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Think again before walking home from the bar

Thumbnail image for walking while drunk.jpgPicture this: it's 3:00 a.m., and the bar you have been at all night has just closed. You know you are too drunk to drive home, but a taxi or an Uber will be too expensive. You decide that walking is a better alternative, so you head down the sidewalk and begin on your way.

While you may think that walking while drunk is a safer alternative to driving drunk, studies show that walking drunk can actually put you in great danger. In 2016, over 1,300 of the almost 5,000 pedestrian deaths were caused by car crashes involving an intoxicated pedestrian. Not only will driving drunk put your life at risk but walking drunk also has its own consequences.

More and more millennials turning to prenups

marriage.jpgMillennials have been getting married later in life compared to earlier generations. The types of concerns that are common among millennials as they enter marriage are perhaps different than couples who were getting married at younger ages. For one, getting married later in life can mean going into a marriage with more assets. Because of this, asset protection may rank high on the list of concerns for engaged millennials.

The three most common co-parenting issues after divorce

co parenting.jpgMany issues can arise when co-parenting with an ex-spouse. Unfortunately, there is no single guide that can cover all potential problems that may arise, as every situation is unique based on circumstance.

However, there are a few obstacles that are common and very possible to overcome. Below we have highlighted three recurring problems with a few ways to approach handling them:

DWI conviction rates are down in New Jersey

DWI.jpgIf you have been accused of DWI in New Jersey, it is not a guarantee you will be found guilty. Not all DWI cases end in a conviction. In fact, a portion of DWI cases ending in conviction have decreased in New Jersey in recent years. Between 2008 and 2017, the conviction rate in New Jersey DWI cases dropped from 85 percent to 71 percent, according to state data. Meanwhile, dismissal rates have seen a big increase.

Lightning risks for outdoor workers

lightning.jpegSummer weather can pose safety challenges for outdoor workers. Not only are there risks presented by high temperatures, but summer can bring some severe storms. Such storms can be unpredictable, and they have the potential to inflict serious injuries on outdoor workers.

Lightning can strike from up to 10 miles out, and the injuries from lightning strikes can be incredibly severe and permanently alter someone's life. 

Remember to drive safely!

distracted driving.jpgNow that summer is finally here, more cars and motorcyclists are traveling, and children are playing outside. With so many additional people on or close to our roadways, it is important to remember that distracted driving can result in not only damage to your vehicle, but injury or death to those around you.

The disease risks of dog bites

dogs.jpgGiven how common dog ownership is in the United States, it is not unusual to come across these pets when out and about over the summer. Most of these encounters go without a hitch, and they might even bring a good deal of joy to those involved. However, every now and then, they take a very unfortunate turn, and a person ends up with a dog bite.

The dangers of working in the summer heat

sun.jpgFor many, warm summer weather is a welcomed after a long, cold winter. However, summer heat can pose its dangers, especially for those individuals who work outside.

When you work outside, hot temperatures could put you at risk for heat stress, which can lead to heat-related illnesses.

    How to protect your kids from playground falls

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Playground-Blog-Image-3.jpgFor many families, summer time means family trips to the playground. However, there are concerns that can arise when it comes to playground safety. Parents should give careful attention to keeping things as safe as possible for their kids when it comes to playground visits.

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