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July 2016 Archives

What is heat stroke, and can someone be held liable?

In Hartford as well as other areas of Connecticut, the summer heat is not expected to go away anytime soon. You and your family may encounter uncomfortably high temperatures throughout much of the fall. This may not pose too much of a problem as long as you are able to stay cool. However, overexposure to hot weather without a reprieve can result in serious illness, and may even be life-threatening.

How can you be safe while using an interactive smartphone app?

If you are like countless people in Hartford and elsewhere, you might have heard of the new smartphone game app “Pokemon Go.” You might even be one of the many who have fallen in love with the game. Hunting for virtual monsters can be fun, as well as good exercise. As with any activity that entails walking near traffic, there is an element of risk, especially when it is easy to become distracted.

What can you do to reduce the chances of getting whiplash?

If you have ever been in a fender bender in Hartford, you might be familiar with the soreness and stiffness that shows up after a day or two. If you had soreness in your neck that was the result of your head being snapped back during impact, this is known as whiplash. Most people recover fully after sustaining this type of injury, but may require medical treatment. It may also take weeks or months to feel completely better after getting whiplash. Understandably, you might want to know if you can take steps to avoid such an injury in the future.

Truck drivers’ health is often at risk

Is has long been known that large trucks, while carrying out a necessary service, can be dangerous for those sharing the road in Hartford and elsewhere. In a truck accident, it is usually the occupants of the smaller vehicles who fare worse. However, the trucking industry can also be dangerous for truck drivers in some unexpected ways.