“Heroin Highway” Reveals Serious Opioid Problem in Maryland

Like other states across the country, Maryland has been hard hit by the opioid epidemic. In fact, in the first half of 2018, there was a 15 percent increase in opioid-related fatalities, compared to the first half of 2017. Unfortunately, the numbers of opioid related deaths have been on the rise in recent years. According » Read More


Spike in Marijuana Use Linked to Increase in Fatal Wrecks  

For marijuana enthusiasts, April 20th has become the unofficial holiday to celebrate all things cannabis. There is some speculation about how this date became Weed Day, including a possible nod to a Bob Dylan song, and a group of friends known as the Waldos, who, in the early 1970s, got together every day at 4:20 » Read More


Marijuana or Alcohol

Which Drug Causes More Fatal Car Accidents? It is a widely known fact that driving under the influence of alcohol is irresponsible, dangerous, and potentially fatal. Other drugs, including marijuana, can also affect a person’s ability to concentrate, to react quickly to unpredictable situations, and to maintain control of the vehicle. However, until recently, there has » Read More


Public Awareness Campaign Against Stoned Driving

Few would argue that it is a bad idea to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol impairs a person’s ability to react quickly and makes them more likely to engage in potentially dangerous driving behavior that could result in a car accident. Like alcohol, marijuana also impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction times, and » Read More


Drug Overdose Wrecks on the Rise

Over the past decade, drunk driving-related fatalities have gone down by almost 25 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unfortunately, while drunk driving accidents have been on the decline, drugged driving accidents have been climbing at an alarming rate. In fact, car accidents caused by drivers who are overdosing have become so » Read More


Legalized Marijuana States See Rise in Crash Claims

Colorado, Washington, and Oregon were the first states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. While this is a victory for marijuana enthusiasts, the Highway Loss Data Institute found that car accident claims in these states were higher compared to neighboring states. In addition, crash rates in those states were higher compared to their pre-legalization » Read More


Drinking and Driving in the Summertime

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, people are on the roads and highways more often due to the end of the school year and families hitting the road for summer vacations. Unfortunately, there is also a rise in car accidents during this time, which is why the summer months are known as some of the » Read More


Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Crash Reports Fail

In order for law enforcement to effectively address the rise in traffic fatalities, they must be able to identify what caused the wreck. Unfortunately, current crash reports do not include codes for some of the most common causes of car accidents today, including drowsy driving, drugged driving, and distracted driving. In fact, a National Safety » Read More


Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Drugged Driving

A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility reveals that drugged driving is on the rise, resulting in more car accident fatalities in 2015 than drunk driving. Both illegal drugs and prescription medications contribute to this growing problem, particularly considering the ongoing opioid epidemic. While there is » Read More