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The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series, #2: “Help! I’ve Created A Lobster

Ah, lobster:  delightful to eat slathered in butter… not-so-delightful to eat slathered in aloe vera from head-to-toe because you forgot your Banana Boat at home again. Although color-matching your dinner might very well be the apotheosis of insult added to injury, there are other reasons to steer clear of the midday sun. Of course, there’s [...]

2019-06-14T10:03:44-08:00June 14th, 2019|Safety, Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: Hot Tips for Your Family, Part 1

The word summer is synonymous with fun in the sun, family barbecues, and unexpected trips to the emergency room because your teenage son’s patella is now floating somewhere around the edge of his upper calf because he just did something dumb in the backyard. For all of summer’s most welcome delights — no school for [...]

2019-06-10T13:56:38-08:00June 10th, 2019|Child Safety, Summer Safety|0 Comments

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

A few weeks ago we looked at safety awareness for bikes. Now we want to talk about their bigger, bolder, slightly brashier brother:  motorcycles. Motorcycles are a fun, quick, and economical way to get around, but though cars far outnumber motorcyclists on our roads, motorcyclists account for a disproportionate number of traffic deaths. In large [...]

Confused About Real ID? You’re Not Alone.

If you were issued a Real ID compliant license prior to January 1, 2019, you might be in for a nasty surprise:  it might not be compliant after all. California residents who went the route of early adoption were only required by the DMV to provide one proof of residency document. At that time, that [...]

2019-05-24T17:15:46-08:00May 24th, 2019|California Driver, Car Safety|0 Comments

May is Bicycle Safety Month

There is nothing quite like it. The wind in your hair, the clatter of a playing card in the spokes of your wheel, the terrible ache radiating from your elbow after you hit a patch of sand and go pinballing into Mrs. Finkelstein’s freshly painted, white picket fence. It’s the best feeling in the world [...]

2019-05-20T08:43:44-08:00May 20th, 2019|Bike Safety, Bike Safety For Kids|0 Comments

May 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so once a month or so we like to do a deep dive into the most recent product recalls and share with you the ones we think you should be aware of — especially when it comes to the safety [...]

Medical Professionals Say Electric Scooter Injuries Are Public Health Emergency

A few years ago, “birding around Santa Monica” would have had a whole different meaning. The introduction of dockless scooter-sharing has meant a lot of things to a lot of people. Some view Bird and Lime-S as making huge strides towards democratizing transportation; others consider it not a black and white issue, but a green [...]

2019-05-03T14:19:05-08:00May 3rd, 2019|Public Safety, Safe Driving, Safety|0 Comments

Retweet This: How Social Media May Be Hurting Your Personal Injury Claim

You get in a car accident. You post about it on Facebook. Status update:  you just made a huge mistake. If social media is a reflection of our lives, it’s a really bad one — like some warped, funhouse mirror where the most distorted part is one’s smile. Our instagram selfies are gilded with filters; [...]

2019-04-30T15:36:54-08:00April 30th, 2019|Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

RECALL ALERT: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Linked to Deaths of More Than 30 Infants

Update:  Just prior to this article’s posting, it appears baby products manufacturer Kids2 (a Fisher-Price competitor) took down any product pages for its own inclined sleepers, which came under fire by Consumer Reports for the same safety issues that sparked the Rock ‘n Play recall. A recall of Kids2 sleepers may be imminent. If you [...]

The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

With the sun finally out after what felt like a lifetime of rain, you're no doubt itching to jump on the back of your hog in search of some winding SoCal roads. We know we certainly are! Howard Blau has been a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. His keen knowledge of the dynamics of motorcycle operation and [...]