With the calendar turning to May, most people know (especially teenagers) that graduation season is about to begin. High school seniors across the region will celebrate their accomplishments. Whether it will be with senior class trips or established parties, the notion of alcohol being consumed cannot be dismissed out of hand. With that, teens and their parents should continue to have detailed conversations about the dangers of drinking and driving, especially at this time of year.
At first thought, you may think of bankruptcy as the "loser's" way out of debt; essentially giving up on your efforts to pay bills that will forever label you as a cheat or deadbeat. However, you may soon learn that millions of Americans seek bankruptcy protection every year, and they all have one thing in common: They want to leave their troubled financial pasts behind.
Informing your children about the dangers of sexual assault is a difficult conversation to have. Our children are innocent. It is difficult to bring up such a serious problem. Unfortunately, we also live in a world where it is essential to help children protect themselves. While accurate statistics are hard to come by, it is estimated that 20 percent of girls and 10 percent of boys are sexually assaulted before the age of 18.
After the long winter months, it is normal to acquire some cabin fever. Once the clocks are changed and we get more sunlight, the warm weather will follow. Ironically, there are dangers workers face outside that they do not face during the winter months.
During the spring, there's nothing like taking a dog for a walk (or run). Indeed, spring is slow to come this year, but in no time parks and other greenspaces will have pet owners taking their dogs to frolic and play. When in public, it is not expected that a dog will become scared or enraged and attack someone, but ever so often it does.
Weather-wise, it looks like we have turned a corner. The constant threats of snow covered highways and threats of black ice are over; coming are warmer days and late sunsets. These are telltale signs of spring. With that, people will begin to bring their motorcycles out again.
While the weather may not seem spring like, it is a time for new beginnings. Soon enough, snow will turn into rain, and buds will turn into flowers, and more drivers will be on the road with spring break and prom coming soon. Because of this, it is appropriate to introduce posts dedicated to distracted driving awareness month.
It's natural to be angry after a car or truck accident, especially if you were driving carefully, following the speed limit and doing all the safe things you were taught in driving school about not following too closely and refraining from looking at your phone. It is also common to be upset if the other driver was doing the exact opposite by speeding, tailgating, or even worse, texting while driving.
We all know that texting and driving is a dangerous and widespread issue. However, less focus has been provided to the danger of texting while on foot. For the second year in a row, approximately 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents in the U.S.
Now that the Eagles have won a Super Bowl, it is time to make sure other important items in our lives are properly in order. If you have unpaid medical bills from a work accident, it is important that you immediately consult an attorney to discuss your rights.