BWG Consumer Alert: November 2011
In the Northeast, as the days get shorter and the leaves start to fall, many people begin to think about home heating. We all want to make the best and safest decisions for our families. That means careful planning and having a good understanding of your heating device. This is important because heating equipment is the second-leading cause of home fires and the third-leading cause of home fire deaths in the United States. Here, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers offer safety tips:
Electric Space Heaters
Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors
Breakstone, White & Gluck Honored as Super Lawyers by Boston Magazine
Breakstone, White & Gluck announces its Boston personal injury lawyers have been recognized as 2011 Super Lawyers by Boston Magazine. It is the eighth consecutive year the firm's lawyers have been honored. Click here to read how attorneys Marc L. Breakstone, Ronald E. Gluck and David W. White were recognized.
Safe Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
Thanksgiving is a special time of year when friends and family gather for tasty food and spirited conversation. And as everybody knows, it is the busiest travel time of the year. Safe driving starts, of course, with everybody wearing their seat belt. Then, make sure everyone plans to be a little patient on the ride. Here are a couple of other tips for driving safely and avoiding car accidents:
Plan Travel Times
The Wednesday before the holiday and Sunday following are the busiest travel days. If possible, plan to travel at other times.
Massachusetts Travel Information
Check your local news and visit websites such as Massachusetts 511 website and SmartTraveler for information about car accidents and road conditions before you travel.
Put Your Cell Phones Away
Keep cell phones out of the driver's hands. Talking on the phone and texting while driving are especially dangerous when the roads are busy.
Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 car crashes each year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. Rest up before driving and pull off the road if you feel yourself getting drowsy while driving and stop your car.
Expect to have to travel below the speed limit in heavy traffic and make sure not to follow other vehicles too closely.