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Car Accident Eye Injury Settlement

When thinking about car accident injuries, what comes to mind ranges from the less severe, like bruises and cuts, to more detrimental ones, like broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Eye injuries may not be initially considered. But symptoms of this type of injury definitely shouldn’t be overlooked as they are common and can be […]

Car Accident Brain Injury: What Should I Do?

A car accident brain injury shakes up your entire life. You could suffer lifelong physical and emotional challenges from the trauma, not to mention the extreme impact on your family and finances. More than 13 million people in the U.S. live with brain injuries and about 17% of these injuries are from motor vehicle accidents. […]

How to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are among the top causes of injuries in the United States. According to the CDC, one in five falls causes serious injury, such as a head injury or broken bones. Additionally, over 800,000 people are hospitalized every year due to an injury sustained after a fall.  While these statistics can refer […]

Can I Sue My Landlord for Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall accidents on rental properties are surprisingly common. Some landlords allow unsafe conditions to persist, putting their tenants at risk.  About 12% of all falls in the U.S. involve slipping and falling on dangerous surfaces. Slip-and-fall injuries are also the #1 cause of emergency room visits. Common Slip-and-Fall Accidents Involving Rental Properties Stairway […]

Liability in Driverless Car Accidents

Some of us of a certain age remember when cars driving themselves was a concept reserved for The Jetsons. But the truth is we are living in the future we dreamed of then. Therefore, a car driving without a driver is a very real possibility on the roadway. But accidents don’t just happen because of […]

Drowsy Driving: How Sleep Deprivation Affects Drivers

Have you ever been a sleepy driver? Ever nodded off at the wheel or struggled to keep yourself awake? If so, you’re not alone. Drowsy driving is incredibly common. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reports that 37 million motorists are estimated to drive drowsy at least once per year.  However, just because a lot of […]

The Most Effective Car Safety Features in Vehicles Today

Car accidents are often incredibly serious and traumatic. A seemingly minor mistake behind the wheel can have devastating consequences such as severe or even fatal injuries. While collisions are still a common and unfortunate reality, new car safety features can reduce one’s likelihood of getting into a significant accident.  Through the decades, manufacturers have implemented […]

Head Injury Motorcycle Accident: Fractured Skull

Motorcycle accidents account for 14% of all traffic fatalities each year, which comes out to around 4,500 deaths. And of those deaths that occur, 37% of them involve head injuries.  Even when a head injury in a motorcycle accident is not fatal, it can still lead to long-term complications. Head injury victims can suffer from […]

Compensation for Dog Bite with Rabies

Dog bite injuries are often incredibly serious. Around 9,500 Americans require medical attention due to dog bites every day. While a dog bite injury alone may require extensive medical treatment, these injuries are even more serious if the dog has rabies.  A dog with rabies can infect a person through a bite because the virus […]

Distracted Driving: Texting While Driving Accidents

Distracted Maryland drivers caused over 140,000 accidents in 2022, resulting in over 3,000 injuries and 50 fatalities. Of those, 4,000 are texting while driving accidents, but distracted driving accidents can be prevented.  What Is Distracted Driving? Maryland defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving” […]