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Baltimore Personal Injury Law Blog

8 injured in Maryland multi-vehicle collision

Investigators say that eight people were injured in a collision that involved at least five vehicles and forced the closure of Route 29 in Scaggsville near Johns Hopkins Road. The accident affected traffic in both directions but began in the northbound lanes around 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Although an investigation is still underway, police say that a 29-year-old man was speeding and driving erratically in a northbound Honda Pilot and ran into a Honda Crosstour and a Honda CR-V. Then the Pilot struck the median guardrail, which sent the SUV airborne. When the vehicle came down, it landed on a southbound Dodge Ram and travelled into a trailer attached to a Ford pickup truck. Officials had to close the entire section of highway in both directions until 8 p.m., directing traffic around the scene in the meantime.

Crash into Maryland Dunkin' Donuts injures 3

Around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, the 77-year-old driver of an SUV had come to a complete stop in the parking lot of Dunkin' Donuts at the 8400 block of Baltimore National Pike before the vehicle lurched forward into the building. The vehicle pushed two men, ages 36 and 44, who had been standing in front of the store through the glass and several feet into the building.

The 36-year-old pedestrian is listed in critical condition, and the 44-year-old was treated and released the following morning. The driver was treated at the scene and refused transportation to the hospital. Both passengers in the SUV were uninjured.

Car smashes through doughnut shop in Maryland, causing injuries

An SUV in Maryland drove right through the front windows of a doughnut shop -- the local Dunkin Donuts location -- injuring people who were standing outside. Pictures from the scene show the black SUV with its nose crushed into the corner of the shop, tables and chairs knocked all around, and the plate glass windows all smashed out.

The crash happened in Howard County. The two people near the shop who were hurt are reportedly suffering from serious injuries. The SUV hit them and pushed them into the store. Investigators are still looking into the case, trying to figure out what made the driver lose control so that the SUV slammed into the store in the first place.

Many types of medical malpractice lead to claims

It is not uncommon for us to share information and news related to medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the state of Maryland. Additionally, we want to keep you updated on the most recent changes to personal injury laws.

From the standpoint of the patient, there is a lot of gray area when it comes to filing a medical malpractice claim. This is due to the fact that the law is complex, and many people never really know for sure if they are in position to file a claim in an attempt to recover compensation from the at-fault party.

Driving while texting increases chance of accident

Throughout the state of Maryland, as well as the rest of the country, there are people who continue to text and drive despite the fact that they realize it can increase the chance of being involved in an accident. Driving while texting has been proven to increase the chance of an accident, along with many other types of distracted driving.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study on distracted driving, which includes texting, it is clear that this activity is risky.

The many types of distracted driving

Distracted driving laws may vary from one state to the next, but nothing changes the fact that this is a dangerous activity that can result in an accident that causes serious injury or even death. Distracted driving can be categorized by any activity that diverts the attention of a driver. This includes but is not necessarily limited to:

-- Texting

Maryland medical malpractice made worse by lack of reporting

Every year throughout the country, in every state, people receive poor medical treatment that often results in a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to the Journal of Patient Safety, preventable medical errors kill approximately 400,000 United States citizens every year. Furthermore, at least 10 times the number of people are seriously injured every year as a result of these mistakes.

In the state of Maryland, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to know how big of a problem this has become. Even though hospitals are supposed to make state regulators aware of serious medical errors, this is not always the way things work out. According to regulators and safety experts, the confidential system that is in place prohibits all of the information making its way to the appropriate party. Disclosure is often times clouded over fear of financial or legal consequences.

Maryland motor vehicle accident lands 3 people in hospital

As the result of a three vehicle accident at the intersection of Paradise Road and Route 155, three people were taken to the hospital for the treatment of injuries. According to the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack, a woman was driving a Toyota Corolla on Route 155. As she attempted to turn left on Paradise, a Ford F-150 hit her car.

Despite the fact that police are still investigating the motor vehicle accident, it appears that the driver of the Toyota did not yield to traffic, which led to her vehicle being struck on the rear and front passenger side. After being struck, the Toyota ran up an embankment and then turned over.

1 dead as the result of 4-car accident in Maryland

Every day throughout the state of Maryland, there are car accidents that lead to injuries and even deaths. According to Montgomery County police, a four-car accident on Columbia Pike led to the death of one person.

Police noted that a 22-year-old driver involved in the accident, who was previously listed in critical condition, has died. During the early afternoon hours, police were called to an accident on Columbia Pike. The driver of a Jeep collided with an Audi, starting a chain reaction accident. From there, the Audi struck a Lincoln Navigator while also hitting a Saturn.

Maryland entrepreneur hopes to prevent brain injuries

A brain injury, regardless of the cause, can be extremely serious. This can lead to a variety of issues, including but not limited to difficulty remembering the past, nausea, headaches and much more.

Brain Sentry, a company started by a Maryland entrepreneur, is hoping to cut back on the number of brain injuries sustained by football players.

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