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Conversations to have during Teen Driver Safety Week

For parents, the first time a child borrows his or her car is arguably one of the most stressful day of their lives. Not only do they have difficulty understanding how time has gone by so quickly since their kids were just in kindergarten, but they are also nervous about how their kids will handle their new world behind the wheel.

Three helpful Halloween safety tips for pedestrians

Halloween night is arguably the ultimate holiday for candy lovers and makeup artists. After all, kids of all ages will take part in dressing in costumes, while little ones will be walking their neighborhoods to go trick-or-treating. Festivities on Halloween night bring their own set of dangers, however. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of pedestrian accidents tends to go up on October 31. Because of this, it is important for pedestrians to be particularly vigilant.

Reckless drivers can be held accountable for the havoc they wreak

Thousands of Bowie residents make the responsible decision to drive safely everyday. Driving safely isn't just about abiding by the laws either. It's about making a conscious decision to be alert and aware every time a driver gets behind the wheel. Of course, there is always one person (or a bunch of people!) who ruin it for everyone and in this case, that means reckless drivers and inattentive drivers.

Compensable injuries often suffered in Bowie car accidents

Sometimes navigating Bowie roads and other Maryland highways and county roads can feel like a big puzzle. Trying to navigate around the unsafe drivers, road construction and whatever else may complicate the daily commute that morning or evening. Since you are a safe driver, you know to be aware and attentive when behind the wheel. Sadly, not all drivers are so dedicated to driving safely behind the wheel and it could cause a collision resulting in driver and passenger car accident injury.

MD pedestrian killed when vehicles collided on Route 5

We have all been there. One minute, your car is driving just fine and the next, you are pulled over on the side of the road while your car comes to a sputtering stop. When you step out of your vehicle, you assess the issue and hopefully get the situation handled or call someone for help. But, what if this story didn't have a satisfactory ending? What if you were hit by a vehicle on the side of the road and never made it back to your vehicle or home to your family?

Contributory negligence and Maryland car accidents

Did you know that Maryland state law can have a huge impact on the result of a personal injury case after a car accident? Maryland is one of only a handful of states to recognize contributory negligence laws in cases of personal injury. For car accidents, the law applies to situations in which a person is even the tiniest bit responsible for causing the accident.

How does contributory negligence affect car accident cases?

Car crashes might be an everyday occurrence in Maryland, but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with when you find yourself the victim of a car accident. Even seemingly minor fender-benders can cause injuries that can take a long time (and a lot of money) to recover from. In these situations, car accident victims may wonder if they have any recourse. One option that might be available to some is to pursue a lawsuit based on negligence.

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