Blog

Blog Of William C. McCaskill

Teen Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Police Car

Police officers are supposed to look out for the safety of citizens, so it can be devastating to hear about a police officer killing another person—even accidentally. Sadly, a 16-year-old died after being struck a K-9 unit vehicle in Brandywine. The fatal pedestrian accident happened on the afternoon of January 1 at Chadds Ford Drive […]

Read More

Woman Killed in Chain Reaction Accident

In a strange turn of events, a Maryland woman who met two men at the bar where she worked would later die in a car accident caused by the men. The fatal crash happened in the early morning hours of December 7. The 21-year-old woman was leaving work and traveling on Maryland Route 6 in […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Contact us to speak with a Oxon Hill lawyer about a personal injury matter