Injury Prevention

Safety Tips for Fireworks Season

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, marking the unofficial start of summer. And fireworks will be part of many backyard celebrations. We would like to remind you that all fireworks, including small firecrackers and sparklers, carry a serious risk of burn injury. Rocket-type fireworks cause more than 15,000 fires in the United States each year, …

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Docs Warn of Trampoline Dangers for Kids

  “The home use of trampolines is strongly discouraged.” That is the conclusion of a policy statement issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the journal Pediatrics. According to an article on NBCnews.com, Dr. Michele LaBotz believes that pediatricians need to actively discourage recreational trampoline use.  “This is not a toy. It’s a …

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Driving Techniques Changing Due to Air Bags

Ah…the “Drivers’ Ed” memories:  The movies designed to scare teenagers into becoming more cautious… the drill-sergeant instructors constantly reminding us to keep our hands at “10 and 2.” It was good advice then, but as car and their safety features have evolved, so have drivers’ ed guidelines. According to an article on WRAL.com the American …

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Lights…Camera…NC Students Take Action for Bicycle Safety

It is one of our favorite times of the year:  Time for our annual “My PSA Contest!” for North Carolina high school and middle school students. Each year, HensonFuerst Attorneys holds a bicycle safety public service announcement (PSA) video contest for local middle and high school students. The goal is to prevent serious accidents and injuries, and …

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More Teen Driver Deaths in 2011

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that more teen drivers are dying on the road. Researchers compared the statistics from the first six months of 2010 and the first six months of 2011. Results showed that, nationwide, the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 190 to 211–an …

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