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Feb 7, 2019

Maryland’s Contributory Negligence is Bad for Pedestrians

By |Feb 7, 2019|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Maryland’s Contributory Negligence is Bad for Pedestrians

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 […]

Mar 22, 2018

Autonomous Uber Car in a Fatal Crash with a Pedestrian in Arizona

By |Mar 22, 2018|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Autonomous Uber Car in a Fatal Crash with a Pedestrian in Arizona

On Sunday March 18, 2018, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber in Arizona, despite the presence of a safety driver in the vehicle. This incident is being called the first pedestrian death related to autonomous vehicles. In response to the crash, Uber has pulled its self-driving vehicle testing in Tempe, […]

Nov 14, 2017

Dangerous Stretch on I-29 Linked to the Death of a 71-Year-Old Pedestrian

By |Nov 14, 2017|News, Pedestrian Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

On November 9th, a 71-year-old woman named Elaine Rowena Allen was struck by as many as two cars while she was trying to cross I-29 near Hillwood Drive, in Silver Spring, Maryland. ABC7 reports that Ms. Allen “was hit by a Ford E250 van driven by a 75-year-old man who stayed on the scene, […]

Oct 10, 2017

The Dangers of Changing a Tire on the Side of the Roadway

By |Oct 10, 2017|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

It is an occurrence that happens every day: a person is driving down the roadway when the vehicle tire goes flat. Out of necessity, he or she pulls over to the side of the highway and change it. Unfortunately, this common occurrence can quickly turn tragic when other drivers on the roadway fail to […]

Jan 9, 2017

Look Up, Look Out Campaign Will Work to Reduce Growing Rate of Pedestrian Deaths in Baltimore

By |Jan 9, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

When bureaucracy cuts through the red tape and starts a cooperative effort, the issue is worth our attention. Recently, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation joined law enforcement and safety advocates to launch a new effort to increase awareness of pedestrian safety in and around the city.

The Look […]

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