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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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    • Who is Liable for a Swimming Pool Accidents in Maryland?

      Summer is just around the corner, and that means fun in the sun. However, accidents can happen, especially around swimming pools. A seemingly fun day at the pool can turn dangerous, or even deadly in some cases. Slip and fall accidents are common, which can result in significant injuries. Drowning is a common cause of death for […]

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    • How to Handle a Parking Lot Accidents in Maryland

      With the holiday season coming to an end, there is a good chance that you or someone you know was recently involved in a parking lot accident. While most parking lot accidents do not involve fatalities or serious injuries, there are still plenty of opportunities to be hurt in a low-speed collision. However, car crashes […]

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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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    • 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 children’s health issues for decades, due to the extreme sensitivity that children have to these allergies. It is estimated that between 6 and […]

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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

      Read More
    • 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?

      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 Columbia require all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. These are called “universal helmet laws.” Another 28 states […]

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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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    • Is Purchasing the Minimum Maryland Auto Insurance Coverage Enough in the Event of an Accident?

      Maryland is no different than other states — there is a required minimum amount of auto insurance you are required to carry in the state. This is to protect you in the event you cause an accident and injure someone else and/or cause damage to their property. In the event your insurance limits are too […]

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 changed this by passing a law that required insurance providers to divulge an insured client’s coverage. In order gain the information, the claimant must have […]

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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 Misdiagnosis: Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice in Maryland?

      When a doctor misdiagnoses or fails to diagnose an illness or injury, it could lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit. On its own, misdiagnosis is not necessarily medical malpractice; even the most competent doctors can make a mistake. In order to rise to the level of medical malpractice, the misdiagnosis must have led to improper […]

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    • Mistakes to Avoid in Your Personal Injury Claim in Maryland

      If you were recently injured in an accident, you are likely looking to get reimbursed for your damages through a personal injury claim. Mistakes can happen, even with a personal injury claim. However, it is important to take the necessary steps to avoid common mistakes that can ultimately hurt your chances of recovery. When you […]

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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 Waldorf, 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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    • 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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    • Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      Last month in Landover, a woman was tragically killed in a multi-vehicle accident that involved a total of nine cars. The pile-up occurred after a driver, who was speeding and driving recklessly, struck the victim’s car, causing both vehicles to crash into seven other nearby vehicles. The victim was immediately transported to the nearest hospital, where she […]

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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, MD

      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 who 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 […]

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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 who 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 […]

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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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    • 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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    • 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 wrongful birth or wrongful conception cases: ●When the child is born with birth defects and the mother would have terminated the pregnancy had […]

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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 […]

      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 […]

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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 […]

      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 […]

      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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