A crash in Aberdeen, Maryland in mid-October 2017 resulted in an extensive disruption of traffic. The crash, which occurred in a construction zone area at the intersection of Route 22 and Beards Hill Road, downed a light pole and disabled the operation of traffic lights. The incident forced drivers to avoid the intersection for […]
When you are hurt by another person’s negligence, you should be able to make a claim for damages. Maryland’s contributory negligence laws, however, could prevent you from recovering compensation for your injuries.
Plaintiff David Wilson understands just how unfair these laws are. He and a co-worker named Eugene Pharr were walking to work at Patuxent […]
Car accidents are one of the major causes of injuries in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, over 40,000 were killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2017. This almost mirrors the number of fatalities in 2016, and is 6% higher than the number of deaths in 2015. As well, in […]
A recent study by AAA looking at the problem of drowsy driving has garnered some surprising results. The study and its results reveal that crashes occurring as a result of fatigue/sleepy drivers are eight times more prevalent than previous estimates produced by federal agencies have indicated. The large disparity between the results of the […]
Maryland ranks 43rd in the nation for deadliest roads, according to the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St. The report examined motor vehicle crash death rates for 2016 in every state across the nation to determine the most dangerous roads. The State of Maryland ranked near the bottom of the rankings in […]
According to the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, nationwide boating fatalities reached 658, a decrease of 6.1 percent from 2016. As well, alcohol was the top contributing factor for boating accidents that resulted in loss of life, accounting for 19 percent of boating fatalities.
Regarding boating activities and the simultaneous […]
Leading pizza company Domino’s Pizza revealed a unique campaign: they’re fixing potholes for cities around the US. The initiative, called “Paving for Pizza,” is calling for customers to nominate their cities to qualify for the road repairs.
Domino’s USA president Russell Weiner put it this way: “Have you ever hit a pothole and instantly cringed? […]
With the pervasive use of miniature technological devices, such as smart phones, video recorders, tablets, and GPS units, distracted driving has risen as one of the leading causes of car crashes. This has initiated actions in many states in the form of legislation to tamp down on the practice of distracted driving.
In the state […]
Maybe you have experienced this scenario recently on the road: You are driving behind a vehicle on your way home, or to school or work, and notice the car in front of you is drifting back and forth close to the edge of the lane. As you take a closer look, you see the […]
Every year, over 1000 Americans are killed in hit-and-run accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the rate of these hit-and-run crashes is increasing across the nation. Throughout the three year spanning from 2014 to 2016, the NHTSA recorded a nearly 30 percent increase in fatal hit-and-run accidents. In 2016, 2049 […]