Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Causes of Head-On Collisions

When a car accident involves a head-on collision, the results are often devastating. In most cases, this type of collision happens when both drivers are traveling at high speeds, which often means the victims suffer life-changing, sometimes fatal, injuries, despite standard safety features like crumple zones, air bags, seat belts, and bumpers. Common Causes of

Monday, January 30, 2017

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: Benefits From an Ex-Spouse

If you are divorced and planning for your retirement, you may have questions about what benefits you are entitled to receive, including Social Security or disability benefits from your ex-spouse. The following will provide an overview of what you need to know when planning for your financial future. If you were married to your ex-spouse

Friday, January 27, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Machinery Injuries

Manufacturing jobs are crucial to maintaining a healthy economy, particularly in certain areas of the country. In fact, manufacturing contributes more to the GDP than any other private-sector industry. And while machine operators and other manufacturing workers are generally well compensated compared to other industries, they also face in increased risk of serious work-related injuries.

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability benefits and unemployment benefits are administered by two completely different entities, and for very different reasons.  Unemployment benefits are administered by a state agency to individuals who have lost a job, possibly because of company layoffs or another scenario that is not the fault of the employee. The Social Security Administration (SSA)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Re-Opening a Claim

In most cases, once the court has ruled on a decision, it is final and both parties must accept the outcome. However, Workers’ Compensation cases are an exception to the rule. Even if a judge has ruled and your settlement has been finalized, there are certain types of cases that can be re-opened. While this

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: The High Cost of Drowsy Driving

Truck drivers are known for driving long distances for hours on end without a break. And while regulations have become much more strict regarding the number of consecutive hours a truck driver can travel before taking a break, the pressure to deliver the cargo often means that drivers do not always follow these regulations, often

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Autonomous Cars and Crash Prevention

According to experts in the automotive field, speeding is almost always a factor in car accidents. The faster a person is driving, the less time they have to react if they must come to a stop quickly. With the rise of autonomous vehicles, and the ability to control the cars’ speed on city streets, it

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Reducing Violence in Hospitals

Doctors, nurses, orderlies, and other healthcare professionals dedicate themselves every day to providing quality, compassionate care to hospital patients and their families. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in violent behavior directed at hospital staff over the past two years. This violent behavior can affect the level of care a patient receives and can also

Monday, January 23, 2017

SUV Fatally Strikes Public Works Employee

An SUV fatally struck a Public Works employee in Laurel, Maryland, on Monday morning. The 30-year-old man was driving his trash truck when a woman driving a Lincoln Navigator rear-ended him. Before hitting the truck and fatally injuring the man, the woman struck a parked car. Police are investigating the accident. Many factors contribute to

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Long-Term Effects of Birth Trauma

While the birth process is often one of the most joyful moments in a parents’ life, it can turn traumatic quickly. If problems arise during the birth, and the health of the baby is in jeopardy, research shows that the traumatic experience can have a lasting effect on the child as he or she grows

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Obesity and Greater Risk of Fatality

Being significantly overweight comes with a great deal of health risks, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. According to researchers from the University of California Berkeley’s Safe Transportation and Research Education Center, obesity can also significantly increase the risk of fatal injury in a car accident. Considering the percentage

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baltimore Accident Lawyers: Collective Effort to End Roadway Fatalities 

In an effort to completely eliminate fatalities on the nation’s roads and highways, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Administration, the Federal Highway Commission, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the National Safety Council are joining forces to introduce the Road to Zero coalition. This new partnership has the ambitious goal of

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Doctors Hide Clinical Mistakes

If you asked a doctor whether covering up or hiding a medical mistake is an acceptable thing to do, you might assume that the answer would be a definitive no. Surprisingly, according to a Medscape report, this may not be the case. Since 2014, the number of physicians who said that it is never acceptable

Monday, January 16, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Restaurant Employees

Anytime you go out to eat at a restaurant, a host typically greets you as you enter, a server takes and delivers your order, and the chef prepares the food that you eat. There are also the employees working behind the scenes washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, removing ice and snow from the parking lot, and

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Benefits for People Over 50

If you have a disability that prevents you from working, and you are over the age of 50, you may wonder how you are going to provide for yourself and your family if you are unable to work. Having a disabling injury is unfortunate under any circumstances, but when you are over 50, it often

Friday, January 13, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Maintenance of Brakes and Tires

Truck accidents are responsible for some of the most devastating injuries on roads and highways across the country. While certain factors like weather or unexpected road debris can sometimes cause truck accidents, mechanical malfunctions like brake failures and defective tires cause close to one third of all large truck crashes. Fortunately, these can be avoided

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Selecting a Midwife

For many women, the idea of giving birth in a hospital setting surrounded by strangers is not their ideal scenario. Expectant mothers may prefer to give birth in the comfort of their own homes, with the help of an experienced midwife. If the pregnancy has been smooth, and there have been no complications, this can

Thursday, January 12, 2017

One Child Found in Fatal Baltimore Fire

One of the six children who was missing in this morning’s fatal Baltimore fire was found. The fire that consumed a three-story house in the Cedmont neighborhood left a woman and three children with serious injuries. Six other children were not located after firefighters extinguished the fire. Once crews arrived, they started to clear out

Six Children Missing After Fire Engulfs House

Around 12:30 am Thursday morning, a fire engulfed a house in the Cedmont neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. Six children remain missing while a woman and three children escaped the home and were transported to the hospital. The woman and two of the children are in critical condition, and the other child is in serious condition.

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Decline in Child Restraint Use

One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep children safe and secure while driving is to make sure that they are properly restrained. Seat belts and booster seats can save a child’s life in the event of a serious car accident. Yet, according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: New Technology to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Modular exoskeletons may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but it is actually a new technology that has the capability to prevent workplace injuries. Developed by a company called suitX, the Modular Agile eXoskeleton (MAX) was designed to support specific body parts that tend to be more prone to injuries, particularly when

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Internists Sued for Malpractice More

According to a study by medical malpractice insurer, The Doctor’s Company, internists are much more likely to be sued for high-severity injuries than other physicians. A study of 1,180 malpractice claims involving internists showed that 58 percent of medical malpractice claims were against internists versus 34 percent against other physicians. The study revealed that there

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Self-Driving Cars and Road Rage 

Tailgating, cutting someone off, and other irritating driving habits often lead to road rage. Drivers can quickly become enraged when another driver gets in their way. With the rise of self-driving cars, one might assume that this would eliminate road rage. However, according to a study conducted by Goodyear and the London School of Economics,

Monday, January 9, 2017

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Car Owners Unaware of Vehicles’ Capabilities

In recent years, cars have become so technologically advanced that it often takes new car owners months to fully understand what their vehicle is capable of doing. The Power’s 2016 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study measured an owners’ overall experience with the vehicle’s technology within the first 90 days of owning the vehicle. Overall, they

Friday, January 6, 2017

Baltimore Bus Accident Lawyers: Bus Driver had History of Accidents

When you put your child on a school bus, you are entrusting their safety to the bus driver. If the driver has a history of car accidents, or a health condition that affects his or her ability to safely operate a bus, he or she should not be given the responsibility of transporting children to

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Promising News for TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have devastating, long-term effects on those who have sustained serious head injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly five million Americans are living with the symptoms of TBIs, which can include problems with vision and coordination, as well as cognitive issues that affect mood, memory, and

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Vocational Rehabilitation

When an employee is injured on the job, ideally that person will be able to return to work once they have fully recovered. However, if an employee’s injuries prevent him or her from returning to work in the same capacity, Workers’ Compensation provides vocational rehabilitation, which includes the necessary training and/or schooling – including tuition

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: New Programs for Veterans

After serving our country, veterans often return home with serious injuries, ranging from lost limbs to PTSD. Social Security is an important resource that provides veterans with disability benefits. However, obtaining the benefits they need and deserve can be a time-consuming process. Fortunately, there are programs available that help veterans secure their benefits much sooner.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Congress Seeks Changes to Deadly Car Seat Backs

Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare, but it happens every day due to car accidents and defective car seats which fail to keep children safe. As a result, Congress has stepped in, demanding that car manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration take action and fix the seat backs. Senators E. Markey

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Welding Fumes

It may come as no surprise that welding can cause serious injuries if the welder does not take the proper safety precautions. However, in addition to potential burns from the heat and hot metal sparks, there are a number of other health issues that workers face. The welding process gives off harmful smoke and fumes

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Tractor-Trailer Crashes in Heavily Populated Areas

It makes sense that the more cars and trucks there are on roads and highways, the more likely it is that an accident can occur. This is particularly true when it comes to large trucks carrying heavy cargo from one state to another. When you consider the fact that 95 percent of freight in the

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Contaminated Syringes in Multistate Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating a recent outbreak of infections that have affected patients in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as representatives for the Department of Health from each state, officials are hoping to identify and

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Hospitals Can Make Childbirth Safer

The childbirth process can be one of the happiest, most joyful moments for parents, assuming everything goes smoothly. But the childbirth process can also be extremely unpredictable, and problems can quickly arise that may jeopardize the health and safety of the mother and her baby. For this reason, obstetricians are sued for medical malpractice more