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: 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

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

Product Safety Recalls: Polaris, MixBin, BRIO, Laura Ashley, & a Takata Airbag Update

Check these product recall notices to be sure you and the people you know can stay safe and informed. POLARIS recalls General Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles due to crash hazard. Recall Date: August 22, 2017 Recall Number: 17-763 Recall Details: GENERAL recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVS) Hazard: Inconsistent tire pressure information can result in improperly-inflated tires, which [...]

Riding Mulholland Highway

Feel like going for a motorcycle ride?  Blue skies, moderate temperatures, twisting canyon roads… one of the most famous and scenic destinations for motorcycle riders in California is Mulholland Highway.  It is an amazing road that meanders about 50 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains, from the Ventura Freeway in Calabasas to the Pacific Coast [...]

Rage while on the Road: How to Deal

The driver who crossed three lanes, making you slam on your brakes – only for him to make a late left turn.  The motorist who can’t seem to negotiate a right-hand turn from the right-most lane, making you wait for his imprecision.  The bus driver who blasts through a fresh red light to stay on [...]

California Drivers Among Worst in Country

If you've ever gone on a road trip, you may have noticed that driving styles and quality vary from city to city.  New Yorkers are notorious for horn honking and tailgating.  Miami drivers are renowned for ignoring the turn signal.  Portlanders are famously slow and polite behind the wheel.  Los Angeles drivers are more prone to road rage than the rest [...]

Happy 241st Birthday America!!!

Sunny blue sky, warm summer breeze, American flags waving outside buildings and homes, family and friends getting together for picnics and barbecues, patriotic music, games, parades and the most impressive fireworks.  This is Independence Day! An evening of lighting up the sky and dazzling spectators with amazing fireworks.  However, the same explosive power that awes [...]