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Silver Spring Maryland Personal Injury Blog

Could your physician’s negligence be to blame for your injuries?

Imagine this scenario in your mind: You go to your doctor in Silver Spring for a routine checkup only to learn you have a serious medical condition that requires you to have surgery. Although it surprises and shocks you to receive this type of diagnosis, you do not insist on further testing or a second opinion because you trust your physician implicitly. 

Several weeks have gone by since your operation, and you do not feel better like you should you feel worse. Instead of experiencing an uneventful recovery, you go back to your doctor to learn that complications stemming from your surgery have further compromised your health. Your doctor did not inform you about the risk of the complications you are experiencing. Now you are starting to question if he or she made some mistakes in your medical care

How can I avoid a collision with a car while riding my bike?

Some car accidents that happen in the Silver Spring area involve bicyclists. Because they are more vulnerable than motorists, bicyclists who are hit by cars often sustain life-threatening injuries. 

If you happen to spend a good deal of your time riding the roads in the area, take some time to review the following suggestions on how to stay safe and avoid an accident with a vehicle. 

Construction workers can suffer repeated stress injuries

When you consider the various kinds of injuries a construction worker could sustain, what usually come to mind are those that involve falls from ladders or electrocution from contact with live overhead wires. However, there are other issues that do not often make the headlines.

A repeated stress injury may take a while to develop, but it can cause lifelong problems. Construction workers are among those whose jobs can cause this kind of injury. 

Stay alert to these 4 common causes of motorcycle accidents

If you ride a motorcycle, you are probably aware that trouble could be anywhere up ahead. You also know that if the trouble should involve you in some way, you would likely at a disadvantage to larger vehicles.

You do not want to end an otherwise uneventful ride as a hospital patient so you want to be alert at all times on the road. Here are four of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:

Keys to proving negligence in your personal injury case

If you or a loved one face an injury due to the acts of another party, you may be able to file a claim for personal injury. There is a particular process that individuals must follow in order to successfully argue their cases.

It is critical that individuals looking to file a claim gain a full understanding of the relevant parts of a case for personal injury, especially negligence. There are a few keys to proving negligence that you want to be aware of.

The legal consequences of a hit-and-run accident in Maryland

Maybe you are familiar with what to do after another vehicle crashes into you, including if the responsible party drives away, but have you ever thought what to do if you cause the accident? If you have not, you may have panicked and zoomed away out of fear.

Even if you did not cause any serious damage, you can still face serious legal consequences. What these may be depends on the specific factors of your accident. Regardless, having legal representation can help to minimize the penalties of your unintentional mistake.

With age comes greater risks on a motorcycle ride

Older motorcycle riders are indefatigable. Some call them aging road warriors, and that may be an apt term. Members of the over-40 crowd are more likely to die or be injured in a motorcycle crash than are younger bikers.

Brown University researchers conducted a nationwide study of older bikers, how often they were hospitalized following a crash and what led to their need for medical attention. Knowing these statistics can help older riders more accurately evaluate the risks.

What to do if injured in a hit-and-run in Maryland

A car accident is nerve wrecking by itself, but what happens when the driver at fault flees the scene? Thankfully, you may seek restitution with a personal injury claim.

This type of claim requires having the right proof and following procedure. To make your claim valid and to seek the best possible outcome, you should take a few steps.

Understanding common carrier law

Automobile accidents occur all the time, and sometimes you may have no control over it. If you received injury from an accident while riding in public transportation, you may have the right to compensation for your pain and suffering.

Before you make your personal injury claim, you should know about the common carrier law and how it applies to your case. Understanding these factors may help you to win your case.

When a mere tap on a car turns into something much more

There are big car accidents. Then there are relatively small ones. If you have merely tapped a car, say, while backing out of a parking spot, you may think, “No damage, no big deal” and leave.

However, that “no big deal” could turn into quite a huge deal. In fact, it is even possible you might be charged with hit and run, also known as leaving the scene of an accident.

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