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Electric Scooter Accidents: The Hidden Dangers

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If you live in Southern California, you’ve probably noticed the latest rage in urban transportation – the pay-as-you-go electric scooter. They are convenient, fast and easy to operate, and – best of all—you can find one on just about every street corner. E-scooters are marketed as an eco-friendly alternative to... Read more »

Must-Have Motorcycle Riding Gear

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When it comes to riding a motorcycle and staying safe, having the right gear is essential. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a veteran biker, you want to protect yourself in the event of a fall or crash. There are literally thousands of accessories, innovative gadgets and motorcycle get-ups on... Read more »

3 Ways a Truck Can Total Your Car

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18-wheelers weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger car, tipping the scales at a monstrous 80,000 pounds. The trailer hitched to the powerful truck engine measures 54 feet long — compare that to the typical family car which spans less than 16 feet. There are nearly 6... Read more »

3 Ways Poor Lighting Can Cause an Injury

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There are infinite ways a person can sustain injuries, from plane crashes to sports collisions. But did you know that a simple lightbulb, or the lack thereof, can also cause injuries? Installing adequate lighting is an easy way to improve the safety of any home, office building, or nursing home,... Read more »

4 Tragic Elevator Accidents

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Many of us use elevators every day without a second thought, not realizing that these complex machines are a legitimate source of danger. Elevators are responsible for approximately 30 deaths and more than 17,000 injuries each year. These statistics are national, but there are many examples of elevator tragedies in... Read more »

Las Vegas Shooting Victims File Suit in California

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On October 1, Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring 500 more, a tragedy that would be marked as one of the worst mass shootings in recent U.S. history. Concertgoers who survived the shooting, and some of the... Read more »

Rate of Home Births Escalates in the U.S.

Until 1989, statistics weren’t available regarding the number of American women who chose midwives instead of obstetricians. That year, just three percent of births in the U.S. were overseen by a midwife. Since 1989, the popularity of midwives and home births has grown considerably, though—at nine percent—this trend still represents... Read more »