Friday, April 27, 2018

Establishing Responsibility for Fatal 2016 Bus Accident  

In November 2016, a Baltimore school bus crashed into an MTA bus, fatally injuring six and injuring dozens more. A federal investigation revealed that the school bus driver had a history of seizures, which should have prevented him from being hired in the first place.  While the school district claims that they have implemented additional

Patients Taking Xarelto at Risk

Xarelto is a blood thinner that was approved by the FDA in 2011 as a preventative therapy for patients suffering from non-valvular atrial fibrillation, who may be at risk of having a stroke. Many physicians prefer Xarelto over other blood thinners like warfarin because of its once daily use, the need for less frequent monitoring,

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Young Adults Riding with Impaired Drivers  

According to new research published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, approximately 33 percent of young adults have gotten into a car with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The study also reveals that this population of drivers is more likely to accept a ride with someone

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Rise in Caught-In and Caught-Between Accidents

According to OSHA, caught-in and caught-between accidents are one of the top four leading causes of fatalities in the construction industry. The other three are electrical hazards, fall hazards, and struck-by hazards. These potentially life-threatening workplace accidents occur when a worker gets caught, crushed, pinched, or compressed between two or more objects. Unfortunately, a recent

Distracted Driving Remains a Serious Problem  

Many states across the country have established much stricter laws against distracted driving, including prohibiting the use of any hand-held device to talk, text, or partake of any other behavior that takes the driver’s attention away from the road. Unfortunately, it appears that the tougher laws are not enough, as too many motorists continue to

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Risks of Occupational Hearing Loss

Every day, millions of workers are exposed to certain ototoxicants, or chemicals that can cause hearing loss if inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. These chemicals are used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and many others. When exposure to these chemicals is combined with elevated noise levels, the risk

Teaching Your Teen About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Getting a driver’s license is a major milestone for most teens. A license and a set of car keys opens a whole new world of freedom and independence that they did not have before. For parents, however, their feelings are often mixed. While they may be happy about not having to drive their child everywhere

Monday, April 23, 2018

Multiple Victims Hurt After Car Crashed Into Fort Washington Business

Multiple victims sustained a variety of personal injuries after a car crashed into a business in Fort Washington, Maryland. On Monday morning, around 2:30 am, the car accident occurred when a driver crashed into a nail salon located next to a restaurant, hitting several vehicles and a number of bystanders. Allegedly, the woman driving the

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mental Health Issues Increase Driving Errors  

According to a new study, published in the journal Nursing Research, newly licensed teen drivers who suffer from certain mental health issues are at an increased risk of being involved in a car accident. Conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder can affect a teen driver’s ability to keep his or her

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Most Hazardous Jobs of 2018  

Workplace accidents can happen at any time, especially when you least expect them. However, there are some industries that are known to be more dangerous, and the cause of more fatal injuries than other occupations. For example, the construction industry presents many more workplace hazards on a daily basis than working in an office. For

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Get into Gear with Bike Safety

Spring is here, which means the days are getting longer, the temperatures are slowly starting to climb, and people are beginning to resume their favorite outdoor activities. For many people, this involves riding their bike, either as a preferred mode of transportation, or simply for fun. Either way, it is a good time to take

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Penske Video-Based Technology

Truck companies across the country are developing new technology aimed at making their heavy-duty trucks safer, and less likely to cause the devastating accidents that can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Penske Logistics recently introduced their latest development in truck safety, a video-based safety program, which will be used in more than 2,800 large

Complications with Hip Implants

Like any major surgery, recovering from hip replacement surgery can be a painful process, even if there are no complications. However, when something goes wrong, and the patient experiences extreme discomfort, swelling, or develops an infection, it could mean that there was a problem with the hip replacement device used in the procedure. Unfortunately, there

Monday, April 16, 2018

Pedestrian Fatalities in 2017  

Walking is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and all fitness levels. However, according to a report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian accident fatalities have been rising at an alarming rate. In fact, between 2007 and 2016, there was a 27

Fatal Head-on Collision Occurs in Glenn Dale and Leaves Injuries

A fatal head-on collision occurred in Glenn Dale, Maryland, causing a fatality for one driver and leaving the other driver with personal injuries. On Monday morning, around 1:30 am, the car accident took place on Route 193 between Daisy Lane and Marietta Station Drive. The driver who sustained injuries in the fatal head-on collision was

Friday, April 13, 2018

Multi-Vehicle Accident in Bowie Causes Fatality and Injuries

In Bowie, Maryland, a multi-vehicle accident caused a fatality and left two victims with personal injuries. The fatal car accident occurred on Mill Branch Road and Route 301 around 6:30 pm on Thursday night and involved six separate vehicles. One victim succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene of the multi-vehicle accident while another victim

Filing Your Claim

If you work in the state of Maryland and you have been injured on the job, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits that include medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial benefits based on the nature of your injury. In order for you to collect the full benefits you need in a timely

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tips for Parents After a Car Accident  

Car accidents are upsetting and stressful under the best of circumstances. When your child is in the car, the stress or anger you might have felt immediately turns to panic when you are faced with the possibility that your child has been seriously injured in the wreck. Ideally, this is a situation that no parent

Risks Associated With Surgical Centers  

In an effort to provide a lower cost alternative to having a surgical procedure performed in a hospital, federal regulators have approved a growing number of procedures to be performed at surgery centers across the country. This trend has been so successful that, since the first facility opened nearly 50 years ago, there are more

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Drivers Unsure About Latest Technology

Fully automated vehicles are still years, if not decades away from being available to consumers. However, many of today’s newer vehicles are equipped with features that automate certain aspects of the driving task. These features are designed to improve the safety of the vehicle, but in order for these features to be effective, the driver

Glen Burnie Fatal Pedestrian Accident Claims Man’s Life

A man was fatally struck by a vehicle in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Tuesday night. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred around 9 pm near Maryland 295 on Interstate 695. Apparently, the man was trying to cross the road when he was fatally struck and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the fatal pedestrian

Safety Tips for Handling Woodworking Machines

Woodworking machines have extremely sharp blades that are capable of slicing through tough wood as if it were a stick of butter. Therefore, working with these machines can be extremely dangerous if the appropriate safety protocols are not strictly followed. If workers are improperly trained, or they fail to take the necessary precautions, it can

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Uber Pedestrian Fatality

A recent fatal pedestrian accident has confirmed the fears that many consumers, lawmakers, and others have had about driverless cars, which is that it was just a matter of time before someone was fatally injured by one of these vehicles. The accident occurred when an Uber driverless car hit a 49-year-old pedestrian while she was

Doctors’ Prescribing Habits

Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid collect data on the number of prescriptions written by providers in an effort to track prescribing habits. As part of their investigation into the opioid crisis, Raycom Media recently analyzed the Medicare Part D data, which provides a summary of providers’ prescriptions between 2013 and 2015. Specifically,

Monday, April 9, 2018

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems  

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating, destructive wrecks on roads and highways across the country. In an effort to make these massive vehicles safer, many truck manufacturers, regulators, and technology firms are investigating a range of new technologies, including Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). While proponents of this technology believe that it can help

Teaching Teens Safe Driving Habits

Getting a driver’s license is a major milestone for the average teen. With a license comes a whole new level of freedom and independence. It is also a huge responsibility, and one that should not be taken lightly. If you have a new teen driver, be sure to set a good example by always following

Friday, April 6, 2018

Indicators with Biggest Impact on Workplace Safety

Construction workers face some of the most dangerous workplace hazards of any industry. From slip and fall accidents and electrocutions to scaffolding accidents and getting hit by falling debris, construction related injuries can be quite severe and fatal. However, construction sites can be much safer if the appropriate safety protocols are followed. In fact, according

Wrong-Way Car Crash in Lochearn Causes Two Fatalities

A wrong-way car crash in Lochearn, Maryland led to two fatalities on Thursday morning. Around 2 am, the fatal car accident occurred on the Baltimore Beltway after an 88-year-old woman from York, Pennsylvania was driving her SUV the wrong way on the inner loop of Liberty Road and collided with a sedan that was driven

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Measuring Diagnostic Errors

Research shows that close to 12 million Americans are impacted by diagnostic errors each year, one-third of which result in serious injuries, disabilities, or even death. A researcher from Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has developed a new method for measuring and monitoring diagnostic errors to reduce the incidence of medical

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Debate Over Red Light Cameras  

According to a never-released report by a state Department of Transportation, red light cameras have been effective at improving safety and discouraging drivers from running red lights. However, critics of the program question their accuracy, their legality, constitutionality, and are concerned that this type of law enforcement could lead to corruption, bribery, and fraud. The

Steer Clear of Truck’s “No Zones”

Driving next to a large commercial truck can feel a bit intimidating due to its massive size and weight. Because they are so large, big rigs have substantial blind spots, which are also referred to as “no zones.” When other vehicles in the vicinity are driving within those “no zones,” the truck driver is unable

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Improved Road Signs Help Older Drivers

According to a recent study by TRIP, a national transportation research group, motorists who are aged 65 or older are at an increased risk of being fatally injured in a car accident. To make roads safer for older drivers, safety officials are urging states to make changes that will address the specific challenges that these

Monday, April 2, 2018

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Texting and talking on the phone while driving are not the only causes of distracted driving accidents, but they are two of the most common causes. To bring much-needed attention to this issue, the National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Drivers are encouraged to recognize the dangers of distracted driving and