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    • Where Do Most Slip and Fall Accidents Occur in Maryland?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our slip and fall attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland have helped our residents hold negligent property owners and operators liable for their lack of care with more than 50 combined years of legal service in our communities. When our residents are injured in a slip and fall incident while on someone […]

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    • What Types of Accidents Lead to Catastrophic Injuries?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland have successfully represented clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another’s negligence for decades, because we know how hard it is to recover from significant harm without the help of a skilled attorney. The difference between an injury and a catastrophic injury is that the […]

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    • What is the Difference Between Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Waldorf know how difficult it is for our clients to adjust to a head or brain injury they sustained after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. The recovery process is typically long and arduous, requiring extensive medical care and time away from work to […]

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    • What Types of Accidents Lead to Catastrophic Injuries?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland have successfully represented clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another’s negligence for decades, because we know how hard it is to recover from significant harm without the help of a skilled attorney. The difference between an injury and a catastrophic injury is that the […]

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    • How to Drive Safely While Commercial Trucks are On the Highway

      Big rigs, semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and whatever else you want to call large commercial trucks can be imposing and dangerous on the

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    • What to Know About Aviation Accidents in Maryland

      Aviation accidents occur far less often than auto accidents, but they are generally more serious and usually involve multiple fatalities. While major plane crashes are covered in the news worldwide, there are also many single-engine plane and helicopter crashes that do not make it beyond the local news. Airline safety has improved over the years, […]

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    • How to Drive Safely While Commercial Trucks are On the Highway

      Big rigs, semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and whatever else you want to call large commercial trucks can be imposing and dangerous on the

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    • What You Should Know About Distracted Driving Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      Since cell phones (and particularly smartphones) have become a part of everyday life, distracted driving has been a popular topic of conversation. However, distracted driving has been an issue well before cell phones were invented. This behavior can include many different types of distractions. In any iteration, distracted driving is dangerous. The behavior frequently causes […]

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    • How to Drive Safely While Commercial Trucks are On the Highway

      Big rigs, semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and whatever else you want to call large commercial trucks can be imposing and dangerous on the

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    • What to do After a Maryland Bus Accident

      When you are a victim of a bus accident, you can suffer serious injuries. Bus accidents can involve everything from a public city bus to private tour buses or shuttles. Once you step onto one of these buses, you have entrusted your safety to both the driver as well as the bus owner. If the […]

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    • How to Drive Safely While Commercial Trucks are On the Highway

      Big rigs, semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and whatever else you want to call large commercial trucks can be imposing and dangerous on the

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    • Distracted Driving and Texting in Waldorf, MD

      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 Administration notes that texting and phone use are the top two causes. Like other states, Maryland has a law in effect that prohibits you from […]

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    • How to Drive Safely While Commercial Trucks are On the Highway

      Big rigs, semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and whatever else you want to call large commercial trucks can be imposing and dangerous on the

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    • Preventing Bicycle Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      You may not be able to prevent someone else’s negligence, but you can control your own behavior. Additionally, you can take certain precautions to help prevent bicycle accidents – both before and during your ride. We’ve gathered some tips and tricks from around the web to help you make the most of your bicycle adventure […]

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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 rules and regulations go, a bike rider is held to the same standards as any other vehicle. Bike safety is a two-way street, […]

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    • Do I Need to Wear a Helmet in Waldorf, MD?

      Maryland Helmet Law The answer to whether you must wear a helmet in Maryland maybe 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 Columbia require all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. These are called “universal helmet laws.” Another […]

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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 Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Initial findings have revealed that the disease may be linked to head trauma sustained in sports. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Initial research has indicated that CTE occurs […]

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    • What to do After a Maryland Bus Accident

      When you are a victim of a bus accident, you can suffer serious injuries. Bus accidents can involve everything from a public city bus to private tour buses or shuttles. Once you step onto one of these buses, you have entrusted your safety to both the driver as well as the bus owner. If the […]

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    • What to Know About PTSD and Your Maryland Auto Accidents

      After being injured in a serious accident, it is not that uncommon for some people to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. There are well over five million accidents across the country each year. Of those, at least two million or more result in injuries. Some of those injured will go on to develop post-traumatic […]

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    • School Bus Safety and Avoiding Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      School bus safety is something that every Maryland driver needs to take seriously. There has been a rash of recent accidents involving children getting on or off school buses, including a 7-year-old girl who was in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck after getting off her school bus. According to ABC57 News, a […]

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    • How are Car Accident Settlements Calculated in Maryland?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our car accident attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland explain to our clients that although most personal injury cases are settled outside the courtroom, it is still important to partner with an experienced lawyer who will outline, pursue, and reach an appropriate settlement with the negligent driver’s insurance provider that is sufficient for their […]

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    • What Types of Compensation Can I Pursue After a Maryland Car Accident?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our car accident attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland work tirelessly to pursue the best financial compensation outcome for each of our client’s unique cases. Because we customize each of our legal strategies to meet each unique client’s needs, that means the types of compensation we pursue on behalf of our […]

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    • How are Commercial Vehicle Collisions Different from Car Accidents in Maryland?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our car and truck accident attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland customize our legal strategy for each case we represent, which allows us to outline each client’s unique financial recovery needs directly based on how their injuries have affected both their day-to-day activities and their long-term quality of life. Our Waldorf personal […]

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    • Cargo Spills in Waldorf, MD

      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 fuel from the vehicle’s ruptured fuel tank, and spilled cargo, blocked the roadway for hours. Hazardous material clean-up crews were notified and eventually able to clear all […]

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    • What Types of Accidents Lead to Catastrophic Injuries?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland have successfully represented clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another’s negligence for decades, because we know how hard it is to recover from significant harm without the help of a skilled attorney. The difference between an injury and a catastrophic injury is that the […]

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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 “Grace’s Law 2.0,” the new law unanimously passed a Maryland Senate vote last month to amend the law to include […]

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1st 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 your liability in an accident and potentially affect a claim for damages. Passing to the Right: Use of Shoulder Effective now, […]

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    • Dangerous Roads in Waldorf, MD

      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 stated that the collapse of a drainage pipe led to the sinking of the hole. Fortunately, the problem was addressed before anyone sustained an […]

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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. The decision to award this amount was based on the commission’s recognition that the widow was financially dependent on her spouse, which meant that […]

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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 the U.S. Essure is a small metal and polyester coil that is implanted in a woman’s fallopian tubes to create permanent sterility. Essure users have complained of side effects including pelvic […]

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1st 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 your liability in an accident and potentially affect a claim for damages. Passing to the Right: Use of Shoulder Effective now, […]

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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, the topic is now one of discussion after a recent segment on ABC2 Baltimore’s nightly news. Md. […]

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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 community as they argue that the pesticides used are approved and licensed by the state. Montgomery County enacted the ban in 2015, which was scheduled to become […]

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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. 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell is confirmed to be HIV positive and abused at least 24 students at local school(s), his home, and maybe other […]

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    • Can an Insurance Company Legally Deny My Legitimate Car Accident Claim?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our car accident attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland are often placed in the position of explaining to injury victims that they will need a Waldorf personal injury attorney to produce the financial compensation results they are entitled to for their collision. The only reason this is difficult is that we are […]

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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 the claims process works as well as the benefits of retaining a knowledgeable Maryland car accident attorney. Here are a few helpful tips […]

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1st 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 your liability in an accident and potentially affect a claim for damages. Passing to the Right: Use of Shoulder Effective now, […]

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    • Is COVID-19 an Occupational Illness in Waldorf, MD?

      While you can try to file a COVID-19-related claim for workers’ compensation in Maryland, it probably won’t be approved. Maryland has special definitions for occupational diseases in § 9-502 of the state Workers’ Compensation Act. Because COVID-19 does not match the language of this law, employers and insurers are unlikely to payout COVID-19-related claims. Hard-to-Prove […]

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    • Preventing Bicycle Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      You may not be able to prevent someone else’s negligence, but you can control your own behavior. Additionally, you can take certain precautions to help prevent bicycle accidents – both before and during your ride. We’ve gathered some tips and tricks from around the web to help you make the most of your bicycle adventure […]

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    • Staying Safe This Summer with Must-Know Boating Safety Tips in Waldorf, MD

      Boating is one of the most popular ways to beat the heat in the summer and have fun doing it, especially in coastal states. If you are planning on hitting the sea, ocean, pond, river, or any other body of water this summer, then you should first review some must-know boating safety tips. The more […]

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    • Frozen Vegetables Recalled Due to Listeria Outbreak in Maryland

      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 symptoms upon consuming the products. Since then, several retail grocery chains have also issued a series of voluntary recalls. For instance, last week, numerous grocery stores recalled Pictsweet’s brand of frozen vegetables due […]

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    • Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases in Waldorf, MD

      Medical malpractice lawsuits are brought against doctors and other health care professionals when a patient injury arises from negligent medical care. In order to be successful and recover damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, the injured victim must present evidence that establishes four elements: The health care professional owed a duty to the plaintiff The health […]

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    • Medical Malpractice Cases: Certificate of Merit Required

      In order to sue any board-certified health care provider in Maryland for medical malpractice, for any action filed on or after January 1, 2005, the plaintiff must obtain what is known as a certificate of merit (sometimes also called a certificate of qualified expert). The purpose of this certificate is to weed out potentially unfounded […]

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    • How do Medical Malpractice Cases Work in Maryland?

      Medical malpractice claims in Maryland involve some of the most complex laws and rules. As modern medicine advances, the law regulating liability becomes even more complex. If you believe you have a valid medical malpractice claim, it is imperative that you meet with a Waldorf medical malpractice attorney. This is such a specialized area of […]

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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 infections, and moved the scientific community to better understand how drugs work, which has led to many of the scientific achievements we have made in […]

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    • Negligence Defenses in Maryland, MD

      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 partially responsible for the accident. These tactics are important to be aware of, as they may in some instances bar you […]

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1st 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 your liability in an accident and potentially affect a claim for damages. Passing to the Right: Use of Shoulder Effective now, […]

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    • Car Accident Ejections in Waldorf, MD

      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 struck a guardrail, at which point the vehicle overturned and slid into the eastbound lanes. The driver and one of the […]

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    • Summer is Coming! Motorcycle Safety Review in Waldorf, MD

      With spring coming to an end, albeit somewhat mild this year, it may be hard to imagine that summer is coming, and soon. With the first day of summer almost a month away, motorcycle riders are getting ready to take to the roads with more frequency. Riders are reminded to review Maryland road safety requirements […]

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    • Motorcycle Accidents in Waldorf, 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 any approaching motorcycles. For motorcycle riders, you have to practice more defensive driving techniques, as many cars […]

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    • New Bill Seeks to Prohibit Children From Riding as Passengers on Motorcycles in Waldorf, MD

      In the state of Maryland, there are roughly 70 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents annually and at least 1,400 riders and their passengers are injured each year. According to Maryland traffic accident data, it has been observed that most of the traffic accidents that occur where a motorcycle rider and/or passenger were involved was due […]

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    • New Bill Seeks to Prohibit Children From Riding as Passengers on Motorcycles in Waldorf, MD

      In the state of Maryland, there are roughly 70 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents annually and at least 1,400 riders and their passengers are injured each year. According to Maryland traffic accident data, it has been observed that most of the traffic accidents that occur where a motorcycle rider and/or passenger were involved was due […]

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Being Struck From Behind in Waldorf, MD

      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 front of him to slow down. The car behind the motorcycle collided with the motorcycle, pushing it into the car in front of it. The motorcyclist […]

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    • Summer is Coming! Motorcycle Safety Review in Waldorf, MD

      With spring coming to an end, albeit somewhat mild this year, it may be hard to imagine that summer is coming, and soon. With the first day of summer almost a month away, motorcycle riders are getting ready to take to the roads with more frequency. Riders are reminded to review Maryland road safety requirements […]

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    • Maryland’s One Satisfaction Rule

      What happens when one person’s injuries are caused by more than one person’s negligence? Often, the responsibility, or liability, for the harm suffered by the injured person will be shared by all of the negligent parties. However, once the injured party has obtained a full satisfaction for all of his or her claims from one […]

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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. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 2.8 million adolescents between the ages of 12 through 17 […]

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    • Car Accidents and Pregnant Victims in Waldorf, MD

      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 motorists, who are much more likely to be involved in automobile accidents when there is inclement weather. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to injury in […]

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    • Is COVID-19 an Occupational Illness in Waldorf, MD?

      While you can try to file a COVID-19-related claim for workers’ compensation in Maryland, it probably won’t be approved. Maryland has special definitions for occupational diseases in § 9-502 of the state Workers’ Compensation Act. Because COVID-19 does not match the language of this law, employers and insurers are unlikely to payout COVID-19-related claims. Hard-to-Prove […]

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    • Preventing Bicycle Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      You may not be able to prevent someone else’s negligence, but you can control your own behavior. Additionally, you can take certain precautions to help prevent bicycle accidents – both before and during your ride. We’ve gathered some tips and tricks from around the web to help you make the most of your bicycle adventure […]

      Read More
    • What You Should Know About Distracted Driving Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      Since cell phones (and particularly smartphones) have become a part of everyday life, distracted driving has been a popular topic of conversation. However, distracted driving has been an issue well before cell phones were invented. This behavior can include many different types of distractions. In any iteration, distracted driving is dangerous. The behavior frequently causes […]

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    • Understanding Types of Visitors for Maryland Premises Liability Claim

      Under premises liability law in Maryland, a property owner has a legal duty to keep his or her premises safe. If there is a dangerous condition on the property, then the owner is the one responsible for correcting it or posting a warning at a minimum. When they do not honor this obligation, you as […]

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    • IKEA’s $46 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

      Today’s news contains reports of a $46 million wrongful death settlement to be paid by the furniture manufacturer IKEA to the parents of a 2-year-old child who was killed in 2017 when an IKEA dresser his parents purchased in 2008 fell on top of him in his California home. According to USA Today, IKEA previously paid […]

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    • Determining Liability in Maryland Premises Liability Cases in Waldorf, MD

      Attempting to determine liability for a Charles County auto accident can be complex, so you can imagine that premises liability cases can be even more difficult. Depending on the circumstances, multiple parties may be responsible for injuries sustained in an incident that falls under the general premises liability header. This is why it is so […]

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    • IKEA’s $46 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

      Today’s news contains reports of a $46 million wrongful death settlement to be paid by the furniture manufacturer IKEA to the parents of a 2-year-old child who was killed in 2017 when an IKEA dresser his parents purchased in 2008 fell on top of him in his California home. According to USA Today, IKEA previously paid […]

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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 community as they argue that the pesticides used are approved and licensed by the state. Montgomery County enacted the ban in 2015, which was scheduled to become […]

      Read More
    • 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. Though there has always been cautions and warnings associated with Halloween that go beyond the ghoulish fears, sometimes the fears extend to threats that a person may not know exist. We […]

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Being Struck From Behind in Waldorf, MD

      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 front of him to slow down. The car behind the motorcycle collided with the motorcycle, pushing it into the car in front of it. The motorcyclist […]

      Read More
    • Expert Testimony in Slip and Fall Cases

      We all know that accidents can happen anytime and anywhere—at work, at home, while shopping, while out and around, just enjoying life. Generally, when it comes to accidents that occur on public property, the property owner or other person in control of the property, has a duty to maintain the premises and provide a safe […]

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    • Understanding Types of Visitors for Maryland Premises Liability Claim

      Under premises liability law in Maryland, a property owner has a legal duty to keep his or her premises safe. If there is a dangerous condition on the property, then the owner is the one responsible for correcting it or posting a warning at a minimum. When they do not honor this obligation, you as […]

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    • What Conditions Can Lead to a Slip and Fall in Prince George’s County, Maryland?

      Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, whether it is in your own home, visiting someone else’s house, walking down the street, picking up groceries, or more. As winter approaches, weather conditions can make slip and falls even more likely as snow and ice can cause you to fall without warning. Slip and fall cases […]

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    • How Can I Prove Negligence Caused My Waldorf, Maryland Slip and Fall Injuries?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our slip and fall attorneys in Waldorf have successfully handled premises liability claims for clients throughout Maryland, even though our state is one of only four in the nation that operates under a stringent contributory negligence legal statute. In short, this statute states that if an individual contributed in any way to […]

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    • Expert Testimony in Slip and Fall Cases

      We all know that accidents can happen anytime and anywhere—at work, at home, while shopping, while out and around, just enjoying life. Generally, when it comes to accidents that occur on public property, the property owner or other person in control of the property, has a duty to maintain the premises and provide a safe […]

      Read More
    • Understanding Types of Visitors for Maryland Premises Liability Claim

      Under premises liability law in Maryland, a property owner has a legal duty to keep his or her premises safe. If there is a dangerous condition on the property, then the owner is the one responsible for correcting it or posting a warning at a minimum. When they do not honor this obligation, you as […]

      Read More
    • Cargo Spills in Waldorf, MD

      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 fuel from the vehicle’s ruptured fuel tank, and spilled cargo, blocked the roadway for hours. Hazardous material clean-up crews were notified and eventually able to clear all […]

      Read More
    • Major Causes of Large Truck Collisions in Charles County, Maryland

      There are countless accidents every day across the roads in Charles County, but some of the most potentially devastating accidents are those involving large trucks. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, accidents between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle often result in serious injuries, and fatalities are not uncommon. Taking extra […]

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    • What Conditions Contribute to Waldorf, MD Truck Rollover Accidents?

      When someone is involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, the results are often catastrophic. Occupants of both the passenger vehicle and the large truck can sustain serious injuries, or even ultimately pass away due to the severity of their injuries. While there is no guarantee you can prevent an accident from happening, […]

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    • What to Know About PTSD and Your Maryland Auto Accidents

      After being injured in a serious accident, it is not that uncommon for some people to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. There are well over five million accidents across the country each year. Of those, at least two million or more result in injuries. Some of those injured will go on to develop post-traumatic […]

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    • Is COVID-19 an Occupational Illness in Waldorf, MD?

      While you can try to file a COVID-19-related claim for workers’ compensation in Maryland, it probably won’t be approved. Maryland has special definitions for occupational diseases in § 9-502 of the state Workers’ Compensation Act. Because COVID-19 does not match the language of this law, employers and insurers are unlikely to payout COVID-19-related claims. Hard-to-Prove […]

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    • Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

      Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive motion injury that is caused by day-to-day duties and progressively gets worse over time. Although it is not an injury that can be traced to a specific, one-time event, it is just as devastating and debilitating as suffering a fall at work or some other acute injury. Carpal tunnel […]

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    • Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Maryland?

      Many Maryland employees associate sudden and unexpected accidents as the trigger for filing a workers’ compensation claim with an employer. However, you may not realize that occupational diseases and injuries may also be covered under your employer’s Maryland workers’ compensation policy. Carpal tunnel syndrome falls under this category as it is a type of repetitive […]

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    • Maryland Wrongful Death Attorneys

      Some of the saddest personal injury cases involve the death of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Known as wrongful death, this type of case allows survivors to seek legal redress through the court system. Maryland law provides up to three years to file a lawsuit from the date of your loved one’s death. Careful […]

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    • Who can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Maryland?

      When someone dies as a result of another party’s negligence or intentional act, the victim’s family may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. For example, your spouse passes away as a result of a major auto accident with another driver who ran a red light. You would have the right to sue […]

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    • Waldorf, MD 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 the deceased could have brought an action to recover damages had he or she not died. The intent of a wrongful […]

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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 enough to visit a doctor. However, the virus can cause birth defects when a pregnant woman contracts it. Zika in Maryland As of […]

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