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January 2016 Archives

Community activist killed in auto accident

A three-car accident that claimed the life of a community activist in Prince George's County took place recently. The auto accident occurred early on a recent Monday in January, authorities say. When Maryland individuals are killed in car accidents that were the result of other drivers' negligence, the victims' loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party or parties.

Man suffers brain injury in hit-and-run accident

A car accident which left one individual seriously injured occurred recently. The hit-and-run accident occurred in Baltimore in the early hours of New Year's Day, Baltimore police say, and resulted in the victim suffering several serious injuries, including a brain injury. When Maryland individuals suffer serious injuries as a result of others' negligence, they are typically entitled to file a personal injury suit against the responsible party or parties.

9-vehicle car accident kills one, injures 3

A massive nine-vehicle accident that occurred recently took the life of one and injured three others. The tragic car accident occurred on a recent Thursday morning in Prince George's County, police say. When individuals are killed in car accidents like these in Maryland that are due to another driver's negligence, loved ones are typically entitled to file what are known as wrongful death suits against the parties believed to be responsible.

Man who lost leg receives $2.1 million medical malpractice award

An out-of-state man recently received an award for a medical malpractice suit filed after a hospital visit cost him his leg. The 28-year-old man received $2.1 million for both economic and non-economic losses he incurred as a result of the medical malpractice. When residents in Maryland are victims of medical malpractice, they are typically entitled to file medical malpractice suits against the negligent parties. 

Brain damage comes in all shapes and sizes

It's not just troops who have seen battle or colliding football players that are subject to brain injuries. Although those two demographics represent two of the more well-known causes of suffering brain damage, researchers think that hundreds of thousands more suffer TBIs as well. In Maryland and elsewhere, some people suffer these injuries, but they -- and even their doctors -- don't know they have them.

Motorcyclist dies in car accident

A man died recently when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in an accident with a car. The accident occurred in Montgomery County on a recent Sunday afternoon in January, police say. When Maryland residents involved in a car accident are killed due to the negligence of another party or parties, their loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible parties.

Traumatic brain injury: an injury few can afford

There has been an increased awareness about traumatic brain injuries in the U.S., due in part to films like Concussion as well as more scientists voicing their concerns in the national debate surrounding this pervasive issue. Many Maryland residents have read about these injuries suffered by NFL players that have sometimes severely affected them for the rest of their lives. Many of these players can afford the often steep costs that recovery entails, but this cost can hinder or even prohibit a satisfactory outcome for others who have suffered a traumatic brain injury who are without access to the resources of professional athletes.

Man dies in hit-and-run accident

A man was recently killed in a hit-and-run accident. Police say the 26-year-old man was struck and fatally wounded while he was walking along a highway in Middle River, Baltimore County in late December. When a Maryland resident is the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident, their loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the party whose negligence either caused or contributed to the individual's death.

Man and wife receive $1.5 million in medical malpractice case

An out-of-state jury recently awarded a man and his wife $1.5 million as a result of a verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The suit was against a medical center's resident, whose misdiagnosis of the man's injury cost him the use of his hand. In Maryland in situations like these, where medical professionals perform their jobs negligently, victims are typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against them and any other responsible parties that may have been responsible.

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