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  • How Common Are Theme Park Accidents?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Aug-2017

    According to a 2013 study published in Clinical Pediatrics, an average of 12 children per day are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries sustained at theme parks. While many incidents involve minor injuries, there are also instances of theme park accidents causing catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Last August, a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a water slide in Kansas City. In ...
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  • Safety Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 4-Aug-2017

    It’s the day your high school graduate has dreamed of—and the day you’ve secretly come to dread—the day your child leaves home to start college as a freshman. College life is a culture all its own, with both adventures and possible dangers ahead. What words of wisdom can you give your college freshman to keep her safe as she starts a new chapter? Here’s a list of the ...
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  • A Quick-Start Guide to Boating Accident Prevention

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Aug-2017

    While many Americans enjoy being out on the water during the warm summer months, boating accidents remain a point of concern. The most recent Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics Report says 701 people died in boating accidents in 2016—a 12 percent increase over the previous year. The following boating accident prevention guide can help you stay safe on the water. Keep your boat ...
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  • Signs That a Defective Car Part May Have Caused or Contributed to Your Accident

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Jul-2017

    Admittedly, most automobile accidents occur due to some form of driver error, which is why insurance companies use the word “fault” to determine who should pay for the damage. However, occasionally a defective automobile part can be a contributing factor, or even the direct cause of a crash. If you believe a defective car part may have played a role in your recent automobile accident, ...
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  • Another Reminder of the Dangers of Distracted Driving - And a Pledge to NOT Text and Drive

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Jul-2017

    In recent years, a number of campaigns have initiated to urge against texting and driving, with varying degrees of success. Multiple states have enacted laws to ban texting while driving. According to the National Safety Council, although everyone is confident they are able to multitask while driving, it is actually not really possible to successfully do two things well at the same time. Listed on ...
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  • Reminders for Beach Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Jul-2017

    With summer in full swing and the school year still barely on the horizon, many families are heading to the beach. Millions of Americans go to the beach every year. While most of these trips go smoothly, last year over three hundred people died at beaches. Here are some safety tips to help you and your family have a safe and fun beach vacation. Learn to swim. Swimming in the ocean is more ...
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  • Papaya-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Expands

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Jul-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Last week, we blogged about a local outbreak of Salmonella connected to Caribena brand yellow Maradol papayas sold in Maryland grocery stores. Since the initial local investigation began, in follow up to the Maryland Department of Health's warning regarding its investigation of a Salmonella investigation related to the Maradol ...
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  • How to Vet and Choose the Right Babysitter for Your Family

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

    The task of choosing a new babysitter can be daunting, to say the least. You’re about to entrust your children—your most precious treasures—into someone else’s care, possibly even someone you barely know. How do you interview/vet possible babysitters to ensure your children will be both safe and happy in their care? First, some comforting news: Incidents of babysitters ...
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  • HOT CARS Act of 2017

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

    Since 1998, over 700 children have died from being left in hot cars. Most children who die in hot cars are under two years old. Since the beginning of 2017, twenty-three children have already died in hot cars. In most of these cases, according to NoHeatStroke.org, the caregiver responsible has simply forgotten the child in the backseat. One psychology professor says that this happens because ...
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  • Maryland Health Department Issues Salmonella Warning about Caribena-Brand Maradol Papayas

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

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. The Maryland State Department of Health recently issued a warning for consumers of Caribena's yellow Maradol papayas as part of an ongoing investigation of Salmonella contamination. The June 19, 2017, press release involves Caribena-brand papayas that were distributed throughout Maryland grocery stores. Further investigation into the ...
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  • Can I Use a GoPro to Show Fault After a Bicycle Accident?

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

    Social media users across the country are sharing video footage from a bicycle accident captured by a cyclist who was wearing a GoPro. In the video, a large SUV is seen speeding away after clipping another cyclist. Thanks to the video footage, law enforcement had the make and model of the vehicle. Police made an arrest shortly after the accident. Fortunately, the cyclist involved in the accident ...
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  • Amusement Park Safety Guidelines

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Jul-2017

    Amusement park season isin full swing. However, it is important to keep in mind the risks involved when taking your family for a day of summer fun. While a day at an amusement park can be an exciting adventure, it has the potential to be stressful and exhausting as well. Here are some tips to stay safe, happy, and energized during a trip to an amusement park. Stay hydrated. Bring your own reusable ...
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  • Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia Closes Due to Norovirus Outbreak

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Jul-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Chipotle Mexican Grill in Sterling, Virginia shut down today due to yet anouther outbreak of illness among Chipotle customers. Since 2015, Chipotle has experienced multiple closures because of foodborne illness outbreaks, including repeated outbreaks of E. coli, salmonella and norovirus. Since then, Chipotle has struggled to restore its ...
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  • Pool Safety Pledge Week

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Jul-2017

    Swimming is a great way to have fun, exercise, and cool off, especially during a record-setting hot summer. Even though it can be a fun activity for the whole family, you should still be careful. In a recent publication, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that from 2012 through 2014, 76% of reported fatal drownings and 74% of nonfatal drownings involved children under five. This ...
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  • FSIS Report: Sabrett Hot Dogs Recalled - Bone Fragment Contamination

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Jul-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Marathon Enterprises Inc., makers of various Sabrett, Western Beef, 1906 Premium beef and pork hot dog and sausage products recently recalled over 7 million pounds of hot dog products. These items were recalled because of contamination with ...
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  • Summer Camp Food Poisoning: What to Do if Your Child Becomes a Victim

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

    For a couple of weeks each year, summer camps across the nation provide opportunities for kids to have fun, gain new experiences and form new relationships (not to mention a bit of rest for the parents!). However, occasionally good experiences turn bad, especially if a bout of food poisoning sweeps through the camp. The USDA says foodborne illnesses naturally peak in the summertime due to warmer ...
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  • Tips for Teaching Your Children about Safety

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

    Summer vacation is a great time to hang out with your kids. While places like baseball games, amusement parks, and county fairs are fun places to bring children, they are also often packed full of people and it can be easy for children and parents to lose each other. Losing a child even just for a few minutes can be terrifying, so it’s important to do all you can to make sure that even if ...
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  • Summer Home Improvement Safety Tips

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

    During the warm days of summer, we tend to be more active in and around our homes with various home improvement projects, which can sometimes lead to accidents and injury. In fact, the CDC reports that in 2013 alone, Americans visited the E.R. more than 28 million times for unintentional injuries! With a bit of forethought and care, many of these accidents can be avoided, however. If you’re ...
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  • Why Are Wire Grill Brushes Causing Internal Injuries?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 5-Jul-2017

    If you use a wire grill brush, you may want to stick around and continue reading today’s blog. Bristles on these products can break off during cleaning and become stuck to your grill’s surface. The next time you fire up your grill to make food, you or others could accidently ingest these bristles. After being eaten, these bristles can become imbedded in the mouth or throat. In the ...
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  • Fireworks Accident Statistics-and How to Avoid Becoming One of Them

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 3-Jul-2017

    Few places around the country celebrate Independence Day quite like our nation’s capital. However, with all the fireworks activity destined to occur around the DC area this year, there’s no better time to be mindful of the inherent dangers they present and the importance of celebrating safely. Before you begin lighting up those fireworks this year, consider the following: Approximately ...
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  • A Few Grill and Food Safety Guidelines for Your July 4th Celebration

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 3-Jul-2017

    As the Fourth of July approaches, Americans across the country prepare to celebrate the holiday by gathering family and friends together for barbecues. While barbecue season peaks in the summer; food and grill related safety becomes increasingly important. To make certain that your Fourth of July remains accident-free, remember to practice caution and care when operating a grill. The National Fire ...
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  • Are Distracted Walking Accidents Increasing?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 30-Jun-2017

    A recent report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows fatal pedestrian accidents have increased by 11 percent since last year. In fact, there have been 6,000 fatal pedestrian accidents nationwide since March of 2016. The National Safety Council (NSC) also released a pedestrian safety report and came to similar conclusions. According to the NSC and GHSA, distracted ...
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  • Sparklers Are NOT Safe for Children

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 27-Jun-2017

    As the Fourth of July approaches, many families are getting excited for barbecues and fireworks. Although fireworks are illegal except in fire-department approved displays, sparklers are not banned. A number of parents parents mistakenly consider sparklers to be safer than fireworks, but sparklers account for more injuries than any other kind of firework, according to this report by the Consumer ...
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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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  • 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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