It is that time of the year again, when summer is coming to a close and many Baltimore-area young adults are getting ready for college to begin. The start of a new school year is often met with feelings of excitement and anxiety, whether it is a person's first experience at college or whether the person is returning for another school year.
It often seems as though life is too short, and for some Baltimore residents, that unfortunately happens to be the case when a person dies unexpectedly. When a fatal accident suddenly claims a person's life, it is not only tragic for the individual involved, but for the surviving friends and family members as well, who are left in a painful and difficult situation.
When Baltimore residents need to use an item they do not have, it is common to borrow the item from a family member or friend. While sharing can be a great thing, it can also have some serious legal implications when tragic accidents occur.
It is natural for Baltimore-area residents who have experienced the loss of a loved one to want nothing more than to grieve over their loss. Added to this grief can be feelings of confusion over how the person died, particularly when the death occurred during an accident involving another person. In these circumstances, individuals can work with professionals to determine how the death occurred, and whether someone else may be held liable in a wrongful death action.
For those Baltimore residents who own and operate a car or truck, it can be frustrating when something goes wrong with the vehicle. The primary concern is of course to make sure that the vehicle can still be operated safely before anyone goes out on the road again. Some individuals do not have the luxury of making this decision, however, when something goes wrong with the vehicle while it is on the road.
With new smartphones and tablets appearing daily, many Maryland residents are more technologically connected than ever before. While the technology can provide instant access and connectivity to people and information, it can also have its drawbacks, particularly when a distracted driver gets in a car accident because of it.
Many Baltimore residents have a vague understanding of how criminal law and civil law are different. While criminal law involves the threat of prison time, civil law typically involves the imposition of damages against the losing party. In some cases, the same event may give rise to both criminal and civil liability. For example, if someone is injured in an auto accident, the driver who caused the accident might, under certain circumstances, be charged criminally, as well as sued in a civil lawsuit.
Of all the causes of personal injury, one stands above the rest, and it may not be a surprise to many Maryland residents. The majority of personal injury claims arise after a car accident, which occurs approximately every 10 seconds nationwide.
Most Maryland residents recognize the dangers of drunk driving and its ability on a motorist's ability to drive. However, many may not realize these same dangers may be present when a driver is under the effects of a prescription medication, or even an over-the-counter drug.
Several Maryland residents recently were roused from their homes and businesses following a disturbing evening incident. A truck accident involving a tractor-trailer full of propane startled many and left a giant fireball with loud explosions.