Friday, June 30, 2017

Venus Williams Car Accident in Florida Fatally Injures Man

A man was fatally injured on June 9 when his car collided with the car of tennis star Venus Williams in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Reports claim that Venus Williams ran a red light and struck another car, which was occupied by the 78-year-old man and his wife who was driving the vehicle. Both the

Fuel Reduction and Safety Technologies

Senators from Michigan are hoping to pass legislation designed to encourage investments in zero-emissions research and development, advanced fuel reduction, and safety technologies; making trucks and cars safer and more efficient. The Senate attempted to pass a similar bill during the last session of Congress, but the House and Senate were unable to agree on

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Crash Reports Lack Critical Information

A new study by the National Safety Council (NSC) reveals that current crash reports do not include critical information about certain types of accidents, including drunk driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, or driving while under the influence of drugs. In effort to address this issue and help law enforcement and safety officials gain a better

Work-Related Eye Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), work-related eye injuries are responsible for approximately $300 million in costs associated with lost productivity, medical treatment, and Workers’ Compensation. With over 20,000 workplace eye injuries occurring in the United States each year, these injuries occur too frequently, considering they are largely preventable if the appropriate

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

When is an Employee’s Commute Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

In most cases, if someone is injured in a car accident on their way to work, their injuries are not covered under their employer’s Workers’ Compensation plan. In this case, the injured party would most likely need to file a personal injury claim instead. In the state of Maryland, the “going and coming” rule states

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grant Supports Drowsy Driving Campaign

Four states have been selected to receive $15,000 each in grant money as part of a drowsy driving prevention campaign. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) announced that Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, and Tennessee were selected from a total of twelve states that applied for the grant money. The

Summer Driving Deadly for Teens

Now that the school year has ended, more inexperienced teen drivers are on the roads, which can have a serious impact on the number of car accidents that occur during the summer months. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 1,022 people suffered fatalities in car accidents involving teen drivers during

Monday, June 26, 2017

 Contaminated Water in Hospitals

Federal health officials recently issued a warning to hospitals and nursing homes across the country to be more vigilant about protecting their patients from diseases that can show up in contaminated water systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, there were over 2,800 reported cases of Legionnaires’

Pick-up Truck and Motorcycle Crash in Edgewood Causes Injuries

A pick-up truck and motorcycle crashed in Edgewood, Maryland, causing critical injuries for the motorcyclist. On Sunday morning, around 9:42 am, the motorcycle crash occurred on Route 40. While the motorcyclist was flown to the Shock Trauma unit, no information was available about any occupants of the pick-up truck experiencing personal injuries. The summer weather

Vehicle Size and Car Safety

Many people purchase small, compact cars because they are fuel efficient. However, as the price of gas remains fairly low, more people are buying larger cars, including SUVs. While it may be more expensive to fill an SUV’s gas tank, you are less likely to experience fatality in a car accident if you are driving

Friday, June 23, 2017

Risks Associated with Used Cars

Anyone who has ever forgotten where they parked their car at a busy shopping mall or parking garage knows how frustrating it can be to have to roam around searching for their car until they finally find it. Fortunately, there are apps available that allow you to use your smartphone to pinpoint the location of

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Over a Dozen Injured in Baltimore MTA Bus and Vehicle Collision

Over a dozen individuals sustained personal injuries when a vehicle collided into an MTA bus. Before 7 am on Wednesday morning, the vehicle struck the bus after running through a stop sign in Baltimore at North Montford Avenue and East Preston Street. The driver and two passengers were transported to the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nearly

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hospice Care

Hospice care is end-of-life medical care that is designed to ease suffering and keep patients as comfortable as possible. In the United States, hospitals vary in terms of how and when they decide to move stroke patients from a treatment facility to hospice. A recent study found that doctors are more likely to recommend hospice

Fatality in Tractor-Trailer Crash in Mount Airy

One fatality occurred in a tractor-trailer crash that happened on Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:45 pm, a tractor-trailer and a car collided on Route 27 in Mount Airy, Maryland. The woman driving the car sustained fatal injuries while the tractor-trailer driver was taken to the hospital for personal injuries. Due to a tractor-trailer’s size, when a

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Impact of Drowsy Driving

Unlike drunk driving and distracted driving, drowsy driving is an issue that too many people do not take seriously. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. In fact, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), up to 100,000 wrecks are caused by drowsy

Drinking and Driving in the Summertime

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, people are on the roads and highways more often due to the end of the school year and families hitting the road for summer vacations. Unfortunately, there is also a rise in car accidents during this time, which is why the summer months are known as some of the

Monday, June 19, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Drinking and Driving in the Summertime

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, people are on the roads and highways more often due to the end of the school year and families hitting the road for summer vacations. Unfortunately, there is also a rise in car accidents during this time, which is why the summer months are known as some of the

Friday, June 16, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Safety Advances Save Lives

Car manufacturers invest a great deal of time and money to make sure that their new cars are equipped with the latest safety technology. From tire pressure monitoring and adaptive cruise control, to rearview cameras and collision mitigation systems, today’s cars are much safer than models from 20 years ago. With new technologies such as

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Proposed Budget Cuts & OSHA

The President has proposed a 21 percent reduction to the Department of Labor’s budget for the fiscal year of 2018. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which falls under the Department of Labor, will also be affected by these budget cuts. Instead of the $554 million that is currently allocated to OSHA, the 2018

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Occurs on Pulaski Highway

A fatal motorcycle wreck claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred on Pulaski Highway near Mapleton Avenue in Baltimore around 2 pm. Reports state that the motorcyclist ran into an SUV, and the motorcyclist then sustained life-threatening personal injuries after a dump truck hit the rider. An ambulance picked up

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Nursing Malpractice

When putting your health and safety into the hands of a trained medical professional, you expect that person to perform his or her duties to the best of their ability. Nurses are responsible for carrying out a wide range of duties that are crucial to the patient’s wellbeing, including checking vital signs, updating charts, and

Monday, June 12, 2017

Southeast Baltimore House Fire Claims Life and Injures Another

A house fire in southeast Baltimore claimed the life of one of the occupants and caused personal injuries for another occupant. On Monday morning, around 3 am, the fire started in a home on Bonsal Street. Apparently, the occupants were an elderly couple. An arson team was brought on the scene, which is standard procedure,

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Reducing Risk

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is urging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to shift its focus from simply managing compliance to an approach that also addresses risk reduction. One of the key recommendations of the reform blueprint recently released by ASSE is that OSHA rescind its electronic recordkeeping rule. The organization

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Crash Reports Fail

In order for law enforcement to effectively address the rise in traffic fatalities, they must be able to identify what caused the wreck. Unfortunately, current crash reports do not include codes for some of the most common causes of car accidents today, including drowsy driving, drugged driving, and distracted driving. In fact, a National Safety

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Electronic Logging Devices

Until recently, commercial truck drivers had been using paper logbooks to keep track of their hours of service (HOS). However, effective December 18, 2017, truck drivers were required to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs), which automatically record a driver’s activity while they are on duty. The following facts provide additional insight into the benefits

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Summer Car Accidents

Summer means rising temperatures, outdoor barbecues, trips to the beach, and family vacations. Unfortunately, the number of car accidents that occur during the summer months tends to skyrocket, particularly in August and September, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While it may be surprising that there are more car accidents in the

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Medication-Related Errors

In an effort to reduce medication-related errors which have become all too common in recent years CRICO Strategies recently released a report entitled, Medication-related Malpractice Risks, which examines the causes of medication-related errors as well as the health and financial impact they have. A number of organizations are taking steps to address this

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

According to officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation, the state has seen a concerning rise in the number of pedestrians fatally injured in car accidents. While there was only a slight increase in the number of overall fatalities from 2015 to 2016, the number of pedestrians killed has risen substantially. In fact, pedestrians accounted

Friday, June 9, 2017

Multiple Injuries in Prince George’s County Two-Car Collision

A two-car collision on Friday morning caused multiple personal injuries for six individuals. The accident occurred on Indian Head Highway near Palmer Road in Oxon Hill, Prince George’s County, Maryland. The six individuals were taken to area hospitals in varying conditions. No further information was available regarding the victims or the cause of the two-car

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: PTSD Awareness Month

If you know someone who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know that it can be a debilitating condition that can affect virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Public safety workers including firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians, may be at higher risk for work-related PTSD as they are usually the first

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: SSDI Reform Needed

In recent years, there has been a growing controversy over the costs associated with the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, the federally funded program that has provided financial relief for thousands of disabled workers across the country. In 2015, $143 billion was allocated to SSDI recipients, plus billions more for Medicare. Due to the

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Suitland Parkway Crash Causes Fatality and Serious Injuries

One fatality and serious injuries resulted from the Suitland Parkway crash, which took place on Monday night. Around 10:30 pm, the crash occurred near Branch Avenue in Waldorf, Maryland. One individual succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene of the accident, and two other victims sustained serious injuries, which required hospitalization. No further details are

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Poultry Workers

A new study found that an average of 27 poultry workers are injured every day in the United States. The study, conducted by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), utilized data collected by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Authors of the report note that the sheer number of workplace accidents reported in

Monday, June 5, 2017

Man Fatally Injured in Remington House Fire

A man was fatally injured in a house fire that took place in the Remington community of Baltimore on Sunday afternoon. Around 1:30 pm, a vacant house caught fire and spread to an occupied residence, causing severe personal injuries for the occupant who was taken to the hospital and where he succumbed to his fatal

Man Fatally Injured in Remington Community House Fire

A man was fatally injured in a house fire that took place in the Remington Community of Baltimore on Sunday afternoon. Around 1:30 pm, a vacant house caught fire and spread to an occupied residence, causing severe personal injuries for the occupant who was taken to the hospital and where he succumbed to his fatal

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Drugged Driving

A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility reveals that drugged driving is on the rise, resulting in more car accident fatalities in 2015 than drunk driving. Both illegal drugs and prescription medications contribute to this growing problem, particularly considering the ongoing opioid epidemic. While there is

Friday, June 2, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: New Law Workplace Safety

Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan signed a new bill into law that codifies Maryland’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). According to the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association (VPPPA), voluntary compliance in workplace safety reduces work-related injury and illness rates and is also shown to boost morale and improve the employer-employee relationship. The concept of VPP

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fatal Crash Involving Baltimore Trash Truck, SUV, and Pedestrian

On Wednesday afternoon, a fatal crash occurred that involved a trash truck, SUV, and pedestrian in Baltimore. Around 2:15 pm, an elderly woman attempted to cross the street, and then was fatally struck by an SUV, which then threw her in the direction of a trash truck. Two other victims needed hospitalization for undisclosed personal injuries

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Drug-Resistant Fungus

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), a potentially deadly superbug fungus has reared its ugly head at a number of U.S. hospitals on the east coast. This organism can be spread from patient to patient, as well as via environmental surfaces. It is often difficult to identify, which makes it particularly