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Author Archives: Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald

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 Sessions rescinded a pair of policies signed by predecessor Eric H. Holder Jr.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 »

26 Children Aboard Bus That Overturned in Accident on I-95

A recent accident on Interstate 95 in Hartford County caused a charter bus to overturn. There were 30 people on board at the time, including 26 children, two teachers, a parent chaperone and the bus driver. The children attend Philadelphia’s Charles W. Henry School, and the bus was reportedly heading to a field trip in… Read More »

Former Bishop Must Serve Full Sentence for DUI Manslaughter

Former Episcopal bishop Heather Cook, who is serving a seven-year sentence after killing a bicyclist in a drunk driving accident in December 2014, was denied parole in a recent hearing. The ruling means she could have to serve the full term of her sentence. The 60-year-old defrocked bishop pled guilty to charges of driving while… Read More »

Maryland Court of Appeals Rules Even People Not Driving Can Have License Suspended after Refusing Breathalyzer

A recent ruling from the Maryland Court of Appeals states that drivers who refuse a blood alcohol content (BAC) test can still have their license suspended, even if they are not actually driving or even attempting to drive at the time of their interaction with police. Many motorists and activists have expressed their displeasure with… Read More »

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