Boating on Alabama's coast, lakes and rivers is extremely popular in the summer. It does, however, come with the risk of serious injury or death. You need to know how to keep yourself and your family safe on the water.
If you're like most people, you've never heard of the instinctive drowning response. Most of us think that a drowning person will call for help, arms waving and splashing. According to Dr. Francesco A. Pia, these signs show aquatic distress, which occurs before the instinctive drowning response.
In April, National Dog Bite Prevention Week aims to reduce the potential for dog bites by teaching people about dog bite statistics and dog behavior. This is an important effort since 4.5 million people suffer dog bites every year.
Spotting a bad driver on the road is almost a daily occurrence. As you approach their vehicle, you might realize that they were texting or talking on their cellphone. This behavior is dangerous, and as users of the road, we don't want to fall victim to an accident caused by a distracted driver - but do we always practice what we preach?
Two swimming pool accidents with tragic results this week in Alabama are a reminder that everyone needs to take precautions around pools. In Homewood, a two-year-old boy drowned in a pool at his apartment complex. A 12-year-old girl drowned in a pool in Mobile when she slipped and fell into it.
Suffering an injury on vacation not only ruins your trip, it also causes legal problems. Many people don't know where to turn for help when they are injured away from home.
With summer travel season beginning, it's important to think about how to be safe on your trip. You want your vacation to be enjoyable, so prepare ahead of time to keep your belongings and your family safe.
Falls in retail stores are fairly common. While some only cause bumps and bruises, others result in serious injuries such as broken bones, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
When a child is injured, parents feel a range of emotions: anger, fear, guilt, confusion. They want to know what caused their child's injury and who is responsible. And they want to know how the injury will affect the rest of their child's life.
Alabama is home to numerous beaches, lakes and waterways, making it perfect for recreational activities such as boating, fishing and swimming. These activities are extremely popular, whether they take place in one of our state's many lakes, rivers or in Mobile Bay.