Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas produced as a byproduct of combustion – think automobiles, fireplaces, space heaters, and grills. Anything that burns fuel has the potential to release lethal fumes, putting you and your family in danger. The winter months typically see…

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Smoke detectors are one of the most vital aspects of fire safety. Some of the most tragic house fires occur due to the lack of smoke detectors, which could have alerted residents to get out of the house earlier and escape injury or death. Or, in the worst-case scenario, a smoke detector malfunctions or fails…

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People are unaware of the dangers of driving under the influence of any substance, but that does not stop many from doing it anyway. This leads to thousands of tragic accidents a year as they endanger not only their own lives, but the lives of everyone else on the road as well. To lower the…

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It is no secret that suffering a personal injury can be incredibly expensive, even for the insured. When you are the victim of a car accident, you may not be in a frame of mind to choose a hospital within the network of your insurance, or you may not be able to choose which covered…

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There’s a natural order to things when you have been in a car accident. You talk to the police, get medical attention and hire an attorney when you’ve been injured, file an insurance claim to get your car fixed, and at some point you try to settle the personal injury side to your claim. Unfortunately,…

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Most of the time when you hear about elder abuse you think about stories that come from nursing homes. Let’s face it, those stories are everywhere for a reason; vulnerable adults cannot protect themselves, particularly in environments where they are isolated from those they trust. As people have become more aware of elder abuse they’ve…

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Truck tires are a much larger than the tires that go on the average passenger vehicle or even SUV. It just makes sense that when they blow out, there’s a bigger explosion. That means more force and when you’re already dealing with oversized vehicles, that can mean a catastrophic outcome with multiple injured drivers. There’s…

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Traffic signs are admittedly sometimes annoying. They tell you where to park, where not to park, where a hill is steep, and where a turtle might cross your path. There are so many of them littering the roadways that it can feel a little like a parent giving obvious instructions to a child. Then there…

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For years, insurance companies based their rates on criteria like age, sex, and credit score. Over the past decade, more and more companies started offering a “safe driver discount” for policyholders whose driving records were clean. Now, it appears that the newest wave of policies will be based on driving data collected in real time.…

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