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