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September 2011 Archives

Another worker injury at a Maryland concert venue

It was billed as the biggest rock event to hit the Eastern Shore. One worker isn't likely to remember it for the music, though. For him, the show in Salisbury will probably be recalled as the work accident that cost him part of his thumb.

Two students injured in University of Maryland chem lab blast

Two female students of the University of Maryland are recovering from injuries -- first- and second-degree burns -- after an explosion at the schools Chemistry Building yesterday. They are reported hospitalized in good condition with burns to the fronts of their bodies.

Police investigate fatal hit and run on Rockville Pike

There is a family likely in mourning today after a hit and run accident on Rockville Pike that resulted in the wrongful death of a motor scooter rider. Authorities have a suspect in custody, but no other information is available at the time we write this.

Government immunity a challenge for birth injury victim

Lawyers in Maryland with experience in medical malpractice events that result in birth injury know that a key to pursuing a claim is clearly showing that a provider, or medical facility, failed to follow the usual standard of care. Sometimes, though, that's not enough. Other factors can get in the way of an award for negligence being fulfilled.

Zip line collapse at Merriweather injures worker

This hasn't been a good year for safety at outdoor concert venues. In one incident, weather caused a stage to collapse killing a number of people and injuring some 40 others. This past weekend a man at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia suffered a work injury when a tower he was on collapsed.

OSHA investigating D.C.-area asphalt roller death

Road accidents are not uncommon here in Maryland or anywhere else. The personal injury or wrongful death that occurs is never a pleasant thought, but it's not really unexpected. What is unexpected, and really hard to imagine, is an accident in which a person is run over by an asphalt roller. That horrendous reality is being investigated now by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Settlement sought in distracted driving personal injury case

Drivers in Montgomery County witness it every day. Some might even be guilty of it themselves; distracted driving. In a town where a lot of politicos are on the phone most of the time, it's bound to occur. And, sadly, so are car wrecks that can end in wrongful death or life-changing personal injury.

PG County truck wreck causes spill, injury

Traffic slowdowns are a common complaint of commuters on the Capitol Beltway. The past few days have been particularly bad what with weather and backups. Traffic accidents seem to be happening everywhere, including the truck accident in Prince George's County. Was reckless driving involved?

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