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Holiday shoppers: Beware of these toy, balloon & battery hazards

No one wants to let down a child during the holidays. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends rush around from store to store (or from website to website) to find just the right thing. It may seem like your biggest worry is whether your beloved tot will enjoy the gift. Unfortunately, it’s not. Unsafe and defective toys are being sold right now, hiding in plain view on your store shelves. What should you watch out for? Every year, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund puts out a report called “Trouble in

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Shouldn’t life-saving safety tech be standard on every vehicle?

Automotive safety technology has made huge strides in the last couple of decades. We’ve seen forward-collision warning and avoidance systems, rear-facing cameras to prevent backup accidents, and systems that expertly parallel-park your car. Today, sensors that can read lane-markers can warn you if you’re about to drift into another lane. Adaptive cruise control handles the slight speed changes necessary to maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead. Add the self-driving car, and all of this sounds futuristic. Surely it won’t be long before traffic accidents and injuries are a thing

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U.S. Court of Appeals: Look at safety violations before hiring truck drivers

As anyone who has been on a highway already knows, large commercial vehicles pose a significant danger to other motorists. When carrying full cargo in an 18-wheeler, safe driving should be the top priority. Unfortunately, because transportation companies have tight schedules and cost concerns, safety precautions can be left behind when the driver hits the road. But regulations and laws exist to promote safe driving and hiring practices. For example, if a transportation company hires a driver who is not properly licensed or otherwise clearly a danger to others, that

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Motorcycle or bicycle accidents and brain injuries

A traumatic brain injury is often the result of a Maryland motorcycle or bicycle accident. Getting an early diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury is very important so that people are better able to recover. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.5 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year, and many of the injuries happen in vehicle collisions. Victims may be left with permanently disabling conditions. An early diagnosis may help improve the quality of a patient’s life while also stopping secondary injuries that

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The dangers family dogs may pose to young children

Dogs are the companions of a large number of people in Maryland and across the country. In fact, between 33 and close to 50 percent of all US households own a dog. However, along with the joy of owning a dog is the possible danger of the dog biting a child in the household. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, more than 50,000 children six years of age or younger have been injured because they were bitten by a dog. Studies show that small children are likely

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Steve H.Drone

Attorney Steven H. Dorne

Attorney Steven H. Dorne is an accomplished lawyer who practices in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He brings more than 30 years of experience and a long record of success to each case. His law practice is distinguished by careful preparation and thorough analysis of each case.

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