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  • How Can I Check My Vehicle Safety Features?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Jun-2017

    Modern vehicles come packed with advanced safety features that are designed to decrease the risk of a car accident. For example, forward collision systems can automatically apply the brakes or adjust headlights. Other safety features issue audible warnings if you are at risk of departing from your lane. However, these features are most effective when you know how they work. This is the idea behind ...
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  • The Most Insane Car Defects in History (Part 2)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Jun-2017

    When vehicles consist of thousands of moving parts (and more recently, on-board computers), defects become statistically inevitable—although good car companies will proactively test and issue recalls as needed to ensure safety. Continuing our thread from the previous post, let’s look at a few more of history’s craziest automobile defects. Ford’s Fire-starting Ignition ...
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  • Can Phone Manufacturers Help Prevent Distracted Driving?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jun-2017

    Last November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called upon app developers and smartphone manufacturers to help curb the number of distracted driving accidents in the US. This call to action was warranted, as distracted driving caused 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries during 2015 alone. NHTSA asked phone manufacturers to create software that would work with vehicle ...
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  • The Most Insane Car Defects in History (Part 1)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jun-2017

    Despite all the modern advances in design and technology over the years, automobiles continue to be produced with some of the most unpredictable defects imaginable. While some of these problems amount to little more than inconveniences, other defects prove downright dangerous or deadly, often resulting in massive recalls. Check out this partial list of the most unusual vehicle defects ever ...
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  • What are Common Causes of Medication Mistakes?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Jun-2017

    Medication mistakes have the potential to cause permanent injuries or death to patients. Take for example the recent case of a Georgia woman whose skin “melted off” after she was given the wrong dosage of a medication prescribed for depression. Due to the excessive dosage she received, the woman developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a condition that causes the skin to peel off and ...
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  • Worried about Inadequate Treatment? Watch for These Warning Signs in Your Doctor's Office

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Jun-2017

    With medical error now being listed as the third most common cause of death in the United States, we must be vigilant like never before and take responsibility for our own treatment and care. Thankfully, you can protect yourself from many possible instances of medical malpractice or inadequate treatment just by keeping your eyes and ears open. Many times, the atmosphere or appearance of your ...
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  • Why Does Summer Time Mark the 100 Deadliest Days for Teenage Drivers?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Jun-2017

    Memorial Day marked the start of the 100 deadliest days for teenage drivers. Car crashes involving teenagers increase by 15 percent between Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA), more than 5,000 teenagers have died in car accidents during this 100-day period over the last five years. During the summer months, teenagers are likely to be driving with ...
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  • Why Are E-Cigarettes Causing Catastrophic Injuries?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 13-Jun-2017

    Lithium-ion batteries used in electronic cigarettes have gained notoriety for causing catastrophic injuries to people. These batteries can explode when they undergo uncontrollable overheating, a process known as a thermal runaway effect. However, due to the design of e-cigarette batteries, thermal runaway effects are more likely to cause injuries when they occur. Many batteries in e-cigarettes are ...
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  • Dangers of Bad Doctor Handwriting: Real or Imagined?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Jun-2017

    “All doctors have bad handwriting.” Though obviously not true of all doctors, the stereotype of a doctor’s “chicken scratch” has been the subject of jokes for many decades. However, if a pharmacist can’t read the prescription, or if a colleague can’t read your doctor’s notes on your medical file, can it cause problems with your treatment? Is bad ...
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  • Tips for Keeping the Elderly Safe During Summer Heat

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Jun-2017

    As summer weather approaches, the D.C. area typically experiences numerous days of high temperatures and humidity, sometimes for several days at a time. The elderly may be especially vulnerable to overheating and heat stroke during these heat waves, and some may be unable to find relief on their own. What can we do to look out for our older friends, neighbors and relatives during these times of ...
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  • Should I Hire an Attorney After a Truck Accident?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-Jun-2017

    Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when they are fully loaded. Even minor collisions at low speeds can destroy lives. Accident survivors or their grieving family members can suffer devastating physical injuries and financial losses. For this reason, it is important for victims of truck accidents to call an attorney. A truck accident lawsuit can help cover costs caused by medical bills, pain ...
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  • Virginia Sprout Grower Recalls Soybean Sprouts after Positive Listeria Test

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-Jun-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. According to a recent press release by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Good Seed Inc. (Happy Sprout Inc.) is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts produced in its Springfield, Virginia, facility. During a routine surveillance sampling by the Food Safety Program of the Virginia Department of ...
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  • Common Summer Allergies in the Washington, D.C. Area

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-Jun-2017

    If you live in or around Washington, D.C. and you feel like the summer allergy seasons are getting more intense each year—you’re not wrong. As the Washington Post reports, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has been tracking a 20-year trend of rising pollen counts in the DC area, and expert consensus is that it will only get worse as the warm seasons continue to get longer ...
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  • Is Social Media Uncovering Possible DC Metro Safety Problems?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 7-Jun-2017

    Individual social media users and press outlets have uploaded a series of photos and videos that show DC Metro services in disarray. Some of these photos and videos show possibly unsafe conditions for passengers. For example, a DC Metro passenger recently uploaded video footage of the wrong train doors opening at an elevated Red Line station. Passengers on the train were exposed to a two-to-three ...
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  • Was My Dodge Ram Recalled?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Jun-2017

    Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall for more than 1.2 million pickup trucks due to a dangerous software error. According to Fiat Chrysler, the software error can temporarily disable the side air bags and seat belt pretensioners during rollover crashes. It is important to know whether your vehicle is affected by this recall because side air bags and seatbelt pretensioners can save your life. The ...
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