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Every year, over five hundred children under the age of ten drown in preventable swimming pool drownings, and thousands more go to hospital emergency rooms with catastrophic brain or spinal cord injuries caused by serious hypoxia or blunt force trauma experienced in a preventable swimming pool accident. Last year, over 60,000 people in the United States required emergency room treatment for injuries sustained in swimming pool accidents, such as when falling off of malfunctioning swimming pool slides or broken diving boards or when diving into too-shallow water. The numbers are staggering; some experts have noted that a swimming pool at a house is statistically one-hundred times more likely to cause a fatal accident than even a handgun at the house.A person can drown in less than 2 inches of water and sustain brain damage from submersion for only a minute or two. During the summer season, there are approximately ten water-related deaths per day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 4 fatal drowning victims are children aged 14 and younger. For every child who drowns, another four receive medical treatment for non-fatal submersion and brain injuries.

Many Swimming Pool Accidents Are Caused By Negligent Supervision

The CDC has determined that the major risk factors for swimming pools accident and other drownings are a lack of barriers to a pool or spa and insufficient supervision. Most children who drown in pools were last seen in the home, were in the care of one or both parents, and had been out of sight for less than five minutes. With adult or adolescent deaths, alcohol is often a factor, because it impairs balance, coordination, and judgment. In the summer months, sun exposure, heat, high light levels, and dehydration all exacerbate the effects of alcohol, making it an even more dangerous mixture with water-based activities like swimming and boating.

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Sports coaches say good practice produces good technique, but poor practice reinforces poor technique. The same is true for driving. When you take your test, you will learn to drive correctly. Then you go and build up road experience year by year. As you do so, you may pick up bad habits. Years later, you might not be driving as well as you like to think.

Few drivers take further training. Amateur golfers, by contrast, often spend hundreds of dollars each year on coaching to improve their technique.

Being good or bad at golf is not a matter of life and death. Being bad at driving might be. Taking an online defensive driving course is a cheap way to improve your technique. It is not the same as taking an advanced driving course where you drive with an instructor, but it is a good start. Here are some of the advantages of attending a class:

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Dental malpractice can occur when a dental patient is harmed through the provision of sub-standard care. Just as doctors can be held liable for medical negligence, so can all types of dentists

In order to make a successful case for dental malpractice, an injured patient and their attorney will typically need to establish the following:•the existence of a dentist-patient relationship•the appropriate medical standard of care under the circumstances•how that standard of care was breached, causing harm to the patient, and•the nature and extent of the patient's injury.

The first element — whether there was a dentist-patient relationship — is typically not disputed as there are typically payments made and appointments kept.

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Running away from a dangerous dog feels like the most natural thing in the world. The dog charges and you turn and sprint in the other direction. Maybe it’s just instinct. After all, you’re trying to protect yourself. Maybe you think the dog just wants you out of its perceived territory and you’re showing it that you’re getting out.

No matter why you run, it’s actually the wrong idea. Dogs have a very strong chase reflex. Anyone who has gone for a jog with their pet knows how this works. The dog may seem tired out after a few miles but, if a squirrel runs across the sidewalk, the dog suddenly has a burst of strength to pull on the leash.

The same is true no matter what the dog is chasing. That’s a dog’s first instinct. It may just have barked at your before but, if you run, now it wants to chase. That escalates the entire situation. The dog may chase you down and bite you specifically because you ran.

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Spinal cord injuries are some of the most severe personal injuries we can experience. These injuries can cause paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury.

There are a variety of causes of spinal injuries, including bullet or stab wounds, traumatic injury, diving accidents, electric shocks, extreme twisting, sports injuries, and slip and fall accidents. A serious spinal injury can be a radically life-changing event in an individual’s life.

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury to your spinal cord as the result of another person’s negligence it is important that you contact a Houston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer as soon as possible.There are many ways the spinal cord can be injured, including paralysis injuries, but spinal cord injuries are broadly divided into two categories: complete and incomplete.

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