The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: As Temperatures Rise, So Do Hot Car Incidents

It can happen to anyone. Any parent. Any child. One momentary instance of forgetfulness becomes the thing that splits your life down the middle… the before, and the after. The brutal reckoning of despair after; the, interminable string of sleepless nights after, left with nothing but the company of tangled sheets and the screeching of [...]

2019-07-12T23:02:36-08:00July 12th, 2019|Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: Fireworks Safety

July 4th is just around the corner, and already celebrations are in full swing. Depending on your neighbors, they might even be in full swing at 2:00 in the morning. (Fingers crossed they didn't get their hands on any illegal fireworks again this year, but... chances are they did.) For those whose neighborhood doesn't already [...]

2019-07-01T12:29:42-08:00July 1st, 2019|4th of July, Fireworks Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: Heatstroke Isn’t Cool

This is post #3 in our inaugural Summer Safety Series! If you missed them, check out our other posts in the series here:   #1. Hot Tips for Your Family, Part 1 [pools, trampolines, and food poisoning] #2. Help! I’ve Created A Lobster! [sun safety]   The goal is to beat the heat — not [...]

2019-06-24T09:34:18-08:00June 24th, 2019|Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-06-25T13:17:24-08:00June 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