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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


Why Drinking and Driving Do Not Mix

It is certainly no secret that driving while under the influence of alcohol is an unsafe, irresponsible decision that can have serious, possibly fatal consequences. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair a driver’s ability to react quickly to a situation, which can endanger the person driving, as well as the passengers in the » Read More


Importance of Wearing a Helmet When Riding an Electric Scooter  

Electric scooters, or e-scooters, are becoming the next big thing in shared vehicles, particularly in cities around the country. Companies like Bird, Lime, and Scoot rent their e-scooters to thousands of customers who are interested in taking advantage of this convenient transportation option. However, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of » Read More


The Not-So-Simple Process of Obtaining a Driver’s License in Maryland  

Each state has specific requirements for securing a driver’s license, including the minimum age at which you can obtain a learner’s permit, and certain restrictions newly licensed drivers must follow. Some states make it more difficult to get a license than others. According to a new study, Maryland ranks third as the toughest state to » Read More


Spinal Cord Injuries After Car Accidents

The body’s central nervous system has two main components: the spinal cord and the brain. They work in sync, as the spinal cord and brain transmit nerve impulses back and forth. When damaged, the spinal cord may stop working properly, which can lead to loss of function, feeling, and mobility. A main cause of spinal » Read More


Helpful Tips for Choosing a Reputable Car Accident Lawyer

From minor fender benders to multi-vehicle collisions, car accidents happen every day, and usually when we least expect it. Depending on the severity of the crash, they can cause significant property damage and serious, often life-threatening injuries. The repairs to the vehicle and the medical expenses associated with the accident can be extremely costly. Therefore, » Read More