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.
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.
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.
When your doctor makes an error in treating you, he or she could face liability for a medical malpractice lawsuit. All medical providers, including doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physiatrists, nurses and therapists a have a legal responsibility to prevent harm to their patients.
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.
The beginning of July brought more than just scorching summer temperatures to the state. According to The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post, several new state laws went into effect as of July 1 that could significantly affect the lives of residents across the state. Between new tax credits, state employee raises, and the possibility of lower prescription drug costs, here are the most life-changing laws Marylanders need to know about: