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Motorcycle safety –
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ALCOHOL, ACCiDenTS AnD THe fOuRTH Of JuLy
Food safety quiz: The Fourth of July holiday is right around the equates to approximately 211 deaths due to alco-
I was rear-ended…
corner, and it’s a special time of the year. School hol-related fatal crashes—30 more than occurred
How much do you
should I sue? is out, fireworks fill the sky, parades abound and Thanksgiving weekend.
there seems to be a barbecue in every back yard.
In addition to setting up an abundance of DUI
page 3 But there’s a dark side to Independence Day. checkpoints on the Fourth of July and increasing
page 3 their patrols, some police departments are employ-
According to 2008 data from the National Traffic ing controversial new tactics such as “no refusal”
Summer water safety
Highway Safety Administration (NTHSA), the DUI checkpoints. At these checkpoints, a judge is
Fourth of July is our nation’s second deadliest hol- present to legally order mandatory blood tests for
June faq iday in terms of fatal car accidents. Over the three anyone who refuses a breathalyzer test.
June faq day period beginning July 4 of that year, approxi-
mately 491 deaths were caused by car accidents, If you and your loved ones plan on celebrat-
page 4 which was more than any other three day period ing our nation’s independence with a drink or
for the entire year aside from Thanksgiving. two this year, it is best to simply avoid the roads
Food safety quiz: altogether. If you must be on the road, limit your
How much do you The Fourth of July is, however, the deadliest holi- alcohol consumption. Driving under the influence
Kids and cars
know? Answers day in terms of alcohol-related fatal accidents. not only increases your risk of getting arrested
Of those 491 fatalities, approximately 43 percent but also of being involved in or causing a serious
were caused by alcohol-related crashes. That accident. ■
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motorcycle food i WAS ReAR-enDeD…
sue? HOW MuCH DO yOu KnOW?
If you prepare food, you need to know about food safety to keep yourself and
You’re driving home from work after a long day, and
others safe. Take the following quiz to learn how much you know about food
you’ve got the radio on. You stop at a red light and wish
There’s simply no for the umpteenth time there was less traffic on your
getting around it— commute. Then, seemingly out grow microorganisms?
1. Which of the following foods are most likely toof nowhere, there’s a
a. Moist food
helmets save lives loud crash, the car lurches forward and your head snaps
b. Dry food
when motorcyclists back. You’ve been rear-ended.
SOnny’S TipS fOR
c. Salty food
least likely to occur won’t sustain
2. Salmonella is If you’re lucky, youin which food? any injuries, but this
According to a. Chicken salad isn’t the case when you’ve been hit from behind.
the Centers for b. Cantaloupe fact, even if you feel fine after an accident, you
Disease Control and c. Cocoa powder
should always seek immediate medical attention, as
• Seek (CDC), helmets reduce the risk
Prevention shade from the sun especially of a head injury by some rear-end accident-induced injuries may not mani-
3. Store meat, poultry, and fish at:
69 percent, and in the case of a motorcycle crash, riders without fest themselves until days later.
during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
helmets are 40 percent more likely to die from a head injury than a. Temperatures below 32° F
those Wear clothing that covers all areas of There are 41° F
b. Temperatures below many different types of injuries that can occur
• wearing helmets.
c. Temperatures below 45° F
from rear-end accidents, including broken bones, con-
In fact, in 2008, it is estimated that helmets saved over 1,800 Cook poultry tusions, cuts, concussions, internal bleeding, and even
4. to a minimum internal temperature of:
lives. Even more telling, however, is that if all riders wore hel- a. 145° F strokes or heart attacks.
• Wear a brimmed hat that provides
mets, it’s believed that another 800 lives would have been saved. 165° F
shade to the face, head, ears, and neck.
c. 185° F However, one of the most common injuries in a rear-end
In addition to always wearing a helmet, the CDC lists some accident is whiplash. This type of neck injury occurs
• Wear sunglasses that block out close 5. Brewed tea can spoil if left at room temperature for more than a few hours.
other basic motorcycle safety tips: a. True when your head suddenly moves backward then for-
to 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Wear
b. False ward. The ligaments and muscles in your neck can be
• Make sure your helmet is DOT-approved. significantly damaged with this type of injury. Though
6. Never thaw food under running water.
many people recover from whiplash in a matter of days
• Do not ride afterwith an SPF (sun pro- are staggering a. True
Wear sunscreen drinking. The statistics
or weeks, it is possible for people with these painful
when itfactor) of 15 or higher that pro- on motorcycle b. False
tective comes to the impact alcohol has
injuries to develop chronic conditions – some of which
vides both UVA and UVB protection
accidents, injuries and deaths. 7. Listeriosis is especially dangerous for pregnant women. Which of the fol-
can be disabling.
and reapply if out in the sun for more lowing foods is most likely to cause listeriosis?
than heavier or protective clothing.
• Weartwo hours and after swimming If possible, upper body Strawberries
a. After you’ve gotten past the chaotic and confusing
clothing should also include bright colors or reflective b. Eggs
and sweating. aftermath of an accident – the police report, notifying
materials. c. Deli foods
your insurance company, dealing with a wide range
Source: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_ 8. Honey or syrup that has developed yeast how to pay for your medical
of emotions, figuring out is most likely to:
• Avoid tailgating
info/prevention.htm ■ and riding between lanes of cars. a. Appear pink etc.—you may be wondering if you should file a
b. Display a blue-green, fuzzy growth
lawsuit. If so, we encourage you to contact our office
• Maintain a safe speed at all times and use caution on gravel Become concave and sunken in the center of the container
and arrange for a free consultation to discuss your legal
or sandy surfaces, especially when turning. ■
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June 21 – First Day of Summer
June Important Dates
Whether in a pool, pond, lake, bay or the ocean, approxi-
mately 90 percent of families with young children end up
going in the water over the course of the summer, accord- • Avoid alcohol – Don’t drink alcohol if you will be
ing to the American Red Cross. Nearly half of those fam- swimming, boating or water skiing, or if you will
ilies plan on swimming somewhere without a lifeguard. be supervising children in the water.
June 19 – Father’s Day
Without question, drowning is one of the worst dangers • Teach kids to swim – Formal swimming lessons
and biggest concerns connected to water. Unintentional can reduce the risk of a child drowning.
drowning was the cause of nearly 3,450 deaths in the
United States in 2007, and approximately one out of • Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) –
every five fatal drowning victims each year in the U.S. is Paramedics might not be close by if there is a water
a child under the age of 14. accident, and your CPR skills could save a person’s
life or improve their outcome.
So, what are some of the best ways to avoid water-related
June 14 – Flag Day
injuries and drowning? • Don’t use air-filled or foam toys instead of a life
jacket – “Water wings”, “noodles” and inner tubes
• Supervision – It is always smart to designate a are not designed to keep swimmers safe.
responsible adult to closely watch children any time
they are in or near the water. If you and your family will be on and in the water this
summer, please follow these tips to keep everyone safe.
• Use the buddy system – Whenever possible, swim ■
with a buddy.
Is it a good idea to carry the minimum amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist
What is the main factor that causes wrong site surgery?
insurance (UM/UIM) coverage?
Not following the universal protocol for patient safety during surgery is the main factor that can lead to
Carrying the minimum amount of UM/UIM can be a serious mistake. You should carry higher levels of
wrong site surgery. The universal protocol was established to create a series of safety checks that every
this important coverage.
surgical team should follow to prevent surgical errors.
For a variety of reasons, many drivers today are getting behind the wheel without any auto insurance. If
Wrongthesesurgery candriverswhen the surgical team fails to meetand/or yourprocedure and verifyleft with
one of site uninsured occur causes an accident that injures you before the family, you may be the
patient’s identity, the procedure to be performed, and the exact location where the stay in a is to takecan
a woefully inadequate coverage for your medical bills. Consider that even a short surgery hospital place
lead to a bill that runs inon the patient’s body. if not well over $100,000. Plus, UM/UIM coverage is very inexpensive. If you have
the tens of thousands
questions about your current policy or what coverage levels you may need to protect your family, contact our office. ■
If you or a family member has been a victim of a wrong site surgery, it is important that you speak with an experienced medical
Do you have a specific question that you’d like to see in the fAQ section
malpractice attorney to protect your rights. ■
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kids and cars
Most parents and caregivers are aware that children should on. According to estimates from the Insurance Institute for
always ride in the appropriate car safety seat for their height, Highway Safety (IIHS), power windows caused approximately
age, and weight. And with good reason – statistics show that 5 deaths and 1000 injuries each year from 2003 to 2006.
child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent
for infants (less than one year old) and by 54 percent for Children also can easily open car doors, which can have
toddlers (ages 1 through 4) in passenger cars. disastrous consequences if the vehicle is moving and the child
is not properly restrained in a car seat. Child-proof locks, which
While selecting the right seat for your child is critical, making are standard on many cars under 20 years old, lock the rear
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Diane, Natalie & Ty e secured is just as important.
sure that the seat is properly doors in a vehicle so that they can only be openedbenefiting
brunch St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon the Bluffton, SC Hi from the
Mother’s Daymany as three out of four car seats are not
outside, but with older vehicles this can still be a problem.
properly secured, which can increase the risk of injury. Always
follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely when installing Car trunks are yet another danger spot. Children will often Source: RD411.com ■
a car seat and check it regularly to make sure that it is still play in a parked car if the opportunity presents itself and may
We appreciate your trust in us when recommending
securely in place. become trapped in the trunk, which can lead to their death in
is 70° F or lower); 7. c. Deli foods; 8. a. Appear pink
our firm to your friends and family! If you know 41º F; 4. b. 165º F; 5. a. True; 6. b. False (as long as the water
just a matter of minutes, especially on a hot day. Your best bet
someone who can benefit from our services, please 1. a. Moist food; 2. c. Cocoa powder; 3. b. Temperatures below
Cars can present others risks as well. Children are naturally to avoid this is to keep your car locked and store your vehicle’s
have them call us. We’re here to help!
inquisitive and often touch anything they can get their fingers keys in an area that children can’t reach. ■
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