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Author Archives: Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald

Why You Want to Be the One to File for Divorce

In some situations, the spouse who does not file for the divorce could actually face stiffer consequences than the person who does file. Thus, if you know a divorce is coming your way, it is important to be proactive in filing the paperwork yourself. The following are a few of the main reasons why it… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About DUIs and Drunk Driving

As experienced defense attorneys, we receive a lot of questions about driving under the influence (DUI) and how individuals accused of this crime move through the justice system. The following are a few of the most common questions (and answers) we receive on the topic: Q: How drunk does someone have to be to be… Read More »

Why Don’t Car Accident Claims Usually Go to Court?

If you have done any research on car accident lawsuits, you have likely noticed that most claims settle long before they ever reach the courtroom. Why exactly is this the case? In general, insurance providers and attorneys alike consider trial to be a last resort when it comes to car accident injury claims. There are… Read More »

Tips for Taking Pictures at a Car Accident Scene

The moments immediately following a car accident are almost always stressful and unnerving. However, it is important to maintain enough presence of mind to document the scene to the best of your ability. One of the best actions you can take is to photograph the vehicles and the entire accident site, so you have visual… Read More »

Some Eye-Opening State, National Car Accident Statistics

Auto accidents happen all the time on Maryland’s roads and highways, and unfortunately some of these crashes are quite serious in nature. The following are some statistics that provide some insights into car accidents at a local and national level: There are approximately 16 million car crashes every year in the United States. The vast… Read More »

DUI Arrests Dropping, But DUI-Related Deaths are on the Rise

A new report from the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) indicates the incidence of alcohol- and drug-related traffic deaths has increased by 6.17 percent this year, while arrests for DUIs have decreased by 5.63 percent in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Kurt Erickson, president of WRAP, says the data suggests that what’s causing the increase… Read More »

Maryland Woman Arrested for DUI, Drug Possession After Accident

A woman from Annapolis was recently arrested in Pennsylvania after reportedly crashing her vehicle into a utility pole while intoxicated. She was charged with driving under the influence, driving while serving a DUI suspension, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 36-year-old woman had pulled out of a construction site directly into moving… Read More »

Multiple Passengers Injured in Metrobus Accident

A Metrobus crash in Chevy Chase led to serious injuries to the driver, along with more minor injuries for several passengers. The bus was reportedly traveling west on the East-West Highway June 6 when a pickup truck traveling in the lane next to it sideswiped the bus. After the initial collision, the bus went over… Read More »

Recent High School Graduate Sentenced in Deadly DUI Case

Last summer, a major crash in Maryland made headlines when a former high school quarterback crashed his vehicle while intoxicated, killing two of his friends. On Thursday, June 9, he was sentenced to four years in prison for fatal DUI. The 19-year-old from North Potomac was officially sentenced to 20 years, but had all but… Read More »

Maryland Man Killed in Industrial Accident at Metal Plant

A teenager from Dundalk was recently killed in an industrial accident at a metal processing plant in Sparrows Point, Maryland. The June 15 accident reportedly happened when the 19-year-old worker was pulled into a steel rolling machine at Maryland Metals Processing. According to the Baltimore County Police Department, he had been working on a coil… Read More »

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