Safety Precautions You Should Take During the Holidays

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The holidays are a fun and joyous time for family and celebration, but the cold weather brings with it a number of safety hazards you need to be aware of. More than half of all house fires occur in December, January, or February. As you work to stay warm during the chilly winter months, always be aware of safety! The biggest causes of house fires are electrical heating appliances and open flames, each of which comes with its own safety concerns.

Electrical heating equipment is responsible for one in seven house fires and one in six house fire deaths. Your ducts need to be cleaned or at least inspected every year to prevent dangerous buildups and blockages. Space…

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Fourth of July Firework Safety

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The 4th of July and fireworks have been linked in the minds of Americans for years. While fireworks can be a cause of great enjoyment and amusement, they can also be extremely dangerous, so much so that they are classified as a hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act. Because of this, most fireworks are illegal to buy and sell in Virginia. However, since consumer fireworks are legal under Federal Law they may be shipped from outside the state to your home. These larger consumer fireworks can be extremely dangerous. Injuries from misuse of fireworks can include but are not limited to:

Burns (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees) Loss of limbs (hands,… Read more

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