Each year, car accidents caused by drunk drivers take a terrible toll on Maryland families.
For years, public awareness campaigns have encouraged drivers to look for motorcycles. You have probably seen the bumper stickers that say, "Start Seeing Motorcycles." However, motorcycle versus car accidents continue to happen regularly, and drivers who cause motorcycle accidents often claim that they did not see the motorcycle before violating the motorcyclist's right of way.
Despite improvements in workplace safety over the years, workplace and industrial accidents continue to take a major toll on Maryland workers every year. Injured workers have legal rights in Maryland. In Maryland, workers' compensation has a long history, and Maryland was one of the first states to create a workers' compensation system. Because it streamlines the process of making a claim, workers' compensation makes it easier for workers to receive compensation for workplace injuries.
Summer is fair season in Maryland. As Maryland families flock to fairs and carnivals, summer sees a spike in personal injuries caused at carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks. In Maryland, the Department of Labor monitors and inspects amusement rides for safety.
For many years, we have known that lead paint can be a dangerous product that can harm people. Several lead paint poisoning cases in Baltimore have concluded in judgments in favor of victims, but many injured people have not seen a dime of the payments ordered in their favor.
Being involved in a truck accident is a terrifying prospect. Much larger than other vehicles on the road, semi-trucks can inflict serious damage on cars and motorists alike. Injuries resulting from truck accidents can be severe, including broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even death.
Although many surgical safety experts refer to wrong-site surgeries as "never events" because they should never happen, wrong-site surgeries continue to injure patients all too often.
When a motorist negligently causes an accident that leads to the death or injury of another person, that motorist can be held legally responsible for the accident. The most common way of holding a motorist legally responsible for causing an accident is to bring a civil lawsuit. If the car accident only resulted in injuries to a person, the lawsuit would be referred to as a personal injury lawsuit. If the car accident caused a person's death, the lawsuit would be referred to as a wrongful death lawsuit.