Monday, August 29, 2016

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Impact of Social Media on a Personal Injury Case

Social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have become an increasingly popular mode of communication in recent years. While most people use some form of social media multiple times a day, including the sharing of pictures and other personal information, there are situations where sending this personal information out into cyberspace can hurt you.

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Important Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

Workplace injuries happen every day, ranging from minor muscle strains to serious head injuries. Workers’ Compensation benefits provide income and medical benefits for injured employees. In the event an employee loses their life on the job, family members may be entitled to death benefits through the employer’s Workers’ Compensation plan. If you have been injured

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Is OSHA Too Lenient on Employers Who Violate Safety Laws?

Effective August 1, 2016, employers who violate occupational safety and health laws may face much higher violation penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, for years OSHA has developed a pattern of negotiating settlements in favor of the employer that either decrease the amount of the fines, or eliminate them altogether. Baltimore

Monday, August 22, 2016

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: How to Qualify for SSDI

If you have been injured resulting in a disability that prevents you from returning to your job, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The amount of benefits you will be eligible for depends on your work record. This means that you will likely receive what your Social Security retirement benefit would have

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Grant from the CDC

In an effort to prevent infections and improve patient safety in hospitals and other healthcare settings, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded $26 million to be allocated to five academic medical centers that are part of a collective patient safety effort known as Prevention Epicenters. The money, which is twice the amount

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: How to Qualify for SSDI

If you have been injured resulting in a disability that prevents you from returning to your job, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The amount of benefits you will be eligible for depends on your work record. This means that you will likely receive what your Social Security retirement benefit would have

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Disturbing Surge of Traffic Deaths in 2015

The automobile industry is manufacturing cars that are safer than ever thanks to standard features like airbags, anti-lock brakes, back-up cameras, and blind-spot warnings. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 35,200 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2015, which is close to an eight percent increase from 2014.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit

When a woman goes into labor, she puts the life of her unborn baby in the hands of well-trained medical professionals. In most cases that person is an obstetrician, gynecologist, neonatologist, or other doctor who has had the necessary training to safety deliver babies. Some women decide to go a slightly different, more natural route,

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Liability is Often Shared

In the event of a truck accident in Maryland, one may often assume that the driver of the truck is the liable party. And while that may often be the case, the trucker may not be solely responsible for the injuries or damages that may have occurred as a result of the wreck. Oftentimes, the

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: How to Safely Navigate a Parking Lot

Anyone who has ever been in a busy parking lot knows that there will be plenty of pedestrians walking around, looking for their car, and not paying close attention to other cars looking for spots. There are also distracted drivers who are looking for a spot, and who may not be paying close attention to

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Filing a Personal Injury Claim

No one expects to become seriously injured while driving to work, taking the dog for a walk, shopping at the mall, or any other common tasks we all do almost every day. However, accidents can and do happen, often resulting in a range of injuries that can leave the victim unable to work, struggling to

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Injuries Commercial Truck Drivers Face

If you have ever wondered how Florida oranges get to your supermarket, or how furniture gets delivered to you from North Carolina, chances are, it is a truck driver that is transporting those goods to where they need to be. Truck drivers play an important role in the economy, delivering consumer goods to grocery stores,

Monday, August 8, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Denied Treatment for Emergency Miscarriages

According to a recent study, OB-GYNs working in Catholic-owned hospitals are often prohibited from performing certain medical procedures that are potentially life saving for women who are experiencing an emergency miscarriage. For eight years, Dr. Lori Freeman has been studying the relationship between the abortion training obstetrician-gynecologists receive during residency and the incidence of medical

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Dangers of Speeding

In June, 2016, two car accidents, occurring one minute and one mile apart, have left one person fatally injured, two in custody, and police searching for two others. The first crash occurred on the 200 block of Randolph Road in Montgomery County, where a 2009 Toyota Camry flipped over, claiming the life of a

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Keeping Teen Workers Safe

For a lot of teens, getting a job is a great way to earn some extra spending money, take on new responsibilities, meet new people, and become a more independent young adult. There are a wide range of part time jobs that are perfect for teenagers, including babysitting, lifeguarding at a local pool or swim

Monday, August 1, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: OSHA’s New Silica Rule

People working in the construction industry are often exposed to high levels of silica, which, over time, can cause serious illnesses like silicosis, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In an effort of reduce silica exposure for workers in the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced a new rule

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: An Important Lesson in School Zone Safety

A police pursuit of a man driving a suspected stolen jeep recently ended in tragedy when an eight-year-old girl was struck and killed by the speeding vehicle outside of her school, Steuart Hill Academic Academy. The suspect was driving a Jeep Liberty, and was seen speeding through a red light, striking several other cars, injuring

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Can Damages Surpass the Cap?

A West Virginia doctor is being sued for medical malpractice in a case involving the passing of a patient who had been in a car accident. The lawsuit seeks punitive damages for the plaintiff in addition to regular damages, which would likely exceed the medical malpractice cap for damages, particularly if it can be proven

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Dangers of Snapchat and Driving

Snapchat is just one of the many social media apps that have become so popular in recent years. What makes Snapchat unique is that the content that is sent over the app disappears within seconds after it is opened. Unfortunately, the app also offers a filter that may be contributing to the ongoing distracted driving

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Benefits for Bone Fractures

A broken bone, also known as a bone fracture, can be extremely painful, often requiring a fair amount of time to fully heal. Some fractures heal relatively quickly without any complications, while more severe breaks can be more problematic. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, complications from a serious fracture can

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Pedestrian and Cyclist Avoidance Technology

Large trucks are a common sight on busy highways as they play a large role in transporting goods from one place to another, keeping the economy functioning. It is less common to see 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers in urban areas where they must share the roads with other cars and trucks, as well as pedestrians and