Wednesday, June 28, 2017

When is an Employee’s Commute Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

In most cases, if someone is injured in a car accident on their way to work, their injuries are not covered under their employer’s Workers’ Compensation plan. In this case, the injured party would most likely need to file a personal injury claim instead. In the state of Maryland, the “going and coming” rule states

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grant Supports Drowsy Driving Campaign

Four states have been selected to receive $15,000 each in grant money as part of a drowsy driving prevention campaign. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) announced that Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, and Tennessee were selected from a total of twelve states that applied for the grant money. The

Summer Driving Deadly for Teens

Now that the school year has ended, more inexperienced teen drivers are on the roads, which can have a serious impact on the number of car accidents that occur during the summer months. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 1,022 people suffered fatalities in car accidents involving teen drivers during

Monday, June 26, 2017

 Contaminated Water in Hospitals

Federal health officials recently issued a warning to hospitals and nursing homes across the country to be more vigilant about protecting their patients from diseases that can show up in contaminated water systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, there were over 2,800 reported cases of Legionnaires’

Pick-up Truck and Motorcycle Crash in Edgewood Causes Injuries

A pick-up truck and motorcycle crashed in Edgewood, Maryland, causing critical injuries for the motorcyclist. On Sunday morning, around 9:42 am, the motorcycle crash occurred on Route 40. While the motorcyclist was flown to the Shock Trauma unit, no information was available about any occupants of the pick-up truck experiencing personal injuries. The summer weather

Vehicle Size and Car Safety

Many people purchase small, compact cars because they are fuel efficient. However, as the price of gas remains fairly low, more people are buying larger cars, including SUVs. While it may be more expensive to fill an SUV’s gas tank, you are less likely to experience fatality in a car accident if you are driving

Friday, June 23, 2017

Risks Associated with Used Cars

Anyone who has ever forgotten where they parked their car at a busy shopping mall or parking garage knows how frustrating it can be to have to roam around searching for their car until they finally find it. Fortunately, there are apps available that allow you to use your smartphone to pinpoint the location of