Monday, June 27, 2016
When it comes to being exposed to heat on the job, there are some workers who are at a higher risk of heat-related injuries than others, including construction workers, landscapers, firefighters, factory workers, and emergency response operators. However, as the temperatures rises this summer, more workers are at an increased risk for things like heat [ ]
Now that summer is here, people are getting their pools cleaned out and prepared for use. This is a great time to review the importance of pool safety. Whether you have a pool in your backyard, or you attend a community swim club, it is important to always remember the potential dangers of swimming pools, [ ] The post Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Pool Safety Tips appeared first on Leviness, Tolzman and Hamilton.
Drunk driving car accidents are responsible for approximately 11,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. Several states across the country have implemented stricter ignition interlock device laws (IID) that have reduced the number of drunk driving deaths. Maryland will be expanding its ignition interlock laws [ ]
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Anton Yelchin, an actor best known for his role in Star Trek, was fatally injured June 19th when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway, striking him and pinning him against a security gate. Investigators have not yet stated an official cause of the accident, but the evidence in the case indicates that [ ] The post Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Jeep that Killed Actor Was Recalled appeared first on Leviness, Tolzman and Hamilton.
Monday, June 20, 2016
In an effort to reduce the number of medical malpractice lawsuits and develop more effective safety protocols and prevention strategies, malpractice insurers and other medical groups are closely examining thousands of past claims in order to gain a better understanding of why doctors are sued and identify the issues that compromise patient safety. Although the [ ]
When a medical procedure goes wrong, doctors and hospital officials are often quick to “deny and defend” rather than acknowledge the medical mistake, for fear of being sued by the victim. However, that trend may be changing as more states adopt “I’m sorry” laws, which state that an apology for a medical mistake cannot be [ ] The post Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: “I’m Sorry” Laws appeared first on Leviness, Tolzman and Hamilton.
With the recent approval of Maryland’s car safety disclosure laws, car manufacturers will no longer be permitted to punish dealers for sharing information about any safety or defect information with potential buyers. While some states allow car dealers to provide information about safety issues if customers request it, Maryland takes this one step further by [ ]
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, there are some things that you should know about how the system works, especially when you are considering whether or not to hire a Social Security disability lawyer. While you are certainly under no obligation to seek legal counsel at any point in to the process, you may [ ] The post Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: What to Do When Your Claim is Denied appeared first on LeViness SSD.
Monday, June 13, 2016
After a four-year increase in fatal truck accidents, the United States trucking industry has seen a reduction in crash deaths involving tractor-trailers and other large trucks. According to a study conducted by the Department of Transportation (DOT), in 2014, the number of truck accident deaths was 3,903, which is a five percent decrease compared to [ ]
It may come as a surprise that the most dangerous months to get behind the wheel are not January or February when the roads can be covered with snow and ice. In fact, it is the summer months that have some of the highest number of fatal car accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for [ ]
Thanks to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) and the improvements that have been made to workplace safety, the lives of countless employees have been protected against dangerous, potentially life-threatening work conditions. Unfortunately, while some conditions have gotten better, others have gotten worse, and many employees are still at risk of injury, [ ]
It is the mission of the National Safety Council (NSC) to create programs and recourses that help prevent injuries and save lives. Through targeted programs focusing on leadership, research, education, and advocacy, the NSC works hard to improve safety at work, in homes, and throughout communities. June is National Safety Month, which means that the [ ] The post Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: June is National Safety Month appeared first on Leviness, Tolzman and Hamilton.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
A fun day at an amusement park for a father and his six-year-old son recently took a terrifying turn when the boy’s seatbelt came unfastened while riding a roller coaster. The boy’s father, who planned on videoing the two of them on the ride, ended up recording the moment when his son’s seatbelt came undone, [ ] The post Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Roller Coaster Accident appeared first on Leviness, Tolzman and Hamilton.
Monday, June 6, 2016
A cesarean delivery can be a life-saving option for a pregnant woman and her baby, offering a medical alternative if a vaginal delivery becomes too risky. But the number of cesarean deliveries that are performed in the United States each year has been steadily rising, which begs the question: Are medical professionals too quick to [ ]
People who drive commercial vehicles spend a great deal of time on major highways, transporting goods, and materials from one state to another. When cars are sharing the highways with these large vehicles and there is a wreck, it is usually the car that has the most damage and the passengers in the car who [ ]
Whether you are a seasoned skipper or you are testing out your sea legs for the first time, there is nothing like enjoying the open water on a boat. From deep sea fishing out on the ocean, to waterskiing on a lake, to simply taking a ride and appreciating the view, a boat can provide [ ]
Cranes are able to lift and move large, heavy objects that no other piece of machinery would be able to do. It is common to see cranes lifting large pieces of scaffolding, steel beams, or other types of heavy, industrial materials at a construction site. Cranes can also be extremely dangerous if something goes wrong, [ ]
When a doctor engages in inappropriate behavior towards a patient, it is a serious violation of the doctor-patient relationship. That is allegedly what happened between a local anesthesiologist and three of his female patients between 2012 and 2014. The Maryland State Board of Physicians has charged Bryan S. Williams with sexual misconduct. According to the [ ] The post Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Local Anesthesiologist Facing Charges appeared first on Leviness, Tolzman and Hamilton.
The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, confusing, and overwhelming. In order to successfully secure the benefits you need, knowing what not to do is sometimes just as important as knowing the right steps to take. The following are some of the most common mistakes that people make when they [ ] The post Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: Common Mistakes When Applying for Benefits appeared first on LeViness SSD.