Posted on June 30th, 2016 No comments
Fireworks are synonymous with Independence Day. As the 4th of July celebration approaches, be aware that 230 people on average go to the emergency room for fireworks injuries in the month surrounding the 4th of July holiday. Fireworks are dangerous and should be handled with the utmost caution. However, fireworks injuries can be prevented.
Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:
Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.
Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
The Brutscher Law Office hopes everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend. By following these simple rules you can reduce or eliminate the risk of a fireworks injury ruining your holiday fun.
Posted on June 7th, 2013 No comments
Mr. Brutscher will once again speak at the Kentucky Accident Insurance Law 2013 Seminar in Lexington, Kentucky on June 25, 2013 and in Louisville, Kentucky on June 26, 2013. Mr. Brutscher will be speaking on issues that are frequently encountered in litigation of cases involving accident insurance law.
Car wreck cases, slips and falls, trucking wreck cases, and motorcycle wreck cases usually involve insurance policies that indemnify the injured party and protect the negligent party’s assets. No fault benefits that provide injured parties with minimum $10,000.00 for payment of medical and economic benefits like lost wages are also encountered in these types of cases. Once a lawsuit is filed these issues usually are magnified. Mr. Brutscher instructs other lawyers, insurance adjusters, and professionals on these issues that can arise in these type of cases.
Mr. Brutscher is once again excited and proud for this opportunity to instruct other professionals on this important area of law.
Posted on March 2nd, 2012 No comments
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Louisville and surrounding areas. According to the National Weather Service “SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND POSSIBLY INTO SOUTH-CENTRAL INDIANA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…”
You can read the full alert is here.
Posted on February 9th, 2012 1 comment
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana for Friday at 6pm until Saturday morning. A mix of rain and snow Friday changing to snow Friday night. 1-2 inches of snow expected. Temperatures to drop in the 20’s by Saturday.
Roads will be slick and driving conditions hazardous. Please use caution while driving.
Posted on January 14th, 2012 No comments
Another Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Louisville area Saturday. Chance for another inch of snow this afternoon. Travel advisory issued. Periods of low visibility and hazardous road conditions possible. Use caution.
Posted on January 12th, 2012 No comments
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Louisville and Jefferson County area until 9:00 a.m. Friday. While accumulations are expected to be small, periods of heavy snow are expected. Temperatures are expected to drop and icy roads are likely. Wind is also expected to create blowing snow and white out conditions. Travel may be hazardous.
Posted on January 2nd, 2012 No comments
The National Weather Center in Louisville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until Tuesday morning at 5:00 am. Periods of snow, sometimes heavy, may cause slick spots on roads. A weather advisory means drivers should exercise caution while driving.
Posted on December 12th, 2011 No comments
Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 2010-2011 Fusion and Mercury Milan equipped with 17 inch wheels, due to concerns that the wheel studs may fracture. This would lead to excessive vibration and if ignored, wheel separation. That is, the wheels could actually come off. Ford is unaware of any crashes that might have occurred as a result of the defect.
Owners will be notified the week of Jan. 24th. Dealers will inspect the rear brake disc surface and replace the discs at no charge if necessary. The lug nuts will be replaced on all four wheels as well.
Posted on December 5th, 2011 No comments
Subaru of America is recalling three of its car models and Honda Motor Corp. is recalling some models of motorcycles due to faulty brakes.
In some motorcycle model years from 2001-2012, a defect in the secondary master brake cylinder causes a drag that can lead to a crash or fire. Honda has reported 26 complaints. No indication on whether any injury crashes resulted. Read the MSN article here.
Posted on February 24th, 2011 No comments
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Louisville, Thursday through Friday morning. Heavy rains expected. Up to three inches in Louisville alone. Low lying areas are prone to water accumulation so drivers should avoid these areas or exercise extreme caution.