Buying a Christmas tree is a quintessential part of the holiday season for many families. Unfortunately, when a Christmas tree is not securely fastened to the car, it can fly off the vehicle and cause tremendous damage.
Here are some tips to help you safely transport a Christmas tree on your vehicle:
- Pack the right gear: Bring rope, cord or bungee straps to secure the tree to your car.
- Get the Christmas tree netted: Ask the seller to net the tree. This will make it more compact and easier to transport and move around.
- Protect your car’s roof: Place a tarp or blanket on the roof of the car to protect it from scratches.
- Trunk-side forward: Position the tree so the tree trunk is toward the front of your vehicle.
- Secure the tree: Wrap rope, cord or bungee straps around the tree to secure it to the car’s roof or rack. You may need to wrap it several times to make sure it is secured.
- Check the tree before driving: Do one last check before hitting the road. Tug on the tree to make sure it’s secure.
- Take the back roads home: It may be a good idea to avoid highways and avoid high speeds. Take it easy and watch your speed on the way home – take the back roads, if necessary.
By implementing these tips, you can safely get your Christmas tree home and get on to more important things – like decorating it!
It’s no secret that football players are at risk for concussions. Nor is it a secret that repeated concussions can cause long-term brain damage. However, the details of those risks have yet to be fully fleshed out.
One recent study does shed light on how concussions differ – in location, severity and frequency – depending on the player’s position. The study examines the mechanics of concussions among running players versus linemen. Continue reading “Which football positions face the highest risk of brain damage?”
By William J. Price
A contingency fee contract delays a lawyer’s legal payment until a financial result is reached between the client and the defendant’s insurance company. The verdict or settlement includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Under a contingency arrangement, the attorney’s payment is a percentage – usually 33% – of this amount. Continue reading “4 things you need to know about contingency fees”
As patients, we expect our health care systems to function smoothly and safely. Our nation’s clinics, hospitals and health care facilities should offer high levels of care as well as advanced treatments and technologies. Yet that doesn’t always happen.
The ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care, publishes annual reports on the biggest threats to patient health and safety. Its 2018 report identifies risks to watch out for in the new year. Some of them might surprise you. Continue reading “3 of the biggest medical hazards patients will face in 2018”
When you think of distracted driving, what comes to mind?
Most people think of talking on a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. But there are many other forms of distracted driving that can be just as dangerous. Continue reading “How safe is GPS use while driving?”
Local and state bar associations, the National Business Institute, and other organizations regularly host opportunities for attorneys to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours.
Elk & Elk attorneys are often invited to share their extensive experience in various areas of personal injury law with their peers in the legal community at these events. Continue reading “Earn Continuing Legal Education hours at these upcoming seminars”
Whether we like it or not, self-driving cars are in our future.
A report by BI Intelligence estimates that there will be 10 million self-driving vehicles on roads by 2020.
A recent article in Scientific American highlights an important issue: Even though self-driving cars are programmed to be safe and safety tests confirm that, for the most part, they are – they are still operating on roads with error-prone humans. Continue reading “How safe are self-driving cars?”
Workplace accidents and injuries are an unfortunate reality in the modern workplace. Even more unfortunate is the fact that every year in the United States, thousands of workers die in work-related accidents.
Although any worker can suffer an on-the-job injury, there are certain industries that see more incidents. Continue reading “The most common causes of worker injuries and fatalities in Ohio”
Elk & Elk attorney William Price will share his extensive experience in auto injury litigation and help others gain a better understanding of effective strategies for working with insurance companies at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar in Worthington. Continue reading “Elk & Elk Attorney William Price to Present on Auto Injury Litigation at Upcoming Seminar”
Many people rely on medicine to keep them healthy. But when taken improperly, medications can have serious and potentially deadly effects. This is especially true in the case of children, who may access medications that are not properly stored. Continue reading “Safely Storing Medications At Home Can Help Prevent Overdoses In Children”