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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
How Does the Coronavirus Impact Delivery Truck Accidents?
Retail stores across the country remain closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and many grocery stores and retailers struggle to keep their shelves stocked with basic necessities, such as toilet paper, canned goods, and other pantry staples. Consumers have turned to online retailers to purchase essential and non-essential items. Oftentimes, these items » Read More
Can a Patient File a Malpractice Lawsuit Against a Dentist?
Most medical malpractice cases involve medical professionals, such as doctors, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. Medical malpractice cases involving dentists are far less common, but they do occur. There are over 200,000 practicing dentists in the United States, with each dentist seeing approximately 2,500 patients each year. This adds up to roughly 500 million dental patients annually. » Read More
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
What Types of Surgical Errors Warrant a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Even the most routine surgical procedures carry an element of risk, including infections, uncontrolled bleeding, reactions to anesthesia, and postoperative complications. Prior to surgery, physicians should discuss the general risks of surgery with the patient, including those that may be specific to the procedure being performed. Despite the years of education and training that surgeons » Read More
Monday, June 22, 2020
Who is Liable for an Accident Caused by Poor Road Conditions?
Every driver who has hit a pothole on the road knows that it can cause damage to their vehicle, including flat tires, bent wheel rims, and alignment issues. Potholes are just one example of poor road conditions that can cause car accidents. Other examples include wet, icy, or snowy roads caused by weather; construction zones; » Read More
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Does Car Size Determine Safety on the Road?
Today’s vehicles are safer than ever thanks to the wide range of advanced safety features that are equipped in new vehicles. From blind spot detection and lane departure warnings to emergency brake assist and rollover prevention technology, these safety features can help prevent accidents from happening, or make the collision less severe. From luxury SUVs » Read More
How are Loose Objects Dangerous During Car Accidents?
Most people have a variety of loose objects in their car, including small items such as cell phones, children’s toys, and water bottles, as well as larger, heavier objects such as laptops, purses, luggage, or canned goods. Although none of these items are normally considered dangerous, even a cell phone or a small toy can... Read More
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SB I-83 Shut Down at Cold Spring Road Exit Due to Fatal Crash
A fatal crash has occurred southbound I-83 near the Druid Park Drive exit in Baltimore shutting down all three traffic lanes. Authorities reported that a truck overturned on the median and caught fire. According to officials, there has been one recorded fatality while two other passengers were taken to a nearby hospital. Traffic was diverted... Read More
Monday, June 15, 2020
Trench Safety Stand Down Week
In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of trenching and excavation, and encourage the use of potentially life-saving protective systems, such as sloping, shoring, and shielding, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is partnering with the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to urge employers » Read More
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
What Do I Need to Know About Hearing Loss in the Workplace?
Hearing loss is one of the most common and preventable occupational illnesses in this country and around the world. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 20,000 cases of workplace hearing loss every year in the United States. Many of these cases result in permanent hearing loss. Unsafe work » Read More
What Makes the 100 Days of Summer Deadly for Teen Drivers?
Summer does not officially start until June 21st, but the Memorial Day weekend is generally considered the unofficial start of the summer season. As beaches, lakes, parks, and other outdoor destinations are starting to reopen to the public, teen drivers are particularly excited to get out of the house and hit the road. Ideally, the... Read More
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Treatment Related to COVID-19?
Across the country, emergency department health care providers have been working around the clock, often putting their own health and safety on the line to help meet the enormous medical needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the overwhelming toll that the Coronavirus is having on the health care system, we may expect to » Read More
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
How Can I Avoid Day or Night Truck Accidents?
Injuries caused by truck accidents can be devastating. Crashes involving only cars happen more often; however, when a passenger car is hit by a truck, the risk of serious injury and death is far greater. Although the trucking industry is heavily regulated to help improve the safety of our roads, truckers still get into accidents. » Read More
What are the Causes of Back Injuries?
Some workers never report their injuries, or they do not take their injuries seriously. Any back injury suffered at work should be reported right away. Most back injuries are caused by basic factors. When starting a job, workers may assume they will start their tasks instantly, but that is not the case. Even office workers » Read More
Why are Pedestrian Fatalities Increasing?
Today’s motor vehicles are safer than ever thanks to advanced safety technology, such as blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, and emergency brake assist. However, despite the improvements to vehicle safety, in 2019, the number of pedestrian fatalities was the highest it had been in over 30 years. Not since 1988 has there been more pedestrians killed » Read More
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