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After a car crash, are you still suffering from back pain that is not getting better? You’ve received medical attention and do not have any fractures, but the doctor did say you might have a herniated disc. Further testing was recommended to determine the cause of your pain. All types of back and neck injuries
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Do You Know Maryland’s Right-Of-Way Rules?

  • May 3, 2018
  • Auto Accidents
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Right-of-way laws bring order to traffic situations where it might be difficult to determine who should yield to whom. Failure-to-yield is the second-most common driving mistake, and it is the leading cause of fatal crashes in seven states. In Maryland, failure-to-yield will cost you one point on your driving record and a significant fine, even
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Look Out for Unsafe Lane Changers

  • April 30, 2018
  • Auto Accidents
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Reckless lane changes cause a lot of crashes on our roads. While the danger is usually greater when a heavier commercial vehicle is part of the mix, the reality is that abrupt lane changes by any vehicle can be responsible for injuries and fatalities. Changing lanes unsafely, whether due to weaving and other aggressive acts
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Should We Lower the BAC to 0.05?

  • April 26, 2018
  • Auto Accidents
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We’ve taken great strides to reduce drunk driving in the U.S. From the early 1980s to the early 2000s, we increased the drinking age to 21 and lowered the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to 0.08 percent across all states. These changes worked; alcohol-related traffic fatalities were cut in half, with the greatest decline
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Should We Slow the Development of Autonomous Cars?

  • April 23, 2018
  • Auto Accidents
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Are autonomous vehicles safe for our public roads? The March 2018, death of a pedestrian near Phoenix, Arizona, would seem to indicate they may not be. The victim was walking her bicycle across the road when she was struck by an Uber SUV. Autonomous vehicle data, which the public interest group Consumer Watchdog says was
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Despite Automotive Safety Improvements, Crash Deaths Are Rising

  • April 16, 2018
  • Auto Accidents
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While our cars may be safer these days because of technological advances, it doesn’t follow that our roadways are. In 2017, U.S. deaths related to vehicular crashes remained at decade highs. The National Safety Council (NSC) reported in February, 2018, that traffic-related deaths during 2017 exceeded 40,100, roughly matching 2016’s number. It would be as
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First, the Good News…

  • April 13, 2018
  • Auto Accidents
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In Maryland, we can celebrate the fact that crashes involving speeding declined by 40 percent from 2011 to 2015. But the good news ends there. In our state, there are still more than 13,000 crashes related to speeding occurring on our roads each year. During the five-year period mentioned, excessive speed was a factor in
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Post-Collision Fires: An Escalating Threat

  • December 6, 2017
  • Auto Accidents
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Serious car crashes often leave terrible injuries in their wake. But sometimes such crashes result in post-collision fires. The fire’s victims can suffer injuries such as life-threatening burns, extensive scarring, and permanent nerve damage. Problems arising from such devastating wounds often mean a lifetime spent adjusting to pain and disability. Data in the National Highway
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“Do Not Disturb While Driving”

  • October 4, 2017
  • Accidents
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When you see a distracted driver on the road, perhaps you’ve wished for a magic “do not disturb” feature that would keep other folks’ minds on their driving. While no magic is involved, Apple has implemented a new iPhone function called Do Not Disturb While Driving with their latest operating system, iOS 11. If you
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Keeping Your Teen Alive: Drowsy Driving and Your Child

  • September 20, 2017
  • Accidents
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When you have a teenaged child who’s got the keys to a vehicle, it might seem as if the things you can worry about become endless. What if they speed? What if they text someone while driving? What if they get behind the wheel after having had something to drink? It turns out that the
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