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June 2012 Archives

Advocates push for expansion of dog bite liability for owners

Dog owners have a responsibility to train their pets and keep them under control. It doesn't matter if they are in a public space, on their own property or on someone else's property -- if a dog is threatening and out of control, they can inflict serious injuries to unsuspecting victims.

Fatal Maryland crash may have involved drunk driver, police say

A serious car accident is something that few people ever forget. Such a crash can deal catastrophic injuries to drivers, passengers and innocent bystanders alike, forever changing their life in ways they couldn't have imagined prior to the incident. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, severe bodily harm -- these things don't just make your life infinitely more difficult, the medical bills to treat them are staggering.

Wrongful death could be applied in fatal skydiving venture

Imagine that you want to go skydiving. You head outside of Montgomery County, Maryland to a popular skydiving company and go through a couple of hours of training. The skydiving professionals check your parachute and clear you for the adventure. Then, tragedy strikes: after you and your instructor jump off together, the parachute fails to open.

Alcohol-fueled road rage leads to horrific Maryland car accident

There are few other ways to contextualize this story than this: a 25-year-old purposely crashed into two different cars on the highway and, in between the wrecks, he and his 22-year-old passenger stopped in the middle of traffic to punch and kick a car that simply tried to alert them to their reckless driving.

Landlord fails to fix door lock, leads to horrific crimes

Many Maryland residents deal with unreliable or plain negligent landlords on a regular basis; and for those unfortunate souls, it is best to chronicle all of the wrongful actions of your landlord. Keeping such a record of improprieties can greatly bolster any premises liability case you may have to make due to poor or unsafe living conditions that the landlord could have (and should have) repaired.

Wrongful death could have increased statute of limitations in DC

When you lose a loved one, all you want is answers -- how could it have happened? What could have been done to prevent it? Was it an accident, or were there at-fault parties that contributed to the fatal incident? Pending the completion of an investigation or an autopsy (both of which can take weeks if not months), the answers you need to decide if you want to go ahead with a wrongful death case can elude you.

USAA finds military members need more help driving upon return

The USAA Property and Casualty Insurance Group, an insurance company that covers many military families, began to study the driving records of military member back in January 2007. They looked at 158,000 soldiers over the course of three years (and 171,000 total deployments), scrutinizing a six-month period before a deployment and after the return from deployment to see if there was any difference in a soldier's car accident rate.

Crash at Maryland intersection injures volunteer fire chief

When a car accident takes place, people in Maryland expect to be attended to by emergency services personnel within a reasonable amount of time. So when an accident occurs that involves one of those public servants, it makes what can be a dramatic situation all the more concerning.

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