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Overdose and Car Accidents Top the List of Preventable Deaths

Every year, the National Safety Council (NSC) compiles a list of states that have the lowest and highest rates of preventable deaths using data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The NSC found that California had the lowest rate of preventable deaths, while West Virginia had the highest. Maryland was listed as fourth for… Read More

Seeking Compensation for Injuries Involving Paralysis

Car accidents can cause a range of injuries depending on the seriousness of the crash. Minor fender benders can cause cuts and scrapes, or a mild case of whiplash, whereas high speed, multi-vehicle accidents can cause broken bones, head injuries, and life-threatening internal injuries. More severe types of injuries involve spinal injuries that result in… Read More

Volvo Tests Bicycle Helmets with Simulated Crashes

Luxury vehicle automaker, Volvo, recently teamed up with Swedish helmet manufacturer POC to test bike helmets in ways that have never been done before. In news that may come as a surprise to bicyclists, apart from the recent Volvo-POC tests, today’s bicycle helmets are not tested in simulated crashes with automobiles. Standard tests simulate helmets… Read More

Concussion Symptoms Following a Car Accident

When a car crashes into another vehicle, the impact of the accident can cause significant property damage and serious injuries, particularly if the vehicles involved were traveling at high speeds. While seatbelts, airbags, and other safety technology can reduce the severity of certain injuries, the impact of the collision can cause the head to hit… Read More

Compensation Options for On-The-Job Car Accidents

If you are injured in a car accident while you are working, there are a couple of options available for collecting compensation. Any time you are injured while you are officially on the clock, you will likely be eligible to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits through your employer. However, you may also pursue a personal injury… Read More

Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you were injured in a car accident, to collect compensation for your injuries, you will need to file a personal injury claim. Oftentimes, people think that the best and most cost-effective plan is to proceed with the claims process on their own. However, depending on the nature of the accident, and the injuries that… Read More

Backseat May Not Be as Safe as You Think

For years, it has always been assumed that the backseat is the safest place to be in the event of a car accident, since the front seat passengers experience most of the force of impact in a frontal crash. The mere fact that backseat passengers are farther away from the force of the crash means… Read More

IIHS to Redesign Side-Impact Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) began its side-impact crash testing in 2003 after close to 10,000 people were fatally injured each year in devastating T-bone collisions. The current federal test does not account for the growing number of pickup trucks and SUVs, which can cause severe head injuries when one of these vehicles… Read More

What Should I Know About Contributory Negligence?

Maryland is one of only five states that follows the contributory negligence rule in car accident cases. This means that if a motorist was even partially responsible for causing a car accident, they will not be able to recover compensation for any injuries or property damage. Even the slightest amount of fault can eliminate any… Read More

Look Alive Campaign Aims to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities

In the state of Maryland, 133 pedestrians and six bicyclists were killed in car accidents last year alone. When a pedestrian or cyclist is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, there is nothing protecting them from the impact of a 4,000-pound car or SUV. Even if the vehicle is traveling at a relatively… Read More

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