What to Know When Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

More than 250,000 accidents involving large trucks and small automobiles occur each year. Approximately 97% of these accidents are caused by the surrounding drivers in smaller vehicles. These numbers are a 52% increase from 2009, the year containing the lowest recorded number of truck-related incidents since 1975, when the data collection began.  Accidents that involve a large semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle are much more perilous than those including two smaller automobiles and can include the casualties of drivers and pedestrians. This is due to multiple factors. Semi-trucks have larger blind spots, take longer to stop, are less maneuverable, and their operators are often overworked and fatigued. 

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COVID-19: The Largest Threat to Public Health in over 30 Years

COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been tearing its way through the United States since January of 2020. With approximately 18 million reported cases and over 650,000 deaths worldwide, COVID-19 is the largest threat to public health in over 30 years; surpassing the total global death count of the 2009 H1N1 outbreak in just six months. Information about the virus, including how it spreads, how it can be treated, and how seriously it can harm humans has been varied and confusing. In this post, we attempt to provide the latest facts and data, in a way we hope our readers will find practical and useful.

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Catastrophic Motorcycle Crash in Prince George's County

On July 26, 2020, a motorcycle was struck by a vehicle on Central Avenue, near Shelby Heights Drive. Eyewitness reports indicate the motorcycle was at least partly underneath the vehicle after the crash. It is reported that the motorcycle rider is alive and is being transferred for emergency care by Medevac. 

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Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys Are NOT Allowed to Call Themselves Experts

Maryland lawyers must tread carefully when advertising their services. In fact, Maryland attorneys are cautioned against using the words specialist or expert to describe or advertise the types of cases they handle.  While this protects consumers from false advertising, it leaves many lawyers and their potential clients in a difficult situation. When lawyers can't adequately describe their services, the people who need them are less likely to find a lawyer with significant experience in a particular area.

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Heavy Impact Collision in Baltimore, Maryland

On July 20, 2020, at approximately 11:15 a.m., a vehicle operated by an allegedly intoxicated individual drifted into the left shoulder and struck two vehicles on I-695. At the time, the drivers of the stopped vehicles were changing a flat tire. All people involved in the crash were taken to Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital.

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What Can Patients Do to Protect Themselves from Medical Errors and Mistakes?

People seek medical care in order to feel better, not worse. Most patients get the quality of care they rightfully expect. But not all of them. Sometimes healthcare providers make preventable mistakes that leave patients worse-off. Generally speaking, that is what lawyers call "medical malpractice", which we explain in this guide.  

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Fatal Truck Crash on I-83

At approximately 10:30 a.m., first responders were notified about a multiple vehicle crash near the Coldspring Avenue exit on I-83 in Baltimore City, Maryland. Southbound I-83 was shut down from the Coldspring Avenue exit.

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Three Seriously Injured In Tractor-Trailer Crash On I-695 In Maryland

Just before 7:00 a.m., a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car shut down I-695. The tractor-trailer caught fire shortly after the crash. The fire was extinguished at around 7:15 a.m.

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