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June 2010 Archives

Million Dollar Settlement in Maryland Work Accident Fatality

Like many inmates before him, Rodney Jennings took his turn on Maryland's highways, picking up trash discarded by careless drivers. On the morning of August 23, 2007, he was part of a six-man crew working near an exit along Route 202 in Landover.

Maryland Roundabouts Save Lives, Prevent Car Accidents

Dangerous intersections exist across the United States. Most are dangerous by design, unsuitable to the job of parsing the high speeds or heavy traffic of roads feeding into them. Of course, car accidents are not only the product of road design. Dangerous drivers are a large part of the thousands of injuries and deaths that occur on the road every year.

Behind the Wheel, Adults Are Bigger Cell Phone Offenders

The dangers of cell phone use in the car have been shown over and over again. In states like Maryland, there have been hundreds of car accidents, thousands in insurance rate increases and, tragically, a number of deaths. Talking and texting while driving have been decried from the White House to the family house.

United States Senate Pushing Forward on Distracted Driving Bill

Car accidents caused by distracted drivers have risen dramatically over the past several years, mostly among young drivers. However, all age groups have been caught participating in unsafe driving practices. This sudden increase has pushed about half the states in the country to adopt laws regulating cell phone use behind the wheel.

Murder Charges Filed Against Baltimore Police Officer - Wrongful Death Suit Next?

This Monday, a judge ordered that Baltimore police officer Gahiji A. Tshamba be held without bond. The 16-year veteran of the force is facing first degree murder charges following the fatal shooting of Tyrone Brown outside a nightclub earlier this month. There has been no word of a wrongful death lawsuit yet, but cases like this often see such a development.

Maryland Man has Insult Added to Accident

A Maryland man was sent to Atlantic General Hospital on Monday after an early morning car accident and following attack by the driver of the other car. Hubert R. Burchette, of Pittsville, was traveling near the intersection of Route 611 and Sunset Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. when his car was struck by Jason P. Mackulin.

Maryland Highway Worker Killed in Fatal Truck Accident

The eighth highway worker fatality in the past five years was the first since 2006 and one of only a few that occurred outside of a construction zone. The accident took place in the very early hours of Thursday morning, last week. Ghassen Sabra was in the left lane of Route 50, in Anne Arundel County, presumably doing roadwork when he was struck from behind by a semi truck. The truck then left the scene, leaving Sabra crumpled on the road.

David Carradine's Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Film Company

It was exactly a year ago today when international film star David Carradine was found dead in his Bangkok hotel room, victim of a dangerous sex game known as auto-erotic asphyxia. At the time, the actor was in Thailand working on a film entitled "Stretch."

New Maryland Insurance Law Aims to Protect Car Accident Victims

Suppose you are involved in a car accident in Maryland while driving home after work. A car approaches in the opposite lane and, suddenly, veers across into your lane, swiping the front of your vehicle and flipping your car into the ditch.

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