Friday, March 31, 2017

Glen Burnie School Bus Crash Injures Eight

A school bus crash in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, injured eight individuals on Friday morning. Around 7:35 am, two cars collided into the school bus, which held 20 students traveling to a local middle school. Five children on the bus and the bus driver were taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Serious Car Accident at Base of Thomas Johnson Bridge

Around noon, a serious car accident took place at the base of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in California, St. Mary’s County, Maryland. After a car struck a dump truck while traveling southbound on Route 4, both vehicles veered off the road, and the dump truck rolled over into a ditch with the car underneath it.

Man Suffers Fatality in Joppa Crash on Route 40

A man suffered a fatality in a car crash in the intersection of Route 40 and Joppa Road in Joppa, Harford County, Maryland. Around 1:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, a commercial truck driven by a 39-year-old man from Delta, Pennsylvania, entered the intersection despite the light turning red, and struck an SUV, driven by a

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Firefighters Face Hidden Hazards

Every day, volunteer and professional firefighters and other public safety workers put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens who are in danger of being seriously injured or killed in a fire. They do it without question or hesitation, because risking their own life to save someone else is part of the

Monday, March 27, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Caterpillar Smartband

Improvements in technology are making notoriously dangerous occupations safer than ever. The construction industry is particularly injury-prone and is responsible for an estimated one in five fatal workplace accidents each year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Government regulators and safety advocates alike are hopeful that the Cat® Smartband, a Fitbit-like device worn

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Roundabouts Can Curb Accidents

According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 40% of car accidents and over 20% of traffic fatalities in the United States take place at busy intersections. This is not surprising considering many intersections have multiple lanes with traffic signals directing cars traveling in a number of different directions, often during rush hour when people are

Friday, March 24, 2017

Dog Fatally Attacks Infant in Lusby

A dog fatally attacked an eight-month-old infant in Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon. Family friends were watching the baby when the dog attacked him around 1 pm. The police arrived immediately, saw the dog attack the boy, and used deadly force to stop the dog. Unfortunately, the baby succumbed to his injuries in

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Truck Accidents On the Rise

Each year in the United States, there are approximately 11 million trucks traveling on roadways across the country. While trucks comprise only 4.7% of the total vehicles on the road, they are involved in 12.4% of all fatal traffic accidents.  Prior to 2009, there was a steady decline in the number of truck accidents across

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Toddler Fatally Injured in Taneytown Fire

A toddler was fatally injured in a house fire on Wednesday afternoon in Taneytown, Carroll County, Maryland. Around 3:45 pm a fire started in the attic of the house where the toddler and an older child were playing. The mother of both children and the older child escaped from the fire. Unfortunately, no immediate escape

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the more common injuries associated with car accidents. The impact of a car hitting another vehicle or an object like a tree or phone pole causes the driver’s neck to snap forward and backwards like a whip. Victims of whiplash often experience symptoms for months, sometimes even years, after the wreck,

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Rare Disorders

If you have been diagnosed with a rare disease or disorder, chances are you have had to cope with a lot of uncertainty, frustration, and fear over how the condition is going to affect your life, both in the short- and long-term. If the disorder compromises your ability to work, and you are unable to

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: New Drug Prescribing Guidelines

Prescription opioids are extremely potent medications that are used to manage pain. Unfortunately, they are also highly addictive, even when patients are taking them as prescribed. Medical experts call the prescription opioid epidemic the most serious public health crisis affecting people across the country. New legislation is being considered that would change prescription drug rules

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Apology Laws

When a physician makes a medical mistake that unintentionally harms a patient, apologizing for that mistake is often perceived as an admission of guilt if the physician is sued for medical malpractice. In an effort to reduce the number of malpractice lawsuits and resolve cases without legal intervention, over 32 states across the country, as

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Deadly Driving Distractions

The automotive industry has made significant advancements in safety technology over the years, from seat belts and airbags, to collision warning systems and rollover prevention technology. Yet, the number of accident-related deaths is the highest it has been in close to a decade. Last year alone, approximately 40,000 people died in car accidents. Officials believe

Monday, March 20, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Independent Medical Examination

When a person is injured on the job, the decision to seek Workers’ Compensation benefits is often difficult. He or she may worry that the claim will be denied, or that the money recovered will not be sufficient for daily living expenses. Therefore, many workers will return to work before they are physically able –

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Common Anesthesia Mistakes

Anesthesia is a crucial part of any surgical procedure as it induces a temporary loss of sensation and awareness so the patient does not feel any pain. When an anesthesiologist administers the medication correctly, it can have a significant impact on the success of the surgery. However, administering anesthesia can also be the most dangerous

Friday, March 17, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Head-On Collisions

The sheer force of a head-on collision can cause severe injuries to those involved, if they are lucky enough to survive the impact at all. While airbags and seatbelts have helped reduce the number of fatalities, these wrecks continue to occur, resulting in severe and often fatal injuries. Fortunately, head-on collisions are relatively rare, but

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Long-Term Effects of Concussions and Driving

Like any head injury, concussions can have lasting effects on a person’s ability to successfully perform simple daily activities, even after the initial symptoms of the concussion have disappeared. Until recently, there has been no research on the long-term effects of a concussion on a person’s ability to drive. Researchers at the University of Georgia’s

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Delays in Treatment

As with any injury, whether it is a sports injury, or the result of a car accident or some other type of personal injury, getting the proper treatment is vital to the person’s recovery. This is also true when it comes to work-related injuries. Unfortunately, a number of employees in Montgomery County who have been

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: How Autonomous Vehicles Make Driving Decisions

According to the auto industry, autonomous vehicles are the wave of the future. Research has shown significant reductions in traffic-related injuries and fatalities, as well as notable improvements in efficiency and safety. However, some consumers question whether these vehicles are too good to be true. Despite the benefits, consumers have ethical concerns about how these

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: States with More Malpractice Lawsuits

According to data collected by the National Practitioner Data Bank, physicians in Louisiana are more likely to be sued for medical malpractice than physicians in any other state. Also in the top five are Oklahoma, Delaware, Wyoming, and Tennessee. Physicians are least likely to face a medical malpractice lawsuit in Hawaii, followed by North Carolina,

Monday, March 13, 2017

16 Residents Found in Assisted-Living Facility Licensed for Four Beds

Sixteen residents were found living at an assisted-living facility that was only licensed for four beds. In Lansdowne, Maryland, a cousin of one of the residents contacted authorities about the facility’s living conditions after visiting. Last Tuesday, the cousin discovered her 85-year-old relative tied to a chair with a set of moldering dentures sitting on

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Prescription Drug Addiction

Stories about the opioid epidemic and fatal drug overdoses have been all over the news as the number of people who become addicted to these drugs continues to rise. Until recently, many people did not believe that a prescription you pick up from your pharmacy could be as dangerous and addictive as an illegal narcotic.

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: High Winds

When rain, snow, or ice causes dangerous road conditions, trucks drivers are required to reduce their driving speed by as much as one third, and to refrain from driving altogether if the conditions become dangerous. One weather condition that is often overlooked is high winds, possibly because there is nothing visible that alerts drivers to

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Back Pain Claim

Anyone who has ever suffered from chronic back pain knows that it can be quite debilitating, especially when the pain is severe. When the pain is so bad that it prevents a person from being able to work, he or she may consider filing a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance. For those that qualify,

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Stress or PTSD

Psychological injuries, though not visually obvious, may be just as painful as any catastrophic physical injury. Mental injuries that occur as a result of intense workplace stress or a particular traumatic event can cause a whole host of issues. These injuries can be just as disabling, or not more so, than a physical injury. Fortunately,

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyer: Declaring Bankruptcy

In today’s economy, many people struggle every day to put food on the table and pay for basic living expenses. For people who live on a fixed income, this can be particularly difficult, especially if the amount they bring in never seems to be enough. Individuals who are living on disability benefits are all too

Friday, March 10, 2017

MTA Bus Accident Causes One Fatality and One Critical Injury

An accident between an MTA bus and a car caused one fatality and one critical injury on Thursday afternoon. The accident, which took place in Baltimore near the Curtis Bay neighborhood, fatally injured the driver of the car, and caused critical injuries for the bus driver who was taken to the Shock Trauma unit at

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers Discuss School Bus Safety

There is an overwhelming amount of research that proves how effective seat belts are at saving lives in the event of a car accident. However, while most buses do come equipped with seat belts, there are no laws requiring children to wear them. Although the incidence of fatal school bus accidents are rare, most people

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Traffic Fatalities Peak in 2016

Recent findings from the National Safety Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show roadside fatalities are higher than they have been in close to a decade. A number of factors have contributed to this steady rise, including low gas prices, an improving economy, and hazardous driving behavior like texting and driving and driving

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Common Truck Driver Mistakes

Truck accidents are known to be particularly devastating, from the massive property damage to the severe, often fatal injuries suffered by the victims involved. Sometimes, these accidents are caused by inclement weather and poor road conditions that are beyond the driver’s control. However, other times, it is the driver’s behavior that causes the wreck, endangering the

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Report Head Injuries Immediately

One of the most common injuries sustained on the job is also one of the most difficult to diagnose. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), head injuries occur daily in workplaces throughout the country. However, head injuries often take time to develop. The resulting lag between when a head injury is sustained

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Stricter Malpractice Laws

When a patient is admitted to the hospital for surgery, his or her life is literally in the hands of the surgeon who is performing the procedure. Although the vast majority of surgeons are qualified and skilled, they are also human and capable of making mistakes. Those who support stricter medical malpractice laws believe that

Monday, March 6, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time begins on the last Sunday in March and is in effect through the last Sunday in October. Although many people enjoy the increase in daylight hours that accompanies the time change, recent research suggests that even small disruptions in sleep or loss of sleep can have a dramatic impact on health and

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Effectiveness of Maryland’s Traffic Safety Laws

The number of people fatally injured in car accidents across the country has continued to rise in recent years. In the state of Maryland alone, close to six thousand people have been killed in car crashes in the past ten years. In 2015, over 35,000 people perished in fatal car accidents across the country. This

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Machinery Amputations

Jobs that require the operation of machinery, such as those in construction, agriculture, longshoring, and many others, have higher injury rates than other industries. Workers are especially at risk if the machines they are using do not have the proper guarding. In addition to injuries such as broken bones, burns, and lacerations, certain machines can

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Every day, doctors prescribe antibiotics for their patients who have developed an illness or infection. In most cases, these medications are extremely effective when prescribed and used properly. Over the years, there has been a steady and alarming rise of drug-resistant superbugs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a Nevada resident

Friday, March 3, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Autonomous to Manual Driving

As companies like Tesla, Google, and others continue to perfect their autonomous car technology, researchers have been studying the cars’ safety issues, particularly when the driver is required to regain manual control of the vehicle. Researchers from Stanford University found that this transition period posed significant safety risks because of the amount of time it

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Driverless Car Research

Given the latest technological advances in the auto industry, it is just a matter of time before driverless cars hit roads and highways across the country. The University of Maryland has been conducting driverless vehicle research and testing and has plans to expand this research into 2018. This will only be possible if the state