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Proving Liability In a Red-Light Car Accident

Red-light car accidents are on the rise in the United States, and these collisions frequently result in serious injuries. These accidents often occur when a driver attempts to beat an intersection light before it switches from yellow to red. Although most drivers don’t intentionally run red lights, they’re still liable if they caused an accident […]

Why Soft-Tissue Injury Claims Can Be Difficult to Prove

It’s not uncommon for people to think that an injury they cannot see is not that serious. People think if a broken bone isn’t among your injuries, it can’t be serious. The reality is a soft-tissue injury can be just as debilitating as a bone fracture, even if it seems invisible from the outside. Soft-tissue […]

7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car Near School Bus Stop in Bethesda

Bethesda, Maryland police have confirmed that on the morning of April 7th, a 7-year-old boy was struck by a car while waiting for the bus with his father and 18-month-old brother. The boy and his family were waiting on a Montgomery County school bus on the corner of King Charles Way and Grosvenor Lane when […]

One Adult and Two Children Struck By a Car in Montgomery County, Maryland

Pedestrian accidents especially child pedestrian accidents are often severe and traumatizing incidents. When a car hits a pedestrian, there is little to nothing that can protect them from being severely injured, other than an attempt to avoid the accident in the first place. Unfortunately, these accidents happen all too often and continue to be an […]

Pedestrian Killed By Car On New Hampshire Avenue In Silver Spring

Injuries that result from car accidents can be devastating no matter how the incident occurred. However, some of the most traumatizing pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, when pedestrians are hit, the injuries are often life-altering or even fatal. Though many cities and states have implemented programs and improved traffic control to make walkways safer for pedestrians, these […]

Most Dangerous Intersections in Baltimore

Driving is dangerous in Baltimore. We have some of the country’s biggest traffic jams, most dangerous expressways, and highest rates of severe and fatal accidents. The overwhelming majority of people in Baltimore drive rather than walking, bicycling, or taking public transportation. Baltimore’s commuting times are among the nation’s longest and have only become worse in […]

AAA Report Finds Significant Trends in Pedestrian Fatalities

After three decades of steadily declining U.S. pedestrian fatalities, there was a huge spike. A new report from AAA shows a 53% increase in pedestrian fatalities during the decade leading up to 2018. Why are pedestrian fatalities becoming so much more common? Here’s what the research shows. Road Safety is a Mixed Bag First, let’s […]

Semi-Truck Blind Spots Contribute to Maryland Motor Vehicle Accidents

Did you know the average semi-truck is surrounded by more than 50 feet of dangerous blind spots? Big rig drivers typically can’t see the 20 feet immediately in front of them, the 30 feet straight behind them, or the wide areas just to the rear of each of the cab doors. That’s a lot of […]