We look forward to backyard barbecues, poolside fun, and dazzling fireworks each year on the 4th of July. It’s a great time to reflect on our freedoms and spend quality time with friends and family. However, this all-American holiday has a dark side if you don’t take the right precautions. July 4th has been named the most dangerous U.S. holiday thanks to the combination of extra travel, alcohol, and fireworks. The National Safety Council (NSC) is forecasting 405 deaths and 46,200 injuries for this year. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are committed to helping victims who have suffered personal injuries and passionate about keeping our communities safe. Have fun, but stay safe this 4th of July with our quick safety tips. Firework Safety Never allow young children to play with fireworks, and never attempt to relight a “dud” firework. It could explode unexpectedly and cause serious injury. Be sure to buy fireworks from a reputable dealer instead of making your own. Remind your family to keep sparklers pointed away from their eyes, as eye injuries are the most common injury associated with fireworks. Alcohol Safety Do not attempt to drive, boat, grill, or handle fireworks while under the influence of alcohol. You put yourself and the lives of others at risk. When traveling, always wear your seatbelt and practice defensive driving. Holiday traffic can be frustrating and dangerous; always keep an eye out for aggressive or distracted drivers. Water Sports Safety Preventable drowning deaths peak in July, especially with children under the age of 5. Keep an eye on small children around swimming pools, boats, lakes, and the beach. Always wear a life jacket when boating, and keep a first aid kit handy. Lead by example and set water safety rules for your family before swimming. Stay Safe this 4th of July Don’t be afraid to celebrate your freedom and enjoy quality time with your friends and family this Independence Day. Just be sure to be prepared, use common sense, and know when it’s time to hand over your keys to a designated driver. Any of these accidents can cause severe injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent actions of another, contact the experienced attorneys at Cory Watson immediately to see if you qualify for compensation. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 562-0000 today or fill out the free online consultation form on this page to get started with your personal injury claim.Keep Reading
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Information and graphics provided by kidney.org: Kidney Health Facts: The kidneys are the body’s chemical factories, filtering waste and performing vital functions that control things like red blood cell production and blood pressure. But over time, the kidneys can become damaged with little or no physical symptoms to warn you that your kidneys are in trouble. “Of the 26 million American adults estimated to have kidney disease, most don’t know they have it. That’s why taking care of your kidneys, especially if you are at risk for kidney disease, is vital,” said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, National Kidney Foundation Chief Medical Officer. “There are a few simple things people can do to keep their kidneys healthy and strong.” 1 in 3 American adults is at high risk for developing kidney disease today. High blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of kidney failure and being over 60 are major risk factors for developing kidney disease. 1 in 9 American adults has kidney disease — and most don’t know it. Early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. Kidney disease risk can be reduced by controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, quitting smoking, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding excessive use of pain medications. The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit All Americans can do 5 simple things to protect their kidneys: Get Tested! Ask your doctor for an ACR urine test or a GFR blood test annually if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, are over age 60, or have a family history of kidney failure. Get screened for free through the National Kidney Foundation’s KEEP Healthy program by visiting www.kidney.org/KEEPHealthy. Reduce NSAIDs. Over the counter pain medicines, such as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), may alleviate your aches and pains, but they can harm the kidneys, especially if you already have kidney disease. Reduce your regular use of NSAIDs and never go over the recommended dosage. Cut the Processed Foods. Processed foods can be significant sources of sodium, nitrates and phosphates, and have been linked to cancer, heart disease and kidney disease. Try adopting the DASH diet to guide your healthy eating habits. Exercise Regularly. Your kidneys like it when you exercise. Regular exercise will keep your bones, muscles, blood vessels, heart and kidneys healthy. Getting active for at least 30 minutes a day can also help you control blood pressure and lower blood sugar, which is vital to kidney health. Control Blood Pressure and Diabetes. High blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of kidney disease and kidney failure. Managing high blood pressure and strict control of blood sugar levels can slow the progression of kidney disease. Speak with your doctor if you are having trouble managing diabetes or high blood pressure. WE’RE ALWAYS HERE TO HELP The experienced attorneys at Cory Watson Attorneys understand the importance of kidney health because of their ongoing work with the Proton Pump Inhibitor, Zantac, and C8 Environmental litigations. If you or a loved one has suffered from kidney failure or kidney cancer because of one of these pharmaceuticals or environmental factors, we want to fight for you. Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our online form for your free and confidential case evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you.Learn More
2020 brought its share of hardships and troubling circumstances to our families, communities and nation, but it was also a season of perseverance and growth for our firm. Ultimately, we reflect on 2020 with gratitude. The Cory Watson family remained dedicated, resilient and hopeful in the face of numerous challenges this year, and we are thankful for the opportunity to look back on the positive moments, memories and milestones that prevailed despite trying times. These are key moments from 2020 that our firm takes great pride in. Cory Watson Attorneys celebrated recovering more than $3 Billion for clients Cory Watson Attorneys announced Hirlye “Ryan” Lutz as a shareholder Attorneys Adam Pittman and Curt Tanner were elected as principals Cory Watson Attorneys welcomed Julianne Zilahy and Taylor Pruett to our team of personal injury attorneys Firm Co-founder Leila Watson was named Lifetime Fellow of the Birmingham Bar Foundation Attorney Lauren Miller was recognized as one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2020 Women to Watch Thirteen Cory Watson attorneys ranked in the 2020 Super Lawyers class Eight Cory Watson attorneys were recognized as Top Attorneys of Birmingham 2020 Four Cory Watson attorneys were recognized at Top Women Attorneys by B-Metro Three Cory Watson attorneys Recognized as NextGen: Rising Stars of Law 2020 by Birmingham Business Journal Cory Watson Attorneys received the US News Best Law Firms distinction Cory Watson Attorneys was named a finalist in the Tennessean’s 2020 Best of Music City award Our team of attorneys has served our clients for more than 25 years, so we celebrated this anniversary by giving back to our community through a combination of 25 individual giveaways and philanthropic initiatives. Here is a brief glance at the community organizations initiatives that we are honored to have been involved with. American Heart Association The Arc of Central Alabama Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham The Birmingham Zoo Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Crisis Center Birmingham Empowerment Alliance Equal Justice Initiative Feeding Alabama Firehouse Ministries Folds of Honor Restoration Academy United Way of Central Alabama Community Crisis Fund As a result of our perseverance, our firm has won over 25,000 cases across the country; securing a total of more than $3 Billion in groundbreaking multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, as well as helping improve the safety of products for consumers worldwide. The Cory Watson family is profoundly thankful and honored for another year to serve our clients. We look forward to giving back to our community in 2021 and into the future.Learn More
For those who celebrate Halloween, this is a wonderful time of the year filled with tricks and treats. For an experienced personal injury attorney, however, Halloween can be a very scary night. Children in colorful costumes running from house to house, collecting treats from strangers in dark, unfamiliar neighborhoods. Adults gathering for parties with friends, often drinking late into the night. Use these tips to help keep your community safe and avoid a lawsuit this Halloween! Halloween Safety Tips for Kids Make sure that children’s costumes fit properly, so they can walk easily. Don’t hide faces behind elaborate hats or masks that may reduce vision – opt for face paint instead and avoid wearing any tripping hazards. Bring along glow sticks and flashlights to light the way. Trick-or-Treating Safety Plan on going in a group, and stick together or buddy up to keep everyone accounted for. Set curfews for older, unsupervised children. Be sure that kids stop at the curb, look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the street. Stay on a sidewalk whenever possible. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic so drivers can easily see you. Wait until you get home to dig into the candy. That way, parents can check for tampering, spot treats with allergens and discard homemade food items or anything deemed unsafe. Halloween Safety for Drivers Be on high alert while driving – With so many more people walking around, drive slowly and watch for pedestrians on the street. Dark costumes may be hard to see, and children might be wearing a mask or hat that obstructs their view. Don’t drive drunk. Adults might celebrate by drinking at a house party or bar. Have a designated driver, or take an Uber/Lyft service home. Avoid distractions– don’t use your cell phone while driving. Halloween Home Safety Tips If you’re in charge of handing out treats, here are some tips to make sure your visitors enjoy themselves. Clear your property and light the path so guests can easily find your door. Excited children may cut through your lawn, so check that you haven’t left out obstacles that could trip someone. If you have a dog, keep it safely away from the door. Not only will some children be afraid, but the constant doorbell ringing and stream of trick-or-treaters may overwhelm your pet. Provide store-bought treats. Play-Doh, erasers, and other small Halloween toys can be a fun surprise for those with allergies, but avoid anything homemade in case of food poisoning. Halloween Personal Injury Lawyers Halloween should be fun, not dangerous. Spread the word around your neighborhood to keep your community safe. If the worst should happen and you or your child is injured, the personal injury lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys can help. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your claim. Have a happy and safe Halloween from everyone at Cory Watson Attorneys!Learn More