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Children & Accidents

Common Springtime Injuries in Utah

Published on April 18, 2017 • Last updated May 10, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents

At this point in the year, many of us have “spring fever,” and just want to enjoy the sunshine outdoors. After so many months indoors during the winter, it’s important to not get overzealous. Whether you’re going for your first run outside or gardening in the yard, accidents and injuries can happen. We at Christensen & Hymas strive…

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Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: Protect Against Bites

Published on April 6, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents, Dog Bites & Attacks

We all love dogs, and they can be great companions. However, some breeds can be very dangerous. Dogs killed 392 Americans between 2005 and 2016. 297 of those deaths were caused by two general dog breeds — pit bulls and rottweilers. Based on the number of dog bites, attacks, and fatalities, these are two of the most dangerous dog…

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Scouting Injuries: Campout Dangers

Published on February 13, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents

Many boys and girls in Utah participate in scouting programs, and for good reason. These programs can teach valuable life skills and allow for unique opportunities in the outdoors. Hiking and camping are often some of the best scouting activities, but they can also be dangerous. Scouting injuries happen far too often. At Christensen & Hymas,…

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Children’s Toy Accidents: How to Prevent Them

Published on February 6, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents

Toys are an important part of any child’s learning and development. They allow children to experience their senses, engage their imagination, and interact with others. They introduce them to colors, shapes, language and numbers. Unfortunately, they can also be dangerous. Small pieces and defective products are hazardous and often cause accidents. Faulty and dangerous toys hurt…

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Houseplant Appreciation Day: Dangerous Plants

Published on January 10, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents

You may not know that today, January 10th, is Houseplant Appreciation Day. This post takes a look at some common houseplants, and the hidden dangers they may pose to both adults and children. At Christensen & Hymas, we represent accident victims in personal injury cases, and we are often amazed at the seemingly unexpected situations…

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Child Safety on Halloween

Published on October 31, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Children & Accidents, Community Involvement

For many children, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. A whole night spent walking around in cool costumes, receiving free candy from friends and neighbors? What’s not to love? However, despite, the fun, Halloween can also be dangerous. As your children go trick-or-treating, make sure they are safe. Here are some tips for child safety on…

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School Safety: Avoiding Accidents at Recess and Beyond

Published on October 11, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents

When our children head back to school, we as parents worry about their safety. At Christensen & Hymas, we often help our clients overcome the devastating effects accidents and injuries can have on children. How do we allow them to explore their world, become independent individuals, and have fun with friends while protecting them from injury and…

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Are Vaccines Safe? The Facts about Vaccinations

Published on June 23, 2016 • Last updated December 9, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Children & Accidents, Other Insurance (Health, Life, Home)

We have all heard about the “negative” effects of vaccines. There are a whole host of anti-vaccine websites and initiatives that claim harmful and disturbing effects for children. It is scary to hear about and it is natural to wonder if any of it might be true. We love our children. We want them to…

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