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New tech gadget may substantiate claims of distracted driving

The rules of civil discovery permit victims of a distracted driving crash to request relevant evidence from the other party, such as cellphone records that might indicate a defendant was using his or her smartphone immediately preceding a crash. Our law firm’s personal injury attorneys have seen firsthand how such evidence might create a presumption of fault in a personal injury lawsuit arising from a motor vehicle accident.

Are construction zones an accident risk?

Construction is likely an unwelcome sight to many Maryland motorists. Even if a route isn’t closed and rerouted, most construction zones require motorists to reduce their speed. With heavy machinery, potentially uneven surfaces and construction workers, the recipe for injury or even death is certainly present. 

Can a voluntary commitment to car safety technology be trusted?

It seems that automatic braking is the next trend in car safety technology, joining such other features as antilock breaks. The braking is automatically activated to prevent crashes, regardless of whether the driver never applied the brakes or braked without enough power to prevent a crash.

DC drivers may still have to deal with black ice

The first week of March is supposed to be the gateway to spring in our region. After all, we are not like the Midwest where people actually wait till April until the snow melts. However, sometimes Old Man Winter just won’t let go, and we experience a freak snow storm like the one that dropped a few inches on our region last week.

D.C. Metro drivers may have to deal with black ice in March

The first week of March is supposed to be the gateway to spring in our region. After all, we are not like the Midwest where people actually wait till April until the snow melts. However, sometimes Old Man Winter just won’t let go, and we experience a freak snow storm like the one that dropped a few inches on our region this week.

Do negligent driving loopholes exist in truck safety regulations?

Even a brief overview of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website page devoted to regulations reveals an extensive list. From drug and alcohol testing to hours of service limitations, the FMCSA endeavors to create safety protocols in the commercial trucking industry.

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