If you have a relative living in a nursing home, chances are he or she will be taken care of. However, there are facilities that experience infection disease outbreaks due to unsanitary conditions and other problems. Many of these outbreaks, in fact, are preventable. Nursing homes are legally obligated to take...Read More
Attorneys Heiden and Murray File Lawsuit Against Uber
Partners Julie Heiden and Kasey Murray have filed a lawsuit against Uber. The case alleges intentional tort claims, vicarious liability, and direct negligence against Uber all stemming from the driver’s sexual assault on our client, a young woman. Read the full article here
10 Safety Tips for Using Uber/Lyft
The ride-share industry has transformed transportation. It is now possible to order a ride on-demand with a few taps of a button. Yet the ride-share industry also has drawbacks, such as risks involved with the lack of full background checks on drivers. Staying safe in an Uber or Lyft takes some vigilance on your...Read More
How to Negotiate a Car Insurance Settlement
You might think obtaining compensation after a car accident is as simple as filing a claim and receiving a check, until you become a claimant and realize it takes much more for a fair settlement offer. If you suffer serious injuries...Read More
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Virginia?
Wrongful death refers to the negligence-related death of one person by another. A wrongful death claim seeks to hold one or more parties civilly responsible for the negligent, wanton or default death of another person. A wrongful death case does not end in a criminal conviction against the defendant, but instead a settlement...Read More
Can Better Urban Planning Reduce Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents?
Drivers cause most bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Maryland. Driver negligence, however, is not the only factor involved in serious collisions. Sometimes, a roadway or crosswalk’s design contributes to bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Negligent urban planning and poor roadway maintenance cause deadly collisions each year. In 2018, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration...Read More
Ways to Detect & Prevent Gas Leaks
Gas explosions are one of the most common causes of household fires and related deaths in the U.S. Over the last 20 years, 772 gas pipeline explosions have injured 1,267 people and killed 291 others, according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration....Read More
When Can an E-Scooter Company Be Liable for Injuries?
Electric scooters, or e-scooters, have exploded into the limelight with rentable scooter companies such as Lime, Bird, Spin and Scoot depositing hundreds of thousands of the vehicles in major metropolitan locations around the world. With many e-scooter riders hopping on for the very first time, however, these vehicles can prove dangerous. Inexperienced riders and...Read More
What Can You Do About Online Harassment and Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is a very real problem affecting thousands of youth around the world. Cyberbullying refers to harmful behaviors against a victim online, through communications such as email or social media. It is a growing issue spreading like wildfire in schools and communities globally. A Pew Research Center survey found almost 60% of teens...Read More
Five Reasons a Personal Injury Lawyer Won’t Take Your Case
After suffering a serious Fairfax personal injury, an attorney could help you fight for fair financial compensation. Partnering with a law firm can help you feel safe, protected and cared for. It could also educate you on your rights after a negligence-related accident, such as the right to hold an at-fault party liable....Read More