Fatal crash in Fairfax County puts bicyclist safety into the spotlight once again
There are a lot of drivers who have an anti-cyclist bias when it comes to sharing the roadways. They believe cyclists don't belong on the road with motor vehicles and think everyone who rides a bicycle is a nuisance. Injured bicyclists are often blamed for crashes they didn't cause, and it's common for police officers...Read More
Speeding accidents in Maryland: Local city takes steps to combat the issue
You see them frequently on the roads in Maryland – drivers who think that posted speed limits are optional. Speeding drivers pose a deadly risk to other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians — and local officials from one Maryland city have announced efforts to address the problem. Out of speed and out of control For many...Read More
Study: Drivers who use marijuana in legal states are driving impaired
The recent passage of a bill legalizing simple marijuana possession in Virginia has reignited the debate on safety standards and how to stop people driving impaired on marijuana from causing serious car accidents. Marijuana can be a divisive topic and there are no federal guidelines about how to tell how impaired someone is or how...Read More
How do I know if I have a car accident case?
There is a common misconception about car accident cases that lead some people to believe that an attorney will take any injury case. The truth is, both you and your attorney stand to lose a substantial amount of money and time if the person who hit you is totally responsible for the accident (you can...Read More
Leading crash injuries that result in surgery and disfigurement
If you were involved in a collision, your injuries may need more than pain medication, physical therapy and rest to recover. Severe injuries often occur in head-on collisions, T-bone (side-impact) crashes at intersections, high-speed rear-end collisions, rollover accidents and truck crashes. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists are especially at risk of sustaining severe injuries because they...Read More
Do tire marks in the road provide strong evidence to support my car accident claim?
The tire or skid marks that are left in the road at the scene of a crash can say a lot about how a crash occurred. Depending on the nature of the accident and whether liability is disputed, an in-depth investigation will need to be conducted which may include examination for tire or skid among...Read More
Drunk Driving and Punitive Damages
What are punitive damages? When a crash victim pursues a car accident claim, his or her attorney tallies up all financial losses (medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage) and non-economic damages (pain, suffering, and loss of life enjoyment). These damages are directly related to the crash and we can say are caused by it....Read More
How a crash can damage your internal organs
The impact of a crash, especially at a high speed, can cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers. Internal injuries can occur when car occupants make contact with the dashboard, windshield or steering wheel. They can also be caused by broken ribs or collarbones while wearing a seatbelt during a frontal collision or the triggering...Read More
Drunk and drugged driving is a leading cause of car accidents in Maryland
Being involved in a crash with an impaired driver be it under the influence of alcohol or drugs, can be a life-altering event. The impaired driver usually does not realize their reaction time or skills have been impacted until it’s too late and they lose control of the car resulting in a serious accident. In...Read More
Can I sue a Maryland or D.C. government entity in a car accident or personal injury case?
A Rockville, Maryland attorney explains how state and local government agencies can be liable for car accidents and personal injury Just like anyone else, employees of government agencies at all levels can cause injury to members of the public while in the course of doing their jobs. From a car accident, a slip and fall...Read More