Articles Tagged with home safety

You use batteries every day in your mobile devices, electronics, and maybe even your car. Disposable and rechargeable batteries supply the energy for many of the items you use every day and when these devices work correctly, you probably never think about them.


Unfortunately, battery-related injuries occur more often than you may think and they can be devastating. Each year, people are injured or even killed by exploding or otherwise malfunctioning batteries. Batteries that overheat or catch fire can cause serious burns and facial injuries if the batteries are in your phone or e-cigarette. Incorrectly functioning batteries in your car can cause you to crash. In your home, poorly designed or flawed batteries can cause fires and serious injury to you and others.

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Of course, many of us know that drunk driving or speeding can lead to a serious car accident in Hollywood or our communities. But many of us engage in simple habits that increase our risk of injury.


If you have any of these habits, for instance, they may well increase your risk of an injury:

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Young adults moving away from home or out of the dorms for the first time and into an apartment may not be familiar with the process of seeking a good quality apartment and this can lead to injuries and legal claims. Many premises liability claims in Homestead and across South Florida are caused by property owners who do not take adequate care of their properties.



If you are just starting your apartment search, there are several things you can do to ensure you get a safe apartment:

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While Florida is known for its warm and sunny weather, nights can still be cool and many of us want a cozy space heater to stay warm and comfortable. Space heaters range from simple and small devices to larger items which mimic the look and flames of a fireplace. In both cases, these products can be a safe and effective way to stay warm, but they do come with risks.


To avoid a fire in your Homestead or Florida home, follow these tips:

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, but in Homestead and across the country, it is also the site of many serious injuries, including burns. Further, what happens in your kitchen is also important for helping you avoid food-borne illness.


There are many ways you can make your kitchen safer:

In Homestead and across South Florida, fall injuries lead to fractures, cuts, head injuries, fatalities, bruises, and other injuries each year. Whether in the home or in the workplace, ladder safety is essential. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that there were more than 630,000 injuries involving ladders across the country in 2015 alone, and in many cases these injuries can be prevented with a few simple tips:


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The entire legal team at Flaxman Law Group wish you and your loved ones a safe and wonderful holiday season. Our team also wants to pass along some of our best holiday safety tips to reduce your risk of injuries.


During this time of year, busy schedules, decorations, and even consumer goods can all pose a risk. Fire hazards, choking hazards, and other dangers can affect your family, but you can also use this time to take steps to stay a little safer all year long. Here’s how:

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In Hollywood and across South Florida and the entire United States, storms and natural disasters can occur at any time. In Florida, especially, tropical storms and hurricanes can be a danger during parts of the year, threatening lives and causing serious injury.


Authorities recommend that every home have an emergency preparedness kit to keep households safe during and after a natural disaster. To avoid injury, you will want to pack and check your emergency kit regularly. Your kit should contain:

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A child’s room can be a great place of enrichment for a child and can provide an ideal place for homework, great memories, and a feeling of safety. Unfortunately, many childhood injuries in Hollywood and across South Florida occur in the home. Decorating your child’s room with safety in mind is an important way to prevent home injuries.


Children spend considerable time in their room, and this room of the house is where they are least likely to be supervised. Both these reasons make it essential to secure this room. Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure your child’s room is attractive as well as safe:

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At this time of year, many of us are thinking of creating a better and healthier life with goals, resolutions and aims for the upcoming 12 months. Since your health and safety are essential to you achieving all the success you want in 2018, this is also great time to walk through your home and make sure you have set up the safest living space possible.


Here’s how to make your home the safest it’s ever been, starting in 2018:

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