A recent article in the American Journal of Surgery, medical researchers examine the before and after statistics for injured motorcycle riders. The results are so powerful that physicians are asking legislators to reinstate the helmet law. …

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Crib Bumpers Linked to Infant Deaths

  A new article in The Journal of Pediatrics (November 24, 2015) reports that the number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers have jumped in the past seven years, compared with the previous 20 years. Researchers are calling for a nationwide ban on the crib accessory. The study researchers analyzed causes of …

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Summer is the Most Dangerous Season

It’s SUMMERTIME! The most fun, most laid-back, happiest time of the year. Oh, and the most dangerous, too. Just about everything that makes summer fun also makes it prime for personal injuries, more than any other season. Here’s why: According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), most traffic accident and fatalities occur in …

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Fireworks Accidents Blast Fingers of Pro Football Players

Despite their ready availability, all fireworks are potentially dangerous–even sparklers. Over the 4th of July weekend, pro football players were seriously injured in firework accidents. Former NCSU star C.J. Wilson, now cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lost two fingers; and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated, and …

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34 Million Vehicles to Be Recalled for Faulty Airbags

According to an article in today’s New York Times, approximately 34 million vehicles in the United States will be recalled due to defective airbags. This is set to be the largest recall in history–bigger, even, than the 31 million bottles of possibly tainted Tylenol capsules recalled in the 1980s. While the precise care models to …

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