Autumn 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, especially when it’s only the start of the school year. That’s when you’re supposed to be getting back into the homework swing — not worrying about whether or not this or that product might be a hazard to you and your kids. Instead, we’ve done [...]

2019-09-27T13:17:16-08:00September 27th, 2019|Child Safety, Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments

Back to School? Back to Back Pain. Is Your Student’s Backpack Too Heavy?

The smell of coffee wafts through the kitchen. You have a few spare minutes of calm before you need to wrangle the kiddos out of bed, stuff them into something resembling an outfit, and shoo them off to the bus stop with what you’ll later realize was your lunch instead of theirs. Guess we’re having [...]

2019-08-19T09:51:57-08:00August 19th, 2019|Child Safety, School Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: A Retrospective

Though summer won't officially be over until September 23, we’re only weeks away from the start of the school year. (Or, in the case of the poor children of Alhambra, only days away. YUCK!) The end of summer is both a sad and joyous time. On the one hand, you have freedom. But on the [...]

2019-08-08T11:02:33-08:00August 8th, 2019|Child Safety, 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

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 [...]

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

March 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so once a month 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 of your [...]

2019-03-29T09:50:32-08:00March 29th, 2019|Child Safety, Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments

Spring Into Safety With These Round-the-Home Tips

Spring has sprung, although it seems as though the weather, upon getting that memo, promptly dismissed it in preference of more rain, thunder, and 63 degree days. Hopefully, not for much longer. As the days warm back up here in Southern California, it's the perfect time to refresh ourselves on some of the biggest dangers [...]

2019-03-22T15:10:06-08:00March 22nd, 2019|Safety, Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

2018 Was the Worst Year for Pedestrian Deaths in Nearly Three Decades

In the years following 1990’s spike in pedestrian deaths, the researchers whose job it is to track them were relieved:  fatalities fell sharply, and continued to fall. That year, 6,482 people had lost their lives on the streets of America — not because they were behind the wheel themselves, but because they were at the [...]