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When Collisions Result in Head Injuries

By Hasson D. Barnes |

There are over six million vehicular accidents in this country every single year, resulting in three million injuries, two million of which have permanent impacts.  When it comes to head injuries, 50 percent of all traumatic brain injuries transpire due to car accidents.  If you or a loved one is dealing with a serious… Read More »

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School Bus Accidents

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As children boarded the bus for school one early October morning in 2017, they certainly hadn’t considered the possibility of winding up in the hospital instead of in their classrooms. But that’s exactly what happened to over a dozen kids after a teenager, who was closely following the bus, rear-ended the larger vehicle.  Although… Read More »

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Bicycle Safety

By Hasson D. Barnes |

People choose to ride bicycles for any number of reasons:  it may be a primary means of commuting for some, while it’s simply a way to enjoy the great outdoors for others.  For many, it’s a relaxing and enjoyable way of getting a bit of exercise. For other riders, limiting one’s impact on the… Read More »

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Serious Consequences of Accidents: Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Traffic accidents occur every day across this country. Many times, individuals experience physical maladies following these incidents, including broken bones, lacerations, whiplash, and contusions. While these are all sobering, perhaps nothing is more life changing than a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When the body’s control center, the brain, is injured, the impacts can be… Read More »

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Maryland Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As our loved ones advance in age, they often require additional care due to decreased mental and/or physical abilities. As families make the decision to place their loved ones in nursing care facilities, they rightly expect quality medical care in a safe and sanitary environment. When those facilities fail in these measures, resulting in… Read More »

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More Than You Bargained For: When Surgical Supplies are Left Behind

By Hasson D. Barnes |

It’s hard to believe, but thousands of surgical procedures result in instruments and supplies being left behind after an operation every year. Having a sponge, clamp, or other retained foreign body can cause all kinds of havoc with your health. If you or a loved one has had to deal with this type of… Read More »

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Liability Issues in Slip and Fall Accidents

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Let’s say a man is walking through a hotel lobby when he suddenly feels his foot catch on something, sending him crashing to the ground. He thuds to the floor, breaking an ankle, fracturing an elbow, and sustaining a concussion. Patrons and staff in the hotel rush to his aid, noting that a tuft… Read More »

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Runaway Semi Drops into Business

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When an unoccupied tractor-trailer rolled down a hill in Lochearn, startled observers watched as it slammed through the side of a beauty supply store. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. All too often when vehicles crash into buildings, the result is a catastrophe. To be sure, 500 people die and another 4,000 are hospitalized with… Read More »

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Auto/Bicycle Collisions in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Two young children are fatherless, after a horrendous hit-and-run accident where a Subaru Forester careened into a bicyclist in West Baltimore. The driver of the Subaru left the scene, but returned moments later to answer questions for police. It seems she was drunk at the time, and texting on her mobile device. Statistics  Sadly,… Read More »

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Wrongful Death

By Hasson D. Barnes |

It is impossible to imagine the devastation associated with losing a loved one in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. In addition to the emotional toll of such incidents, families are faced with overwhelming financial burdens connected to medical costs and funeral expenses. In some situations, matters are… Read More »

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