Giving back to the communities we serve is an essential part of who we are at D’Amore Law. We take great pride in helping our clients in cases where things have gone terribly wrong. However, we also find tremendous joy in helping our neighbors through the power of giving. This culture comes from the founder of the firm, Paul D’Amore. Paul is passionate about lending a helping hand to those in need throughout the Baltimore area.
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death in children. A recent study found everyday consumer products could be leading to higher rates of non-fatal traumatic brain injuries (T.B.I.) in children. Published in the medical journal Brain Injury at the end of July, the study found that over four million pediatric T.B.I.s reported in the United States between 2010 to 2013 were linked to consumer products as a cause of injury, more than 72 percent of all non-fatal T.B.I.s.
Labor Day weekend is upon us, and Maryland law enforcement is prepared for the uptick in drunk drivers. According to Patch, Montgomery County officers arrested 12 people last week for drunk driving in an early crackdown before the holiday weekend. In Harford County, police officers will be conducting a special sobriety checkpoint on the night of August 30, to catch even more intoxicated drivers before they can cause harm.
Kids across Baltimore are already gearing up to hit the streets this Halloween, strategizing the best costumes and neighborhood routes to collect the most candy possible in only a few hours. However, while kids are planning the fun, parents should be preparing for safety. There are a number of dangers that accompany Halloween posing serious harm to children and other holiday enthusiasts out for the night. Knowing what to plan for and how to stay safe can help ensure everyone makes it home in one piece after their epic Halloween celebrations.
Smoking is “cool” again and health officials are concerned. The use of traditional cigarettes among children and teens has significantly decreased over the past few years. However, with the introduction of vaping and e-cigarettes, smoking is on the rise again. More than 20% of current high school students have reported using e-cigarettes at least once according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and these vaping products are not as safe as originally advertised.