Personal injuries range from mild to severe, but regardless of the severity can completely change your life and negatively affect your future. Some injuries leave you with life-changing problems that force you to adapt or completely rethink your life. Your might require lifelong (expensive) medical care, or be unable to work, causing you to lose years of income.
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.
As ubiquitous as social media is these days, it's been known to get people in trouble for things they've said - comments and posts that are new or old. And if you're a plaintiff in a personal injury trial, you must know that everything you do and have done will be under scrutiny and can be used against you.
According to an opinion recently issued by the Maryland Court of Appeals - the state's highest court - adults and parents who provide alcohol to underage kids can be held civilly liable is these same underage kids are injured or they hurt others.
According to the NHTSA, roughly 600 people are killed each year and 900 are injured due to collapsing car roofs after a rollover. However, regulations regarding the stability of car roofs had not been updated since they originally went into effect in 1973. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 216 required a vehicle's roof to be able to withstand a force equal to 1.5 times it weight up to 5,000 pounds without moving more than five inches.
Everyday, car accidents in Maryland and around the country result in deaths, serious injuries and property damage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vital Signs report that was released in October 2014, almost 7,000 people go to the emergency room everyday in the United States because of motor vehicle accidents. The majority of car accident victims are people over 80 years old, teens and young adults.
One of the more dangerous injuries a person might receive in a car accident is a sternum fracture. The majority of people who suffer from sternum fracture injuries receive them in motor vehicle accidents, and they are at greater risk if their airbags do not work or they are not wearing seat belts.
A man who is believed to have caused an eight-car chain reaction accident in Maryland is now facing criminal charges as a result. The accident reportedly occurred in Baltimore County along York Road on March 2.
Maryland residents are likely aware that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, but they may be surprised to learn just how hazardous traveling on two wheels can be. While motorcycles make up only tiny fraction of the vehicles traveling on the nation's roads, riders are approximately 26 times more likely to be killed in an accident per mile traveled than passenger vehicle occupants.
Many people in Maryland are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. Some of these incidents may result in significant fractures to the bones that comprise the shoulders.