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One Killed in Maryland Motorcycle Accident

by chb | July 26th, 2011

June 26, 2011

A man died Saturday evening after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Glen Burnie, Maryland. According to a report in The Baltimore Sun, police found the man in a wooded area near the road and pronounced him dead at the scene.

The crash occurred around 6:45PM, after the motorcyclist and two other bikers left The Nabbs Creek Café. They were traveling west on Nabbs Creek Road when an unknown vehicle that was traveling eastbound crossed the center line of the road, approaching the motorcycles head-on. The lead motorcyclist dropped his bike to avoid a collision. The second of the group (the man who was fatally injured) swerved off the roadway and into the woods, and was thrown from his bike. The third biker was injured in his attempt to avoid the car. The man who was killed was not wearing a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmet. Police have also indicated that alcohol and speed may have been factors.

According to the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration, individuals who operate or ride on a motorcycle are required to wear helmets and eye-wear that is certified to meet DOT-established standards. Other suggested protective gear includes leather jackets, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle boots or shoes.

The Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers know what the victims of a motorcycle accident may face in dealing with insurance companies, and can fight to help victims get fair treatment and compensation for their injuries.

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Texting and Walking: As Dangerous as Texting and Driving?

by chb | July 19th, 2011

July 19, 2011

A woman using her phone to text message while walking through a Metro rail station narrowly escaped serious injuriy or death after she tripped and fell onto the rails. As reported by Fox 5 News, the woman was rescued by another passenger who jumped down onto the tracks and lifted her to safety.

The woman was using her phone to send a text message as she got off the escalator to wait for her train, and never saw the edge of the platform. She fell, landing between the first and second rails of the train and narrowly missing the 750-volt third rail. Two other passengers attempted to help her, but weren’t able to reach her position below–one of her shoes was caught in a spoke on the rail and she had twisted her knee in the tumble. A man walking on the upper platform heard the woman’s screams and hastened his pace. After quickly evaluating the scene, he jumped down onto the rails to lift the woman to safety. Medics at the scene assessed the woman’s injuries following the accident.

Metro officials say they routinely see people trip, slip and fall while texting and walking. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said that people texting while riding the escalators are the most common victims of station accidents, caused by their inattention to surroundings.

The Maryland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers encourage everyone to exercise caution while texting, even if you are just walking. The best way to prevent an accident like this one is for texters to simply stop walking and send their message.

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Virginia Motorcyclist Spends 22 Hours in Ditch Before Rescue

by chb | July 12th, 2011

July 12, 2011

A 29-year-old Virginia man was involved in a motorcycle crash and spent 22 hours in a roadside ditch before miraculously contacting 911 for help. According to NBC-Washington, the accident occurred near the 234 Bypass in Prince William County on June 30th. The man was driving home from work on his brother’s motorcycle, and was traveling on Bristow Road when he suddenly lost control of the bike. He was thrown into a ditch and knocked out by the force of the accident. When he regained consciousness, he found that he couldn’t move.

The man heard traffic from the nearby road, but was too weakened by his injuries to call loudly enough for help. He found his cell phone, shattered into three separate pieces, and spent the next several hours working to put it back together. As soon as he had a signal, he contacted his brother to tell him he’d crashed the bike. His next call was to 911, who tracked the cell phone signal to determine the man’s location. Emergency rescuers found him and transported him to a local hospital, where he remains while being treated for a broken back, nine broken ribs, and a punctured lung.

The Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys with ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers are a team of more than 60 professionals who work to ensure their clients are compensated for their injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident because of another driver’s negligence, contact ChasenBoscolo immediately for a free consultation.

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Pain Killer Endocet Recalled for Wrong Dosage

by chb | July 5th, 2011

July 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in conjunction with Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., issued a recall on the painkiller Endocet late last month when tablets containing higher doses of acetaminophen were found in bottles claiming lower dosages. According to the statement, 100 count bottles of the drug labeled with a 325mg dosage may actually contain pills with a 650mg dosage.

Patients unaware of the problem could face allergic reactions and potential severe liver damage. Doctors with the organization say unintentional administration of tablets with increased acetaminophen content may result in liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen-containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day.

Consumers who received an affected product are asked to stop taking the medication immediately and to contact the manufacturer for return information. Also, patients are asked to report any adverse affects from product use to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program. If you have been affected by use of the drug, your next step should be to contact a Washington, D.C. Drug Injury Lawyer with ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers, as you may possibly be entitled to compensation for the mistake.

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