Friday, December 30, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Poverty and Workers’ Compensation 

Workers’ Compensation is supposed to protect employees who have been injured on the job. Too often, injured workers face the prospect of losing their job, their home, and their financial security because many Workers’ Compensation systems fail to provide adequate benefits. According to a report by the Department of Labor (DOL), Workers’ Compensation plans are

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Social Host Responsibility

In an effort to impose stricter penalties on adults who allow underage drinking in their homes, a new ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals says that adults will be held civilly liable for any injuries or fatalities caused by the underage individuals who were drinking on their property. The ruling states that the adult

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Think Twice Before Eating While Driving

Considering how many fast food restaurants have drive-thru windows, it is safe to assume that many of those people are not waiting until they arrive home to eat their food. You might think that eating while driving is completely harmless, and in some cases necessary given people’s busy lives. From long, hectic workdays to making

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: SSD and Retirement Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available to those who have suffered a medical condition that leaves them unable to work for at least one year, or until the person passes away. These benefits offer peace of mind and financial stability for people who are unable to earn a salary due to a disability. For

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers: Multiple Births and Risk of Injuries

Women who are pregnant with multiples tend to experience a higher risk of birth injuries than women who have single births. In most cases, women who are in labor with multiple births are much more likely to have cesarean sections in order to protect the babies and the mother. In addition to the risks associated with a surgical

Monday, December 26, 2016

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Mounted Cameras Impact on Industry

Similar to police departments across the country, trucking companies have started to use mounted cameras in their trucks as a way to improve safety and make drivers more accountable. While this technology is becoming more widely used, it is not currently mandatory. For those who believe that the current trucking regulations are not strict enough,

Friday, December 23, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Preparing for Winter Road Conditions

We all know that you cannot control the weather, and if even if you are someone who pays close attention to the weather channel, Mother Nature can be unpredictable. In the winter months, snow and ice storms often happen without warning, or end up being more severe than predicted. This can wreak havoc on roads

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Miscommunication and Malpractice

Communication is a key element in any relationship, whether it is between a married couple or the members of a corporate board meeting. When the lines of communication break down, things can fall apart quickly. This is also true in the hospital setting. Poor communication between hospital staff members can lead to medical errors, hospital

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: OSHA Top Safety Citations

Each year, over 4,500 workers are fatally injured in workplace accidents, and another three million are seriously injured. Employers are required by law to provide safe work environments to all their workers. Yet, year after year, the same hazards are responsible for causing dangerous, potentially life-threatening work environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Medical Errors in Children’s Hopsitals

When your child is sick or injured, you put their health and safety in the hands of trusted medical professionals. What you do not plan for is a medical error that can endanger the life of your child. Unfortunately, this happens more often than you might think. If you find yourself in this situation, there

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Importance of Physical Therapy

If you have been injured at work in Maryland, you will be required to seek medical attention as soon as possible in order to file a Workers’ Compensation claim. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, your physician will likely recommend physical therapy as part of your recovery. Whether you have minor back

Monday, December 19, 2016

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: I-95 Pileup Victims Stay Hospitalized

Seven victims from the I-95 pileup that happened in Baltimore on Saturday, December 17, remain hospitalized. The car pileup, involving nearly 70 vehicles, jammed up the road for several hours, and took the lives of two individuals and injured nearly 25 others. Two individuals remain in critical condition, two are in serious condition, and three

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Collision Avoidance Systems

If you have ever witnessed the aftermath of a truck accident, you know that the damage caused by these large vehicles can be severe, and the injuries devastating and often fatal. Many of these tragic wrecks could have been avoided if the trucks were equipped with collision avoidance systems, which many passenger vehicles already have

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Teen Driving Fatalities

According to new data from federal regulators, the number of teen driving fatalities increased by 10 percent last year. This is the first time in over a decade that there has been a rise in fatal car crashes among teens. There are plenty of adults who admit to speeding or talking on the phone while driving,

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Filing a Claim

Anyone who has ever been out of work for an extended period of time due to an injury or an illness knows that it can be extremely difficult and stressful. When your financial security is compromised, it can leave you wondering how you are going to take care of yourself and your family. Fortunately, Social

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Risk of Work-Related Injury Cold Weather

When workers are exposed to extreme cold for a prolonged period of time, it can cause serious health risks, ranging from frostbite to hypothermia. In extreme cases, exposure can lead to fatality if the individual does not pay attention to the danger signs and seek immediate medical attention. Our Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers remind outdoor

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Make Safety a Priority When Decorating for the Holidays

The winter holidays are around the corner, which means it is time to bring out the boxes of decorations, from lights and wreaths to scented candles and ornaments for the tree. Over 85 percent of Americans decorate their homes for the holidays, and while this is a great way to get into the holiday spirit,

Monday, December 12, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Managing Multiple Medications

As people age, it is common for seniors to be on multiple medications, including over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and prescription medications. While these drugs play an important role in treating everything from simple aches and pains to serious illnesses, they can also cause serious complications if a medical professional is not closely monitoring the medications,

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Injuries Sustained at Holiday Party

During the month of December, many companies close out the year by hosting a holiday party for their employees. It is a great way to relax with co-workers and enjoy each other’s company in a celebratory environment. While it is unlikely, it is possible that an employee could sustain personal injuries at the party. This

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: Age of Truck Drivers

The trucking industry in the United States is facing a serious shortage in commercial truck drivers. As a result, many trucking companies are recruiting people who are retired but interested in the opportunity to make some extra money. Currently, drivers over the age of 65 comprise approximately 10 percent of the commercial truck drivers across

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Avoiding a Car Crash This Holiday Season 

As the song says, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The holiday season is upon us, which means holiday shopping, time spent with family and friends, and a busy calendar filled with office parties and other celebrations. This is also a good time to remember how quickly a celebratory night out can turn

Monday, December 5, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Medical Malpractice on the Rise

Many people regard doctors as superhuman, incapable of making mistakes. They would not consider questioning their doctor’s medical diagnosis, or their recommended treatment plan. Unfortunately, doctors are human, and they do make medical mistakes. Whether it is a simple oversight like a prescription that was not filled out correctly, or a blatant misdiagnosis, it can

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Top 10 Worst Toys of 2016

The holiday gift-giving season is in full swing as the number of shopping days begins to dwindle. If you are a parent, a grandparent, or anyone who will be purchasing toys for the children in your life, the toy safety group, W.A.T.C.H. has announced its annual list of worst toys for injuries. According to W.A.T.C.H.,

Friday, December 2, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Sedentary Jobs Lead to Back Injuries 

There are certain risks that go along with working at a construction site, a loading dock, or a busy warehouse. Employees can fall from ladders or scaffolding, be hit by falling debris, or seriously injure their back or neck from constant, prolonged heavy lifting. Knowing this, it may come as a surprise that simply sitting

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: New Guidelines for Self-Driving Vehicles

The autonomous, or self-driving, vehicle technology is growing by leaps and bounds. Companies like Uber are currently conducting road tests to see how passengers and other drivers respond to the vehicles. The United States government recently issued safety guidelines that will encourage consistent rules without imposing too many regulations on an industry that is still

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Individuals who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) constantly face exhaustion even when they are well-rested. Getting a good night’s sleep does not help, and physical or mental exertion can make it worse. In addition to the constant fatigue, people who suffer from CFS can also experience a range of other symptoms including weakness, muscle

Monday, November 28, 2016

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Unsecured Loads and Debris

When unsecured cargo falls from a truck, and there are other vehicles in the vicinity, the consequences can be devastating. A 23-year-old woman recently lost her life in Northern California when she careened off the road after debris fell from a truck she was following. This is just one example of how tragic a situation

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Proposed Speed Limit Rule

In an effort to improve highway safety and prevent serious truck accidents, the Department of Transportation recently announced a proposal that would make it mandatory for commercial trucks to install speed-limiting devices. Once installed, the device will prevent trucks from exceeding the speed limit. Currently, the rule applies to trucks over 26,000 pounds. Motor carriers

Friday, November 25, 2016

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Cab Seat Technology

Sitting behind the wheel of a large truck for extended periods of time can cause a range of health problems, from minor body aches and pains to chronic lower back problems and other musculoskeletal issues. This can affect the driver’s ability to focus on the road, which can lead to serious truck accidents. Fortunately, engineers

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Occupational Hazards Facing Electricians

Electricians go through extensive training in order to learn their trade. From repairing simple electrical problems in private homes to installing entire electrical systems in large corporations, electricians handle a wide range of potentially dangerous projects. Electricity can cause serious burns and other devastating injuries, which can leave an electrician unable to work and support

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Hazards of Drowsy Driving

Most people would think twice before getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking. What many people do not realize is that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. In fact, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) categorizes drowsy driving as impaired driving, which is the same category it uses

Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers: Premature Rupture of the Membranes

Many women go through their entire pregnancy without any major complications or health issues. Sometimes towards the end of the pregnancy, complications can arise when the membranes of the amniotic sac rupture before labor begins. This is called premature rupture of membranes (PROM), and it can put the baby at risk for a range of

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Making Patient Safety a Priority

A concerning statistic reveals that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), regardless of the official cause of death on a death certificate, other factors can compromise patient safety including poor communication, diagnostic errors, inadequate training, and poor

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Travel Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, if not the busiest. This year, it is estimated that over 42 million people will be traveling at least 50 miles to be with family and friends, which means that traffic will be unusually heavy. And if you live on the east coast, the

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Drunk Driving Prevention

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, the holiday season is filled with office events, family gatherings, and cocktail parties celebrating everything from Christmas and Hanukah to ringing in the New Year. But this also happens to be one of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road. Partygoers who have had

Friday, November 18, 2016

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: Holiday Deliveries

The hectic holiday season is quickly approaching and just as the stores and malls become busier, so do the roadways. More people prefer shopping online from the convenience of their homes, and that means more truck drivers are on the road delivering packages. The increase of trucks on the road brings a higher risk of being involved

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: “Textalyzer” to Prevent Distracted Driving

After tragically losing his son in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, the victim’s father, Ben Lieberman, was determined to come up with a solution that would hold distracted drivers accountable for their actions. Frustrated that the driver responsible for his son’s wrongful death never faced criminal charges, Lieberman realized that there is

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Animal Attack Injuries

Animal attacks can cause a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and scratches to deep wounds, head trauma, and disfigurement. According to the Centers for Disease Control, dog bites alone account  for approximately 4.5 injuries across the country. If you were attacked by someone’s pet, in most cases you would file a personal injury

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

Employees who work with vibrating tools or machinery on a regular basis can develop nerve damage, resulting in a tingling, or numbness in the hands and fingers. This condition, known as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), can lead to permanent numbness and muscle weakness if the individual continues to use vibrating tools over time. Baltimore Workers’

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Taxes and Disability Benefits

When it comes to disability benefits, the type of benefits that you are collecting will determine whether they are taxable or tax free. How your disability benefits are taxed depend on who makes the payment and the deductibility of the premium payments. There are several types of disability insurance policies, including the ones listed below.

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Preventable Medical Errors

Each year, the Department of Public Health tracks preventable medical errors that occur in hospitals across the country. This information is then released in an effort to encourage hospitals to take a closer look at their quality of patient care to see where they can make improvements. According to health officials, approximately one-third of

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Preventable Medical Errors

Each year, the Department of Public Health tracks preventable medical errors that occur in hospitals across the country. This information is then released in an effort to encourage hospitals to take a closer look at their quality of patient care to see where they can make improvements. According to health officials, approximately one-third of patients

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Fatal Tesla Accident

Earlier this year, while testing the autopilot feature on a Tesla S sedan, an occupant was fatally injured when the car failed to brake before it turned in front of a semitrailer. The car hit the truck, ran under the trailer, and then veered off the road and into a power pole. The car accident

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Maryland Bus Accident Lawyers: School Bus Company Suspended

Upon further investigation of the Baltimore bus crash that caused two fatalities and multiple injuries, sources say that the Baltimore school bus company involved was suspended. Last year, AAAffordable Transportation LLC, the company that owns the school buses, was suspended from providing charter bus rides due to financial and administrative, not safety, violations such as

Baltimore Bus Accident Lawyers: Candlelight Vigil Held for Victims of Baltimore Bus Crash

Hundreds paid their respects Wednesday evening when they held a candlelight vigil for those who lost their lives in the fatal Baltimore bus crash. The crash, which occurred early Monday morning, claimed the lives of six people and left 10 others with serious injuries. Survivors of the bus crash stated that it was completely unexpected. While

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Maryland Bus Accident Lawyers: Baltimore Bus Crash Update

An update on the Baltimore bus crash shows that investigators believe autopsy results, a survivor’s account, and what the recording equipment reveals will uncover the reason for the crash. On Tuesday morning, November 1, a school bus smashed into a commuter bus, causing six fatalities and 10 personal injuries, two of which remain critical. Upon further examination,

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Update on Bus Accident this Morning

Sadly, the bus driver in this morning s fatal bus crash was fatally injured in the wreck. The damages in the collision appear to be catastrophic, and eight people were transported to area hospitals with injuries. Thankfully, the school bus was not carrying any children at the time of the accident. Investigators are still trying to

Baltimore Bus Accident Lawyers: Six Fatally Injured in School Bus Crash

A fatal bush crash this morning claimed the lives of three individuals in Southwestern Baltimore. The bus accident occurred at Frederick and Monastery Avenues near Mount St Joseph s High School and involved an MTA bus and a school bus. Initial reports stated that six individuals were fatally injured and an unknown number sustained personal injuries. Bus

Monday, October 31, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Occupational Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common work-related injuries in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous levels of occupational noise each year. Workers most likely to be affected by hearing loss are those that work in the mining and

Friday, October 28, 2016

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers Discuss Securing Cargo

If you have ever driven behind a truck carrying multiple cars or any other large cargo, it is easy to imagine the truck accidents and potential injuries that could occur if the cargo somehow came loose. Unfortunately, this happens all too often when a truck’s cargo is not properly secured. Statistics show that, out of