You Should Know
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6 Tips to Shopping for Safe Toys
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) does not test all toys, and not all toys in stores or online meet CPSC standards. Trouble in Toyland, the definitive annual survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, identified numerous toys out there right now that are toxic, create choking or strangulation hazards, are too loud or present other dangers. View Safe Toys
Oversharing Online Can Cost You
The old saying Loose lips sink ships has never been more true than now during the age of “everything on line.” Many people are discovering the hard way that what they share on social media can cost them a great job, entrance into a college, a promising relationship or even their day in court.
Truck Accident Alert
After reaching an historic low in 2009, deaths and injuries from truck accidents are on the rise. According to a startling report from the American Association for Justice, lax practices are forcing a growing number of unsafe trucks on the road. You should know the facts and what is being done to protect all Americans. View Truck Accidents
Five Mistakes to Avoid with Safety Seats
While 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly, research shows that seven out of 10 are improperly restrained. Learn about the importance of safety seats in preventing injuries and the five most common mistakes parents make when buckling up their kids in the family car. View Child Safety Seats
Justice Served Awards: Turning Tragedy into Service
The annual Justice Served Awards recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of those who have turned tragedy into crusades to protect the health, safety and legal rights of all Americans. The 2013 winners took on distracted driving, energy drinks, birth control implants and the rights of amputees. Each of their stories are truly inspirational and demonstrate that trial lawyers and their clients really do care. View Justice Served
Kid Safety and the Big Three Summertime Injuries
This You Should Know features advice on what we call the Big Three of summertime injuries: pools, bikes and playgrounds. These timeless tips and extensive resources can help you prevent serious injuries to the young ones in your life — scraped knees and grass stains notwithstanding, of course.
Prepare for Severe Weather Before Disaster Strikes
Even with advanced weather science to better predict storm conditions, Mother Nature still holds all the cards. And while violent storms grab all the headlines, more common severe weather like heat waves, heavy rain and lightning cause considerable casualties. Learn how to prepare for the worst and increase your chances of survival during any type of severe weather.
Bike Safety Tips for Adults
Biking among adults has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in America, according to various transportation studies. And why not? Biking is great exercise, easy on the environment and perfect for sightseeing. But any time you mix bikes with motor vehicles, accidents can happen.
Americans Vulnerable to Defective Generic Drugs
Because of a startling Supreme Court ruling, generic drug manufacturers cannot be held accountable in court for failing to warn consumers about deadly side-effects. Since 80 percent of the 4 billion prescriptions written in America are now filled with generics, You Should Know the facts and what consumer advocates are doing to stop this injustice.
Elder Abuse Plagues an Aging America
The Golden Years for too many of our nation's elderly turn into a nightmare of physical, mental or financial abuse. According to the CDC, more than 500,000 adults over the age of 60 are suspected of being abused or neglected each year. Learn how to recognize the signs of elder abuse and help protect our most vulnerable citizens. View Red Flags of Elder Abuse
Homeowners Fall Prey to Foreclosure Fraud
Foreclosure fraud threatens the dream of home ownership for millions of Americans. Unfortunately many of the country's largest mortgage lenders are responsible for these damaging practices. Read about the cases against these lenders and how to protect yourself against mortgage fraud.
Safety, Cost Challenges to Quality Child Care
Finding affordable and safe day care has become a major challenge for working parents. Recent studies show that child care now exceeds the annual median rent in almost half of all states. But money means nothing if little Johnny or Judy doesn’t come home safely at day’s end. Serious inconsistencies in licensing, enforcement and training have created dangerous situations where thousands of kids are injured each year – some fatally – while in the care of others. View Guide to Safe Child Care
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