Friday, September 20, 2019

3D Dashboard Technology May Be Next for Car Safety



Bosch is amid development of a 3D dashboard display to make vehicles safer for drivers. Drivers with the dashboard display do not need 3D glasses to interpret the information, due to the passive 3D technology. The automotive supplier claims that this vehicular technology helps drivers better visualize their surroundings, which helps prevent motor vehicle accidents » Read More

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Shocking Safety Statistics



Accidents happen, even to the most safety conscious individuals, but most accidents that result in injury and death can be prevented. Car accidents, opioid overdoses, slip and falls, and drowning accidents claim countless lives each day.  The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that accidents injure one person every second and kill another person every three... Read More

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Helps Prevent Pedestrian Accidents



What if our mobile phones could prevent car accidents? That is the question researchers are tackling as they contemplate novel ways to stop crashes involving pedestrians. Not surprising given their widespread use, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are taking center stage in the race to reduce avoidable collision fatalities. In plenty of accident scenarios » Read More

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Ground-Services Vendor at BWI Marshall Airport Cited for Safety Violations



Menzies Aviation is a ground-services vendor that provides passenger, ramp, and cargo handling services for every airline at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Recently, the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) agency conducted a safety inspection at the airport to determine whether there were any violations that put employees at risk for workplace accidents and injuries. » Read More

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Trump Administration to Relax Truck Safety Standards



Fatal truck accidents have risen 40 percent in the past decade. In 2017, 4,657 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, a nine percent increase from the previous year. Nearly every day, a fatigued truck driver falls asleep behind the wheel and a fatal accident occurs. Overall, one-third of fatal truck accidents result from driver » Read More

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Understanding Negligence Laws in Maryland



An individual is typically considered negligent if they failed to exercise proper duty of care. Typically, this breach leads to another individual’s injury, illness, or fatality. Common negligent driving behaviors include: Speeding Tailgating Drunk driving Distracted driving Driving under the influence of drugs These actions are considered negligent because the driver is not taking proper... Read More

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Monday, September 16, 2019

What Should I Know About Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Maryland?



If a patient is injured, or their health was compromised in any way after being treated by a health care professional, they may want to consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland is unique compared to other states for several reasons. For example, Maryland is a contributory negligence » Read More

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

How Can I Claim Compensation in a Car Accident?



Victims of car accidents can rely on their car insurance and the legal system for compensation for their injuries and damages. When an individual suffers injuries due to the negligence of another, that individual is entitled to compensation for those injuries by law. The victim of such an accident can seek recovery from the insurance... Read More

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Proactive Steps to Avoid Medical Mistakes



Medical mistakes are surprisingly common in this country. In fact, according to a recent study, one in 20 patients are exposed to injuries caused by medical mistakes, many of which were preventable. Twelve percent of those patients suffered permanent disabilities or death. Human error is an unfortunate reality of the health care field, however, approximately » Read More

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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?



If you were injured at work, and you are collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits, you might assume that this disqualifies you from being able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). In fact, you can collect both benefits at the same time. However, the amount of SSDI you receive is going to be reduced by a » Read More

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Car Accidents Involving Rideshare Vehicles



Rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, make transportation easier than ever. However, due to the nature of the ridesharing business, things can get a bit complicated when an Uber or Lyft vehicle is involved in a car accident. To determine who is responsible for causing the accident, and whose insurance is going to pay » Read More

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Widow of Deceased Firefighter Eligible for Death Benefits Despite Husband’s Prior Workers’ Compensation Settlement



A volunteer firefighter for the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department recently died at age 72 from a heart attack brought on by heart disease and high blood pressure. The worker filed an occupational illness claim against the fire department and its two insurers. In 2015, he received a settlement for lump sums of $100,000 and $50,000, » Read More

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Recovering Compensation for Lost Wages



If you were injured in a car accident, or some other accident caused by another person’s negligence, you will likely be eligible for financial compensation, even if your employer pays you for the missed days of work. Typically, compensation covers the costs of medical treatment, hospitalizations, and prescription medications. It also covers lost wages, which... Read More

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Wet Road Conditions and Large Trucks



During the summer months, a sudden thunderstorm can cool things off after a heat wave. However, the heavy rain that often comes with it can make the roads slick, which makes it more difficult for vehicles to stop quickly. This is particularly true for large trucks. Recently, wet, slippery road conditions in the Baltimore area » Read More

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Safety Checks Before Driving



Many automobile accidents and mishaps can be prevented if drivers took the time to perform a few safety checks on their vehicles on a regular basis. Even the most experienced drivers may not do this, and newer ones might not be aware of these precautions. This is especially important to do before heading out for » Read More

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

New Program Aimed at Preventing Drunk Driving



The state of Maryland has partnered with the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program to launch Driven to Protect, a pilot program that will help keep drunk drivers off the road. The program will test new technology that may reduce drunk driving fatalities by up to 60 percent. According to safety officials, the... Read More

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Fatal Accident Brings Attention to Caught-In/Between Hazards



On August 9, a 30-year-old employee with Maryland Landscape Supply was in the process of putting a container into a front-end loader when he became pinned between the machine and a truck. Police were called to the scene by a man who was working nearby. Unfortunately, the worker did not survive the accident. According to » Read More

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September 3-6 Marks the First Annual Respiratory Protection Week



Each year for the past eight years, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has held a respiratory awareness event on September 5. The event, called N95 Day, highlights the importance of using N95s, disposable masks that cover the nose and mouth, which prevents the wearer from breathing in hazardous substances. The NIOSH » Read More

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Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon



Cosmetic surgery refers to elective procedures undertaken to change someone’s physical appearance, such as a rhinoplasty or breast augmentation. There are risks associated with cosmetic surgery, and surgical errors can have a serious impact on the patient’s appearance and their overall health. Choosing the right practitioner can go a long way toward preventing errors; a » Read More

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Hyundai Expands Child Monitoring Systems



According to recent data, 52 children suffered from fatal heat-related injuries after being left inside of hot cars in 2018, stating that this was the highest number of deaths from vehicular heatstroke in the past 21 years. As for 2019, there have been 24 thus far. The heat level inside a car can rise to » Read More

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Capital Beltway Accident Statistics and Safety Tips



Every day, hundreds of thousands of commuters use the Capital Beltway, a 64-mile interstate highway that surrounds Washington D.C. and passes through Maryland and Virginia, to get to and from work. With so many motorists traveling through the busy highway, it is no surprise to learn that thousands of vehicle collisions occur on the Capital... Read More

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Travelers Warned About Rise in Fatal Motorcycle Accidents



In less than a month, six people have lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in the state of Maryland. This is a stark reminder to motorcyclists and motorists to make safety a priority, particularly when driving on busy highways during the remainder of the summer. The Maryland State Police issued a warning to all travelers... Read More

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Common Birth Injuries



While no expecting parent likes to think of the possibility of their baby being injured at birth, injuries are far more common than most realize. It’s estimated that five birth injuries occur for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. What is a Birth Injury? A birth injury refers to any form of harm or » Read More

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