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Spinal cord injuries can have devastating side effects

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Personal Injury on August 4, 2017.

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down a person’s back body and through the spinal column. The spinal column is a set of bones that protect the spinal cord and that allow a person to move their bodies in a fluid manner. When a Rockville resident suffers an injury to their spinal column and spinal cord their movement and bodily functions can be severely impaired. Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. If an injury is complete then the victim’s spinal cord does not function below

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Summer months means more motorcycles on the roads

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 28, 2017.

Any bike rider will tell you there are fewer thrills more enjoyable than hopping on a motorcycle and hitting the road. There is a distinct intimacy one experiences while on a motorcycle. The wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, the road mere few feet below. There is a reason why motorcycle riding is so popular in the United States, including with many riders from the Rockville, Maryland area. Whether you are a motorcycle driver or not, it is important to recognize that those on bikes also are

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Rate of elder abuse is higher than previously thought

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Medical Malpractice on July 25, 2017.

Elder abuse is a growing and overlooked problem. Many elderly people who need extensive care are not able to speak up for themselves, and those that do speak up about neglect are not always heard or helped. This is part of the reason why the most vulnerable are also the most likely to experience abuse, both by family caregivers and in long-term care institutions, including nursing homes. Nursing home abuse occurs when workers do not take the time to care for residents the way they should, but it can also

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The importance of strong representation in the courts

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Personal Injury on July 21, 2017.

Any time a person leaves their home, they are at risk of a potential accident. No one starts their day thinking they will be in an accident that day, but throughout the United States and throughout the world, tens of thousands of people are injured or killed every day. Often these are due to true accidents, something that could not be avoided. But all too often, an accident is the result of negligence of someone. Whether it is distracted driving while a teenager is texting on the phone, or someone

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How common are scaffolding accidents?

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Personal Injury on July 14, 2017.

According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, approximately 65 percent of construction sites use scaffolding, lifts or ladders at the jobsite. Since a vast majority of these jobsites use scaffolding as a temporary means of elevating workers, it should come as no surprise that scaffolding accidents and injuries related to falls are among the most common at construction sites. Due to the inherent risks of workers who are elevated, it is not uncommon for these injuries to be serious, catastrophic or even deadly.

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Recognizing the risks of distracted driving

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 6, 2017.

Many people from Rockville, Maryland, the surrounding area and throughout the United States are aware of the potential dangers of distracted driving, but many are not necessarily aware of just how dangerous it can be. In fact, looking at recent statistics should come as a dire warning for everyone out on the roads. According to statistics from the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were nearly 400,000 injuries related to distracted driving and nearly 3,500 deaths in 2015 alone. The causes of distracted driving accidents

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Trucking companies and their dangerous and deadly practices

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 3, 2017.

While truck drivers come from all walks of life, many, particularly in California, are lower-income immigrants who speak minimal English. Yet, they hold significant responsibilities to haul essential goods for high-profile retailers that include Costco, Target and Home Depot. Apparently, those responsibilities are coming at a significant cost, both financially and to drivers’ well-being. The USA Today Network conducted a yearlong investigation that revealed the dangerous illegal practices employed by Southern California-based port trucking companies. Perhaps the most significant issue involves businesses forcing drivers to finance their own trucks. Drivers end up

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The high risk of high-rises

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Premises Liability on June 23, 2017.

A catastrophic fire in an apartment building across the pond has shown a bright light on orders given to people in tall structures when a blaze erupts. Specifically scrutinized is the long-accepted and seemingly counterintuitive rule to stay in place and far away from the stairs. Residents of London’s 24-story Grenfell Tower heard those demands after the fire broke out on a lower floor. That strategy fell tragically short as the flames spread and soon engulfed the building. Trapped residents had limited options. Some jumped to their deaths rather than

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Fatal boating accidents are on the rise

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Wrongful Death on June 19, 2017.

Fatal boating accidents have reached their highest numbers in the last five years, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s most recent Recreational Boating Statistics Report. From 2015 to 2016, the total number of deaths on the water reached 701, representing a 12 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, injuries increased 11.1 percent from 2,613 to 2,903 during that time. Overall, the total number of accidents was up 7.3 percent, rising from 4,158 to 4,463. The leading factor in the cause of fatal accidents was alcohol, accounting for 15 percent of deaths.

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The 100 deadliest days for teen drivers

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents on June 9, 2017.

While many think of summer as a time to unwind, parents of teenage drivers have a much more sobering statistic to consider: a greater number of teens are killed in auto accidents during the hundred days following Memorial Day than any another time period of the year. This may sound like a jarring statement, but it is meant to bring awareness to the fact that over 5,000 youthful drivers were killed in auto accidents during the same time period of days between 2010 and 2014. And that figure is only increasing. According

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