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Ford 2013 Escape Recall Information: Consumer Info & Recommended Steps

Recall attorney in San Diego discusses the 2013 Ford Escape.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Owners of the latest 2013 Ford Escape crossovers are urged to take the next steps to prevent accident and injury following the automaker’s latest recall. According to New York Times, Ford is recalling about 140,000 vehicles in the United States because of a potential fire hazard. The [...]

Could You Be Driving ‘Drunk’ and Not Know It?

Car accident attorney in San Diego discusses driving while tired.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Alarm clock. Tired. Bad mood. Shower. Head to work. If that sounds familiar, you join the millions of Americans who wake up groggy, annoyed and simply just too tired. Blame it on Jay Leno, the iPad or your worrying mind – either way, sleep is hard to [...]

Human Error is Largest Contributor to Poor Child Safety Seat Performance

San Diego Children's Injury Lawyer discusses Child Safety Seats

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and 13. Even though we aim to keep our children safe by the use of child car seats and restraints like boosters, human error [...]

Safety First: How to Pick Your Teen’s First Car

Car accident injury attorney in La Jolla

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert We all remember the first day we got our driver’s license. The excitement of getting behind the wheel was an incredible experience. The freedom! The responsibility! The coming of age! Those same sentiments ring true in our teens today. Yet, because young drivers are inherently inexperienced, the [...]

July 31, National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Car-Related Heat Stroke a Serious Risk for Children in Summer Months

Children's Injury Lawyer in La Jolla

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert At least 24 children have died this summer on account of heat stroke after being left inside hot vehicles. It goes without saying that hot cars pose a serious risk of injury to children and all parents are urged to immediately remove children from vehicles once completely [...]

Car Accident Safety: Adjusting Your Seat for Whiplash Prevention

Whiplash lawyer in La Jolla

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Whiplash is likely to be sustained in a car accident mainly in part to the way seats are constructed and the commonality of rear-end car collisions. Whiplash is defined as a rapid snapping of a person’s head, resulting in the hyperextension of the neck. Muscles, tendons and [...]

The Top 5 Causes of Home-Related Accidents

Home accident attorney San Diego

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Our homes should be private sanctuaries of comfort, security and relaxation. But every year, more than 18,000 individuals in the United States die from home-related accidents – a sobering reminder to all Americans that homes are only safe with our efforts. When it comes to household safety, [...]

Vehicle rating system may rely on accident prevention – not just accident protection

Auto accident attorney in Del Mar

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Car accidents in San Diego happen every single day. Whether it’s a fender-bender or a large scale collision, the truth is that our community is affected by crashes on a daily basis. Most people are cognizant of the fact that every time we head out on our [...]

Kids and cars: 5 things you need to know

Children's car injury attorney La Jolla

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Every parent feels the same emotions when leaving the hospital with a newborn. It’s a sense of overwhelming protection and willingness to keep your child safe at all costs. And the feeling never fades as most parents work hard to ensure their child’s safety throughout the years. [...]

Understanding bionic devices, elective amputation, and the future of artificial limbs

San Diego Injury Attorney - Prosthetics

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert When it comes to prosthetic devices, amputees expect artificial limbs to look good, function well, and perform just as nature would have intended. Now more than ever, amputees are adapting to sophisticated technology called “bionic” devices. These complex prosthetics use a combination of motors, natural-looking skins, and [...]

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  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored with Stevie Gold Award
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named Startup of the Year in the 2014 American Business Awards, earning the brokerage the Stevie Gold award. The award was presented at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among a select few organizations to be entrusted with the Berkshire Hathaway name,” co […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe sports update
    Santa Fe Christian lost to Carlsbad 35-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 12. The Eagles’ only score came in the third quarter, when Matthew McRoskey completed a 54-yard scoring pass to Caleb Phillips. Reece Walker rushed for 50 yards on four carries and Benton Weeks gained 29 rushing yards on 11 carries. […]
  • Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns to benefit Rancho Santa Fe School
    The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation’s annual Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns Sept. 26. All families are encouraged to contribute “Your Share” in support of a world-class education for their children at R. Roger Rowe School during Red Envelope Friday. Making a contribution is easy! On Sept. 26, volunteers will be at drop off and pick up lines at t […]