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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 »

Major Accident in Hyattsville Leads to Four Deaths, 14 Injuries

Four people were killed in a Hyattsville, Maryland accident Sunday, November 8 after a pickup truck reportedly ran into a van transporting more than a dozen people. The deceased victims included two adults and a child in the van, along with the driver of the pickup truck. Eight more adults and six children suffered injuries… Read More »

Maryland’s ‘Batman’ Struck, Killed in Accident on Highway

A man from Maryland who had become somewhat of a viral sensation was killed in an auto accident along a state highway August 16. Known as the “Route 29 Batman,” Leonard Robinson had achieved a modest level of fame for videos of him dressing up as Batman, interacting with police officers and visiting sick children… Read More »

New La Plata DUI Checkpoint to Honor Firefighter Killed by Drunk Driver

On July 25, the La Plata Police Department dedicated a brand-new DUI checkpoint to the memory of Autumn Marie Jenkins, a 20-year-old firefighter who was killed in a drunk driving crash last April. Since her death, Autumn’s parents have become very active in raising awareness and working toward the prevention of driving under the influence… Read More »

Can a Driver Who Was Rear-Ended Be Responsible for an Accident?

Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of auto accidents. In almost every case, these crashes are the fault of the driver that struck the second vehicle from behind, regardless of the reason the front driver stopped. Most basic traffic laws require motorists to leave enough space in front of them to be able… Read More »

Alcohol a Factor in Fatal Accident Involving Volunteer Firefighter

A volunteer firefighter from Nanjemoy, Maryland recently died in an accident in La Plata. The 20-year-old woman was struck head-on by another vehicle on the evening of April 28 on State Route 425, just south of Tim’s Lane. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to law enforcement authorities. She… Read More »

Three Dead in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Eastern Shore

A head-on collision involving three tractor-trailers on the eastern shore of Maryland resulted in the deaths of both drivers and a passenger April 21. According to police, a 38-year-old truck driver from Ramer, Tennessee was driving his rig on Maryland Route 404 in Queen Anne on the morning of the accident, when he suddenly and… Read More »

Maryland Highway Worker Dies in Work Zone

The Washington Post reported that a Maryland highway employee was killed when a car struck him while he was working in a construction zone in late August. The accident occurred on MD Highway 33, where the worker was reportedly directing traffic around a work zone. Following the accident, Maryland Highway Officials called for a higher… Read More »

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