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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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What Is the Difference Between an At-fault and a No-fault State?

Each state has autonomy in determining the laws surrounding fault and liability in the event of a car accident involving two or more drivers. Most states have enacted either a fault or a no-fault system (some states have created a blended system, using “choice” at-fault laws). Consider the difference between an at-fault and a no-fault […]

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Types of Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Embarking on the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is a big commitment – before you do it, you surely want to learn as much as you can about the process, what your chances of success are, and how much you can recover in compensation. While knowing the exact amount that you might win […]

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What is “Wrongful Death” in Maryland?

Wrongful death is the death caused by someone else’s misconduct or negligence, or by some intent to cause harm. This could include many situations, from car accidents and medical malpractice to nursing home abuse and intentional homicide. It is a legal action filed by survivors for their own losses. In the state of Nebraska, you […]

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Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury: When Is It Medical Malpractice?

What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disability that causes loss or reduction of muscle coordination and other disabilities. What causes Cerebral palsy? Cerebralpalsy.org states that “Cerebral palsy is a result of brain injury or brain malformation that occurs before, during, or immediately after birth while the infant’s brain is under development. But how […]

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