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Feb 7, 2019

Maryland’s Contributory Negligence is Bad for Pedestrians

By |February 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Maryland’s Contributory Negligence is Bad for Pedestrians

When you are hurt by another person’s negligence, you should be able to make a claim for damages. Maryland’s contributory negligence laws, however, could prevent you from recovering compensation for your injuries. Plaintiff David Wilson understands just how unfair these laws are. He and a co-worker named Eugene Pharr were walking to work at Patuxent Naval Air Station in St. Mary’s County. The road he traveled had no sidewalk, so Mr. Wilson and Mr. Pharr [...]

Jan 8, 2019

5 of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

By |January 8th, 2019|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on 5 of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents are one of the major causes of injuries in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, over 40,000 were killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2017. This almost mirrors the number of fatalities in 2016, and is 6% higher than the number of deaths in 2015. As well, in 2017, nearly 4.6 million people were seriously injured enough to necessitate medical attention. Some of the most common injuries people sustain [...]

Jan 3, 2019

Common Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Shoulder Dystocia

By |January 3rd, 2019|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Common Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is a childbirth occurrence in which the head of the baby comes out naturally, but the baby’s shoulders become lodged behind the mother’s pelvis. This can occur as a result of the size of the baby shoulders and body, the size of the mother’s pelvis, or the angle at which the baby proceeds through the birth canal. A medical emergency response is required when this event occurs due to the fact that the [...]

Dec 23, 2018

Congratulations to This Year’s Plaxen & Adler, P.A. Super Lawyers Honorees

By |December 23rd, 2018|Our Firm|Comments Off on Congratulations to This Year’s Plaxen & Adler, P.A. Super Lawyers Honorees

Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is proud to announce that all four of our attorneys have been named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list: Bruce Plaxen: Founding partner of Plaxen & Adler, P.A. This is Bruce’s 13th consecutive year being named to Super Lawyers. David Muncy: Partner at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. This is David’s third consecutive year being selected for Rising Stars. Joshua Plaxen: Associate at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. This is Josh’s first time [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Long-Term Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

By |October 29th, 2018|Workers Compensation|Comments Off on Long-Term Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Our clients often have questions about what is, and what is not, covered by workers’ compensation in Maryland. Here, we give you a brief outline of what you might be entitled to receive. What Work Injuries Are Covered? People call us and they will often want to know if their injury that occurred at work is going to be covered by workers’ compensation. They're concerned about how it happened. They're concerned about where it happened. [...]

Oct 25, 2018

Maryland Employers Must Carry Workers’ Compensation

By |October 25th, 2018|Workers Compensation|Comments Off on Maryland Employers Must Carry Workers’ Compensation

You may already know that an independent contractor cannot file for workers’ compensation in Maryland – but many people do not know whether or not their employer carries this type of insurance at all. We have put together these videos to help you learn more about the laws regarding workers’ compensation insurance. Does My Employer Have to Carry This Insurance? Every employer in Maryland is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. There's no requirement that [...]

Oct 23, 2018

AAA’s Surprising Statistics on Drowsy Driving

By |October 23rd, 2018|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on AAA’s Surprising Statistics on Drowsy Driving

A recent study by AAA looking at the problem of drowsy driving has garnered some surprising results. The study and its results reveal that crashes occurring as a result of fatigue/sleepy drivers are eight times more prevalent than previous estimates produced by federal agencies have indicated. The large disparity between the results of the new AAA study and prior analysis of government officials can be explained by a different approach taken by AAA. The sobering [...]

Oct 18, 2018

5 Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

By |October 18th, 2018|Nursing Home Negligence|Comments Off on 5 Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Neglectful care is one of the most serious issues faced by nursing home residents across the country. The level of neglect involved can vary on a case-by-case basis. Issues involving assistance with eating, basic hygiene, and mobility can all be affected by the negligence of nursing home care takers. Recognizing the signs of neglect can help prevent further harm to your loved one and others. Although a single indicator of potential neglect does not necessarily [...]

Oct 15, 2018

A Few of the Most Dangerous Roads in Maryland

By |October 15th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Safety|Comments Off on A Few of the Most Dangerous Roads in Maryland

Maryland ranks 43rd in the nation for deadliest roads, according to the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St. The report examined motor vehicle crash death rates for 2016 in every state across the nation to determine the most dangerous roads. The State of Maryland ranked near the bottom of the rankings in a position between Hawaii and Connecticut. Though we seem to rank low on the list, that does not mean our roads [...]

Oct 12, 2018

Boating and Alcohol Consumption – A Deadly Mix

By |October 12th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Safety|Comments Off on Boating and Alcohol Consumption – A Deadly Mix

According to the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, nationwide boating fatalities reached 658, a decrease of 6.1 percent from 2016. As well, alcohol was the top contributing factor for boating accidents that resulted in loss of life, accounting for 19 percent of boating fatalities. Regarding boating activities and the simultaneous consumption of alcohol, the National Safe Boating Council warns: The effects of alcohol are increased during boating activities. These effects [...]

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"I’ve been dealing with Plaxen & Adler since 1997 and have referred 3 people to them over the years. They are a phenomenal company. They care! If they say they’re going to do something, they do it. You will always get an honest opinion and they will lead you in the right direction."

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