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Feds close to finalizing driver safety guidelines for smartphone manufacturers

We all know how distracting smartphones can be. Yet while they pose an almost unlimited potential for distraction and danger, smartphones can tell us where we are, where we are going, and link to a car’s Bluetooth system for hands-free dialing. Simply put, smartphones are evolving to work within vehicles. They are not going away. Too often, however, the devices are not used optimally for safety. For example, in some newer model vehicles the driver can hear the navigation on the phone telling him or her to turn left over

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Brain implant allows paralyzed man to regain sense of touch

New research and medical advancements are coming out that show promise regarding treatment for spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Nathan Copeland experienced the difficulties associated with paralysis firsthand. More than a decade ago, Mr. Copeland lost his ability to move his hands as well as his ability to feel what his fingers touch due to a spinal cord injury sustained in a car crash. Now, thanks to research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mr. Copeland has gained a new way to connect to the world around him.

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Victims of DUI accidents may be able to obtain punitive damages

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a drunk driver injures someone every two minutes. Unfortunately, this means thousands of people are killed in drunk driving crashes every year, and countless more are injured. In spite of stringent drunk driving laws in most states, DUI remains a common criminal offense. Everyone agrees that a drunk driving accident involving serious injury or death is tragic. The question is how best to reduce or eliminate drunk driving injuries. In some states, one answer is to allow punitive damages for victims. If you

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A traumatic brain injury may lead to secondary injuries

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, refers to brain dysfunction that develops due to a violent blow to the head. TBIs may commonly occur as a result of a car accident, fall, or severe sports injury. Due to the serious complications that can result from head trauma, there is currently a significant amount of research being done regarding the possible causes and treatment of TBIs. For example, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center will soon begin to study secondary injuries which may occur after suffering a blow to the head.

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Maryland woman suffers serious burns in bizarre accident

There are some activities that carry an inherent risk, one that we accept because the activity is a part of our daily lives. For example, we know that every time we get behind the wheel or ride as a passenger in someone else’s car, there is at least some chance of getting into an accident. Other times accidents can seem to come out of nowhere, with little to no explanation. These events can be not only devastating, but difficult to sort out when it comes to assigning liability and properly

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NCAA insurance to pay expenses for player’s spinal cord injuries

Maryland residents may be interested to learn that 12 percent of all spinal cord injuries are sports-related, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The average costs for treating spinal cord injuries ranges between $15,000 and $30,000 each year and can reach anywhere from $500,000 to well over $3 million over a lifetime for care and treatment of a spinal cord injury. The National Collegiate Athletic Association pays 100 percent of the premium for its Catastrophic Injury Insurance plan, which is good news for one college football player who was

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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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