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Vehicle Accidents

Distracted Driver Car Accident Attorneys, Washington DC

Single-car accidents can be caused by unsafe road conditions, for which the state or municipality can be held responsible, but a growing and not-so-surprising number of single car accidents happen when drivers swerve to avoid hitting another car or truck when the other driver is either talking on his cell phone, texting, listening to an iPod, arguing with his spouse, lighting a cigarette, or simply not paying attention. This type of accident has become so common it has a name: Distracted Driver Accidents and has caused many states and the District of Columbia to enact laws restricting or prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving... Read the rest of this entry »

Distracted Driver Car Accident Attorneys, Rockville

It is not only illegal to use a handheld cell phone or text while driving in Maryland, it is extremely dangerous because looking away from the road for even a brief moment can lead to an accident. In some accidents caused by illegal texting, authorities have been able to correlate the exact time a text was sent to the time of the accident, establishing liability beyond a shadow of a doubt. This may or may not be a viable option in your case, but there are other ways to establish that the texting driver was at fault... Read the rest of this entry »

Head-On Collision Car Accident Attorneys, Rockville, MD

Often, in head-on collisions, it turns out that the driver at fault was drunk, going too fast, or was distracted by talking on his cell phone—and in more cases than you might think, he was also uninsured or underinsured. Since head-on collisions can result in serious injuries including fractures, internal bleeding, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries, it is important to hire a lawyer who can recover the most damages possible for you. This includes the driver involved or his insurance company, as well as any third parties or institutions that may have contributed to the accident... Read the rest of this entry »

Rear-End Collision Car Accident Attorney, Rockville Maryland

Drivers and passengers involved in rear-end cars accidents are especially susceptible to whiplash, a specific type of injury to the neck. Whiplash, as well as other injuries including ruptured discs or sprains may not become apparent until days or weeks after the accident. And, even a low-speed crash can result in a concussion or fractured skull if your head impacts the steering wheel... Read the rest of this entry »

Delivery Truck Accident Attorneys, Rockville, MD

Six days a week, come rain or shine, thousands of delivery trucks—including DHL, the U.S Postal Service, UPS, and Fed Ex, travel the length and breadth of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Because of the nature of the overnight-shipping business, the drivers of these trucks are often under intense pressure to complete a certain number of deliveries in a single day. Untrained, inexperienced, or exhausted drivers may not only be tempted to speed to complete their deliveries faster, but may also cut ignore basic safety. For example, neglecting to engage the parking brake can lead to a delivery truck rolling down a sloped road. Drivers are generally not supposed to back up if they've passed a house but are supposed to take the time to go around the block in order to avoid backing into another car or running over a person... Read the rest of this entry »

Semi Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys, Rockville MD

Tractor-trailer drivers who drive at unsafe speeds, drive while distracted (talking on a cell phone or fiddling with the radio) or operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs, alcohol or crushing fatigue put other drivers at risk. Car drivers who drive irresponsibly also put other drivers at risk, however a key difference between cars and large trucks is that the weight and bulk of a tractor-trailer truck can magnify even small errors of judgment leading to catastrophic accidents involving multiple vehicles... Read the rest of this entry »

Maryland Auto Insurance Coverage Laws

Information about Maryland auto insurance law / legal requirements for car insurance coverage for all motor vehicles registered in Maryland. The Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) provides automobile insurance to Maryland residents that have been turned down by two insurance companies or cancelled by one. To get more information on how to insure your vehicle... Read the rest of this entry »

Auto Insurance Requirements in Washington DC

The Compulsory/No-Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance Act requires that every person applying for registration or a reciprocity sticker in DC, have valid DC vehicle insurance. The insurance must be maintained as long as the vehicle is registered. Lapses in coverage are subject to fines. Do not cancel insurance until vehicle tags are surrendered to DMV. Also, Table showing minimum auto insurance coverage drivers in the District of Columbia must have. Read the rest of this entry »

Representative Cases – Personal Injury

Representative accident and personal injury law cases we have successfully handled for clients: wrongful death, unauthorized use of "glamor" photograph, duty of care for D.C. Child Protective Services in wrongful death of child, slip and fall, and more...

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Defective Truck Equipment and Brake Failure

The most common contributors to truck accidents include brake, steering or equipment failure and/or driver fatigue.

Truck owners, truck drivers, and trucking companies are required to adhere to standards and rules regulated by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Federal regulations restrict the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road, regulate how a trick is loaded - and require strict adherence to truck maintenance schedules.

Maryland State truck safety rules regulate weight restrictions on roads and bridges and dictate which lanes a truck must use on roads.

Out attorneys are familiar with federal and state trucking regulations. We know how to prepare a case and show when regulations and guidelines have been ignored. For example, when a truck is involved in an accident we check to see if it was properly maintained or there was a history of maintenance problems or failed equipment... Read the rest of this entry »