Workers compensation insurance exists because there is always the risk of an employee becoming ill or injured at work. Here’s how it works in simplest terms: in order to provide coverage and benefits to an employee in the event of an illness or injury “arising out of and occurring in the course of their employment”,…

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of life as we know it. Schools, businesses, factories—nearly all types of enterprises—have needed to either close or adapt significantly to comply with current recommendations to slow the spread of coronavirus. Because one does not need it every day, one aspect of U.S. infrastructure that has been…

It’s been 17 years since a severe acute respiratory virus (SARS) appeared in China. Within weeks, SARS spread to nearly 25 countries in Asia, South America, Europe, and North America, infecting 8,000 people and killing 800. Recently, a new SARS-like illness, COVID-19, caused by a novel coronavirus, has emerged. As of April 1, 2020, with…

Bicycles and motorcycles join cars and trucks on the road with no surrounding structure to protect their operators from injury. Therefore, it’s not surprising that cyclists are far more likely to suffer critical and fatal injuries on the road than passengers in vehicles. In fact, on average, motorcyclists are over 5 times more likely to…

True or false: Making a left turn is one of the most dangerous things a motorcyclist can do on the road. The answer may surprise you, but that’s true. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association, turning left is considered a “leading critical pre-crash event.” Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of all…

Self-driving vehicles are cars and trucks in which human drivers are never required to take control to safely operate the vehicle. Also called autonomous or driverless vehicles, they combine sensors and software to control, navigate, and drive the car or truck. And while it may seem like the technology literally driving these autonomous vehicles cars…

“Personal injury” is a legal term that refers to cases in which a person is sustains harm to their “body, mind or emotions” by another person or entity. Typical defendants in personal injury cases are accused of “carelessness or negligence rather than malice. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to exercise a reasonable standard of…

We are pleased to announce that Arthur Crum was recently certified as a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, as membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, settlements and awards….

Let’s start at the beginning… For a case to be heard, you must have sustained an injury or sustained damage to your property as the result of wrongful or negligent actions by a third person or entity. Common cases include traffic accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, defective products, and medical malpractice. Unfortunately, these types of…

There are few things in life as rewarding as helping kids do something for the first time. Earlier this month, I had that pleasure at the Frederick County Bar Association’s 17th annual fishing derby at Culler Lake in Downtown Frederick, MD. I was one of 12 local attorneys who helped give about 40 kids in…

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