By | September 18th, 2018

Motor vehicle injuries remain to be a leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2015, 663 children ages 12 years and younger died as passengers in motor vehicle crashes. A study found that in a span of a year, more than 600,000 children ages 0-12 rode in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat, booster seat, or a seat belt. Aside from this, child restraint systems are often misused in such a way that their effectiveness is reduced. Below are a few.

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By | September 15th, 2018

There’s plastic everywhere we go, and for the most part, there is no need to worry in terms of their safety when used. However, if we are talking about the toys and gears used by children, we must take due prudence in looking into the toxicity of this material. Here are few types of plastic that have been found to be dangerous: PVC or polyvinyl chloride. The manufacture of this type of plastic produces dioxin, which is a serious carcinogen. While dioxin is a manufacturing byproduct, and not.

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By | September 13th, 2018

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving claims 29 lives in the United States every day. While fatalities due to DUI have fallen by 33% in the last decade, drunk-driving crashes still claim 10,000 lives per year, with deaths and damages contributing to a cost of $44B per year. Alcohol and a Person’s Driving Ability To operate a vehicle properly and safely, you need sound reasoning, thinking, and muscle coordination. Alcohol impairs all these abilities. A legal drink drive limit is determined by your.

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By | September 7th, 2018

Bitcoin has taken the world by storm, and since its introduction in 2008, it has inevitably faced several controversies. Scammers found a gold mine in the digital currency for many reasons. One of them is the fact that only a few people understand it, which makes it easier to make them believe false promises. Another reason is anonymity – cryptocurrency gives scammers relative ease to cover their tracks. Lastly, a major reason is that it is largely unregulated.  Bitcoin chiefly operates outside of the conventions of a financial.

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By | September 7th, 2018

Californians own the most dogs in any state in the US, with nearly 40% of the households owning at least one dog. Insurance payouts for dog bite settlements are also higher in California than any other state. What does it entail to own dogs in the state? What are the laws that surround dog ownership in California? Dogs inside cars The California Penal Code prohibits dog owners from leaving their dogs inside their vehicles on an extremely hot or extremely cold day, as the extreme temperatures can damage.

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By | August 30th, 2018

In this day and age, sharing one’s daily encounters on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has been part of a routine for most of us. However, it cannot be stressed enough that you must not take your social media presence for granted – especially if you are making a personal injury claim. Defendants and insurance companies utilize social media platforms to undermine a claimant and limit or deny their claim. What happens after an accident can greatly influence the outcome of a claim. For.

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By | August 27th, 2018

Bullying in the workplace – which includes yelling, insulting and belittling comments, teasing, threatening, and name-calling – often goes unchecked and overlooked. The Workplace Bullying Institute defines workplace bullying as the repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or work interference—sabotage—which prevents work from getting done, or verbal abuse. What the law says Bullying among schoolchildren and cyberbullying have been widely talked about; and legislation and programs that address the.

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By | August 25th, 2018

Cybercrime has cost victims $126 billion worldwide and it has indeed established itself as a criminal enterprise. Every day, we see headlines on security and data breaches, invasion of privacy, and hacking. Cybercriminals continue to innovate new ways to attack and both private and public sectors remain vulnerable. Studies have shown that millennials – those who are born between 1982 and 2004 – are among the top victims of cybercrimes. According to a 2016 report by Norton Cyber Security, 40% of millennials have fallen victim to cybercrime in.

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By | August 20th, 2018

As a traveler, unforeseen events such as missed flights, lost baggage, natural disasters, and tour operators going bankrupt are all too familiar; and protecting yourself against these would be a very wise decision. But which insurance should you purchase? Which one is perfect for you, and what are the things that you need to consider? First things first: do you need travel insurance? In deciding whether to get travel insurance and which one to get, the first thing you need to do is to check the coverage of.

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By | August 16th, 2018

For many years now, data has been a critical part of every organization. Criminals have been sharpening their tools to breach companies’ cybersecurity to get a hold of sensitive data. What is a data breach? A data breach occurs when a cybercriminal is able to infiltrate a data source and acquire sensitive information, either done physically by accessing a computer or a network and steal the information or compromising a network security remotely. The latter is the one often used to target companies. What are types of data.

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