Even the smallest of accidents can result in injury – but in a majority of cases, these injuries are not serious enough to demand substantial medical care. Those that require more than home-care can typically be covered by insurance and, when necessary, a small claim can be filed against the responsible party to recover damages.
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In August of 2012, two young women were killed when a coal train derailed in Ellicott City. The victims were on a walkway next to the track when the train derailed and were subsequently crushed and asphyxiated by coal spilling from the cars. Now, following an exhaustive investigation, poor maintenance of the rails has been identified as a factor in this tragic accident.
The results of a recent, high-tech study provide further confirmation that dialing, texting and even reaching for a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle can substantially heighten the risk of a car accident, especially among teen drivers.
This week, Michelin recalled more than 1 million tires used on vehicles in Maryland and elsewhere across the United States because these defective products are prone to tread separation, which can result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of an accident.
With increased celebration and travel for the holidays, December is an appropriate time to observe National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. This effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is aimed at raising awareness of the risks and reducing the instances of accidents caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
The greater Baltimore area sees a significant share of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. When those on foot or bike are involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle, they face a much greater risk for suffering severe injuries than the occupants of motor vehicles.
If you are injured on the job in Maryland, you have certain rights under the Maryland workers' compensation system. To ensure that you are afforded all of your rights, you should meet with one of our workers' compensation attorneys. We can help you seek the compensation you are entitled to by law. With any type of workplace injury, our workers' compensation attorneys can help you understand your rights under the workers' compensation system.
Despite safety precautions, many workers are injured on the job. Among the most common types of workplace injuries are broken bones. Anything from a fall from scaffolding to getting crushed in machinery can result in broken bones for a worker. In Baltimore, our workers' compensation lawyers at Cohen & Dwin have years of experience representing workers like you, who need to get the compensation they deserve from workers' compensation insurance. All broken bone injuries are going to require medical attention.