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Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Sedan in Rockville

When a car and a motorcycle collide, the damage to the individual operating the motorcycle can be severe and life-threatening. For example, a motorcyclist lost his life in a collision with an automobile at the intersection of Norbeck Road and Nadine Drive in Rockville, Maryland. The motorcyclist was operating a 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster when it […]

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Accident Near Twinbrook Metro

When a pedestrian is hit by a motorist, the consequences can be devastating. Take, for example, an accident that occurred between a pedestrian and a motorist at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Bouic Avenue near the Twinbrook Metro Station.   A 53-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street on Chapman Avenue in a marked crosswalk […]

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Understanding Maryland’s Contributory Negligence Law

You are walking along Oxon Hill Road headed to your vehicle so you can join some friends at the National Harbor. You cross the street at a marked crosswalk, but the crossing sign is red. As you are crossing, a speeding and intoxicated driver does not see you and winds up hitting you causing severe […]

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How Much Money Can I Get In A Car Crash Case?

The amount of damages largely depends on the strength of the victim/plaintiff’s evidence and the quality of the insurance company’s legal defenses. Initially, the fight is not a fair one. Although there is a relatively low burden of proof, the victim/plaintiff must assemble vast quantities of evidence and present this evidence to the jury in […]

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Serious Car Crash In Frederick County Kills One, Injures One

An apparently drunk driver ran off the road and struck a tree, killing one vehicle occupant and seriously injuring another one. According to police and witnesses, Yvonne Loree Avaritt lost control of her vehicle on Taneytown Pike (Route 140) near its intersection with Simmons Road. The car ran off the road and slammed into a […]

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High Speed Chase Ends In Fatal Crash

A 36-year-old motorcycle rider is dead after a high-speed chase ended in a high-speed crash on I-395.Virginia State Police clocked 36-year-old Clint Gaskins, of Woodbridge, at 80mph in a 55mph zone, and then signaled for him to pull over. Instead of complying, Mr. Gaskins sped away from the scene, and police gave chase at speeds […]

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Collecting Evidence In Car Crash Cases

This exercise is one of a personal injury attorney’s most important jobs since the victim/plaintiff has the burden of proof in negligence cases. While the police report is often one of the most important pieces of evidence, it is usually not the last word. These reports are often biased because if the victim was seriously […]

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Bus Crashes Into Utility Pole Causing Serious Injuries

Five people are in the hospital after a Montgomery County Ride-On bus smashed into a car and then careened into a utility pole. D.C. Police state that the crash occurred in the Chevy Chase Circle area of Northwest Washington. Roughly a dozen people, including the bus driver, were on board at the time. Investigators are […]

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Drunk Driver Kills D.C. Pedestrian

A tortfeasor (negligent driver) faces multiple criminal charges after her vehicle hit and killed a man on the sidewalk. Police say the wreck happened on 22nd Street SE. 33-year-old Briana Miller, of Hyattsville, was apparently speeding when she crossed from the southbound to the northbound side of 22nd Street SE, hopped a curb, and slammed […]

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What Are Premises Liability Laws?

If you are injured on the property of another and are wondering whether or not you can file a claim against the property owner for damages, it will be important to understand the premises liability laws in your state. Simply put, premises liability laws address landowner liability for torts that occur on their property. Here’s […]

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