June 2011 Archives

Know Your Rental Rights!

Throughout the summer, many friends and families rent vacation homes to celebrate the season. While these events are often fun and gratifying, it is important to know your legal rights should an injury occur.

Gabrielle Giffords and Traumatic Brain Injury

A recently released photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sparked speculation as to her recovery and the challenges she will face in recovery. A gunshot to the head on January 8 has caused a traumatic brain injury from which she has been recovering in inpatient therapy. She will soon be transferred to an outpatient facility for further treatment.

Gabrielle Giffords and Traumatic Brain Injury

A recently released photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sparked speculation as to her recovery and the challenges she will face in recovery. A gunshot to the head on January 8 has caused a traumatic brain injury from which she has been recovering in inpatient therapy. She will soon be transferred to an outpatient facility for further treatment.

You Booze, You Cruise, You Loose

In 2008, 13,846 people died in alcohol related accidents. This number equaled about 37% of deaths in the United States that year. In 2008, 1,198 alcohol-related deaths occurred, equaling 35% of the state's total fatalities. People tend to think that they are invincible. This includes adults - not just teenagers. In reality, drunk driving kills and injures thousands of people every year. Statistically, 30% of Americans will be involved in a DUI-related car accident in the duration of their lifetime. In the U.S. someone is injured a DUI car accidents every two minutes.

Grill Safety this Summer

It's summer and millions of backyard chefs are ready to fire up their grills and start cooking for family reunions, barbeques, pool parties and get-togethers. Before you start cooking, make sure you understand the potential dangers of cooking on a gas-powered grill. Although useful, efficient and easy to use, gas-powered grills can be dangers if not properly maintained or operated correctly. Generally speaking gas grills use propane gas or liquid petroleum (LP). Both of these substances are highly flammable. As with any flammable liquid or explosive substance, you must exercise extreme caution. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 600 fires and explosions are caused by gas grills across the nation on an annual basis.

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