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Float Through Summer Safely

Boating and Personal Watercraft Basics Boating mishaps throughout the country have dropped steadily in the past decade, from 8,026 accidents and 4,442 injuries in 1996 to 4,789 accidents and 3,331 injuries in 2008, according to Recreational Boating Statistics 2008 from the U.S. Coast Guard [download report]. Unfortunately, the number of deaths has remained steady, between 700 and 800 per year. With July traditionally the worst month for...
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Keith Hebeisen to Speak at Trial Lawyers Seminar

August 26, 2013 Keith A. Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Update and Review Seminar on Oct. 14. "Medical Negligence" is the topic of Hebeisen's presentation on the court holiday to be held at the Westin River North, 320 N. Dearborn, Chicago. The half-day seminar, which offers continuing legal education credits, is a popular program that...
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Some Helpful Tips on Explosions and Who You Can Contact

Follow a two-part strategy to prevent gasoline can fires or explosions. First, seriously consider buying a gas can with a flame arrester. Often called "safety cans," these containers are normally made of metal rather than plastic. Many feature a spring-loaded cap that closes automatically. Major manufacturers of safety cans include Eagle and Justrite, and prices range from $35 to $75 depending on the size of...
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Keith Hebeisen to Speak at CBA Program on Trial Techniques

August 21, 2013 Keith A. Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking Oct. 18 at the Chicago Bar Association's (CBA) Trial Techniques CLE entitled "Strategies for Success at Trial." Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section Executive Council, Hebeisen, who has successfully tried dozens of cases in his 30-year career, will speak on "Trial Strategies from the Plaintiff's Perspective." Also speaking will be James...
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Plastic Gas Cans: Children are Hurt in 40 Percent of Documented Explosions

Three-year-old Landon Beadore was mom's official little helper, according to his dad, Paul. One of his duties was to pick up toys before his mom mowed the yard. "He was putting his sister's bike in the cellar when he accidentally tips over the gas can," recalls his dad. "Vapors from the gas can went along the cellar floor. There was an ignition and the fire...
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