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Pete Mackey

Burn Safely This Fall

Fire is an alluring medium. Kids love it – so do adults. Watching kindling slowly take flame is like watching magic. The Fall means leaf and trash burning in back yards all across the country….

Pete Mackey

Four-Wheelers Are Not Toys

Like many folks in the Mobile area, I went to the beach on Labor Day. On my way home, I saw two young boys coming the other way on a four wheeler in the grass next to the road. This road is a four…

Pete Mackey

Your Dryer – Is There A Fire Inside?

I ran into a friend in court a few weeks ago who looked distressed. As we spoke, the cause of that distress spilled out – a fire had just about destroyed a weekend getaway he owns nearby. The cause…

Billy Cunningham

Potentially Dangerous Remington Rifles

Remington Arms Company, Inc. has had knowledge of unintended discharge for the Model 700 and 710 rifles over the past 30 years. There have been numerous lawsuits against it over a defective design…

Billy Cunningham

Fireworks and Safety

The 4th of July is just around the corner and fireworks have become a regular part of its celebration. The American Pyrotechnics Association reports that revenue from the sale of fireworks for 2008…

Pete Mackey

There Is Trouble In Your Gasoline Can

That gasoline can in your garage sure looks safe. You bought it from a big box store – they would not sell it unless it is safe, right? Wrong. In fact, there is a key safety component that most…

Pete Burns

Confidential Settlements

Confidential settlements create thorny issues. Lawyers who represent injured people do not like confidentiality agreements. Those agreements help culpable defendants prevent other injured parties…

Troy Schwant

You had an accident, what to do next Part 3 of 3….

In my previous two blogs I gave you simple tips in case you were involved in a motor vehicle accident or in a slip and fall accident, and today we discuss what you should do if you have been injured…

Pete Mackey

Big Tobacco Sued By One Of Its Own

Alan Landers, a billboard model for Winston in the 60’s and 70’s, has filed suit in Palm Beach County against the tobacco companies. He claims that the dangers of smoking were hidden from him and…

Pete Burns

Fire Alarms

Deaths from fires and burns are the fifth most common cause of unintentional injury and deaths in the United States (CDC 2005) and the third leading cause of fatal home injury (Runyan 2004). In…