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Recent MD Case Shows Importance of Filing Medical Malpractice Suits As Soon As Possible

The Maryland Court of Appeals filed an opinion in September of this year, Mummert v. Alizadeh, which illustrates the importance of contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a medical malpractice injury is discovered. In 2011, the … Continue reading

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MARYLAND PASSES NEW LAW WHICH BANNING USE OF CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING.

A new law will soon allow law enforcement officers in Maryland to pull over and ticket drivers who are talking or texting while driving.  Under the existing version of this law, drivers can only be pulled over and ticketed for … Continue reading

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Maryland Appellate Court Rules That Insurance Carriers Can’t Hide Their Identity From Juries

Earlier this month, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued a significant opinion in the case of Davis v. Martinez, holding that the identity of a defendant underinsured motorist insurers in a personal injury action may not be concealed from … Continue reading

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DISTRICT WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On Tuesday, a District woman plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence (DUI).  The woman’s plea deal calls for seven years of incarceration.  She will be sentenced in late July at the D.C. Superior Court. The woman … Continue reading

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SURVEY FINDS THAT RESIDENTS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT D.C.’S TRAFFIC CAMERA PROGRAM.

Over 70 percent of D.C. residents support the area’s traffic camera program. A recent survey found that D.C. area residents support the use of traffic cameras by local law enforcement.  The survey was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway … Continue reading

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Family of Maryland teen who was fatally struck by a motor vehicle en route to her bus stop receives $90 million jury award.

In mid-April, a six member Price George’s County jury awarded $90 million in damages, including medical expenses and funeral costs, to the family of a girl who was killed after being hit by a car in 2009.  The victim, Ashley … Continue reading

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MILITARY DIVORCE RATES DECLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A DECADE.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon released data showing that divorce rates amongst military personnel had declined for the first time in over a decade.  In 2012, the rate of divorce amongst military personnel was 3.5 percent.  Between 2001 and 2011, … Continue reading

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Lawmakers, Safety Groups and Victim Advocates Urge the Obama Administration to Establish Long Delayed Rear Visibility Rule.

A recent press event on Capitol Hill sought to bring attention to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s long delay in issuing a rear visibility rule. On April 11, safety groups and parents of children killed in backover accidents joined … Continue reading

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WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW IF YOUR EX-SPOUSE IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY.

According to data published by the United States Federal Courts, there were 1,221,091 bankruptcy filings between December of 2011 and December of 2012.  Of these bankruptcy filings, 1,181,016 were non-business filings.  In total, 828 filings occurred in the District of … Continue reading

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SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION RELATED ACCIDENTS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES AND DEATH.

On March 28, a one-year-old child was injured in an accident involving a school bus in Columbia, Maryland.  The accident occurred when the car being driven by the victim’s mother attempted to make a left turn in front of a … Continue reading

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