Monday, July 25, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Teens and Distracted Driving

Teenage drivers are notorious for becoming easily distracted while driving, whether it is from texting, talking on the phone, or chatting with another friend in the car. Most teenagers believe that they are invincible and that nothing bad could happen simply from sending a quick text. Unfortunately, based on a recent study, distracted driving is

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: The Role of Doctors in the Opioid Epidemic

The recent death of pop icon Prince is yet another unfortunate example of how opioid painkillers can be extremely dangerous when abused or overprescribed. While it was an accidental overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl that caused Prince’s death, all opioids can be extremely dangerous if abused, causing a range of risks including death by

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Telecommuters Work Injury

Thanks to the latest advances in technology, more people are working from home than ever. The convenience and flexibility of telecommuting are appealing to many employees, allowing them to avoid long commutes to the office. However, when it comes to being injured on the job in Maryland and your “office” is your home, you may

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

Truck accidents involving large semi-trucks are among the most dangerous because few cars can withstand the sheer impact of a vehicle as heavy and massive as a large truck. Recent statistics show that close to 5,000 people in passenger vehicles were fatally injured in truck accidents each year. Comparatively, only 700 people who were inside

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: The Growing Problem of Drugged Driving

Until recently, a DUI arrest usually meant that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, there has been a significant spike in the number of DUI arrests that are drug-related. Many states report an increase in the number of drugged driving arrests since 2014. The challenge for the arresting officers is to be

Monday, July 18, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Well-Known Plastic Surgeons Face Multiple Lawsuits

Two prominent Florida plastic surgeons have recently been accused of performing disfiguring breast surgeries on over 160 patients. The victims claim that because of the poor medical treatment they received, their breasts are permanently disfigured and many experience constant pain. In addition, many of the women had to endure additional surgeries to fix the medical

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: The Dangers of ATVs

A fatal ATV accident involving a car and an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) took place last month in Frederick County when the driver of the ATV allegedly crossed the center line and hit the passenger vehicle head on. The passenger of the ATV was pronounced fatally injured at the scene, and the ATV driver was taken

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Preventing Common Workplace Injuries

There are some workplace injuries that are more common than others, and if workers know what they are, they can take steps to avoid them. Identifying and anticipating these common injuries can help prevent costly medical expenses. According to a study conducted by Travelers’ Insurance, the following are the most common types of workplace

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: No Cost of Living Adjustment Anticipated for 2017

For individuals collecting Social Security disability benefits, 2017 may be the second year in a row that they will not see a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). COLA is determined by the increase in inflation, but if the inflation rate is low – as it has been four times since 2010 – Social Security recipients do not

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Safety Tips for Summertime Grilling

It is that time of year again when people fire up their grill, throw on some burgers and hotdogs, crack open a cold beverage, and enjoy the lazy days of summer. While nothing beats the smoky flavor you get from grilling your food, there are always risks involved when cooking with fire and high heat.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Baltimore Bicycle Accident Lawyers: Bicycle Accidents Spike During Summer

A morning bike ride took a tragic turn earlier this week when a 60-year-old woman was fatally struck by a trash truck while she was riding her bike in the vicinity of Central Avenue near Oak Lane. While the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office continues to investigate the details of this case, it brings

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Why Selecting the Right Hospital Matters

When it comes to choosing a hospital, a new study suggests that the decision could be a matter of life or death. While this sounds a bit extreme, a report from the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score update showed that, depending on what hospital a patient is in, their risk of avoidable death is 50

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Workplace Violence Towards Nurses

Thousands of nurses across the country go to work every day with the intention of providing dedicated, compassionate medical care to their patients. What they do not expect is to be physically attacked, verbally abused, or threatened by the very patients that are under their care. Sadly, workplace violence particularly in hospital and psychiatric facilities

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Medical Error Disclosure Program

The University of Michigan Health System conducted a study that suggests patients are less likely to sue a doctor for medical malpractice if there is open, honest communication between doctor and patient about medical errors. The study analyzed the medical error disclosure program and its effects on gastroenterology-related claims and costs. The results revealed that,

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: When Truck Driver Negligence Causes Wreck

Auto accidents involving large trucks can be some of the most devastating collisions due to the massive size and weight of large trucks and tractor-trailers. In most cases, it is the driver of the car that sustains the most devastating, often fatal, injuries, and not the driver of the truck. While there are a number

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Seatbelts Could Have Saved Howard County Woman

A recent tragic car accident on a Howard County bypass had fatal consequences, claiming the life of a 31-year-old female after her car rolled over several times. The victim was initially taken to Howard County General Hospital, but was transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where she

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Can You Work While Collecting Benefits?

If you are currently collecting Social Security Disability benefits, you may wonder if you are allowed to work, especially if your benefits do not fully cover your living costs. Fortunately, you can continue to collect your benefits while working as long as you meet certain criteria set forth by the Social Security Administration. In order

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Public Access to Injury Records

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that, effective August 10, 2016, many employers will be required to submit their injury and illness data to OSHA. In an effort to create more transparency and improve workplace safety, OSHA will make this information available online where the public can access it at any time.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Fireworks Safety

For many people in the United States, the Fourth of July is not complete without a spectacular fireworks display. It is a time-honored tradition that brings a celebratory end to a day filled with friends, family, parades, barbecues, and picnics. Unfortunately, when not used properly, fireworks can be extremely dangerous, causing severe burns, loss of