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October 2016 Archives

Understanding your options when faced with attorney misconduct - II

In a previous post, we discussed that while we, as a society, hold attorneys in high regard owing to their education and training, we also expect them to handle our legal issues -- from divorces and DUI charges to trusts and truck accidents -- with the necessary diligence and dedication.

Will D.C. adopt one of the most stringent distracted driving laws in the nation?

Maryland has adopted a relatively firm stance when it comes to distracted driving. Indeed, state law dictates that no licensed driver may use a "text messaging device" to send, read or write messages behind the wheel (with the exception of contacting 911), classifying this as a primary offense punishable by fines and even license suspension if the driver is under 18.

Fatal teenager crashes are increasing

Maryland is doing a lot of things right to limit teen crashes

After dropping to an all-time low in 2014, Maryland traffic fatalities rose in 2015 and so far the upward trend continues in 2016. Fatal accidents involving teen drivers in particular are up sharply after so much progress in recent years.

Is my injury covered by work comp insurance?

From drafting a report and making client phone calls to manning a station on the assembly line and putting pallets where they belong, most employees -- regardless of their chosen field -- have only one concern during the typical workday: completing their assigned duties. In other words, the last thing on their minds is the possibility of suffering a serious work injury.

Elevators vs. Escalators: Which is more dangerous?

Many people have a fear of elevators - claustrophobia mixed with a fear of heights. A healthy fear of escalators might be more logical. More people are injured on escalators and moving walkways than elevators, despite the fact that elevators far outnumber them.

Three ways vaccines could trigger a malpractice lawsuit

For many, vaccinations are a rite of autumn that can help prevent serious illness or lost days of work all through the winter. Getting a yearly flu shot is particularly important for the elderly or for people with compromised immune systems, as those groups are more susceptible to infectious diseases than others. While these routine vaccinations are important, negligence on the part of those administering the vaccine can cause larger problems than the flu. Here are three ways that vaccines can trigger a malpractice lawsuit: 

U.S. aims to eliminate traffic deaths within 30 years

The federal government announced a plan this week to set a goal of zero traffic deaths and injuries within the next 30 years. As car accidents remain one of the leading causes of deaths or injuries in this country, officials explained how they would achieve this new goal.

New rule to make it easier for victims of nursing home abuse to seek justice

Although many people might not have noticed it, the past ten years have seen everyone from lenders and employers to cellphone carriers and retailers inserting what are known as arbitration clauses into the boilerplate of their contracts.

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