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Who should you put in charge when you’re not around?

As a parent, and possibly grandparent, caring for your loved ones in the wake of your passing may inspire you to draft a will. And although it might be uncomfortable speak with your adult children about distributing your assets once you are gone, you probably want to make sure they understand your wishes and are on the same page.

Even first responders need workers' compensation after accidents

Part of the duties of Maryland law enforcement is to place themselves at risk. This is a non-negotiable aspect of the job. When people willingly walk into dangerous circumstances, it is unavoidable that accidents will occur and cause injuries. Workers' compensation benefits are in place to help those who have been injured or suffered a condition because of the kind of work they do. This is especially important for law enforcement and other first responders as workers' compensation can be imperative to make ends meet as they recover after an accident.

Pregnant woman suffers personal injury, child dies in hit-and-run

Although most drivers in Maryland adhere to the law and drive safely, there are still drivers who will operate their vehicles recklessly, speed, behave negligently, drive while distracted and get behind the wheel while under the influence. This can cause an accident with personal injury and death. These crashes are made worse when the driver decides that it is preferable to flee the scene rather than administer help to those who were hurt, call for emergency assistance and wait for law enforcement to arrive. For people who have been injured or lost a loved one in a fatal hit-and-run crash, it is wise to contact a law firm experienced in personal injury cases to determine how to proceed.

Workers' compensation and agreeing to a compromise and settlement

In Maryland, when a worker suffers an injury, illness or condition because of the job they were doing, workers' compensation benefits are important in a variety of ways. They can provide for medical expenses and wage loss for the duration they are unable to work or permanently if they can never get back to work. Often, however, there are disagreements regarding the case. Rather than embark on an extended and costly dispute with an uncertain outcome, some workers might be better off if they consider a final compromise and settlement. Knowing the requirements to do this is a foundational aspect before agreeing.

States banning texting and driving saw less personal injury cases

Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous issues in Maryland and across the nation. People who are not paying attention to the road when behind the wheel place everyone at risk. This can cause personal injury and death to pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and anyone else who has the misfortune of encountering a person who placed greater importance on checking a message on a smartphone to safety. Those who have been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one in a crash should be aware of the chance that it was due to a distracted driver and act accordingly with a legal filing for compensation.


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