Is road safety analogous to taxes? From an enforcement perspective, certain parallels can be drawn. Federal laws govern both areas, and both have federal agencies tasked with the administration and enforcement of those rules.
When winter makes road conditions slippery, safe driving demands even more of a driver’s attention. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control, over two-thirds of drivers between the ages of 18 and 64 continue to use their cell phones behind the wheels.
This evening is the last evening of 2015. Hopefully, you will be spending the last evening of the year with friends and loved ones. You may be attending a gathering at a friend’s home or you may ring in the New Year at a party in a spectacular venue somewhere crowded and more public in nature. No matter how you decide to spend your evening, it is important that you plan ahead so that you can ensure that you have a safe ride home.
In a typical car accident claim, the plaintiff brings a civil lawsuit against the allegedly negligent driver of the other vehicle. In fact, another estimate cites human error as the cause in over 90 percent of the country’s annual fatal car accidents.
Responsible drivers know that they should take care before getting behind the wheel if they have been drinking. Drunk driving laws also establish clear parameters for safety. A driver whose blood alcohol content is above the legal limit might be presumed to be negligent. Yet what about prescription medication?
The class action lawsuit brought by former NFL players suffering from brain injury or other symptoms of head trauma may have been a catalyst for new concussion laws passed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Those laws typically provide protocols for how student athletes should be treated after suffering head trauma.
Negligent drivers on Maryland’s Route 50 continue to claim innocent lives. The route is popular because it crosses Maryland, ending on the eastern seaboard in Ocean City.
Are drunk driving injuries out of control in Maryland? At least some commentators, including Gov. Larry Hogan, believe that more needs to be done to promote safe driving on the state’s roads and highways.
Like other licensed drivers, a truck operator is expected to observe traffic conditions, obey traffic signals and generally follow the rules of the road. Yet a commercial truck driver’s license comes with additional responsibility.
There may be some inherent risk associated with motor vehicle transportation. For example, there may be influences outside of a driver's control, such as black ice on wintery roads. Even momentary distraction behind the wheel might result in negligent driving and cause injury to others. Insurance policies attempt to mitigate some of this risk, and a personal injury law firm can help pursue additional compensation for victims of another driver's negligence.