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Locked Down with an Abuser During Pandemic

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you live with an abusive spouse, you may be more panicked than ever now that the country is in the throes of the Covid-19  pandemic.  Close quarters can be difficult under the best of circumstances; the increased stresses associated with the medical, economic, and personal impacts families are suffering due to coronavirus make… Read More »

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Baby Boomers Looking at Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

While it’s true that the divorce rate in this country is on the wane, the fact of the matter is that baby boomers have been divorcing at a higher rate than other groups for quite some time.  That being said, it must be noted at divorcing after age 50 can have significant emotional and… Read More »

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Preventing Rollover Accidents

By Hasson D. Barnes |

What could be more terrifying than being involved in an accident that causes your vehicle to flip upside down?  One thing comes to mind:  having your vehicle flip upside down in flames, water, or both.  Any such accident is likely to result in serious injuries or death.  If you or a loved one has… Read More »

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Medication Errors

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Is it unreasonable to expect effective, efficient, and proper medical care in this country?  When a physician prescribes a medication to address a medical issue, shouldn’t we be able to assume we are getting the right dose of the right medicine?  The objective answer to that question is, of course, yes.  But real world… Read More »

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Loose Loads are a Hazard on Maryland Roads

By Hasson D. Barnes |

It probably wouldn’t surprise most people to hear that road debris causes a lot of accidents across the country.  In one study of a three-year period, in fact, over 200,000 collisions occurred as a result of foreign objects on the road.  Those crashes led to nearly 40,000 injuries and 500 fatalities across the country. … Read More »

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Police Encounter Leads to Wrongful Death Settlement

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Members of the public have interactions with law enforcement personnel every day in Maryland.  Some of those encounters are barely a blip on the radar; some involve a level of resistance.  Others, still, involve individuals suffering from mental illnesses, emotional distress, or drug-induced symptoms.  Rarely do circumstances result in a fatality.  When it does,… Read More »

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Dangers to Motorcyclists

By Hasson D. Barnes |

A young man was killed one early morning in October 2019 while riding his motorcycle along Veterans Highway in Minersville. The motorcyclist was not speeding; he wasn’t flipping wheelies or zigzagging through traffic. The sad truth is, Brandon Haney was minding his own business when a motorist failed to yield the right of way… Read More »

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Was a Loved One Harmed in a Nursing Home Due to Medication Errors?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Do you have a loved one who is residing in a nursing home?  If so, you are not alone; Well over a million people currently reside in nearly 16,000 care facilities across the country.  While many of these places provide sanitary, safe, and loving homes for the elderly and impaired, there are, unfortunately, some… Read More »

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Workplace Fatalities

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Employers have a basic responsibility to provide a safe workplace for employees.  When they fail in this fundamental duty, it can result in serious injuries, or even death, for employees.  If you or a loved one has suffered extreme harm due to an employer’s negligence or recklessness, an experienced local personal injury/wrongful death attorney… Read More »

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When Road Rage Becomes Particularly Dangerous: Tangling with Big Rigs

By Hasson D. Barnes |

We’ve all experienced a bit of frustration on the road when we’re in a hurry and traffic just doesn’t seem to cooperate.  For some, it can sometimes lead to dangerous behaviors, like weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, and accelerating rapidly, only to have to abruptly brake moments later.  In the rush to… Read More »

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