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    • Self-Driving Cars and the Trolley Problem: The Possible Future of Accident Liability

      Self-driving cars are part of the new wave of the technological highway. Artificial intelligence, or AI , is dominating the way in which these autonomous cars are navigating the roads. The software ...

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    • School Policies on Food Allergies and the New Peanut Skin Patch

      In the United States, more than 50 million people have food allergies and annually it costs the country approximately $18 billion. Nut allergies, mainly peanut allergies, have been at the forefront of ...

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    • Electric Shock Drowning

      Last month, Alabama teenager Carmen Johnson was tragically killed when she dove off of a dock into a lake where a malfunctioning light had leaked an electric charge. The electrical currents soon ...

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    • Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Claims in Maryland

      Mesothelioma is a deadly type of cancer that forms in the thin layer of tissue that surrounds your body’s major organs, which is called the mesothelium. One of the most common types of mesothelioma is ...

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    • Can You Get PTSD From a Car Accident?

      After being involved in a major accident with serious injuries, it is common to suffer temporary feelings of anxiety and fear as you process the memories of the event and the physical pain. When these ...

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    • What to Know About Maryland Accidents Involving Big Trucks

      Accidents involving a car and a large commercial truck are often more devastating than a collision between two passenger vehicles. Large trucks sometimes weigh as much as 25 times more than an average ...

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    • Tips for Helping Prevent a Maryland Auto Accident

      Maryland follows the contributory negligence theory regarding liability in accidents. That means that if you are even 1% at fault, you cannot recover any money for damages you sustained. This is one ...

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    • Understanding Differences Between First-Party and Third-Party Bad Faith Insurance Claims

      When someone is involved in a serious accident that results in severe injury or even death, the at-fault party may not have enough insurance coverage to pay for all the damages. Given that Maryland’s ...

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    • Bicycle Laws in Maryland

      In most scenarios, bicycles are treated like motor vehicles in the state of Maryland. Limited exceptions exist in some instances, like occasionally being allowed to ride on a sidewalk. However, as far ...

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    • Do I Need to Wear a Helmet in Maryland?

      The answer to whether you must wear a helmet in Maryland may be yes or no. It depends on your age, and whether you are riding a bicycle or a motorcycle. Currently, 19 states and the District of ...

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    • Bicycle Accidents

      Even if cyclists take all necessary precautions, they are at risk for being injured in a bicycle accident. Bicycle accidents often involve both the cyclist and a car or truck, and accidents involving ...

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    • Boating Accidents in Maryland

      Earlier this month, a man sustained a leg injury in a personal watercraft accident off the north end of Assateague. The man and his friends had been using personal watercraft around the Ocean City ...

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    • What to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

      A traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a TBI, is the result of a sudden trauma, like a violent jolt or blow to the head. Not all blows to the head end up becoming a traumatic brain injury. The ...

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    • Brain Injuries

      Last week, two-time Women’s World Cup champion Brandi Chasten announced that she plans to donate her brain to Boston University for research into the degenerative brain disease known as Chronic ...

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    • Can You Get PTSD From a Car Accident?

      After being involved in a major accident with serious injuries, it is common to suffer temporary feelings of anxiety and fear as you process the memories of the event and the physical pain. When these ...

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    • Tips for Helping Prevent a Maryland Auto Accident

      Maryland follows the contributory negligence theory regarding liability in accidents. That means that if you are even 1% at fault, you cannot recover any money for damages you sustained. This is one ...

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    • Distracted Driving and Texting in Maryland

      It is no surprise that distracted driving is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents in Maryland. Of those accidents that can be attributed to distracted driving , the Maryland Motor Vehicle ...

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    • Cargo Spills

      Last week, a Maryland semi-truck driver was tragically killed when his vehicle overturned. No one else was injured, but debris from the truck accident , including pieces of a concrete barrier, diesel ...

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    • Carnival Accidents

      With summer here, it is a popular time for carnivals and fairs, and that means carnival rides. So, what happens if you have an accident on one of the rides? Who is at fault? Mobile carnival events ...

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    • What to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

      A traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a TBI, is the result of a sudden trauma, like a violent jolt or blow to the head. Not all blows to the head end up becoming a traumatic brain injury. The ...

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    • What is Maryland's Fetal Homicide Law?

      It may come as a surprise to learn that Maryland has a law on the books regarding fetal homicide, meaning that an unborn child can be a murder victim. While the law has been on the books since 2005, ...

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    • Maryland's Move Over Law

      Enacted in 2010, and revised in 2014, Maryland’s Move Over Law is one you may not be familiar with, but you need to be. What is the Maryland Move Over Law? The law was aimed at making the roads safer ...

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    • Overview of Construction Site Claims in Maryland

      The construction industry can certainly be a hazardous one, and accidents on construction sites occur all over the country. Injuries and fatalities are common in construction site incidents, which are ...

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    • Revised Cyberbullying Law in Maryland

      In 2013, Maryland created “Grace’s Law,” which made it a misdemeanor to cyberbully another person through the use of a cell phone or computer. Now, the law gets an update for 2018. Referred to as “ ...

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    • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Cyberbullying/Harassment in Maryland

      We grew up with the old children's rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” More and more as gadgets and devices invade our lives do we realize that this adage could ...

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1 st rolled around, a number of new laws went into effect in Maryland, including ones that involve vehicle operation and insurance. Some of these are important to note as they can impact ...

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    • Dangerous Roads

      Residents of Baltimore were recently relieved to see that a 5-foot wide, 10-foot deep hole that opened on I-95 North had been repaired in time for the morning commute. The State Highway Administration ...

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    • Calculating Death Benefits in Maryland

      Recently, the widow of a worker who was killed when he was struck by a co-worker’s vehicle while at work received a $400,000 award in death benefits from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...

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    • Essure and Defective Medical Devices

      A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has convened to reinvestigate the risks and benefits of using Essure, the only non-surgically implanted birth control device currently available in ...

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    • Distracted Driving and Texting in Maryland

      It is no surprise that distracted driving is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents in Maryland. Of those accidents that can be attributed to distracted driving , the Maryland Motor Vehicle ...

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    • Negative Yelp Reviews Lead to Doctors Revealing Patient Information

      In our day and age, word of mouth has immeasurable reach. This is because news, reviews, and criticism never just pass from our mouths but also through our fingers as we text, post, and review to our ...

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    • What to Know About Dog Bites in Maryland

      Being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic event. The attack can extend well beyond the physical injuries, as many victims suffer from emotional trauma, as well. If that is not enough, navigating the ...

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1 st rolled around, a number of new laws went into effect in Maryland, including ones that involve vehicle operation and insurance. Some of these are important to note as they can impact ...

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    • Noah's Law Effective as of October 2016

      Drunk driving is a significant issue around the country and claims thousands of lives each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there is one impaired-driving fatality ...

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    • Deaf Patients and Their Right to Effective Communication and Access to Medical Attention

      When someone is going through a medical emergency, it can be an overwhelming time. What makes a situation even more terrifying is when there is little to no information and the person’s life is on the ...

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    • Different Types of Elder Abuse

      When people think about abuse, physical abuse is the main form that comes to mind. While it is certainly a prevalent form of abuse among the elderly, there are other types of elder abuse that often go ...

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    • Understanding Differences Between First-Party and Third-Party Bad Faith Insurance Claims

      When someone is involved in a serious accident that results in severe injury or even death, the at-fault party may not have enough insurance coverage to pay for all the damages. Given that Maryland’s ...

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    • Food Allergy-Related Injuries

      Last week Happy Planet Foods, Inc. ordered a large-scale recall of its chocolate banana protein smoothies after a food safety investigation revealed that the product contained cashews. The nuts were ...

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    • New Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment Act Takes Effect in 2018

      The #MeToo movement has helped create social awareness and shine a spotlight on the ongoing problem with sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition, it has forced employers to take a look at ...

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    • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Cyberbullying/Harassment in Maryland

      We grew up with the old children's rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” More and more as gadgets and devices invade our lives do we realize that this adage could ...

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    • Increased Rate of Head Trauma and Visits to the Emergency Room

      Concussions have become a serious issue in our discussions about sports and the type of regulations and rules that should be in place to protect our players, especially when they are young. Because of ...

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    • What is Maryland's Fetal Homicide Law?

      It may come as a surprise to learn that Maryland has a law on the books regarding fetal homicide, meaning that an unborn child can be a murder victim. While the law has been on the books since 2005, ...

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    • The Use of Pesticides and Their Long-Term Effects

      On August 3, 2017, a Maryland County circuit court overturned a county-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides utilized on private property. The lifting of the ban thrills the professional landscaping ...

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    • Ex-School Aide in Maryland Faces Over 100 Counts of Child Sex Abuse

      Local Maryland news outlets reported that a former teachers’ aide and track coach in Charles County faces 119 felony counts of child sex abuse in an indictment handed down on July 30, 2017. ...

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    • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims in Maryland

      A number of U.S. states recognize something called intentional infliction of emotional distress. This tort provides a financial remedy to someone who suffered due to the egregious behavior of another ...

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    • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Cyberbullying/Harassment in Maryland

      We grew up with the old children's rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” More and more as gadgets and devices invade our lives do we realize that this adage could ...

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    • How the Auto Insurance Claims Process Works in Maryland

      For most drivers involved in an accident, this may be their first time filing an insurance claim or dealing with injuries resulting from someone else’s negligence. It is important to understand how ...

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1 st rolled around, a number of new laws went into effect in Maryland, including ones that involve vehicle operation and insurance. Some of these are important to note as they can impact ...

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    • New Law Requires Mandatory Disclosure of Insurance Policy Limits

      In past years, in lawsuits concerning vehicle accidents , insurance companies in Maryland were not required to disclose the limit of a client’s policy to other parties. In 2011, the state legislature ...

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    • School Injuries

      School Injuries Children spend much of their time at school and are often injured during the course of their time there. Sometimes, their injuries are caused by dangerous conditions on school grounds ...

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    • Volkswagen Emissions Legal Investigation

      In mid-September, Volkswagen publicly admitted that it had cheated during the emissions tests on as many as eleven million of its “clean diesel” engines. It has since come to light that the vehicles ...

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    • Medical Malpractice Arbitration

      Before a medical malpractice victim may file a lawsuit for malpractice in Maryland, the parties must first complete arbitration or waive the arbitration process, and the claimant must file a ...

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    • Frozen Vegetables Recalled Due to Listeria Outbreak

      Last month, the Centers for Disease Control discovered evidence of listeria contamination in Dole salad products after multiple Canadian and American residents were hospitalized with infection-related ...

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    • Placental Abruption Birth Injuries in Maryland

      Pregnant women face a number of risks before giving birth, and one of these is a placental abruption. Normally, the placenta separates after the baby is born and will pass through the birth canal on ...

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    • What to Know About Medical Malpractice Cases in Maryland

      Medical mistakes can take on many forms; however, a mistake is not necessarily evidence of medical malpractice. To qualify as medical malpractice, the case must meet specific criteria. Medical ...

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    • Defective Medical Devices and Personal Injury Claims

      The use of high-tech medical devices and products has clearly revolutionized medical care. However, when a device fails or is defective, it can cause serious injury, or even death in some cases. It is ...

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    • Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Claims in Maryland

      Mesothelioma is a deadly type of cancer that forms in the thin layer of tissue that surrounds your body’s major organs, which is called the mesothelium. One of the most common types of mesothelioma is ...

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    • Metrorail Injuries

      Metrorail , which is operated by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and serves commuters in Maryland, the District, and Northern Virginia, has recently made headlines due to its ...

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    • The Medical Community's Overdiagnosis of the Penicillin Allergy

      Penicillin is one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history and has transformed the way that we deal with bacterial infections. Penicillin enabled humankind to no longer die from bacterial ...

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    • New Study Shows Significant Number of Cellulitis Misdiagnoses

      A recent study has confirmed that many doctors and hospitals have been misdiagnosing cellulitis, a bacterial skin condition that occurs as a result of an infection of the skin and the deep tissue ...

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    • Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis is Occurring More and More Regularly

      Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis is Occurring More and More Regularly Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system of the person affected. Though there are no specific ...

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    • Negligence Defenses in Maryland

      If you are presenting a claim for injuries and physical damages suffered as a result of an automobile accident, the insurance company and/or defense attorney will try to claim that you were at least ...

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1 st rolled around, a number of new laws went into effect in Maryland, including ones that involve vehicle operation and insurance. Some of these are important to note as they can impact ...

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    • Car Accident Ejections

      In January, a Maryland woman was tragically killed while traveling westbound on Interstate 68 when she lost control of her vehicle due to icy road conditions. The car veered into the grass median and ...

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    • Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

      Once warmer weather hits, you can expect to see more motorcycles on the road. That means, as a vehicle driver, you need to be even more aware of your surroundings on the road to ensure that you see ...

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    • New Bill Seeks to Prohibit Children From Riding as Passengers on Motorcycles

      In the state of Maryland, there are roughly 70 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents annually and at least 1,400 riders and their passengers who are injured each year. According to Maryland ...

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Being Struck From Behind

      Late last year, a tragic accident in Columbia, South Carolina resulted in a motorcycle fatality . The motorcyclist was traveling west on I-126 when traffic forced both him and the car traveling in ...

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    • New Bill Seeks to Prohibit Children From Riding as Passengers on Motorcycles

      In the state of Maryland, there are roughly 70 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents annually and at least 1,400 riders and their passengers who are injured each year. According to Maryland ...

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Being Struck From Behind

      Late last year, a tragic accident in Columbia, South Carolina resulted in a motorcycle fatality . The motorcyclist was traveling west on I-126 when traffic forced both him and the car traveling in ...

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    • Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

      Once warmer weather hits, you can expect to see more motorcycles on the road. That means, as a vehicle driver, you need to be even more aware of your surroundings on the road to ensure that you see ...

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    • Maryland's Motorcycle Helmet Laws

      Motorcycles are a fun and popular form of transportation and are frequently seen on Maryland’s roadways. But without the metal body of the car for protection, motorcycle riders are much more exposed ...

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    • Study Suggests Diagnostic Tools for Depression May Lead to Misdiagnosis in Children and Adolescents

      In the United States, depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, claiming more than 40 million adults, almost 18% of the population, ages 18 and older, as its victims. ...

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    • Car Accidents and Pregnant Victims

      Car Accidents and Pregnant Victims Maryland experiences some of the most severe weather in the United States, especially during the winter. The presence of snow and ice creates a significant risk to ...

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    • Wrongful Birth Cases

      In Maryland, wrongful birth is a cause of action brought by parents when a medical professional’s negligence results in the unwanted birth of a child. There are two situations that can give rise to ...

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    • What Damages are Recoverable in a Maryland Pedestrian Accident Claim?

      Drivers are legally obligated to watch for pedestrians who may be walking, whether or not they are in a crosswalk. Pedestrian accidents typically happen because drivers are often in a rush and the ...

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    • Overview of Construction Site Claims in Maryland

      The construction industry can certainly be a hazardous one, and accidents on construction sites occur all over the country. Injuries and fatalities are common in construction site incidents, which are ...

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    • Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Maryland Personal Injury Attorney

      If you have been involved in an accident, finding a personal injury attorney can feel overwhelming. You are already in pain, dealing with the other party’s insurance company, and you may feel like no ...

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    • How Expert Witnesses can Help Your Maryland Personal Injury Claim

      In a personal injury case, there can be two different types of witnesses. One is the person(s) who witnessed the actual event that caused your injuries, while the other type of witness is an expert ...

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    • Pharmaceutical Negligence

      Thousands of Americans, suffering from both physical and psychological ailments, rely on the experience of hospitals, pharmacies, and doctors when it comes to alleviating health problems with ...

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    • Physician Abuse and How the Maryland Board of Physicians are Required to Respond

      When you go into the doctor’s office, there is a certain level of trust that is given to your doctor to follow the Hippocratic oath to do no harm. It is a vulnerable place to be: sitting half-naked in ...

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    • Car Accidents and Pregnant Victims

      Car Accidents and Pregnant Victims Maryland experiences some of the most severe weather in the United States, especially during the winter. The presence of snow and ice creates a significant risk to ...

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    • Carnival Accidents

      With summer here, it is a popular time for carnivals and fairs, and that means carnival rides. So, what happens if you have an accident on one of the rides? Who is at fault? Mobile carnival events ...

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    • Premises Liability in Maryland: Can I Sue for Injuries Sustained on Commercial Property?

      As with other states, Maryland law mandates that property owners and business owners have a duty to create a safe environment for people who enter their premises. Injuries can take place in a variety ...

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    • Premises Liability

      The owners and possessors of property are responsible to keep their property safe . This may include maintenance and upkeep, taking appropriate security measures, and ensuring that property is in ...

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    • The Use of Pesticides and Their Long-Term Effects

      On August 3, 2017, a Maryland County circuit court overturned a county-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides utilized on private property. The lifting of the ban thrills the professional landscaping ...

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    • Bad Papaya Crop Said to Be Source of Recent Salmonella Outbreak

      Per a recall notice issued last week, the FDA is warning consumers to avoid eating Caribeña brand Maradol papayas from Mexico, as they have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella . The CDC is ...

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    • The Risks Associated With Decorative Contact Lenses During the Halloween Holiday

      Halloween is well-known for ghouls, goblins, witches, and haunted houses. Families enjoy creating and wearing fun costumes to celebrate the holiday, and going trick-or-treating with the young ones. ...

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Being Struck From Behind

      Late last year, a tragic accident in Columbia, South Carolina resulted in a motorcycle fatality . The motorcyclist was traveling west on I-126 when traffic forced both him and the car traveling in ...

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    • What to Know About Rental Car Accidents

      If you plan to rent a vehicle on your vacation, there are some things you need to keep in mind regarding the rental contract, your insurance coverage, and how an accident is handled. While they are ...

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    • Assumption of Risk Not Strong Argument in Slip-and-Fall Cases Where Plaintiff Injured on Black Ice

      Winter is just around the corner, which brings with it the colder weather, the holiday spirit, and excitement about the soon-to-be snow-blanketed streets. Though there is a romantic quality to the ...

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    • Cargo Spills

      Last week, a Maryland semi-truck driver was tragically killed when his vehicle overturned. No one else was injured, but debris from the truck accident , including pieces of a concrete barrier, diesel ...

      Read More
    • Understanding Differences Between First-Party and Third-Party Bad Faith Insurance Claims

      When someone is involved in a serious accident that results in severe injury or even death, the at-fault party may not have enough insurance coverage to pay for all the damages. Given that Maryland’s ...

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    • Who is Liable for a Train Accident in Maryland?

      While far less common than auto accidents, train accidents do occur. When they do, there are almost always injuries and, in some cases, fatalities involved. So, what happens if you get into a train ...

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    • What to Know About Maryland Accidents Involving Big Trucks

      Accidents involving a car and a large commercial truck are often more devastating than a collision between two passenger vehicles. Large trucks sometimes weigh as much as 25 times more than an average ...

      Read More
    • Cargo Spills

      Last week, a Maryland semi-truck driver was tragically killed when his vehicle overturned. No one else was injured, but debris from the truck accident , including pieces of a concrete barrier, diesel ...

      Read More
    • Differences Between Workers' Compensation and FELA Claims

      If you have been involved in a work-related accident, you are likely to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer. In limited instances, you may need to learn about the FELA, or Federal ...

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    • New Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment Act Takes Effect in 2018

      The #MeToo movement has helped create social awareness and shine a spotlight on the ongoing problem with sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition, it has forced employers to take a look at ...

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    • The Gray Area of Using Social Media to Investigate Workers' Compensation Claims

      Workers’ compensation was implemented as a way in which men and women could receive monetary compensation for injuries that occurred during the course of employment without protracted litigation. When ...

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    • Maryland Wrongful Death Lawsuits

      Each state has its own laws on wrongful death lawsuits, and Maryland is no different. Wrongful death is defined as a death that resulted from an act of negligence, including a criminal act, wherein ...

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    • What is Maryland's Fetal Homicide Law?

      It may come as a surprise to learn that Maryland has a law on the books regarding fetal homicide, meaning that an unborn child can be a murder victim. While the law has been on the books since 2005, ...

      Read More
    • Maryland's Move Over Law

      Enacted in 2010, and revised in 2014, Maryland’s Move Over Law is one you may not be familiar with, but you need to be. What is the Maryland Move Over Law? The law was aimed at making the roads safer ...

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    • Zika Virus Infections in Maryland

      In recent months, Zika virus has spread from Brazil to the southern U.S. and northward. It generally causes mild symptoms, including rashes and aches, and those who are infected may not even feel ill ...

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