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Pedestrian Fatalities at a Record High

The start of 2018 brought some sobering statistics; pedestrian fatalities are among the highest this country has ever seen. According to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA), just under 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives last year. “We’ve plateaued at a very bad place,” claims the report’s author Richard Retting. “This should...

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Rockville Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney

ROCKVILLE, MD – A prominent local law firm has welcomed a new attorney in an “Of Counsel” role. Attorney Fani Kantartzis, a native of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, has joined the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC as an “of counsel” attorney. Ms. Kantartzis formerly worked in the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office...

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Proving a Negligent Security Case in Maryland

Negligent security lawsuits are recognized as valid claims as part of Maryland’s premises liability tort law. Under Maryland law, property owners have a duty to ensure that people on their premises are not the victims of “foreseeable” crimes. When a property owner fails to provide adequate protections, and a crime results, he or she may...

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Distracted Pedestrians Are Walking the Path to Injury

With devices becoming more mobile and multi-functional, it’s a common sight to see pedestrians walking with their eyes glued to their cellphones, or distracted with their earbuds, instead of paying attention to what they are doing. Whether it be crossing the street during a red light, heading towards that crack in the sidewalk, or strolling...

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Bus Defects Put Children in Danger

Truck and bus recalls often come in epidemic-like waves. Last month, school bus manufacturers issued recalls for almost 2,000 vehicles, listing a host of various problems with the vehicles that transport our children to school, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Navistar Inc., one the major manufacturers of buses, recalled nearly 900 school and...

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