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Children get hurt too often by defective and dangerous toys

A study performed by the Center for Injury Research and Policy has determined that a child gets hurt badly enough by toys that he or she has to go to the emergency room roughly every three minutes. The research studied by the Center contained data from 1990 to 2011. Researchers took that information and tried to determine which kinds of toys caused the most injuries to those under the age of 18.

If you're hurt, you deserve to file a claim for compensation

Every state has its own particular risks, and it's interesting to know what they are. In Alaska, boat crashes are one of the unique risks people face. In other states, the unique causes of death vary between accidental shootings in Tennessee and tuberculosis in Texas.

Does car insurance follow the driver or vehicle?

Nothing is quite as bad as asking for a driver's insurance after a collision and finding out that he or she is uninsured. An uninsured driver may not have the funds to repay you for the damage caused, and he or she may not be able to cover your medical bills.

Want to shoot off fireworks? Not in some areas of Alaska

Alaska has plenty of open spaces for phenomenal fireworks displays, but shooting them off against regulations can land you in trouble with the law or result in serious injuries or deaths. It's fairly typical for homeowners to invite over friends for personal displays, but if they do so, they should know the laws surrounding firework usage.

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