Category Archives: Car accidents

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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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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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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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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TEENAGE CAR ACCIDENT FATALITIES CAUSED BY DISTRACTED DRIVING ON THE RISE

According to a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), highway fatalities increased by over 7 percent in the first nine months of 2012.  The total number of fatalities increased from 1,696 to 25,580 during this time … Continue reading

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Mom-Mobiles by Honda Recalled for Rolling Away

The Honda Motor Co. recently issued a recall for its popular Odyssey mom-mobiles due to an ignition switch default.  This default allows the ignition key to be removed without the car being shifted into the park position, which increases the … Continue reading

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Maryland Wrongful Death Recoveries: Unborn Children

Automobile accidents are an ever-present danger in today’s society.  Each day, dozens of Maryland residents are seriously injured in collisions between automobiles or while walking as pedestrians.  Sadly, a significant percentage of these people die from their injuries.  Maryland wrongful … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for the New Year in Maryland

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are among the most dangerous times of the year to be on the roads in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas.  While the occasion is marked by joyous festivities and celebrations amongst … Continue reading

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Why Maryland Personal Injury Cases Sometimes Fail

When you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you want to recover as much as you possibly can for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.  Unfortunately, hundreds of Marylanders miss out … Continue reading

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