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When Do Businesses Need to Clear Ice and Snow?

Published on Feb 4, 2022 at 11:18 pm in Slip and Fall.

When Do Businesses Need to Clear Ice and Snow

If you own a business, you’d better own a shovel. When it snows, ices, or freezes outside, walking surfaces can become treacherous to customers entering a business property on foot. Business owners have a legal duty to keep their premises safe for visitors. If a customer slips and falls on uncleared ice on a business property, there can be serious legal consequences to the property owner who didn’t properly maintain the premises.

Depending on where in Maryland the business is located, there will be varying laws that dictate when the business needs to clear ice and snow. In some places, a commercial property owner has as little as three hours to remove snow from the property after a snowfall.

What Happens If You Use Your Phone at a Red Light in Maryland?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 1:22 pm in Car Accidents.

Person on phone in car

Most of us have done it. You pull up to a red light, your foot goes on the brake—and your hand reaches for the cell phone beside you. But next time you start to text or check your messages at a stop light, you may want to think twice about the laws for using a mobile device at a traffic light. Is texting at a red light really illegal? And what happens if you use your phone at a red light in Maryland?

What Are the Risks of Posting on Social Media After a Car Accident?

Published on Jan 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm in Car Accidents.

Social media apps on phone

After you’ve been in a car accident, you might turn to social media to update your friends and family about what happened so that you can alert everyone in one place. This makes sense—you just want to get the message out there so that you don’t have to update everyone individually and let them know you’re okay. But actually, this could end up hurting you in the long run.

When Do Most Drowsy Driving Accidents Occur?

Published on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:56 pm in Car Accidents.

View of dark road from inside car

Conversations about car accidents usually revolve around distracted driving or drunk driving, but what about drowsy driving? Fatigue and exhaustion behind the wheel can be just as dangerous as distractions and intoxication. Considering that when you’re sleepy and trying to do any other task it can be more difficult to concentrate, the same thing happens when you’re behind the wheel, and it’s incredibly more dangerous.

What Does a Flashing Yellow Light at an Intersection Mean?

Published on Jan 6, 2022 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

traffic light at night

We’ve known the rules since childhood—red means stop and green means go. Yellow means the light is about to turn red. But what does a flashing yellow light mean? According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, a flashing yellow traffic light at an intersection means you should slow down and proceed with caution. Drivers facing a flashing yellow light are permitted by law to proceed through the intersection without stopping. But defensive driving is good practice, especially in situations like these when other drivers can’t always be trusted to adhere to traffic safety rules.

Solutions to Poor Road Conditions

Published on Nov 17, 2021 at 3:59 pm in Car Accidents.

Dark rainy city road

When you’re driving, you expect the road to be in good condition so that you don’t have any unexpected problems. But roads aren’t always properly maintained, or sometimes other factors have caused wear and poor conditions, like bad weather. These poor road conditions could lead to serious accidents.

What Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Published on Nov 10, 2021 at 6:45 pm in Bankruptcy.

What Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Filing for bankruptcy is stressful. You’re left feeling like you don’t have any other options, and you’re making a decision that will affect the rest of your life even though it will provide present relief. This is a serious choice that takes a lot of consideration. One of the steps of consideration would be talking with a bankruptcy lawyer.

In this meeting, you need to take advantage of having their counsel so you know what you’re getting into and can be assured that you’re making the right choice. You need to fully understand the process and what you’re getting into because bankruptcy is not a decision to take lightly—you need to be sure.

Let’s take a look at some of the questions you should ask to get a full picture of bankruptcy and your potential claim.

What to Do During a Roadside Emergency in Maryland

Published on Nov 9, 2021 at 10:21 pm in Car Accidents.

What to Do During a Roadside Emergency in Maryland

There are plenty of reasons you could be driving in Maryland, just like any other state. Whether you live here or were just visiting, a roadside emergency can take you by surprise at any time. Even if you knew your car wasn’t in the best shape, it’s still incredibly frustrating and worrisome when you’re stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car or another emergency.

Since you likely weren’t prepared for this situation, you need to know what to do. Whether you’re trying to figure out what you need to do right now on the side of the road, or you’re reading up as a preventative measure, it’s crucial to know what to do during a roadside emergency in Maryland. Let’s take a look at some of the most important steps.

Assessing Your Situation in a Roadside Emergency

The first thing you need to do when you’re in a roadside emergency in Maryland, as with anywhere, is to get out of harm’s way. As best as possible, you’ll need to move your vehicle out of the way so that you are not in harm’s way or in traffic. Once you’re safe and have your hazard lights flashing, you can start to assess your situation, which is also crucial.

Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Apply to Remote Employees in Maryland?

Published on Nov 5, 2021 at 7:23 pm in Workers Compensation.

Person working on laptop at home

Work-related injuries sustained outside the tangible boundaries of what was once considered the traditional office has become an increasingly hot topic within workers’ compensation law. As kitchen tables, parking lots, and laundry rooms across the country have been transformed into working spaces, employees in Maryland have rightly begun to wonder what happens when you are injured while working remotely.

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