BWG Consumer Alert: July 2011

Swimming Safety Tips to Avoid Serious Injury
With the heat coming, our kids will be looking for the closest pool or beach to cool off. Parents need to need to know the basic rules of water safety.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 10 people die in unintentional drownings each day. Many of these victims are young children. For every person who dies, many more are treated in hospitals for non-fatal submersion injuries. Alcohol use is involved in up to half of teen and adult deaths associated with water recreation.

"Swimming should be a source of pleasure not danger," said Boston personal injury lawyer Marc Breakstone. "Parents need to take special care for children, even with small inflatable pools."

Click here for our swimming safety tips.

Grill Safely This Summer
Outdoor family barbecues are a staple of summer. But enjoying food safely in the warm weather requires more planning than indoor gatherings.

Each year, 48 million Americans are sickened by food poisoning - or one in every six, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, 180,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. The good news is food poisoning is preventable.

If you grill this summer, click here for safety tips from the Massachusetts food poisoning lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston:

On the Lighter Side...
It's not all work and no play for the personal injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck. When asked about their favorite beaches:

Marc Breakstone: "I have always loved Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA. It is worth the drive and the price of parking. The water is on the chilly side, but it is beautifully clear. Time your trip right and you can see a sand castle contest."

David White: "I think the drive to Rhode Island is worth the effort if you have the time. My favorite spot is East Matunuck in South Kingston, a little past Narrangansett. The break at low tide is very long, so it's great for boogie boards. If the waves are up it can get exciting."

Ron Gluck: "If you are taking a little vacation or want to make a long day trip, I would recommend Surfside Beach on Nantucket Island. The waves are great for boogie boarding, and you can ride your bike there from the ferry. It's a wonderful family spot."

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David really cared about me as an individual…and he really cared about seeking the justice that needed to be sought in the case. Peter
Ron got the insurance company to settle for the maximum on the policy. And so as a result of that, my son went back to school. Jeff
Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything. Jesenia
I would recommend David…The outcome of my case, I was very pleased with it. I hope I don't have another accident, but if I do we'll be back to see David. Paul
Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question. John
Marc was extremely professional. I felt very confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is his area of practice and I had total confidence in him and I actually have recommended him to other people who have been in accidents. Josh