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4 Workers Were Killed On the Job – Are You Safe?

Workers’ Compensation

June was a deadly month for workers in Maryland.  In just 8 days, four men were killed by the 4 most common types of fatal accidents on a construction site.  These fatal four include:

  • Falls
  • Struck by object
  • Electrocutions as well as
  • Caught in or between. 

The Danger of Falls

Authorities are investigating the death of construction worker Michael David Zeller, of Essex, Maryland. Mr. Zeller was working for Kone, an international escalator and elevator company, and fell 20 feet down an elevator shaft while working on the planned headquarters of McCormick & Co.  After falling down the shaft, Mr. Zeller’s body became trapped between the wall of the shaft and the elevator’s counterweight. Read More

What You Need To Know Before – and After – You Are Involved In An Uber or Lyft Accident

What You Need To Know Before - and After - You Are Involved In An Uber or Lyft Accident

More and more people are using rideshare to get around since often times, it’s a cheaper and more convenient way to travel around than traditional taxis and drivers-for-hire.  It is also better for the environment.  As use increases however, accidents also increase.  In fact, according to the New York Post, these types of vehicle crashes more than tripled between 2014 and 2016. Because these drivers are independent contractors rather than employees of the driving service, it is the individual driver, not the agency, that is responsible for the vehicle’s insurance coverage. Read More

VA Hospital Abuses All Too Common, According to Local Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The D.C. Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Hospital System is in damage control mode after a recently published Inspector General’s (IG) report accused the hospital of knowingly misusing taxpayer funds and putting patients at serious risk.  VA Inspector General Michael Missal detailed a number of egregious oversights and violations, suggesting that there was “a failure of leadership all around.” Read More

The Red Line on Metro and Mass Transit Accidents: A History

mass transit accident

If you’re a resident of Washington, D.C. or an area commuter, you have probably noticed significant delays and re-routes, which are a direct result of the closure of the Metro Red Line between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations. Adding to the logistical headache is the fact that the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA stations will be closed for a 45-day period, beginning July 21st and extending through Labor Day weekend.  Both are scheduled to resume operations on September 3rd. Read More

Fatal Commercial Truck Accidents Continue to Rise

Commercial Truck Accidents

Since 2001, fatal accidents involving commercial trucks have been gradually on the rise. Fatigue, substance abuse, and not observing road safety rules are the three biggest contributing factors. Motorists and their passengers, pedestrians, and others not in a commercial truck comprise over 75% of the fatalities. And, with a nationwide truck shortage, individual truck payloads are going to get bigger as drivers are urged to spend even more hours on the road. Read More