People decide to join the ranks of first responders, such as the police or firefighters, with the understanding that rigorous physical training will be part of their preparations for becoming a first responder. The job of a police officer or a firefighter demands physical strength and the ability to defend and take care of oneself in multiple situations. In the case of a Maryland police academy training course, recruits suffered serious head injuries that resulted in a personal injury lawsuit being brought against the school.
Being injured in an accident can have serious repercussions on one's life. An injury can mean missing time away from school or work that can lead to a loss of income or to one's education suffering due to time away from studies. People may be reluctant to file a personal injury claim in Maryland for fear that it will take too much time to settle and take still more time away from other obligations.
Dogs are popularly known as man's best friend. This is often true, but as with other members of the animal kingdom, one dog's personality can be vastly different from another's. There are laws that promote responsible pet ownership, and failure to abide by them can put the dog and the owner at risk in Maryland. One of the biggest risks is that if a dog is not under the control of its owner it may bite or attack someone. Animal bites can be very dangerous and can result in a personal injury suit.