November 2016 Archive

School bus accident statistics show crashes are rare.
School Bus Safety Stats to Put Your Mind at Ease

Since the national spotlight is still on school bus safety, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates wanted to take the opportunity to soothe parents' minds: School bus crashes, while horrible, are thankfully rare.

90 percent of workplace eye injuries were preventable.
What's Your Vision Worth?

Eye injuries are painful and, sadly, some lead to permanent vision damage, including partial or complete blindness. Sadder yet, is that 90 percent of these eye injuries could have been prevented.

Avoid teen driving dangers this Thanksgiving
Avoiding Teen Driving Dangers This Thanksgiving

Mostly attributed to college students and out-of-town visitors beginning their homecoming with a night at the bar, the potential for DUIs and alcohol-related accidents greatly increases the night before Thanksgiving.

Why do lithium-ion batteries explode?
Why Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Devices Keep Exploding

Unfortunately, one emerging problem with lithium-ion batteries is a potentially deadly one: They are prone to overheating and even bursting into flames.

Avoid these four types of unsafe cars for teens
The 4 Least Safe Cars for Teen Drivers

If you are in the market for a vehicle for your novice driver, make sure to steer clear of these four worst types of vehicles for teens:

elder abuse and Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Patients at Increased Risk of Elder Abuse

The most vulnerable—patients with Alzheimer's—are at a greater risk of being abused and neglected. Since November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, we wanted to make sure caregivers know: a staggering 50 percent of elderly Americans with Alzheimer's disease have been abused or neglected.

Deadly teen car accidents increases in 2015
Deadly Car Accidents Involving Teens Up in 2015

Here's a statistic to consider: While the overall number of fatal crashes dropped 7 percent in 2015, the number of deadly car accidents involving teenagers increased by 10 percent. That's the first upswing since 2006.

Survey says: More than a third of children ages 4 and 7 are not properly restrained.
Why Aren't More Parents Using Booster Seats?

When these kinds of tragic car accidents happen, it's important that we ask ourselves and our loved ones an important question: Do you really know the proper way to restrain your kids in the car?