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Motorists should remain cautious of aggressive drivers

There is no question that motorists can get restless and anxious when made to wait in heavy traffic conditions, especially when they are in a rush to get somewhere. The fact is that aggressive drivers are responsible for a number of serious car accidents, injuries and deaths in Maryland and across the U.S. Not only should motorists be careful to not engage in any aggressive driving behaviors, but it is crucial that people be on the lookout for other reckless drivers in an attempt to avoid becoming victimized in a catastrophic car accident.

According to AAA, almost 80 percent of motorists admitted to engaging in aggressive driving. Furthermore, men are more likely to display these behaviors then women. These aggressive behaviors include, but are not limited to the following:

  •          Tailgating or following too closely
  •          Changing lanes rapidly between vehicles
  •          Honking the horn excessively or giving hand gestures to other drivers
  •          Cutting off drivers
  •          Going through red lights or stop signs

How the car of the future may be insured

The car of tomorrow may not have a steering wheel. As a matter of fact, it may not have a designated driver or passenger side; meaning that it would not have a brake pedal or accelerator. Yes, the driver-less car of the future would rely on advanced technology that is currently being featured in a number of 2017 models.

Essentially, as radar usage, motion sensors and cameras become more advanced, it may be as if a number of computer driven eyes will constantly scan the immediate area and steer the vehicle as needed. This includes stopping the car as necessary.

Why every accident victim should know about rehabilitation costs

If you have been injured in an accident, your focus should be on healing from your injuries and returning to a normal life. For some, healing doesn’t just happen in a hospital. Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, you may do a bulk of your recovery may be realized in a rehabilitation center. These specialized medical centers focus on helping you relearn how to use (and re-train) your muscles after not using them for an extended amount of time. 

Do doctors pay for their mistakes?

If you have ever suffered undue injury at the hands of medical professionals who you trusted to cure or treat your symptoms, you may wonder how to hold them accountable and if they will ever truly pay for their mistakes. The truth is, it isn't likely. Despite numerous lawsuit victories against doctors regarding medical malpractice claims, a comparably small percentage have received any board sanctions regarding the obvious occurrences of malpractice.

Everyone loses as alleged racers face sentencing

There are no winners when it comes to justice after the wrongful and untimely death of your loved ones. At the end of the day, your loved ones are still gone. However, any time you hold people accountable for their actions, you set a precedent and send a message that has the potential to reach more people and save more lives.

How can I justify my suspicions of nursing home neglect?

As those we love age, they can develop needs that require extensive care. For many reasons, the family of the elderly person may not be able to provide the care they require. In those cases, the difficult decision to place their care in the hands of others is made. Sometimes this is the only solution to ensure those we love receive the care they need, and we must decide on the best nursing home for them to live in so that they can be properly cared for. Most nursing homes provide an excellent standard of care, and we are confident in knowing they are well looked after. However, even after careful selection of a home, elder abuse can happen. While the thought of such an occurrence can be extremely difficult to face, it is important that our suspicions are verified early on so that the abuse can stop.

Large truck accidents can have life-changing consequences

Large trucks and other commercial vehicles are governed by regulations set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When vehicles are not in compliance with Maryland's motor carrier safety regulations, truck accidents can result, and the truck driver and/or the company they work for can be held liable. The annual death toll of people in cars and other passenger vehicles caused by a collision with a large truck is staggering; partly because many of the instances occur on busy highways and often involve multiple vehicles.

7 common causes of trucking accidents

Collisions involving commercial-sized trucks are among the most catastrophic on Maryland roads and highways. This is because they are very large, heavy and may be transporting hazardous cargo. In the event of an accident, each of these elements has the potential to cause enormous amounts of damage.

However, if you have recently been injured in a truck accident or lost someone in a fatal crash, knowing that a truck's size and speed made the accident worse is not necessarily going to help you. In these situations, it can be crucial to examine the actual cause of the crash.

Medical malpractice and holding the medical system accountable

When faced with an issue regarding our health, we trust our well-being to medical professionals. Much more often than not, this trust is well placed. However, there are instances where it is not. Health professionals are human, and they make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes have far-reaching repercussions, affecting victims of medical malpractice in life altering, severe and sometimes shocking ways.

What are the signs of nursing home neglect?

One of the most emotional and difficult decisions a person can face is the decision to place a loved one in the care of others. To trust that your family members will be well taken care of, and their health and well-being made a priority is a lot of trust to place in nursing home staff. You have every right to expect a reasonable standard of care for those you love. Sometimes, unfortunately, that trust is misplaced.

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