Shoppers who brave the Black Friday crowds the day after Thanksgiving aren't the only ones who can suffer injuries while doing their holiday shopping or hunting for bargains. Thousands of people are injured in this country every year while shopping.
The family of a Mississippi man who lost both of his legs and one of his arms in a tragic accident has settled a lawsuit they filed against the Gulfport Yacht Racing Association and Mississippi Power. Details of the settlement weren't made public.
Before you know it, you'll be getting into Halloween preparation mode with your children. If they're going to be trick-or-treating, it's essential to make sure they know what to do when they encounter a dog. Too often, dogs rush out the door when it's opened and end up running loose --- excited and possibly afraid. Whether your kids are with you or another adult or they and their friends are old enough to venture out on their own, potential dog bites and attacks are something to be aware of.
What better way to escape the scorching Mississippi summer heat than to sit in an air-conditioned movie theater for a couple of hours and enjoy the latest superhero film, dinosaur adventures or musical numbers performed by the "Mamma Mia" gang?
This time of year, parents pay extra attention to pool safety. They make sure that their young kids know how to swim and stay safe in the pool. One danger that too many parents don't consider involves pool drains. Getting sucked onto and into drains and trapped underwater are genuine dangers. Since the 1980s, at least 36 deaths have been linked to suction entrapment.
This summer, Mississippians will be headed to theme parks, fairs and carnivals, large and small. One of the key draws of these destinations is the rides. The most popular rides are often the ones that provide the biggest thrills. However, as scary as these rides may feel, we don't really want to be in danger when we're on them.
When you leave your house to go shopping, you may not think much about your wellbeing. You assume that you'll get what you want and return home, all without running into any trouble.
It doesn't matter if you enjoy shopping or would rather avoid this at all costs, nothing changes the fact that you will probably find yourself in some type of store a few times per week.
As you constantly traverse up and down sets of stairs, you need to do whatever it takes to remain safe at all times. Unfortunately, even if you're paying close attention to every step you take, there is a chance you could be involved in an accident.
As a shopper, you don't expect to suffer any type of injury. Unfortunately, just when you least expect it, something can go wrong.