Friday, August 30, 2019

Scary Truth About Automotive Cyber-Attacks

Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, recently released a report outlining the threat of automotive cyber-attacks on motor vehicles utilizing the internet. According to the organization, the use of the internet in vehicle technology puts drivers at risk of hackers that might take control of the vehicle. Similarly, vehicles that use the internet are... Read More

What are Common Truck Ergonomics?

Truck drivers spend most of their workday behind the steering wheel inside the cab of their truck. Neck strain, back pain, and shoulder problems are common injuries sustained by workers in this profession. Thankfully, a new focus on ergonomics is helping to alleviate some of these truck driver injuries and problems. Ergonomics refers to design » Read More

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit While Incarcerated

Prison inmates lose certain freedoms while they are incarcerated, but they are still entitled to proper medical care if they become injured or ill while they are in prison. Too often, however, inmates receive substandard care, or they are ignored entirely by nurses, physicians, and mental health workers who work at correctional facilities. If a » Read More

Audi E-Tron Named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named an electric car its top safety pick; the first electric battery-operated vehicle that was awarded this honor. Priced at $75,000, the Audi E-Tron can travel just over 200 miles after one charge. Standards for a top safety pick include earning a Good rating in six different types » Read More

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Congress to Draft New AV Bill

As 2020 looms on the horizon, Congress is rallying support in drafting revised legislature that will rev up renewed interest in getting autonomous vehicles (AV) on the road in the United States. The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee are collaborating on a revision to last year’s AV START Act that... Read More

Should I Accept a Settlement Offer?

When a truck accident occurs, victims are typically able to secure a higher payout compared to a passenger car accident. This is due to the nature of truck accidents. Truck accidents tend to cause more vehicular damage, severe injuries, and fatalities. To settle a claim, insurance companies tend to immediately offer a settlement. Most victims » Read More

How Can I Tackle Workplace Burnout?

Everyone feels a little stressed out at work now and then. However, true cases of long-term burnout can lead to more than a few days of intense emotions. In fact, workplace burnout can lead to a host of physical and mental problems. For that reason, workers who suspect they are experiencing job-related burnout should take » Read More

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Serious Car Accidents Linked to Driver Error

A new report found that 90 percent of serious car accidents are linked to driver error, including distracted driving. There is a demand that new technology be a requirement for automobiles after finding that less than 50 percent of 2019 vehicles were equipped with advanced safety features. The yearly death toll has risen to over » Read More

Seeking Compensation for Brachial Plexus Injuries

Brachial plexus injuries can be caused by several scenarios, including car accidents, falls, or contact sports. Birth injuries are a common cause of brachial plexus injuries. However, brachial plexus injuries that occur during childbirth may involve negligence if the physician was in some way responsible for the injury. If your child suffered a brachial plexus » Read More

Monday, August 26, 2019

Make Safety Part of Your Labor Day Plans

As summer begins to wind down, people across the country are looking forward to the last holiday weekend of the season. For many people, that means traveling to the beach, visiting family and friends, and celebrating a weekend of fun in the sun. However, Labor Day weekend also marks the end of the 100 Deadliest... Read More

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured at work, a Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help ensure that you receive the full financial benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury is severe and prevents you from being able to return to work, you should be eligible to collect temporary or permanent disability benefits, depending on the » Read More

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Truck Safety Advocates Urge Congress to Approve Advanced Technology

Commercial truck accidents cause massive property damage and severe, often fatal injuries to the occupants of the passenger vehicle involved in the crash. According to the Truck Safety Coalition, over 4,000 people lost their lives in commercial truck accidents last year. Family members who have lost loved ones in tragic truck accidents have come together » Read More

Carbon Monoxide Dangers in the Workplace

Because carbon monoxide has no smell, taste or color, it is a particularly dangerous and fatal gas. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), carbon monoxide exposure often results in industries where materials containing carbon are burned. Such materials include gasoline, natural gas, wood, kerosene, propane, oil, and coal. When a person inhales » Read More

When is an Injury Considered Catastrophic?

Traffic accidents can cause a range of serious, life-threatening injuries that require immediate medical attention. Some injuries may even require surgery, physical therapy, and other treatment options. However, this does not necessarily mean that the injury is catastrophic. A catastrophic injury is one that is so severe that it often causes permanent damage. In most » Read More

Textured Breast Implants Recalled Due to Cancer Link

Global pharmaceutical company, Allergan, has issued a worldwide recall of their textured breast implants and tissue expanders, which have been linked to a rare type of cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the drug company about the link to BIA-ALCL, and urged » Read More

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New Car Technology Deemed Too Distracting for Older Drivers

At the risk of sounding ageist, research has begun to show that older Americans may have more difficulty operating their smart cars than their younger counterparts. The problem seems to be prevalent in those 55 years and older. Distracted driving is a major issue and new car technology adds more concerns. In fact, some authorities... Read More

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Impact of Technology in Personal Injury Law

There is no doubt that advances in technology have a significant impact on the way we communicate. In addition, the advanced safety technology available in today’s cars and trucks help keep motorists safe by helping prevent serious traffic accidents. In some cases, however, technology can be dangerous, particularly when it is not used correctly or » Read More

Monday, August 19, 2019

Changes in Car Window Glass Creates Issues

Vehicles today are equipped with windows that resist breaking during collisions. However, plenty of drivers would prefer glass that shatters, especially if they are caught inside their cars in a lake or other body of water. Years ago, car glass windows switched to tempered glass. Tempered glass has been treated so that upon impact, it... Read More

Friday, August 16, 2019

What Makes the Capital Beltway Dangerous?

Thousands of motorists travel the Capital Beltway every day, whether they are commuting to work, or traveling up or down the east coast via Interstates 95 and 495. The 64-mile long Beltway is known for being one of the most congested highways in the country as it circles Washington, D.C. and runs through many suburbs... Read More

Common Workers’ Compensation Mistakes

When a worker is injured on the job, they are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits cover the costs associated with the injury, including medical bills, prescription medication, physical therapy, and vocational assistance. However, the Workers’ Compensation claims process can be complicated, and there are common mistakes people make that result in their claim » Read More

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dangers of Overloaded Trucks on the Roads

A typical tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds or 40 tons with cargo on board. That is around 30 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. Because extra weight can interfere with the safe operation of a commercial truck, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) puts strict weight limits on different types » Read More

Personal Injury Law in Maryland

If you were injured in a car accident in Maryland, the claims process can be confusing and overwhelming, particularly if you are not even sure where to begin. There are deadlines that you need to be aware of, as well as a wide range of other procedures and laws that can have a significant impact » Read More

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New Legislation Focuses on Improving Car Safety

Between 2017 and 2018, there were over 40,000 fatalities in the United States that were caused by motor vehicle accidents. As a result, there have been several bills proposed that focus on ways to improve car safety, from automatic shutoff technology to efforts that address impaired driving. The House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce... Read More

Thyroid Cancer Patients Receive More Treatment Than Necessary

Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer and has one of the highest survival rates. In fact, over 98 percent of patients are cancer-free five years after they have been diagnosed. However, according to a recent study by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University, close to 25 percent of low-risk thyroid patients » Read More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

How Can Seniors Stay Safe Behind the Wheel?

The aging process affects everyone differently, but some of the most common physical changes that occur as we age include vision deterioration, hearing loss, decreased motor skills, and slower reflexes. All of these changes can have a significant impact on an older person’s ability to drive safely. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration » Read More

Monday, August 12, 2019

Drones May Change the Way Medical Supplies are Delivered

If you ever passed a major car or truck accident on a busy highway, you know how devastating they can be. When there are serious, life-threatening injuries involved, it is crucial that emergency medical responders arrive at the scene as quickly as possible to deliver life-saving medical supplies. However, if an ambulance is delayed by... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles in the Construction Industry May Improve Safety

According to the National Safety Council, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries when it comes to workplace injuries and fatalities. Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards, including falls, electrocution, being struck-by-objects, and caught-in/between accidents. With the rise of autonomous vehicles, construction experts have been applying the software » Read More

Friday, August 9, 2019

Advanced Safety Technology Leads Motorists to Take Risks

The safety technology that is available in cars today includes everything from adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection to lane departure warnings and emergency brake assist. These safety features help keep motorists safe by preventing serious car accidents. However, according to a recent survey by State Farm, the more safety features that a car... Read More

Are Telecommuters Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits? 

Workers’ Compensation benefits are available for any employee who has been injured while on the job. However, with more people working from home in recent years, some employers are faced with the challenge of determining whether an employee’s home qualifies as an official work site, and if telecommuters are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Recently, » Read More

Understanding Medical Malpractice Caps in Maryland

Maryland law caps medical malpractice awards when it comes to non-economic damages that are more difficult to quantify than lost wages, medical expenses, and prescription medications. If you or someone you know is considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are some things you should know about compensation caps related to non-economic damages. Some of » Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Car Systems that Save Lives

Car travel is the main mode of transportation for many Americans, yet carries inherent risks, including injury and death, in the case of a serious accident. Car buyers today are more concerned with safety features when car shopping. Technological advances have brought a wider availability of systems that warn the driver or provide automatic correction. » Read More

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Parents Play a Significant Role in Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18. In the United States, approximately 3,000 teenagers lose their lives in tragic car accidents every year. According to a recent study from the University of Iowa, the combination of in-vehicle video monitoring and conversations about safe driving between... Read More

Embryo Mix-Up by IVF Clinic Leaves Couple Devastated

A New York couple filed a lawsuit recently against the CHA Fertility Clinic after the clinic impregnated a woman with the wrong embryos. The couple had spent over $100,000 on in vitro services, hoping to fulfill the dream of becoming parents. After a successful in vitro fertilization, the couple became pregnant with twins. However, upon » Read More

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths Increase

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a 10 percent increase in the number of bicyclists killed last year, and the number of pedestrian deaths increased by four percent. These statistics suggest that, while today’s cars are safer than ever for the occupants of the vehicle, they still pose a significant » Read More

Monday, August 5, 2019

New Study Shows Drugged Drivers Do Not Think They Will Get Caught

As more states move closer to legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, new research shows people in the United States are greatly misinformed about the dangers of drugged driving. In 2018, cannabis-related motor vehicle accidents across Maryland had nearly doubled from the previous year, accounting for more than one-third of all drugged driving car accidents in... Read More

How Can Sleep Disorders Among Nurses Impact Patient Safety?

It is no secret that nurses tend to work long hours, with a typical shift lasting 12 hours or more. For many nurses, one of the benefits of longer shifts means that they can work fewer days. However, long hours and inconsistent sleep patterns can put nurses at an increased risk of sleep deprivation and » Read More

Friday, August 2, 2019

How Can Exoskeletons Impact Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are responsible for approximately one-third of all lost workdays in the United States. The total costs associated with these injuries can run into the billions. In fact, a 2018 Liberty Mutual Safety Index found that overexertion injuries are responsible for $13.7 billion in » Read More

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Speed Limiter Proposal Aimed at Preventing Fatal Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are some of the most destructive accidents due to the massive size and weight of the average commercial truck. When a passenger vehicle is involved in a truck accident, the property damage to the car is often extreme. If the occupants of the passenger vehicle were lucky enough to survive the accident, it » Read More

Updated Infrastructure Leads to Safer Roads

According to AAA, an estimated 3,185 lives could be saved each year by updating road infrastructure. With many Americans on the road, it is important to update infrastructure. There are currently six roadway improvements that could lower the risk of experiencing a car accident. These improvements will also lead to fewer hospital bills and less » Read More