On early Saturday morning March 24, 2018, a 23-year-old Maryland man lost his life when the Subaru he was driving collided with a traffic signal pole in the Reston area, according to police. The young man was the lone occupant of the car at the time of the crash. Investigators believe the cause of […]
When you and your loved one make a decision to move into a nursing home facility, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the nursing home management and staff. Your family is entrusting someone you love into the care of others you do not personally know. This can be a difficult […]
Recently a motorcyclist was involved in a multi-vehicle collision (one motorcycle and two cars) that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. According to a local news report, the driver of the vehicle was proceeding to cross a multilane road and failed to properly judge the amount of time he had to pass through […]
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reports that an increasing number of elderly nursing home residents are experiencing eviction each year. In fact, in the state of California, over 1,500 elderly individuals claim they were removed against their will from their nursing home. This issue has received national attention in part because evidence […]
Truckers in Maryland who are caught in the act of distracted driving face severe consequences – everything from fines to loss of employment to lawsuits. As part of a series of regulations enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), texting and other particular distracting activities by over-the-road truckers while driving, are prohibited.
Issues involving speed and unsafe driving have resulted in numerous crashes throughout the decades. A recent study produced by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) evaluated passenger vehicle crashes in the United States from 2005 to 2014 and discovered that speeding was the determining factor in 112,580 deaths, equating to 31 percent of all […]
In a recent study, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has examined a wide array of nursing home complaints across the nation. The purpose of the study was to discover how effectively states are addressing and managing claims of nursing home negligence.
According to HHS, the state of Maryland has fallen woefully […]
The Dementia-Specific Advance Directive Could Make Life Easier for Families and Their Elderly Loved Ones
When you put your affairs in order, there are a few standard steps. You create a Will or a trust, name your beneficiaries and your power of attorney, and fill out an advance directive – a written statement that outlines what your wishes are when it comes to your healthcare. Advance directives may say […]
There are thousands of cars and drivers on the highways and roads in Maryland. And unfortunately, automobile accidents are an unfortunate side effect of travel for many of us. The high speed of highway travel and impact of a car crash can result in physical injury to both driver and passengers. A car wreck […]
In early February, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported their findings into two 2016 and 2017 New York City-area train crashes. The crashes, which killed one and injured hundreds of others, happened in Hoboken and Brooklyn. The NTSB investigators found that both engineers suffered from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that disrupts […]