4th of July in Orange County
As the Fourth of July holiday rolls around again, we can expect many Americans to partake in the age-old tradition of setting off fireworks. Fourth of July fireworks date back over 200 years, to the very first Independence Day celebrations in 1777. However, like many American traditions, fireworks can trace their roots back to a country far, far away from the United States. The very first crude pyrotechnics were invented in Asia around 2,000 years ... read more >>

bicycle accident lawyer
It's no question that bicycle safety is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that getting hurt is really, really, really bad. There's a number of accessories out there that can either prevent injury, protect you in the case of, or both. While a lot of them require a small outlay of money, in the end -- your safety and protection is worth it.5. Headlights & TailightsFirst of all, using lights on ... read more >>

motorcycle lawyer
Every year, an average of 4,000 motorcycle riders lose their lives in fatal accidents. While accidents can never be completely avoided, some of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents are entirely preventable. 5. Head-On Collisions With Cars[caption id="attachment_23389" align="alignnone" width="640"] YouTube[/caption]When a car strikes a motorcyclist, more than two-thirds of the time -- it's head-on. Not only is that the most common type of collision, but it also proves to be fatal more than any other accident. ... read more >>

Every year, we compile a list of our 4th of July Safety Tips to help you celebrate the holiday in a safe way and take steps to protect your families.This year, we wanted to provide you links to the previous posts for you to browse through below.Our original posts from 2007 - Happy 4th of July! Independence Day Tips Our post from 2010 - 4th of July Safety TipsOur post from 2013 - 4th ... read more >>

On Thursday this week, we get together with family, friends and loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. We want to wish you all a  safe Thanksgiving by sharing some safety tips.DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE:  Everyone knows this one, but each year hundreds of people are killed during Thanksgiving weekend as a result of alcohol related accidents. You have many options:  designate a sober driver, call a cab, hire a car service. Either way, plan ahead and ... read more >>

Children love to jump and bounce. Jumping up and down on a sofa or bed is a universal childhood experience, even though parents and babysitters discourage kids from jumping on furniture. Considering a child's natural enjoyment of jumping, it's not surprising that trampolines are so popular. However, children can be injured by unsafe trampoline use. Trampoline injury statistics According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 95,000 people in the United States were injured last year on trampolines. ... read more >>

Southern California's rich history is reflected in its architecture. Some of the most sought-after properties in the region are stately older homes and mid-century modern residences. However, older homes and buildings can contain hazardous conditions that are absent in newer homes because the safety features in building codes have evolved over time. For example, older properties may not have safety glass installed in locations where new homes are required to use safety glass. Broken glass injuries According ... read more >>

Television provides news, information, education and entertainment. Children in particular love to watch TV, but a report released last month in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, demonstrates a disturbing increase in the number of children who suffer TV-related injuries.Virtually every household in the US owns a television set, and 55 percent of American households own three or more TVs. When those TVs are not properly installed or secured, they can ... read more >>

Some of the healthiest, fittest people in the country live in Southern California. Many California residents go to the gym, watch their weight and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Contaminated Bagged Salad Mix But what if that healthy salad you just ate is contaminated? That's what happened recently in Nebraska and Iowa, where food safety officials have traced an outbreak of the intestinal illness cyclospora to a packaged blend of lettuce, cabbage and carrots. The bags ... read more >>

As you and your family vacation this summer, you'll probably slather on the sunscreen for protection against sun damage. According to the FDA, sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher reduces the risk of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Sunscreen risks However, the FDA also warns that many sunscreen formulas are flammable, and you should take precautions when wearing sunscreen around an open flame.According to the FDA, on at least five separate occasions, ... read more >>