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January 2018 Archives

Traumatic brain injuries may require adaptations at work

Traumatic brain injuries range in severity and can make it difficult for adults to work. Not everyone who suffers from this type of injury will be able to return to work, but those who do are likely going to need modifications to help them do their jobs suitably.

Responsibilities of big-rig drivers

Driving on Maryland highways can be stressful when big rigs are crowding the roads on their weekly runs. Although they are a necessary component of the U.S. economy, eighteen-wheelers can be an intimidating presence shadowing drivers who share the road in smaller vehicles. The sheer size of commercial trucks lays a significant weight of responsibility on their drivers, and at The Law Offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC, our attorneys have helped many a small-vehicle owner hold semitruck drivers responsible for their actions on state roads.

What is social host liability?

If you are a Maryland resident with teenaged children, you should be aware that Maryland has a social host liability law under which you are held responsible if you allow your teenager to host a party in your home and you know that alcoholic beverages will be available. If one of the underage guests becomes intoxicated and then has an accident while driving home that injures or kills someone, you could be sued and required to pay damages to the victim or his or her family.

Are business owners liable when you get hurt on their property?

Maryland business owners may or may not be responsible for injuries you sustained while on their property. Say you fell on an icy sidewalk just before entering the building, or perhaps you slipped on a puddle of water forming beside a leaky fountain. How do you know if the business owner is responsible for your medical bills?

Can I recover damages if my accident was partly my fault?

If you are a Maryland resident who was injured in an accident, you may be thinking about suing the person you believe caused your accident. You should be aware, however, that as reported by the Insurance Journal, if you were in any way responsible for the accident, you will not be able to recover damages from anyone else, even if he or she was more at fault than you were.

Why older people are more prone to falling

As a senior living in Maryland, you face certain risks and hazards that can make you more likely to fall and injure yourself. While some of the risk factors are weather and climate-related, others increase as you age, and they can compound with one another to further enhance your risk of a serious injury to your head, back or other body part. At the Law Offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC, we have a thorough understanding of how fall-related injuries can impact your life, and we have helped many clients who fell because of the negligence of others seek recourse.

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