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March 2017 Archives

Scalding burns can be prevented with specific steps

Burns are especially troublesome for the boys and girls who suffer from them. They are painful and more serious burns result in extensive medical treatments. Preventing burns is sometimes easy. Unfortunately, there are some instances in which people don't take the steps necessary. Other people are harmed when these individuals don't take action.

How do you help the victim of a suspected spinal injury?

The first instinct many people have when they see someone seriously injured right in front of their eyes is to rush to their aid -- but in California, that can sometimes come back to haunt a would-be Good Samaritan. The law that applies to rescue attempts is somewhat narrowly defined, which means that you can still be sued for making someone worse if you take unnecessary risks.

Protecting yourself from accidents when around fires

When it comes to fires, there are a number of other situations in which you may come in contact with a bonfire, whether it be while camping, standing over the grill, or relaxing around a fire pit in your back yard. While they might serve a purpose, whether it's to create a certain aesthetic, cook food, or provide warmth, it's important to keep in mind that they're as dangerous as they are beautiful or practical.

Wrongful death suit filed after 21-year-old's swimming pool death

Relatives of a 21-year-old man who drowned in a Los Angeles swimming pool have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The incident happened in July 2015 on property owned by actress Demi Moore. The Hollywood starlet, however, was not at home when the accident occurred.

10 new California laws going into effect this year: part one

Part one of our list focuses on safety and personal injury.

Many people joke about California's love affair with new laws and regulations, and 2016 was a busy year for the legislature. State lawmakers passed 898 new laws that will go into effect in 2017, and we've gathered some of the big ones here.

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