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The Connection Between Stress And Recklessness On The Road

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Severe accidents on Maryland roadways have been on the rise over the past couple of years in Maryland. One Trooper noted that more people are dying in serious collisions that are often due to impairment, distractions, and/or higher speeds—regularly over 100 mph. What gives? Pandemic Stress  According to State Police in Maryland nearly 200,000… Read More »

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What Might Surprise You About Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

While you surely know someone who’s gone through a divorce—maybe you have yourself once upon a time—every divorce experience is different.  Chances are, if you’re contemplating divorce in the near future, there may be some curveballs you’re not expecting.  The experiences and emotions ahead will be subtle, excruciating, and everything in between.  Here are… Read More »

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Postal Workers And Dog Attacks

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Postal workers: those diligent public servants who deliver your mail in rain, snow, sleet and sun. While every job certainly has its drawbacks—for mail delivery personnel the weather likely ranks far behind one of the whoppers they face: dog interactions that have the potential for harm.  If you work for the U.S. Postal Service—or… Read More »

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When Your Wife Wants A Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If your wife has approached you about a divorce, you’re not alone. Women seek an end to marriage much more frequently than the other way around. For many men, the topic is a complete surprise; for others, the writing has been on the wall for some time. Regardless of whether you were blind sighted… Read More »

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When Baby Slings Result In Injury Or Death

By Hasson D. Barnes |

 When parents bring home a brand-new baby, it is one of the happiest days of their lives.  There is nothing sweeter than that newborn cuddle. And when the baby sling was advertised as a way to have that infant snuggling while freeing up a parent’s hands to do other things around the house, it… Read More »

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Accidents Related To Excessive Speed

By Hasson D. Barnes |

The 21-year old passenger in a speeding vehicle was killed after the car he was in smashed through a fence and into a parked car.  The driver of the vehicle—just 21 years old as well- suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby trauma unit.  The incident is a frightening reminder of how… Read More »

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Children And Domestic Violence

By Hasson D. Barnes |

For adults who suffer through episodes of domestic violence, the harrowing effects are indisputable.  But the harm certainly does not end there. There is no debate on this topic; domestic violence has a negative effect on children, with outcomes ranging from low self-esteem to PTSD, sleep disorders, and eating disorders. Specific Impacts  The indisputable… Read More »

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Wrongful Death: TikTok

By Hasson D. Barnes |

She was a happy little girl—active, healthy, and extremely intelligent. Nylah spoke three languages at just 10 years old.  But that was before she fell prey to the deadly TikTok Blackout Challenge. Ridiculous Challenges on TikTok  Parents are frightened.  All kinds of dangerous challenges have popped up on TikTok in recent years, and children… Read More »

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Is A Postnuptial Agreement Right For You?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Life changes—we all know that.  No one plans on getting a divorce when they’re courting or during the newlywed stage. Many people scoff at the idea of a prenuptial agreement on the grounds that they will never, ever get a divorce.  And hopefully they’re right. But about half of couples who wed will eventually… Read More »

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Personal Injury: The Depp Defamation Suit

By Hasson D. Barnes |

The world couldn’t take its collective eyes off the case: Johnny Depp was suing ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation after Heard implicated Depp in an article she published about domestic violence. While Heard’s focus was on an unnamed abuser, it didn’t take much to connect the dots and conclude that Depp was the person… Read More »

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