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.
Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country, including some living in Maryland, spend a significant amount of time waiting for a much-needed organ transplant. These surgeries, if performed under the right circumstances and in an appropriate time frame, can be life-saving. Many family members who are considered an appropriate match for transplant are generally willing to provide the necessary organ tissue. However, if the transplant fails to save the patient's life, questions may arise regarding the surgery, which could lead to claims of medical malpractice.
With the promise of spring and warmer weather just around the corner in Baltimore, we are sure to see more bicyclists out and about in the city. It is important for motorists to be courteous toward cyclists and remember that they have just as much right to use the roads as an automobile does. In situations where there is no bike lane, it is the law for motorists to yield to cyclists riding in the car lane.
It’s probably safe to say that most people living in Baltimore don’t worry much about being involved in a car accident while they are shopping inside a store. But for a few people inside a pharmacy in downtown Baltimore, this is exactly what happened recently.
Driving in Baltimore is not a person’s right, rather his or her privilege. If that privilege is misused, authorities reserve the right to take it away. Along with driving privileges come a long list of responsibilities. Drivers need to understand that vehicles have a real potential of causing serious injuries and damage to others. When this happens, they may be held responsible for the outcome of the accident and may even face jail time if they were driving irresponsibly.
During the holiday season, the likelihood of drunk drivers being out and about on the streets of Baltimore seems to go up. This is because many people are attending various work and family parties where alcohol is served. Sometimes those party-goers might not have thought about getting a designated driver or maybe they don't consider themselves too intoxicated to drive. This can be a deadly mistake and can lead to serious consequences that no one wants to face, especially around the holidays.
Before passing another vehicle on a Maryland road, it is important to remember what the markings on the pavement mean. They are there to identify whether or not it is safe to pass another car. On a road where there are normal broken yellow lines, cars traveling in either direction may pass. When there is a solid yellow line with broken yellow lines on one side, the cars on the side with the broken yellow lines may pass, but the vehicles on the side with the solid yellow line may not. On roads with two normal solid yellow lines, cars traveling in both directions may not pass.
Crime doesn’t pay. It’s an old phrase that basically means if you engage in activity that is against the law, you will likely be caught eventually and punished. For some residents of Baltimore, this may even mean losing their lives for the crimes that they have committed.
Drinking and driving is a terrible combination that can ruin the lives of many people. While some motorists may think that having a few drinks and getting behind the wheel is no big deal, the truth is that people who do not take this danger seriously are accepting an enormous risk. It takes just one moment to miss an important traffic signal or lose control of a vehicle. When reflexes are slowed by alcohol, such a mistake can cause a lethal car accident.
Working as a correctional officer at a maximum security prison can be fraught with danger. By definition, a prison population is filled with people who do not want to be locked up and are frustrated with the wardens whose job it is to keep order. Many, if not most, of the prisoners are capable of violence, and they can have anger or mental health issues. When a correctional officer suffers a work-related injury, the damage can be severe or even deadly.