Maryland highways can be downright deadly. Posted speed limits are often 70 mph and high traffic areas can be challenging to navigate. Every driver is legally obligated to adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations. If a driver fails in his or her duty and another person suffers injury because of it, he or she may be held legally accountable. Trucking accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or even death.
If you have been injured at work as a Maryland employee, you are entitled to financial and possibly non-financial benefits in order to help you recover. The benefits that you are entitled to will, to some extent, depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident, but it will mostly depend on the nature of the injury and the way that it has affected your life.
The state of Maryland has seen more than its fair share of fatal auto collisions in the past six months. One particular county, Prince George's County, has been hit especially hard -- seeing 40 fatal car accidents which resulted in 50 deaths. In an effort to reduce the number of collisions that result in fatality, near the end of April the State's Attorney is kicking off a safe driving campaign.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Every year, in this state, distracted driving accidents contribute to over 28,000 injuries. In hopes of spreading the word about the dangers of distracted driving, Maryland police and the Department of Transportation will be running the Park the Phone campaign in an effort to get drivers to put their phones away and focus on the road.
A woman in Maryland recently died after her vehicle was rear-ended by a flatbed truck. Sadly, trucking accidents with results like this are all too common. Following such an event, surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.
Often, it's not what happens to you in life that counts, but how you react to it. Becoming injured at work and then having your workers' compensation claim denied can seem unfair. Being in such a situation can make you feel frustrated, angry and even hopeless. But you have the opportunity to either accept defeat or take action to get justice.