When it comes to any kind of work that goes on around high-voltage overhead power lines, the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Law places safety responsibilities squarely on employers.
An attorney has a professional obligation to advocate for your best interest. When an attorney fails to do so, the outcome of legal proceedings may leave you in a bind or literally cost you money. Thankfully, the remedy of legal malpractice may enable you to recoup what you have lost and hold that attorney accountable.
If you are in the construction industry, you know how dangerous the work can be. By law, your employer must provide you with personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize your exposure to hazards at the job site.
When a family member needs prompt medical help, you trust the team of doctors and nurses working in the emergency room (ER) will diagnose the condition and treat it properly. The same goes for the medical team that will attend to your loved one if he or she ends up in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Taking a fall is the last thing on your mind as you head down the stairs to the snack room for your morning break. However, the overhead light at the curve in the stairway has gone out.
You have no doubt seen 18-wheelers that have overturned on a freeway. You do not want to be involved in such an accident — at many thousands of pounds heavier than your car, the truck has the potential to cause death and destruction.
Light rail serves many people in the Baltimore area. Industry statistics have Baltimore's Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) ranked 12th in the nation for passenger miles for this form of transportation.
New research suggests concussions may affect driving skills long after the person has recovered. This is dangerous not only for the person recovering from brain trauma but for everyone else on the road.
It is common knowledge that distracted driving increases the chances of accidents. Texting, talking or playing Pokémon Go on the cell phone can all increase the danger for all the other drivers and pedestrians around you. When someone is playing Pokémon Go while driving and hits a pedestrian crossing the street, in the vast majority of cases the driver would be liable for the damages caused to the pedestrian as a result of the accident.
Shredded tires. Unsecured loads. Runaway trailers. Road debris is a more significant danger than you might think. It causes about 50,000 crashes a year, including thousands of injuries and more than 100 fatalities.