Nursing Home Neglect and its Adverse Effects

If you believe a loved one is suffering from nursing home neglect, read on. Nursing home neglect is sadly a common problem in the United States, but you can learn about how to recognize it, as well as how to prevent it and what you can do if neglect is taking place. What Is Nursing Home Neglect? Although sometimes people confuse nursing home neglect with nursing home abuse, the two are technically and legally different. In the case of nursing home abuse, a caregiver or other person at the facility has the intention to harm a senior. Nursing home neglect, on [...]

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Have you ever wondered if you’ve had carbon monoxide poisoning? This post will give you the essentials about carbon monoxide, including how you can get carbon monoxide poisoning, carbon monoxide symptoms, and what you can do about this potentially fatal threat. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a molecule, often referred to by its chemical formula CO. It is an odorless gas, without color, and a byproduct of combustion. Combustion is the reaction of a fuel source (gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal, etc.) with heat and oxygen to produce energy, such as in your fireplace, your furnace, or your car’s engine. [...]

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Filing a Property Damage Claim After a Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, or if your property is damaged as the result of a car accident, you may be told you have to file a property damage claim for damages to be reimbursed. To understand more about how this type of claim works, read on. When you know how to file a claim, you'll be prepared in case you ever have to file this type of insurance paperwork. You’ll also learn about whether or not it may be necessary to involve an attorney in the process. What Is a Property Damage Claim? A property damage claim [...]

February 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Average Concussion Settlement for a Car Accident

If you or a loved one have suffered a concussion as the result of a car accident, you may be thinking about initiating a lawsuit against the party at fault. Before continuing your search for an attorney or taking any next steps, you may want to learn more about how much you can expect to get in a car accident concussion settlement so you know if you want to proceed. Here’s some information to help guide you. What Is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury in which the head is jarred to the point where the [...]

February 21st, 2019|Categories: Accidents, Blog|Tags: |

What’s the Difference Between A Birth Defect and a Birth Injury

The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion filled with hope and optimism. Unfortunately, if a birth defect or injury occurs, this happiness will come with stress, worry, and anguish for the family. To understand your legal options if your newborn experiences one of these conditions, it is first important to recognize the differences between the two terms. So let’s take a look – what is the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury? Comparing Birth Defects to Injuries The terms ‘birth defect’ and ‘birth injury’ are often used interchangeably, and at first glance their meanings are [...]

February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Medical Malpractice|

How Social Media Can Impact Your Personal Injury Case

A personal injury case can be a traumatic, troubling, and anxiety-inducing time. You don’t know what the outcome will be, you may still be feeling the effects of the injury or incident, and you perhaps feel a little alone and isolated as a result. This is why it’s so tempting to turn to social media to provide a little distraction, or to offer connection and comfort during the process. In fact, most probably will do this – statistics show that 77% of Americans operate a social media profile of some kind, far higher than the global average. But you should tread very [...]

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Accidents, Blog|

Garbage Truck Accident – What to do Next

Garbage trucks are a normal part of the scenery of modern life, and often a part of the early morning sounds we would rather miss! Considering how slow they usually move while loading and unloading, you might not think a garbage truck accident would be common or serious. But garbage trucks travel the same roads and highways as every other type of vehicle. Even when they aren’t traveling fast, accidents involving garbage trucks are often serious. They are large, heavy, and carry weighty and hazardous loads that add to the impact of a crash. Most people don’t think about the big, [...]

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Auto Accidents, Blog|Tags: |

2018 “10 Worst Toy” List

It's that time of year again!  Parents are scrambling from store-to-store to ensure that their little ones get the toy that they "must have".  While we all the very best for our children, it's up to us to ensure that the toys we pick out are safe.  Every year, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) puts out a list of the 10 most potentially hazardous toys that should not be in the hands of children.  This year's list can be found here. Over 240,000 children are reported to die or get injured every year due to dangerous toys. There are many [...]

December 13th, 2018|Categories: Baltimore, Blog, General Information, News, Personal Injury, Product Liability|

Common Forms of Medical Malpractice

The last thing you ever want to think about when visiting a doctor is that you could leave worse off than when you arrived. Medical malpractice laws exist for a reason and every year people file lawsuits against medical professionals because mistakes were made. However, this type of law isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. Let’s take a look at some common examples of malpractice to give you an idea of what qualifies. Anesthesia Errors When it comes to invasive surgery and other procedures that could cause unnecessary pain, anesthesiologists are called in to help numb the patient to this [...]

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, General Information, Medical Malpractice|

Which Employees are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

As rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft gain in popularity, a growing number of people are asking “Do 1099 employees need workers’ comp?” The debate over whether rideshare drivers are employees or independent contractors has gone on for some time, resulting in a number of court cases. Like many new ideas and trends, the introduction of rideshare companies is shaking up the legal system. The Basics of Workers’ Compensation Every state except Texas has workers’ comp laws that require employers to maintain insurance coverage on their employees. Although it isn’t required, most Texas employers carry a workers’ compensation policy because of [...]

November 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Workers' Compensation|Tags: |

Texting and Driving: Why Distracted Driving is So Dangerous

It’s hard to miss the billboards and advertisements popping up out there about the dangers of texting and driving. A number of organizations are campaigning to increase awareness and do something to stop the impact cell phone use has on drivers. What Is Distracted Driving? Most of us have come to think of distracted driving specifically as using the cell phone while driving a car. Although cell phones are the biggest cause of distractions by far, distracted driving occurs when the driver takes their attention off the road and onto another activity for any length of time. Just reaching across the [...]

November 15th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents, Blog, Safety|

Understanding Your Personal Injury Rights in Maryland

If you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence in Maryland, you may be considering a personal injury case. Before deciding whether to file a lawsuit or claim, make sure you know your rights, and the laws that pertain to personal injury. The Basis of the Claim In order to have a personal injury claim, you have to be able to prove that another party’s negligence was responsible for your injuries. This means that the at-fault party failed to act as any other person might in the same situation. For example, if your accident was caused by someone driving recklessly in [...]