BWG Consumer Alert: July 2011
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."
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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.
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."