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October 2017 Archives

The dangers of jet skis

Jet skis and other personal watercraft can be a lot of fun on Rhode Island waterways. Because they are on the water, many people do not realize just how dangerous they can be. Every year, there are severe injuries and deaths caused by jet skis. It is a serious hazard. According to Fox News, there is a push by those advocating safety on watercraft for people to be required to have a licensed to operate them and for minimum operator age restrictions. In addition, this group wants safety education to become more of a priority.

What are the signs of a brain injury?

If you suffer any injury to your head, you should take it seriously. Brain injury is something that can be mild, but it also can be quite serious. It is difficult to assess the extent of the injury just by looking at a person because most of the damage is inside the skull. In addition, not all symptoms happen immediately after the injury. It could be days or even weeks before the symptoms of a brain injury become apparent, according to the Mayo Clinic.

What causes a delay in symptoms after a car crash?

When you are involved in a car accident in Rhode Island, your first thoughts may not be about yourself. You may be worried about passengers or people in the other vehicle. You may be concerned about the damage done. Even right after the accident, you may still be focused on the financial aspects. As long as you feel fine right after the accident, you may dismiss any chance you could be injured and be quick to enter into an insurance settlement.

Is it difficult to get social security disability benefits?

You may have heard how tough it is to get Social Security disability benefits in Rhode Island and wonder if this is really true. In order to combat fraud, the Social Security Administration does require a complex application process to ensure you are actually qualified for the benefits, so it can be tricky.

The most dangerous boating situations in 2016

While boating accidents in Rhode Island and across the country continue to happen year after year, the main causes and circumstances can change at any time. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security recently released the 2016 statistics for the most dangerous situations for boaters.

Why do children need to ride in car seats?

In Rhode Island and every other state in the country, there are laws requiring children to be properly restrained when riding in a vehicle. This has not always been the case. Car seats are actually a rather new invention. However, they are now mandatory based on a child's age and weight. You may wonder why this is and how car seats actually protect a child.

Addicts are not the only victims of opioid addiction

When discussing addiction to drugs like medically prescribed opioids, most people look first to the addicts themselves, and understandably so. With a valid prescription and approval from their doctors, people usually begin taking opioids without any ill intent. So it makes sense that most people addicted to medically-prescribed opioids receive a measure of sympathy. 

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