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Maryland Workers Comp: Paralysis

No worker plans on being injured on the job, but when your work injury causes full or partial paralysis, your life changes forever. At Cohen & Dwin, our workers’ compensation lawyers understand the hardship that comes with paraplegia or quadriplegia. Your work… read more

Maryland Workers Comp: Broken Bones

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,… read more

Hands-Free Technology and Car Accidents

Texting on a handheld device while driving in Maryland is illegal. In May of this year, legislators even increased fines associated with this offense in cases where the action causes serious injury or death. This focus on handheld distraction is necessary as… read more

Can I be Arrested for Turning Around When I See a Checkpoint?

In the state of Maryland, you cannot be arrested for turning around when you see a DUI checkpoint. However, turning around may rouse suspicion and, if it is determined you have violated a traffic law in doing so, officers may… read more

Do Texting Drivers Cause Traffic Accidents?

Now more than ever drivers and pedestrians are in harm’s way because of distracted driving.  Texting occurs every second of every day and a reported 171.1 billion text messages have been sent in the U.S. since the inception of “texting.” At… read more

Increase in Truck Traffic a Concern

Over the past 20 years, truck traffic in the Baltimore metropolitan region, especially the Northeast Corridor, has experienced unparalleled growth. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council predicts a 30 percent increase in truck traffic in the area over the next two decades…. read more

Impact of Icy Roads Lasts Well into Summer

Icy roads can contribute significantly to auto accidents. Your car’s ability to maneuver depends on friction with the road, and when the roads are icy, that friction can drop to practically zero. Sometimes even driving slowly is not enough to… read more

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… read more

Curbing Police Brutality

Following a six month investigation conducted by The Baltimore Sun, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts have unveiled a plan to curb police brutality in our city. According to The Sun, civil actions taken against multiple police… read more

Child Pedestrian Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 73% of all pedestrian accidents take place in urban settings like Baltimore. This, of course, makes sense – more pedestrians and vehicles sharing an often frantically paced area can’t help but result in more… read more