How Many Car Accidents are Caused by Texting and Driving?

In 2016, 3,450 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents involving drivers who were texting during or just before the crash. Nearly 400,000 people were injured in such accidents. Distracted driving is on a par with drunk driving when it comes to causing automobiles fatalities and injuries. Those between the ages of 16 and 20, » Read More

Subaru to Recall Over One Million Vehicles

In 2018, the Subaru Impreza was named the safest car, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Subaru Outback was ranked in second place. Recently, however, the automaker shared plans to recall 1.3 million vehicles in the United States. In certain Subaru cars and SUVs, the brake light failed to illuminate, even » Read More

Who Is Liable When My Car is Struck by Something?

You are driving down the highway outside of Baltimore when it happens: A tire flies off the truck in front of you, striking the side of your car. Thankfully, you avoid colliding with the vehicles around you. But when you get the opportunity to stop and examine your car, you notice part of your hood » Read More

Opioid Use & Car Accidents

Opioid abusers are found in every walk of life. That are also found driving on many of this country’s roads and highways. More and more deadly car accidents across the United States are caused by drivers that are misusing these drugs, either with or without prescriptions. Recent Published Studies Accident Analysis and Prevention recently published » Read More

Spike in Opioid-Related Car Accidents  

Researchers from the Center for Injury Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered yet another devastating effect that the ongoing opioid epidemic is having on people across the country. In addition to the tragic cases of addiction, overdoses, and fatalities associated with opioid painkillers, a recent study shows that opioids have caused a significant » Read More

City Streets Can be Hazardous for Cyclists and Pedestrians

More people who live and work in cities across the country are choosing to walk or ride their bike to work. Not only is it a great form of exercise, but it saves money and is better for the environment. Unfortunately, this trend has also resulted in an increase in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. In » Read More

NHTSA Investigates Safety Defects and Non-Compliance Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for keeping people safe on roads and highways in the United States, which involves a range of education initiatives, research studies, safety standards and enforcement activities. As advanced vehicle technologies continue to develop to reduce and prevent car accidents, the NHTSA is investigating ways to encourage » Read More

Understanding Contributory Negligence

Pursuing an injury claim after being injured in a car accident can be a complicated process if you are filing a claim in the state of Maryland. Maryland is one of only four states, plus the District of Columbia, that uses contributory negligence when determining damages in personal injury cases. In a contributory negligence state, » Read More