Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Most Common Crash-Related Injuries

Seat belts and airbags are very effective at protecting drivers and other passengers from becoming injured in the event of a car accident. However, if the accident is serious, it is unlikely that the occupants of the vehicles involved will walk away without a scratch. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accident

Friday, May 26, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Distracted Driving Epidemic

It is hard to imagine how we did anything or got anywhere without the use of a smartphone. No missed calls, no getting lost, and answers to any question right at your fingertips all thanks to smartphone technology. The downside is that too many people have a hard time putting their phones down when they

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Safety Tips for Work Zones

If you are on your way to work or to an appointment and approach a construction zone, chances are it is going to cause significant delays, especially if you are driving during rush hour. It can be frustrating to watch traffic come to a screeching halt because construction workers are repairing a pothole or building

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Common Causes of Accidents

Due to the immense size and weight of large commercial trucks, they can cause massive damage and life-threatening injuries when they are involved in a wreck. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2010, large truck accidents were responsible for 3,413 fatalities. Of those fatal truck accidents, 14 percent of the victims were

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Prescription Errors on the Rise

Every day, thousands of people have their prescription filled at pharmacies across the country. From antibiotics and pain medication, to antidepressants and other medications that treat diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and high blood pressure, these medications provide relief from a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases. However, these same medications can cause serious health

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Safety Tips for Memorial Day Travel

As the unofficial kickoff to the summer season approaches, and the temperature is slowly starting to rise, many people are starting to make plans for Memorial Day. From backyard barbecues to weekends at the beach, thousands of people will be hitting the road, eager to get to their holiday destinations. With so many cars on

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Langley Park Pedestrian Accidents Increase While Officials Avoid Action

In Langley Park, Maryland, the number of pedestrian accidents continues to increase while state officials avoid acting to resolve the growing problem. Around 140 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on a deadly two-mile stretch of highway, University Boulevard, which resulted in eight fatalities. The number of pedestrians hit by vehicles rose from over 10

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Employee Safety

In an economy where there is constant pressure to increase productivity and meet or exceed financial expectations, this can compromise the health and safety of employees if it comes at the cost of employers investing too little attention to safe working conditions. According to recent research from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: One Change to Trucks Could Save Lives

Trucks commonly populate the roads and are necessary to transporting goods around town and across the country. Despite these positive attributes, this also means that motorists driving smaller vehicles are vulnerable around tractor-trailers and may be in danger of engaging in disastrous wrecks resulting in damage to their vehicles and potentially fatal injuries. One of

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Crash Test Dummies Get a New Look

Crash test dummies play an extremely important role in testing the safety features of cars and trucks. However, in order to obtain the most accurate idea of whether or not the safety feature is effective, it is necessary to use a crash test dummy that reflects the average consumer. According to a report conducted by

Monday, May 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Charter Bus Crashes in Maryland, Leaving 30 Injured

A charter bus from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania crashed in Maryland, leaving 30 individuals injured. The accident, which left the charter bus overturned, occurred on Interstate 95 near Havre de Grace, Maryland on Monday morning around 9:30 am. One adult and one child sustained critical injuries, and a helicopter transported them to a local hospital for treatment. A

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Study on Phones and Driving

It is a widely-known fact that using a cell phone when driving, whether to talk or text, can have dangerous consequences. Looking away from the road for even a few seconds can be deadly, especially while traveling at a high speed. Yet, while so many recognize the dangers of distracted driving, too many drivers continue

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Fitness Determination Rule

In January of 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a safety fitness determination (SFD) rule that determined whether a motor carrier was considered fit to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). After some controversy, and pushback from national transportation groups, as well as state and regional associations, the FMCSA decided to withdraw

Friday, May 12, 2017

Deadly Software Error Prompts 1.25 Million Fiat Chrysler Truck Recall

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 1.25 million trucks after discovering a deadly software error. The worldwide recall, announced on Friday, originated when a software error apparently caused at least two crashes, which led to one fatality and two personal injuries. When the software error occurs, it temporarily disables the side air bag and seat belt

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: 2016 Crash Data

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released statistics for 2016 showing that more than 40,000 people died in car accidents in the United States last year. Compared with the data for 2015, this is a six percent increase. Americans drove more miles in 2016, but the increase was only three percent over the figures from 2015.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Baltimore Social Security Lawyers: Surprising Facts About Social Security

Social Security is federal program that provides financial benefits to those who are retired, people with disabilities, or surviving dependents of workers who have passed away. A percentage of an employee’s wages are deducted from each paycheck. It is put into a trust fund that qualified employees can access if and when they need it. Most

Over 550,000 Recalled Cars Are Driving on Baltimore Roads

According to a new search tool, it is surmised that over 550,000 recalled cars are still driving around on Baltimore roads. Apparently, owners claim they do not know where to locate recall information about their cars. The website provides a tool which allows owners to check their car recall status via the vehicle identification number

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Baltimore Motorcycle Accident Lawyers: Understanding Motorcycle Accident Law

Motorcyclists must follow the same rules of the road that apply to car and truck drivers, including obeying the speed limit, signaling when turning or changing lanes, and having the appropriate license and registration. However, because of the inherent risk that is associated with riding a motorcycle, motorcyclists are subject to additional requirements for their

Monday, May 8, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes the brain to stop producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls a person’s ability to regulate their movements and their emotions. Some of the most common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, including muscle rigidity, tremors, changes in one’s gait, and slurred speech, are often mistaken as signs of

Friday, May 5, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Motorcycle Safety Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Month in Maryland. Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable on the road, as they do not have the safety features of a vehicle to shield them in the event of a wreck. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that a person riding a motorcycle is 30 times more likely to be

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Checklist Reduces Medical Mistakes

Every year in hospitals around the country, patients suffer injuries or die as a result of surgical errors. Many of these medical mistakes could have been prevented if the surgical team had a pre-operative system in place that could lower the risk of complications. According to research from Harvard University, hospitals in South Carolina reduced

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Study Finds Payouts Rising for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

According to a new study, payouts are on the rise for medical malpractice lawsuits. By reviewing statistics from the National Practitioner Data Bank, which tracks medical malpractice payments, they accumulated the numbers. During 1992-1996, the largest payout for malpractice suits was nearly $290,000, and rose almost 25 percent at the highest level to over $350,000

Jimmy Kimmel’s Son’s Heart Defect Could Have Been Detected Before Birth

Popular TV host Jimmy Kimmel gave a tearful account on Monday night of his newborn son who went under emergency heart surgery mere hours after his birth. Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center diagnosed the infant with tetralogy of Fallot, which is a combination of four different heart defects. Jimmy’s son had a severe form of

Monday, May 1, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Data Sharing to Improve Safety

Truck accidents can cause massive property damage and devastating, often fatal injuries. Over the years, state traffic centers, commercial carrier companies, and truck drivers have collected a vast amount of important and useful data about some of the problems facing the trucking industry. In an effort to improve delivery performance and maximize safety, researchers recommend