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Visit us each week to view two minute segments from the ABC noon news in Atlanta, featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi. Research shows that most injuries are preventable through safety education and a little extra care. At Montlick & Associates we are committed to helping you prevent injuries. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family, and sign up for our Free Safety Alerts and Legal Tips.

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Keep Your Family Safe Around Fireworks!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares important precautions to take to keep your family safe around fireworks this holiday. Download our Parent's Guide to Fireworks Safety below to help prevent fireworks-related injuries and possibly even save a life.

Fire Hazard: Improper Storage of 9-Volt Batteries!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Tags: Home Safety,

In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains the potential fire hazard caused by improper disposal and storage of 9-volt batteries. Watch this week's segment on WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta to learn 9-volt battery safety, storage and recycle tips.

Urgent Alert: How to Prevent Accidental Window Cord Strangulation!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidentally strangling in window cords. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia from Montlick & Associates also reminds parents that older window coverings may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety, so it's important for parents and caregivers to check each window covering in the home for exposed and dangling cords that can pose a strangulation risk to children. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about how replace or retrofit dangerous cords and avoid accidents.

Water Expanding Toys: An Urgent Alert for Parents of Small Children!

Monday, March 31, 2014

In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains the dangers associated with water-expanding toys, and why these products must be kept out of reach from small children and pets. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn which specific products have been recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and how you can best protect children from serious injury and possible death due to hazardous toys.

Urgent Information for Parents: How to Prevent Deadly TV Tip Overs

Monday, February 03, 2014

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, TV Tip Over accidents have increased by more than 30% in recent years, causing nearly 13,000 serious child injuries each year, and several deaths. In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains what happens in a TV Tip Over accident, and advises parents on the steps they need to take to protect children from this growing threat. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn how to properly secure the flat screen TVs in your home today!

Toy Safety Tips That Can Save a Child's Life!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nothing makes a child happier than receiving a new toy for the holidays. With all of the excitement around opening new toys and gifts, it's important to remember to stay safe. New toys can present various hazards for your child, that's why we've created the video and useful links below. Make safety your first priority when buying toys for children, and reduce the risk of toy-related injuries in your home.

Safeguard Your Home from Highly Toxic Carbon Monoxide

Monday, August 19, 2013

Every year carbon monoxide poisoning claims hundreds of lives and sends over 50,000 victims to the emergency room. In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important tips on how to recognize warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning (also known as CO poisoning). Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about protecting yourself and your loved ones from accidental poisoning.

Protect Your Children from Bounce Houses Dangers!

Monday, July 15, 2013
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Tags: Family & Child Safety, Home Safety,

Every year, thousands of children receive emergency medical treatment for injuries sustained in bounce houses. In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important injury prevention tips for parents, including the proper set up and use of inflatable bouncers. Watch the video and click on the link below to download the firm's latest safety guide to learn what you can do to help prevent this growing threat to children.

Stay Informed of Important Product Safety Recalls

Monday, February 11, 2013

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information regarding product recalls, and how you make sure you are aware of recalled products. Learn how you can help keep your family safe from dangerous and defective products: watch our video and download our "Product Safety Recalls Guide" below.

Protect Your Child From Hazardous Toys!

Monday, December 17, 2012
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Tags: Family & Child Safety, Home Safety, Seasonal Safety,

Make safety your first priority when buying toys for children! Watch this week's television broadcast, view and download a printable Toy Safety .pdf, and use the links below to learn how you can greatly reduce the risk of toy-related injuries in your home.

Prevent the Spread of Germs & Illnesses in Your Home

January 17, 2011

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares tips on how you can prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria in your home, by teaching your kids the ABC's of good personal hygiene.

Keep Kids Safe from Accidental Burns

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

As part of National Burn Prevention Week, Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple precautions you can take to help protect your child from scalds and burns. For additional ways to reduce the risk of accidental burns, view and download our Burn Prevention Safety Tips below.

Protect Your Family and Home from Fires

October 4, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents how to create a home that is free of fire hazards, and an escape plan to protect your family. Also, view and download our Fire Prevention and Escape Plan Grid to create an evacuation plan for your own home.

Safeguard Your Child from Accidental Poisoning

March 16, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple precautions you can take to help protect your child from accidental poisoning. For more ways to greatly reduce the risk of accidental poisoning in your home, please download our Poison Prevention Guide below.

Prepare Your Family for an Emergency

September 13, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents how to best prepare their family for an emergency by creating a Family Disaster Plan. For a step by step guide on how to create your emergency plan, download our Family Disaster Plan materials below.

Protect Your Child from Playground Injuries

April 13, 2010

As part of National Playground Safety Week, Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple tips to help avoid preventable playground injuries as families head to the community park or backyard swing set. Download our Parent's Guide to Playground Safety to help protect your child.

Safeguard Your Child from Online Dangers

April 27, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares important tips to help keep kids safe online as they explore the web. To help minimize your child's risk of internet victimization, download our Parent's Guide to Online Safety below.

Prevent Child Pedestrian Injuries

May 4, 2010

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi advises parents how to best protect their children from pedestrian related injuries. To help keep your kids safe on the streets, teach your children important Child Pedestrian Safety Rules found in our downloadable Safety Tips below.

Protect Your Home and Family from Electrical Fires

Monday, May 16, 2011

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares ways to safeguard your home and family from electrical fires, along with simple ways to help keep kids safe around electrical outlets. Download our Electrical Safety Tips below to help prevent the loss of life and property caused by electrical disasters.

Emergency Response Guide for Babysitters

June 7, 2010

View this week's video to learn important tips on hiring the right babysitter for your child, and click on the link below to download the firm's Emergency Response Guide for Babysitters. This guide will help you prepare your sitter for a wide range of situations and includes important emergency contact and other information to help your sitter respond to an emergency should one occur while you are away.

Top Five Hidden Home Hazards

June 15, 2010

Each year, 33.1 million people are injured by consumer products in the home. Being aware of hidden hazards inside your home can save lives and prevent life altering injuries. We invite you to watch our Safety Video and download the materials below to learn how you can protect your family from the Top Five Hidden Home Hazards identified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Important Water Safety Tips

2010-6-21 10:00am

Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi shares simple precautions you can take to keep kids safe in and around water. Download our Parent's Guide to Water Safety below to help prevent water-related injuries and possibly even save a life.

Protect Your Family from Fire-Related Injuries This Summer!

July 12, 2010
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Tags: Family & Child Safety, Home Safety, Seasonal Safety,

Barbecues and campfires are fun ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors. But with the fun comes increased risk of injury. Watch our latest Safety Video and download the guide below to make sure that your cookouts and campfires are safe for all!

Important Information to Keep Your Family Safe

Monday, October 10, 2011

Montlick and Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the history and the vision behind the firm's extensive Family Safety initiatives, including HelpKeepKidsSafe.org, founded in 1987, and the firm's more recent DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program.

Protect Your Family From Dog Bites

July 28, 2010

Nearly 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and one in five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention. View this week's video and download our latest safety guide to learn how to greatly reduce the chance of bite-related injuries in your household and how to treat a wound should an injury occur.

Protect Your Child from Cyber Bullying

August 16, 2010

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses important steps that parents can take to protect children from the growing threat of aggression on the internet known as "cyberbullying."

Keep Your Home and Family Safe from Fires this Holiday Season

Monday, November 29, 2010

Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, explains how you can reduce the risk of a home fire by following simple safety precautions when decorating your home this holiday season. View and download our "Holiday Decorating Safety Guide" to help keep your family safe, and ensure you have a safe and happy holiday.

Injury Prevention Safety Tips for Seniors

Monday, December 20, 2010
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Tags: Family & Child Safety, Home Safety,

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries at home among adults 65 and older. Watch Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, as she shares important safety tips to help seniors prevent falls in and around the home. View and download our "Injury Prevention Safety Guide for Seniors" to learn additional precautions you can take to prevent accidental injuries.

Important Safety Tips for Laptop Computer Owners

Monday, December 27, 2010

Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, explains the risks associated with the misuse of computer laptop batteries and chargers, and simple tips to help prevent fires and unintentional injuries when using your laptop. For additional ways to protect yourself and your information when using public Wi-Fi networks, view and download our "Laptop Computer Safety Guide" below.

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