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May 2020 Archives

What is an attractive nuisance?

Children are injured and worse every year on private property belonging to others because they're "lured" in by what's known as an attractive nuisance. These are potentially dangerous design elements or objects that appeal to children and sometimes teens so much so that they disregard their own safety and cross boundaries to get to them.

Don't overlook these hazards of summer driving

It might seem like summer is the safest season for driving -- even here in Mississippi where we don't have to deal with the extremely cold temperatures and massive snowfalls that our neighbors in northern states face every winter (and sometimes well into spring). However, summer brings its own unique dangers on the road. Let's look at some of those:

Can your doctor give you a placebo instead of real medicine?

Most people have heard the term "placebo." It's a pill or other treatment that has no active ingredient. Placebos are sometimes used in clinical trials. One group is given a real medication, while the other (the control group) is given a placebo. Researchers determine how effective the real medication is. The subjects aren't told which they're receiving.

3 common causes of semitruck crashes

Semitruck crashes can lead to devastating injuries for the victims. Because these trucks are so large and heavy compared to other vehicles, the truckers who operate them must be especially careful when they're on the roads.

What happens if you're injured in a vacation rental?

If you're staying in a hotel and the showerhead falls off and cracks your head open, you know you're covered by the hotel's insurance. The same is true if you're on the bike in their fitness center and the seat falls off, throwing you into another cyclist or when you trip over a loose tile in the floor and break your ankle.

The most common causes of serious pool injuries

As summer approaches, families across Mississippi are spending more time in their backyard swimming pools. We all know that pools can be dangerous if not properly maintained and that children need to be supervised. Some of the most common causes of pool-related injuries and fatalities are preventable.

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