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How Parents Can Use Apps for Distracted Driving Prevention: If you are concerned your children are using their phones while driving, stick around and continue reading this blog. Several smart phone apps allow parents to promote distracted driving prevention. These apps use features that send alerts to parents when their children text and drive. Others offer incentives for staying off the phone while driving. We will use three examples to discuss how these apps can prevent cell phone use behind the wheel. CellControl: CellControl is an app for Android, iOS and Blackberry that allows parents to remotely disable texting, email and other programs while driving. The app works with DriveID, a separate piece of hardware, to detect when users are moving. Although many mobile phone features are blocked, the use of 911 is still allowed. Parents will also receive notifications when children tamper with CellControl settings. Drive Beehive: Drive Beehive allows users to pair with family members, friends or... Read More » The post How Parents Can Use Apps for Distracted Driving Prevention appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1Z00keW #SafetyLawyerBlog #DriveSafely
Mobile phone use while driving has become a national safety issue. Parents can use smart phone apps for distracted driving prevention.
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Is Your Vehicle on Takata’s Recall List?: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Takata is set to recall an additional 35 to 40 million vehicles over defective airbag inflators that have been responsible for 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Takata’s defective airbags explode with such force during car accidents that shrapnel shoots at high speeds into drivers and passengers. Prior accident reports claim the victims of Takata’s airbags appear to have been shot or stabbed. As of May 2016, NHTSA officials claim only 8.1 million airbags have been repaired. With more than 60 million vehicles affected by the recall, many motorists are still driving with potentially deadly airbags. Fortunately, there are ways to check if your vehicle has been included in the recall. How to Check Recall Notices Through NHTSA’s Website Although auto manufacturers are required to notify vehicle owners of recalls, the information may not always reach consumers. The NHTSA... Read More » The post Is Your Vehicle on Takata’s Recall List? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1syXCTG #SafetyLawyerBlog #NHTSA
With Takata’s recall set to expand to over 60 million vehicles, it is important to stay up-to-date on important recall information.
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CDC Claims Playground Concussions Are On the Rise

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show emergency rooms are treating playground-related concussions in record numbers. According to figures from the CDC stretching between 2001 and 2013, emergency rooms have treated an average of 21,000 playground-related concussions each year. Cases involved children 14 years old or younger. Remember parents, playgrounds are fun, but they are opportune locations for falls and brain injuries to occur.
New data shows monkey bars, playground gyms, and swings were cited most often in connection with head injuries
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Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Truck Accidents Fivefold: Last week, we discussed the relationship between trucking industry lobbyists and members of Congress. Trucking industry lobbyists have convinced federal lawmakers to roll back hours-of-service rules and to complicate efforts to test commercial drivers for sleep apnea. Commercial truck drivers with sleep apnea are a major threat to public safety. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes multiple episodes of breathing cessation throughout the night. People with sleep apnea wake up several times each night, and can suffer from excessive daytime drowsiness and attention problems. Sleep apnea creates a dangerous combination of symptoms for people driving large vehicles weighing tens of thousands of pounds. In fact, a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health has discovered that truck drivers with sleep apnea are five times more likely to cause accidents than those without the condition. Because sleep apnea is treatable, commercial truck drivers could be tested and treated... Read More » The post Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Truck Accidents Fivefold appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1s83Hq9 #SafetyLawyerBlog #DrivingSafety
Sleep apnea and trucking do not mix. Learn more about this condition and why it is threat to public safety by reading our blog.
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Why Lawmakers Have Failed to Prevent Truck Accidents: The Huffington Post recently published a powerful and harrowing story describing an Illinois State Trooper’s near death experience during a truck accident. As you read our summary of what happened, please keep in mind that many accidents just like this are preventable. In January of 2014, the trooper was responding to a stalled semi-truck along an Illinois tollway. After pulling up to the stalled semi-truck, the officer flipped his lights on to alert oncoming vehicles. He was joined by a bright yellow tollway vehicle and a heavy-duty tow truck. The tow truck and state trooper both had emergency lights activated. In addition, roadside flares illuminated the surrounding area for oncoming traffic. On this particular night, visibility was clear. There is no good excuse for what happened next. A semi-truck hauling multi-ton steel coils was closing in fast on the three emergency vehicles. The semi-truck driver made no effort to slow... Read More » The post Why Lawmakers Have Failed to Prevent Truck Accidents appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1rO1NuH #SafetyLawyerBlog #FMCSA
To prevent truck accidents, lawmakers must stop favoring the trucking industry over public safety. Accidents take and ruin lives.
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Attention Drivers: Are Your Headlights Safe?: Do you live in an area of Colorado or Wyoming with poor street lighting? If so, you may want to pay close attention to this blog. A new report released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has discovered headlights on many cars sold in the US perform poorly. Out of all 30 midsized sedans tested in the study, only one-third performed well. The remaining two-thirds had poor or marginal performance. Some of the models may not offer drivers enough time to stop and avoid collisions. For example, the report shows the worst performing headlights project 128 feet, while the best performing offers 400 feet of visibility. The contrast between the best and worst performing lights could mean the difference between life and death for some drivers. It could mean the difference between hitting a deer and coming to a safe stop. Almost half of all car accidents occur... Read More » The post Attention Drivers: Are Your Headlights Safe? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1riop5X #SafetyLawyerBlog #NHTSA
A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has discovered serious headlight safety issues in 30 popular sedans.
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Colorado Mom Tells Lawmakers Heartbreaking Concussion Story: Sports-related brain injuries have gained considerable national attention, but we must remember that even young athletes are at risk for severe injuries or death. In 2004, Colorado high school freshman Jake Snakenberg died from second impact syndrome, a condition where two concussions are sustained within a short period of time. Jake’s mother recently spoke before two U.S. House committees to share her son’s story and to push for concussion research. The hearing allowed Congress to discover possible methods coaches and educators can use to prevent severe complications from brain injuries. If Jake’s first concussion had been caught by school athletic staff or his family, it’s possible he would still be alive today. Can Schools Prevent Second Impact Syndrome? This is not the first time Jake’s story has been used to develop guidelines for keeping young athletes safe from brain injuries. Colorado lawmakers passed the Jake Snakenberg Youth Sports Concussion Act... Read More » The post Colorado Mom Tells Lawmakers Heartbreaking Concussion Story appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1YSx8GQ #SafetyLawyerBlog #concussions
A Colorado mother who lost her son to a concussion 12 years ago recently spoke before Congress about second impact syndrome.
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Should We Blame Social Media for Distracted Driving Accidents?: Americans are now more connected than ever before thanks to social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. However, the temptation to share our lives with friends and family may be overwhelming for some, even at times when such activity can be dangerous. Using social media apps while driving has become a national phenomenon, and drivers have admitted to updating Facebook or taking selfies behind the wheel. Snapchat, the app that encourages users to take selfie photos, has been identified as a possible cause of serious car accidents. The app has a speed filter that records how fast users are moving while taking selfies. We can use a recent news story to highlight the consequences of using Snapchat’s speed filter behind the wheel. On a four-lane highway outside of Georgia, an innocent man’s life was changed forever by a driver who was using Snapchat’s speed filter while taking selfies.... Read More » The post Should We Blame Social Media for Distracted Driving Accidents? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1Yw5T4L #SafetyLawyerBlog #Selfie
Snapchat’s speed filter may have caused an accident that left a man with a severe brain injury. Is the popular selfie app to blame?
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Can Brain Injuries Cause Complete Memory Loss?: Complete memory loss can become an unfortunate reality for sufferers of severe brain injuries. A 25-year-old professional cyclist from Broomfield, Colorado, experienced total memory loss after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a bicycle accident. While competing in a race last month, she crashed just before the finish line. Emergency workers airlifted her to the University of Southern California Medical Center, where she spent two weeks in an intensive care unit. Doctors performed a CT scan and discovered she had suffered a brain bleed. Additional tests confirmed she had sustained a severe brain injury. Due to the extent of her injury, she was unable to recognize her parents and had no memory of her career as a professional cyclist. Short term memory functions were also severely affected, and she cannot remember tasks performed 30 seconds ago. She was recently transferred to Craig Hospital, a Colorado institution known for its brain... Read More » The post Can Brain Injuries Cause Complete Memory Loss? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1Ymdu5R #SafetyLawyerBlog #TBI
Brain injuries and memory loss share a strong relationship, which may cause challenges during the rehabilitation process.
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Professional Athletes Donate Brains for CTE Research: A growing number of professional athletes are pledging to donate their brains for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Professional athletes are at high risk of developing CTE, a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated concussions. CTE can cause early-onset dementia, mental health issues, cognitive problems and even suicide. However, researchers can only study CTE posthumously. To help the medical community better understand CTE, athletes from various sports have volunteered to donate their brains. Abby Wambach and Brandi Chastain, both former soccer players, have pledged to donate their brains to CTE research. They are joined by Megan Rapinoe, a current soccer player for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Soccer players frequently attempt to ‘head the ball’ and end up colliding with one another, which can increase the chances of suffering concussions. The sport has been identified by the American Journal of Sports Medicine as a main cause of sports-related injuries... Read More » The post Professional Athletes Donate Brains for CTE Research appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1rUYkur #SafetyLawyerBlog #BrainInjuryAwareness
Professional athletes from various types of sports have made pledges to donate their brains for CTE research.
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Law Tigers Colorado, Metier Law Firm Attend Iron Horse Kickoff Rally: On Thursday April 21st, the riders stationed at Fort Carson officially kicked off their riding season to the tune of over 200 bikes roaring through the base at their annual Iron Horse Kickstart Event along with a few hundred additional attendees. Law Tigers was proud to be involved with the soldiers on base to help promote motorcycle safety and to educate the soldiers on ways they can protect themselves on the road. The annual event featured live music, food, several area vendors from the motorcycle community, free motorcycle safety inspections, maintenance training, and a mentorship ride up to The Garden of the Gods and back. There was also a riding skills demonstration put on by the local Colorado Springs Police Department, along with a safety course where riders could test their basic riding skills. Fort Carson has over 4,000 registered riders on base and each is required by the US... Read More » The post Law Tigers Colorado, Metier Law Firm Attend Iron Horse Kickoff Rally appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1XYfdhx #FirmNews #LawTigers
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Love the TV ads! The lady with the paper cut wanting to sue the paper maker; the video game player wanting to sue the power company. So funny and a great commentary on litigants today. Makes me think that this law firm may really be interested in helping people who are really hurt and not just those looking for a quick buck.
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