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Is driving with headlights during the day a bright idea?

During the day, when it's bright and sunny, you don't need your headlights to see where you're going, right? While this is true, you might want to consider turning your headlights on, anyway -- especially because safety researchers have proven that it will lower your risks of getting into a car accident.

Does your car have electronic stability control?

The biggest auto manufacturers are pushing the envelope of what's possible in terms of car safety. The latest advancements include numerous systems designed to prevent accidents, help us stay in control of our vehicles and, ultimately, save lives. One of the more recent car safety advancements is known as electronic stability control, or ESC.

Car accidents, wrongful death and criminal law

Imagine for a moment that a Maryland mother loses her husband in a tragic car accident. After police investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash, they realize that the man who struck the woman's husband was drunk. Authorities arrest the at-fault driver, charge him with vehicular homicide, DUI and other crimes -- which the diver must now face in criminal court.

Pedestrian versus car accident claims Maryland teenager's life

A 15-year-old pedestrian was killed in a car accident that happened in Hebron. According to police, the incident took place on Monday, Aug. 14, at approximately 9:30 p.m. along Route 50. Police say that their preliminary investigations reveal the teenage boy ran into the street, stumbled and got hit by a car. However, they have yet to issue a final report.

45-year-old mother dies in tragic car crash

When it comes to staying safe on the road, Maryland drivers often do everything they can to prevent getting into a collision, and to keep their families safe. However, fatal and injurious crashes happen despite our best efforts, and their aftereffects can send shockwaves through the community.

Can I make a claim for pain and suffering damages?

It doesn't matter if a plaintiff can receive a million dollars in personal injury compensation: Money is never a suitable exchange for one's health. However, financial compensation is the only way Maryland courts have of making things right after a negligent party hurts someone. As such, the questions of "How much money can I receive?" and "What kinds of damages can I claim?" are usually some of the most important ones on every plaintiff's mind.

What's a soft tissue injury?

Have you ever seen somebody walking around with white foam neck brace after a car accident? If the person said he had "whiplash," then he probably suffered what's called a "soft tissue" injury. A soft tissue injury can be any kind of problem that affects the soft parts of the body. These parts include tendons, muscles and ligaments.

Tragic drunk driving crash claims pedestrian's life

A man from Waldorf, Maryland, was arrested after a fatal pedestrian versus car accident late last month. The incident happened early on a Sunday morning after a 50-year-old driver allegedly hit a 23-year-old man who was walking across Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

The 4 main categories of car accident damages

If you were injured in a car accident by a negligent or unlawful motorist, you likely have a viable claim to pursue financial compensation for your injuries in court. The car accident damages you can pursue will generally fall under four main categories: medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of consortium.

6 people hospitalized after 7-car pileup in Germantown

Authorities are trying to determine how a Germantown car accident led to a seven-car pileup. The incident happened on a recent Tuesday evening at approximately 6:00 p.m. Officers responded shortly after the collision to discover six seriously injured persons that required hospital care.

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