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Who is responsible for accidents caused by a tire blowout?

Could a defective tire be responsible for your car accident? Tire problems lead to car wrecks more often than many people realize. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that there are about 200 deaths every year on American roads that are related to tire malfunction.

What kinds of tire defects can put your life at risk on the road? They include:

Autumn safety while driving in Pennsylvania

If you're living in Pennsylvania or just visiting relatives over the holiday season, it's wise to take a few moments and remember that the autumn season brings a few unique dangers to motorists -- especially in rural areas of the state!

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has some advice they'd like to offer drivers:

Can older people sue over a slip and fall?

You probably have heard that older people are just prone to falling. In fact, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) says that falls are the single biggest cause of injuries -- fatal and otherwise -- among adults over 65 years of age.

Yet, as the NCOA is quick to point out, falling isn't necessarily inevitable just because someone is old. There are numerous factors that can contribute to whether or not a senior falls -- and many of them might have nothing to do with age.

Four ways to reduce the risk of a car accident

Everyone who rides in a car has a risk of being involved in an accident. Unfortunately, no matter how safe your car is or how much of a responsible driver you are, you will never have complete control regarding whom you share the road with and the potential obstacles ahead.

That said, it can be possible to take action to increase your safety on the road. The following are some of the simplest ways to instantly reduce the risk of being involved in a car accident.

Baby Powder recall casts new doubt on manufacturer's claims

Did Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of numerous products geared to families, know that its talcum powder was contaminated with asbestos fibers for years, if not decades?

The company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) flatly denied it, saying that "we unequivocally believe that our talc and our baby powder does not contain asbestos." This comment was made despite a well-publicized report by a Reuters Investigation team in December of last year that indicated otherwise.

Avoid a slip-and-fall accident this Halloween

Are you getting ready to escort a princess or a pirate through the neighborhood to collect candy during this year's annual Halloween festivities? If so, take the time to review these tips that can help protect you and your child from slip-and-fall accidents.

1. Wear non-slip shoes

What are the real odds of a dog bite?

If you've never met a dog that you didn't like, you may not realize just how common dog bites can actually be. Unfortunately, many people end up bitten simply because they see every dog as "man's best friend" and don't realize that some dogs just...well, aren't friendly.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are around 4.7 million dog bites every year in the United States alone. Around 800,000 of those bites will send the victim to an emergency room -- and it's likely that many more people should go, but don't.

Do you want to avoid driving while distracted? Here's how

If you have seen an accident caused by distracted driving, you may be interested in how to avoid it yourself. If a driver was distracted, rear-ending a vehicle and causing a crash, the injuries to the other driver could be life-changing.

It is not easy to deal with the pain and suffering that can happen after a crash, which is why it's smart to go over what happened and to make sure you don't make similar mistakes in the future. As to distracted driving, there are lots of ways that you can avoid it.

Take precautions before stepping into the woods right now

The air is getting crisp and the leaves on the trees are starting to turn -- which makes the idea of a walk in the woods really enticing to a lot of people -- especially bow hunters.

Archery hunting starts in the state on Oct. 5, 2019, and members of the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania want to remind enthusiasts of several safety measures they should take before they lift up their bow. Here's what they recommend:

How your "reptilian brain" affects your ability to commute safely

Traveling the same route to work, your kids' school or errands every day can become dull. You may feel like you know every building and road sign along the way, and paying attention to your commute can become quite difficult. You may find yourself slipping into bouts of intense boredom.

Some people traveling down familiar roads will experience a loss of time, where they arrive at their destination and can't quite recall how they got there. This happens because of a unique physiological response to boredom and routine in the human brain.

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