Previously, we began looking at the topic of tort reform, noting the fact that many states have passed limitations on non-economic damages. As we mentioned, Maryland has passed its own limitation on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. As part of tort reform efforts, Maryland has also passed pre-filing requirements, including pre-suit arbitration.
Medical care is expensive and the costs are continually increasing, making good insurance coverage increasingly essential for patients. Solving the problem is not an easy matter, but that isn't stopping lawmakers from trying. One of the efforts states have been undertaking for some time is "tort reform," particularly in the area of medical malpractice litigation.
While getting a driver's license is a thrill for most teenagers, this event can come with a lot of mixed emotions for their parents. Parents in Maryland and across the country want nothing more than to see their children grow and become independent, but they also want to protect them. Unfortunately, this can prove difficult when sending young drivers out on the road on their own. As drivers face more distractions than ever before, parents have every right to be concerned. Car accidents are the leading cause of death of young drivers, and distractions are behind a large chunk of these crashes.
It is common knowledge that driving while impaired can have significant consequences. Drivers who are intoxicated run the risk of hurting themselves and the others with whom they share the road. It is truly unfortunate that many families in Maryland have been negatively affected by car accidents caused by others who choose to get behind the wheel in an inebriated or otherwise intoxicated state.
A woman is dead and a young man in police custody following a fatal crash in Maryland. Police believe the driver responsible for this auto-pedestrian accident may have been impaired at the time of the collision. Depending on the facts of the case, the victim's surviving family members may be able to successfully pursue a wrongful death claim on her behalf.
Residents in Maryland who have been seriously injured in a car accident are likely to be left with a lot of questions. Some may question their ability to move forward after such a tragic event, while others may wonder what -- if any -- legal options are available. The damages sustained in serious motor vehicle accidents can be quite substantial, and victims of these wrecks may seek compensation for any financial losses they have encounter as a result.
Accidents on the interstate are a fairly common occurrence. These car accidents happen quickly and often have tragic results. Such is the case for a recent crash in Maryland. A wreck on Interstate 68 left one person dead and several others in need of medical care.
Most people have heard the words wrongful death claim, but they may not understand what this type of claim can be filed for or who is eligible to bring this type of claim to court. Simply put, a wrongful death claim may be filed when a person's life is ended due to the negligence of someone else or their specific intent to cause harm. Maryland residents who have lost a loved one under one of these circumstances retain the right to take legal action against the person deemed responsible.
Pedestrian accidents are an ever-increasing issue in cities across Maryland. Officers in one city in particular are taking a stand and have increased their focus on pedestrian safety. There is no question that the damages that often result from these car accidents can be quite severe. As such, pedestrian safety operations like this one certainly serve a valuable purpose.
As long as humans are driving cars in Baltimore, there will probably always be automobile accidents. It is human nature to make mistakes, after all. However, this is no excuse for those who caused the accident to not take responsibility for their actions.