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2 People Killed in Charles County Auto Accident

Two people recently died in a car accident on Rock Point Road, just west of Kings Farm Place in Charles County. The accident reportedly occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m. July 14. Troopers from the La Plata barrack of the Maryland State Police arrived at the scene and conducted the preliminary investigation. According to officers, a… Read More »

Maryland DUI Sentencing Guidelines Subject of Debate

Under Maryland state law, homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a first offense. A second offense carries a maximum of 10 years’ incarceration and a $10,000 fine. It’s important to note that these are maximum… Read More »

Alcohol Believed to be Factor in Fatal Highway 50 Accident

According to the Maryland State Police, alcohol was a likely factor in a recent fatal wrong-way collision on U.S. 50, close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The crash reportedly occurred just east of Bay Dale Drave shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, when a 2002 Hyundai Accent collided head-on with a 2002 Honda… Read More »

Do You Need to Report a Minor Car Accident?

The most common car accidents are simple fender benders that usually do not result in any injuries for the parties involved. These accidents tend to occur in parking lots, while stopping at intersections or in other low-speed scenarios. Many people wonder if they even must report these types of accidents when they occur. This depends… Read More »

What Do Plaintiffs Need to Prove in a Wrongful Death Case?

Once you have made the decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be prepared to prove that several key elements existed to reach a positive outcome. The following is an overview of those elements: Duty of care: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed a duty of care to the victim. After… Read More »

What Types of Damages are Available in Car Accident Claims?

If you are looking to file a personal injury lawsuit after sustaining injuries in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, you may wonder how much money you might recover in the case. In most situations, the amount of compensation you receive depends on the “damages” you suffered in the crash. The following are… Read More »

One Dead After Crash Involving Car and School Bus

One person died after a May 18 crash between a passenger vehicle and a school bus in Temple Hills, Maryland. According to Prince George’s County police, the accident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Temple Hill Road and Old Temple Hills Road. Witnesses reported seeing the two vehicles heading in opposite directions… Read More »

Pedestrians Account for 21 Percent of Car Accident Deaths in Maryland

Throughout 2016, there were 111 pedestrian deaths in motor vehicle accidents in Maryland. This number accounted for 21 percent of all traffic deaths across the state. According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, a total of 523 people died in auto accidents in 2016 — two more than in 2015. The county with the most… Read More »

Attorney General Sessions Orders Tougher Penalties for Drug Crimes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently ordered federal prosecutors to toughen penalties against known drug abusers and criminals, bringing an end to policies the Obama administration had implemented to remove low-level drug criminals from prisons and reduce mandatory minimums. Sessions rescinded a pair of policies signed by predecessor Eric H. Holder Jr. Those policies urged… Read More »

Langley Park Sees Large Numbers of Pedestrian Deaths

Local officials in Langley Park, Maryland, are concerned about the increasing numbers of pedestrian accidents and deaths in the community. Over the past eight years, 138 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on a single two-mile stretch of highway that runs through the city, with eight of those victims dying from their injuries. Capital News… Read More »

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