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December 2012 Archives

Two from Maryland die in Beltway accident over the holiday

The holidays can be a time of cheer and joy for families. But unfortunately for some the joyous time can also bring tragedy. Due to the distances we travel on roads, rails and in the air, tragic accidents are inevitable during the holiday season.

Car loses control and kills Maryland man just trying to help on the highway

Tragedy can occur when an individual is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. This week a Maryland man who responded to a friend's request for help lost his life when a car lost control on a busy highway. A police investigation into the incident may help determine if there was any negligence involved in the accident. Such a finding could help the family of the man find relief in a wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one.

Maryland Delegate charged for negligent operation of a boat after crash that injured six

Not all vehicle accidents that cause serious injuries and lead to potential lawsuits occur on the roadway. A Maryland State Delegate is currently facing five charges in connection with a boat crash in August that injured six people. He may also soon be facing personal injury lawsuits, similar to lawsuits related to car accidents, for the injuries suffered due to his alleged negligence.

Birth defects allegedly caused by antidepressant

The excitement of having a new child can all too often be diminished by concerns for the child's health. Maryland parents know that Newborn babies are vulnerable to a number of health problems. But when a health concern derives from something that could have been prevented, it is incredibly difficult on parents and the family.

Wrong-way crash linked to alcohol use kills four

Wrong-way crashes are terrible accidents that too often result in death. The car accident occurs when a driver makes a terrible mistake and enters the highway driving against oncoming cars at combined speeds of 100 miles per hour, until tragedy occurs and the mistaken driver smashes into another car.

Negligent ambulance driving leaves Maryland residents stunned

There are many things to be concerned about when getting on the road. A negligent, distracted or drunk driver could cause any number of problems including delayed traffic, a car accident, serious injuries and even fatalities. One thing many of us, including Maryland residents, do not fret about, is a negligent drivers of ambulances and other emergency vehicles. While ambulances may speed through intersections and weave in and out of traffic, it is often done with sufficient warning and care. Yet, residents of Talbots and Queen Anne's counties witnessed some extremely dangerous ambulance driving recently.

Maryland construction workers injured after falling from building

There are a number of jobs in the country that carry great risks. From farmers to miners, truckers to factory workers, some jobs come with greater risk than others. One area where workers consistently face danger is in construction, with employers taking a number of precautions to attempt to keep workers safe among heavy equipment and dangerous tools.

Md. man convicted of negligent homicide after car accident

Family members of those killed in a car accident may find justice when the perpetrator of the crime that ended the life of their loved one is sentenced to prison, but that emotional satisfaction does not fill the economic gap that is left from their death. Civil actions including loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical and funeral expenses may also be brought to help suffering family members.

Maryland drivers with road rage causes tragic accident

Road rage seems innocent enough; a flip of the bird or perhaps riding a person's bumper, but sometimes road rage can turn into tragedy. For two vehicles traveling on Interstate 95 in Harford County, what started out as road rage ended in two dead, three injured and potentially a wrongful death lawsuit when the cars collided.

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