Maryland to Ban Texting!

WUSA 9 reports in a story that the Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval to ban text messaging while driving. According to an article in the Baltimore Sun on March 13, 2009, talking on your cell phone while driving is still legal for drivers over 18, so some may argue that talking is still more of a danger than texting because it is more common. Cell phone usage while operating a motor vehicle continues to be a hot topic. So why ban texting and not all usage of a cell phone while driving? The Senate isn’t sure how the texting law will be enforced since it will be hard for officers to differentiate between drivers making a call and texting; however, they still argue that texting is more distracting and therefore poses more of a threat. Lawmakers are creating a maximum fine of $500 for violations. Experienced Maryland personal injury attorney Steven H. Heisler reminds all drivers to stay safe by driving in accordance to Maryland state laws and free from distractions to ensure safety on the roads. If you are or have been involved in a personal injury incident where one or more of the parties were distracted by cell[…..]

REMEMBER TO PUT MARYLAND LOCAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT ON NOTICE IF INJURED DUE TO ITS’ NEGLIGENCE

I am happy to announce a new feature on the Injury Lawyer website. The Personal Injury Legal Assistance Headquarters contains important and useful information for personal injury victims. Please check it out and let me know what you think. One of the sections at the Headquarters provides you with details you need to know if you are injured as a result of the negligence of a local or state government in Maryland. THERE ARE TIME LIMITS IN WHICH TO PUT THE LOCAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT ON NOTICE AND IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE YOUR CLAIM WILL BE DISMISSED!!! Do not confuse this with the Maryland Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations is the total period of time you have to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. The Maryland Local Government Tort Claims Act and the Maryland Tort Claims Act is the law that requires an injured party to notify the local or state government that you are making a claim and may be filing suit in the future. So if you’re in an auto accident and the at fault driver was operating a Local or State Government vehicle, or if you slip[…..]