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D.C.'s Top 5 Crash Hotpots

A car accident attorney reveals problem areas for drivers in D.C. If you drive in the District of Columbia and the surrounding area you probably already know some intersections, highway ramps, and interchanges that are more dangerous than others. Car accidents happen all the time here, and a new study has identified the region's top...

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Virginia Lags Behind On Road Safety, Study Reports

A car accident lawyer who handles injury claims in Virginia discusses the study’s findings Car accident fatalities increased dramatically nationwide last year, according to a recent traffic safety study. And researchers blame states like Virginia, which needs to improve its traffic laws, according to an article about the study published by WTOP News. “States are...

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When Ice and Snow Cause a Slip and Fall in Maryland, Who Pays?

Slip and falls can lead to lifelong serious injuries. Common ice and snow-related slip and fall accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) such as concussions, fractured hips and tailbones, shoulder injuries, spinal cord damage, other serious back or neck injuries, knee damage, and other broken bones. From a legal perspective, snow and ice can...

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What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Breaks It Down In most personal injury cases, direct evidence of negligence is necessary to reach a conclusion against the defendant, but not always. In Washington, D.C., civil injury cases, it is possible to win your claim without it. That's because the local courts observe the legal doctrine "res ipsa...

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Pedestrians, Cyclists More at Risk When Daylight Savings Time Ends

A car accident lawyer explains why Daylight Savings Time ended on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, and now that it is getting darker earlier each day, drivers need to remember to pay special attention to traffic conditions and look out for pedestrians and cyclists. Driving in dark conditions makes it exceptionally more challenging to notice people...

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Alcohol a Factor in Nearly 33% of Fatal Car Accidents on Interstate 95 in Maryland

An experienced car accident lawyer explains what drivers should know The message seems to be everywhere — Don't Drink And Drive — yet more than 25% of the deadly car accidents that take place in the U.S. each year involve alcohol and drivers who are under the influence. The situation is worse in parts of...

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Fatal Car Accident Spike in 2020 Explained; the COVID Pandemic Did Not Curb Auto Accidents

An experienced car accident attorney breaks down what you should know. A silver lining of the pandemic lockdown was supposed to be fewer serious and fatal car accidents. That didn't happen. In Maryland, around 575 fatal car accidents were reported in 2020. Only 495 deadly crashes were reported the previous year. In fact, while there...

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How To Recover Compensation After Getting Hit by an Impaired Driver in Virginia

Crash victims have legal rights As of this past July 1, Virginia legalized marijuana for medical use. As a result, adults over 21 years old can possess, consume or grow marijuana if they have a doctor’s prescription, according to the Virginia Mercury and other sources. Starting in 2024, adults will be able to use marijuana...

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