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Fatal Head-on Collision Kills 23-Year-Old Dameron Man

On the morning of December 20, 2021, a 23-year-old driver was tragically killed in a head-on collision in Lexington Park, Maryland. The other driver was severely injured and transported by helicopter from the scene to a regional trauma center. The sad events that unfolded in Lexington Park illustrate the importance of staying safe on the […]

One Death in Two-Car Jones Falls Expressway Crash

On May 20, 2021, a tragic car accident occurred on Interstate 83, also known as the Jones Falls Expressway, in Maryland. The wreck left one of the drivers dead at the scene. The sad incident illustrates the importance of practicing safe driving while on an interstate, especially on the Jones Falls Expressway. The event also […]

Rehab from Spinal Cord Injuries — What You Need to Know After a Maryland Car Accident

Numerous people suffer from spinal cord injuries after experiencing a car accident. There are 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries every year, and many of those new cases result from car accidents. Spinal cord injuries can result in mobility issues and even paralysis. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a spinal cord injury after a […]

What Is Circumstantial Evidence in Car Accident Lawsuits?

During car accident cases, evidence must be established that the defendant violated a duty of care. This can be accomplished through a variety of ways, such as showing that the driver was intoxicated, distracted, or was otherwise negligent. Establishing negligence, however, relies on a plaintiff presenting direct or circumstantial evidence to support their claim. It’s […]

What is the Most Dangerous Car in the United States?

You could be driving the country’s most dangerous car and not even know it. Auto manufacturers, dealerships, and repair shops aren’t required to tell you, so we’re here to share the truth about America’s most dangerous cars. First, let’s look at the characteristics that put a vehicle in the category of dangerous vehicles. According to […]

Can You Make A Claim When You Are Pregnant in a Car Accident?

Did you know 1% to 3% of all newborn babies are exposed to a car crash before birth? Around 170,000 U.S. car accidents per year involve pregnant women. When you are pregnant in a car accident it can pose serious health dangers for mothers and babies, including risks of miscarriage, oxygen deprivation, premature birth, birth […]

Determining Fault in Left-Turn Car Accident in Maryland

Determining Fault in Left-Turn Car Accident and What Makes It So Dangerous Making a left turns is one of the top five driving phobias in the U.S., and with good reason. The NHTSA reports that 53.1% of crossing path crashes involve left turns, but only 5.7 % involve right turns. Intersections are especially dangerous because […]

PTSD from Car Accidents and Settlement Value

If you have been involved in a car accident in Maryland and been left with PTSD as a result, you are allowed to sue for damages. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aptly named mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event, such as a car accident. Its symptoms often don’t manifest […]

Pandemic Revs Up Bad Driver Behavior In Maryland

Despite an enormous drop in traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland’s roads are more dangerous than ever. Why? Bad drivers. They’re distracted. They’re drunk. They’re speeding. They’re stressed out by the pandemic. And often, they’re just plain careless toward others on the road. It’s like a second pandemic that’s plaguing our streets, causing additional […]