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March 2018 Archives

How safe are airbags in car accidents?

Many people in the Carnegie area do not realize how fortunate they are to have airbags in their vehicles. No one ever expects to have to use them. When car accidents happen, airbags often mean the difference between life and death. More than 37,000 people who were in car accidents in 1975 to 2012 owe their lives to airbags, states Popular Science. 

Bounce houses: Are they safe?

If you have children, you know that birthdays are a big deal, and you have likely held a birthday party or two at your Pennsylvania home. While clowns were once a party staple, today's birthday entertainment often includes a bounce castle or another type of inflatable funhouse. They are also known as moon bounces, bouncers, jumpers and a variety of other names. Whatever you call them, they are great fun and children love them. However, they do come with some risks that you should know about if you are considering such a rental.

What alternatives to foreclosure are available?

If you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments or are otherwise in a financial situation where you know you will be unable to pay, you may be facing foreclosure. However, you do not have to let your mortgage go into foreclosure in Pennsylvania. There are some alternative options you may have to protect your home and your credit.

Common residential construction defects to watch out for

Unfortunately, the high costs of construction are not a guarantee of quality workmanship and construction defects are relatively common. Some defects are small, merely detracting from the overall aesthetic of the residence. Others are severe and pose a safety hazard to the residents.

What can you do to encourage your teen to drive responsibly?

Imagine you are sitting in the passenger seat of your car and instructing your teenage child in the basics of driving. Often, these times can be some of the most terrifying and equally laughable moments as you try to help your child understand how to safely operate a vehicle. However, when the time comes for him or her to drive alone, your constant encouragement and vigilance is no longer present. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child understand the importance of driving safely and responsibly even when it seems that no one is watching.