Monthly Archives: June 2008

Baltimore Nursing Home Injuries

Recently I was contacted by a very nice lady who was looking for an injury lawyer to handle a case involving the wrongful death of a family member in a Baltimore nursing home.

We get a lot of calls about these sorts of cases, particularly when a serious injury or death is involved. It’s normal for a traumatic event like this to leave grief stricken family members looking for answers.
In this case, the caller was herself a licensed nurse-practitioner who had very specific information about exactly what she believed was done wrong. This is unusual simply because she had specialized knowledge that the average person would not.

When I am speaking with potential clients, I always try to remind myself that nobody calls a personal injury lawyer for advice when everything is fine. We are dealing with folks who are often under emotional distress, who have suffered a serious injury to themselves or a family member, or who are grieving a recent, unexpected death. It’s important to remember that while trying to get a complete statement of the relevant facts. It can take time and patience, but most people will not call ready to detail for you exactly what went wrong.

Preventing Child Injuries in Auto Accidents

Maryland’s new child safety seat law takes effect June 30, 2008. Now all children under eight years old must be restrained in a federally approved child safety seat unless the child is taller than four feet, nine inches or the child weighs more than 65 pounds.

Violating this law leads to a $48.00 ticket, but that is a miniscule loss compared to the serious injury or death of a child from not being properly restrained.