Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

Man Charged with Felony Fraud for Faking a Slip on a Banana Peel

It is a classic vaudeville trope: hapless pedestrian slips on an errant banana peel, taking a broad slapstick fall to the delight of the audience. It might be a surprise to learn that this type of injury is somewhat based … 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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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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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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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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