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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Staying Safe on the Roads on New Year's Eve

    It's that time of year to celebrate with friends and family. For many of us ringing in the new year is a celebration of the year coming to an end with new beginnings and resolutions. Unfortunately, it's also a big night for car accidents. At The Gilbert Law Group, we hope one of your resolutions is to make it home safely this New Year's Eve. Plan ahead! It's the only way to ensure that as the year ...
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  • How to Keep Toys Safe at Home

    Now that children have unwrapped all of their holiday gifts and are happily playing with new toys, it's time to consider the steps you can take to make sure play time remains fun and doesn't end with an unexpected trip to the emergency room. One of the keys to keeping your children safe is to always supervise their play. It can be tempting to take some extended quiet time for yourself while they ...
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  • 12 Days of Hidden Dangers in Toys

    As the holiday shopping season is reaching its peak, we are continuing our twelve day video series about the hidden dangers in toys. It's important for you to know the facts when selecting toys. This year saw record numbers of emergency room visits for children injured by toys, and in the last decade 3.2 million children were treated in ERs across the United States for toy-related injuries. Follow ...
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  • Defective Tires Causing Car Accidents

    Defective tires are a larger cause of accidents on our roadways than many people realize. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), each year defective tires lead to: 11,000 accidents 6,361 injuries 195 deaths Tire blowouts come unexpectedly in most cases and cause the driver loss of control of the vehicle, often leading to rollover crashes. Flaws in the system for recalls ...
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  • New GM Trucks May Need New Keys to Prevent Ignition Shutoff

    GM investigators determined that the shift lever in some of GM’s newest trucks can bump the ignition key and cause the engine to shut off. GM said the issue is not a safety defect because the driver’s foot is on the brake while shifting gears. Instead of issuing a recall, GM has advised dealers to replace keys for customers who complain about the problem. Affected vehicles include: 2014-15 ...
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  • Choosing Safe Toys on Black Friday

    Finding the best deal this time of year is often the top priority for shopping, but safety shouldn't take second place. More than 250,000 children are injured each year because of toys. Help your child to stay safe at play with these tips for buying safe toys: Look for flame resistant or flame retardant fabrics. Make sure stuffed toys are washable. Choose nontoxic art materials. Select toys that ...
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  • Turkey Fryer Safety This Holiday Season

    With the Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, it's time to start packing your home full of all the fixings you're going to need. But, the potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry sauce are all just the support characters for the main star of the show - the turkey. While there are a lot of different ways to prepare your turkey, many people have begun frying their turkeys. The National ...
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  • Lawyer of the Year and Best Law Firm

    Gilbert Law Group - Protecting Consumers Nationwide At The Gilbert Law Group we are proud to announce that Jim Gilbert has been named Lawyer of the Year for 2015 for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Denver area, and our firm has been recognized as one of 2015’s Best Law Firms. This is the third year that Jim Gilbert has been named Lawyer of the Year. He also received the ...
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  • Recalls of Children's Products

    After years of public attention and updated regulations that should protect children from unsafe products, children in this country are still being injured at an alarming rate because of hazardous toys and other products. New products are being recalled almost daily because of the dangers they pose. To keep informed of current recalls, you can check the Consumer Product Safety Commission's ...
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  • 5th Annual Dolls For Daughters & Toys for Boys Toy Drive

    This year, the Gilbert Law Group is pleased to announce that we will again serve as a drop-off location for Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys. Founded in 2007, The Dolls for Daughters Foundation was created to help children that are in-need to receive dolls at Christmastime. Now, the organization has grown and collects toys, books, and other fun or necessary imperatives for children all over ...
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  • Safe Toys for Infants and Toddlers

    Picking out toys for your new baby or toddler is one of the fun parts of being a parent. It can also be stress inducing if you see how many toy recalls happen in a year. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure your child gets to play safely while you worry less. Check for choking hazards. Toys and all their parts should be at least 1 1/4 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches long to be large ...
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  • Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays

    Despite government efforts to regulate toy safety by mandating testing and certification, thousands of children are injured while playing with toys each year. In 2012, an estimated 265,000 children were treated in emergency rooms across the country for toy-related injuries. Ele ven children under 12 lost their lives because of toys. To help prevent toy-related injuries and keep your child safe, ...
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  • Toy Safety Standards

    As the holidays approach, toy safety becomes a top priority for parents. You want to give your child the latest toy that has been on their list all year, but you also want to make sure that your child stays safe at play. In recent years, the federal government has taken action to help us keep children safe. For toys made for children under the age of 14, the federal toy safety standard in the ...
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  • Trick or Treating Safety Tips

    For kids, trick or treating on Halloween is one of the best times of the year. For parents, it can cause some safety anxiety. Keep these tips in mind to make sure your child has a fun and injury-free evening. Children under 12 should always be accompanied by an adult. Trick or treat in groups. It's more fun and it's safer. Obey traffic signals and cross at crosswalks. Put electronic devices away ...
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  • Halloween Costume Safety

    As Halloween quickly approaches, your children are undoubtedly excited about picking out their costumes for school parties and trick or treating. However, choosing the right costume involves more than just the best cute or scary idea. You should always consider safety. In recent years, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 16 children have been injured and one has been killed ...
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