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August 2016 Archives

Football helmets recalled as cracking may lead to head injuries

It is important to keep our families and children safe from defective products such as football helmets that could lead to brain injuries. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a recall for a certain type of football helmets. The recalled football helmets may crack, which presents a risk of head trauma. The total number of helmets recalled is approximately 5,900. The recall involves varsity and youth football helmets that were sold or factory reconditioned from May 2015 through March 2016. The recalled helmets came in multiple sizes and colors and some were custom colored as well. The impacted helmets also came in different styles.

What are the potential impacts of a rollover accident?

Rollover accidents are the greatest risk involved in SUV, truck and minivan accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are greater than 280,000 rollover accidents annually and greater than 10,000 fatalities annually as a result. In general, SUVs can be more top heavy and more likely to be involved in a rollover accident.

Help for victims of summertime boating accidents is available

Summer is in full swing and with it comes boating fun and time spent on local Virginia waterways and lakes. Unfortunately, however, some of that summer fun can lead to serious accidents such as a fatal boating accident. Boats, jet skis and other watercraft are all common sites on local waterways. But many boaters may not follow boating rules, which can lead to disastrous results and serious accidents.

Dangerous distracted driving behaviors continue to grow

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of distracted driving and texting and driving. Unfortunately, the problem of distracted driving has gained attention on highways across the United States and the majority of states have banned texting while driving. Additional activities conducted on cell phones, however, are also leading to an increase in distracted driving. Drivers playing a popular video game have reportedly recently caused several car accidents.

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