August 24, 2017
Traffic safety officials regularly warn us of the risks of driving while drunk or distracted. But Americans still need to wake up to the dangers of getting behind the wheel when sleepy.
Did you know that drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive?
August 1, 2017
It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school. Let’s keep everyone safe by following these great back to school driving safety tips from the National Safety Council.
July 17, 2017
Riding a bike is a great way for kids to get exercise and have fun in Southern California. But every year, approximately 300,000 children in the U.S. are taken to emergency rooms as a result of bike accident injuries. Of these, at least 10,000 end up in a hospital for several days, and some of the injuries can even be fatal.
Whether your kids are riding their bikes to school, with friends around the neighborhood, or on a family outing, safe riding practices are vital. These seven bicycle safety tips from Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie will help you and your loved ones stay safe.
June 20, 2017
Does the whole idea of "estate planning" seem a little off-putting to you? Or maybe you’ve had the impression it's something that only very wealthy people need to do? Don't let the legal terminology fool you.
Estate planning is simply the process of getting your affairs in order so that you make things easier for your surviving family members when the time comes. It doesn't have to be difficult, expensive, or depressing. All you need to do is take a few simple steps: Take a look at what you own, make a will and a few other documents (our expert team of lawyers can assist you with this), and review the beneficiary designations on your retirement accounts. For the vast majority of Americans, there's no need to worry about estate taxes or fancy trusts.
Estate planning is something you do for your family and when it’s completed, you'll feel better knowing you've taken care of them.
May 31, 2017
Many of us look forward to summer all year — long days, calmer schedules and endless sunshine. For many families in Southern California, summertime means relaxing with friends and loved ones while participating in a variety of outdoor activities. Picnics, days spent at the pool or at the beach, riding bikes, camping and hiking are all popular ways in our area to get the most out of the summer season. Unfortunately, while warm weather hobbies and interests provide a fun way to spend a day or weekend, they can also result in an increase in accidents and injuries. Keep your gatherings safe and enjoyable for everyone involved this summer by following our simple summertime safety tips.