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March 2016 Archives

Protect Your Rights: Always Walk In The Crosswalk

Pedestrian cases can be tough to prove in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Why? Because these jurisdictions practice under the laws of contributory negligence, which means that if a plaintiff is even 1 percent at fault for the accident, it may bar him or her from making a recovery against the defendant driver. 

New study may lead to treatment for neurodevelopmental disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders affect hundreds of people in the United States, including many in Prince George’s County. According to the World Health Organization, the most common form of a neurodevelopmental disorder is autism but it also includes any condition where a child may not mature like other children, show signs of childhood-onset schizophrenia or struggle with attention deficit disorder. Often there are few options when it comes to treatment of these disorders.

Save Driving Tips For Teens

Teenage drivers are statistically one of the most at risk demographics to become involved in an automobile accident. New car technology is helping anxious parents limit this risk, with some new vehicles equipped with the ability to limit the maximum speed and radio volume for teen drivers by identifying which ignition key is being used.

What is a chemical hygiene plan?

If you work inside a Maryland laboratory then you should know that your employer is required to have what is called a laboratory safety chemical hygiene plan. There are several components the plan should contain and each is designed to keep you safe from unnecessary exposure to chemicals that can cause you harm.

Can my autistic child receive disability benefits?

If your child has been diagnosed with autism, you may be able to apply for benefits on the child’s behalf. According to The Arc of the United States, Inc., you will need to show evidence of your child’s condition in order to be found eligible for Social Security Disability.

Car crash in Prince George’s County sends 3 to hospital

There are many factors that can play a role in a car accident, which occurs in Prince George’s County. These factors include alcohol, speeding, talking on a cellphone, running a red light, conversing with a passenger, tailgating and cutting in front of someone. When law enforcement arrives at the scene of a crash, it is their job to collect evidence, talk to witnesses, interview the drivers and then try to determine what caused the collision. Their findings can have a big impact on people’s ability to file a claim for compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.

Elevators are not always safe

Elevators are common features of large buildings in Maryland and most of the time, they work like they are intended to. However, here at McGowan & Cecil LLC, we know that when accidents do occur with this equipment, they can result in serious injuries and even death.

Workers’ compensation: Social media as evidence

Social media has become a daily ritual. People post their political views, upload photos of their vacations, brag about their accomplishments, share videos of their pets and even admit to wrongdoings. However, if people are injured on the job in Prince Georges, they could find their social media accounts used against them.

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