Residents of Maryland can be injured in an accident anywhere in the country, as people frequently travel across state lines. When a Marylander suffers an injury in another state, he or she may have the choice to bring suit in the local state court or the federal court system- depending on the amount of damages the injured person is claiming and the location of the defendant. For example, a Maryland citizen injured in another state may sometimes choose to bring a claim in that state's court or a federal court located in that state.
A slip-and-fall accident can occur just about anywhere, whether it is at a grocery store, shopping mall, public sidewalk or a neighbor's property. And as Maryland residents know, a slip-and-fall accident can happen to anyone, even those in great shape.
Maryland commuters will have to be a little more careful on their daily commute. Metro, also known as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, has just won a Maryland court battle that makes it mostly immune from slip-and-fall and premises liability lawsuits as a government agency.
There are some who say that the Baltimore Orioles haven't been the same since Cal Ripken retired. Regardless of whether that's true or not the team continues to attract crowds to Camden Yards. Another season of play is just getting under way and with it comes hazards that most fans might never consider.
The risk of a slip and fall varies according to all sorts of conditions that may be in place at any given time. But it's usually possible to reduce risk by managing those variables. Indeed, every Maryland property owner has a responsibility to do just that to mitigate the chance of someone getting hurt.
The holiday shopping season brings with it a lot of potential for fun and a lot of potential for danger. The people of Washington, D.C., and its suburban environs have a reputation of not being able to properly handle winter weather when it strikes.