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Does Car Size Impact Crash Survivability?

Published on Mar 25, 2022 at 1:11 pm in Car Accidents.

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Years ago, it was commonplace for individuals to purchase sports utility vehicles or large pickup trucks with large passenger cab compartments to get around. It didn’t seem to matter if just one person was going to be driving around the vehicle all the time or if they were planning to use it to transport the entire family. All that seemed important to most consumers was to purchase the biggest vehicle they could find. What motivated consumers to take this approach to buying a car?

How Many Trampoline Injuries Happen Each Year?

Published on Feb 24, 2022 at 7:45 pm in Product Liability.

close view of top of trampoline

The trampoline has been called “America’s Most Dangerous Toy.” Although the health benefits of jumping on a trampoline are clear, the risks to children simply don’t outweigh the advantages. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has suggested that the only appropriate way trampolines should be used is for coach-supervised athletic training for a sport like gymnastics or diving. When the evidence is examined, it’s hard to believe that an object presenting such tremendous hazards to children has become a common sight in backyards across the country.

How Do You Know If You’re Too Tired to Drive?

Published on Feb 17, 2022 at 7:02 pm in Car Accidents.

Person leaning on arm at wheel

We all know how important sleep is. We should all prioritize creating a strong sleep routine that gives us the energy to get through each day. However, in a world filled with long work hours, endless TV streaming options, and social obligations, it often feels as if there is not enough time left over for sleep.

Who Is at Fault When a Driver Doesn’t Clear Snow Off Their Car?

Published on Feb 10, 2022 at 8:22 pm in Car Accidents.

Cars on snow and ice

Who is at fault when a driver doesn’t clear snow off their car in MD? We’ll look at laws and guidelines in the state of Maryland regarding how vehicle owners should handle snow and ice on their vehicles. If a driver doesn’t exercise reasonable caution and their carelessness injures another person, they may be held liable for damages.

What Happens If You Use Your Phone at a Red Light in Maryland?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 1:22 pm in Car Accidents.

Person on phone in car

Most of us have done it. You pull up to a red light, your foot goes on the brake—and your hand reaches for the cell phone beside you. But next time you start to text or check your messages at a stop light, you may want to think twice about the laws for using a mobile device at a traffic light. Is texting at a red light really illegal? And what happens if you use your phone at a red light in Maryland?

What Are the Risks of Posting on Social Media After a Car Accident?

Published on Jan 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm in Car Accidents.

Social media apps on phone

After you’ve been in a car accident, you might turn to social media to update your friends and family about what happened so that you can alert everyone in one place. This makes sense—you just want to get the message out there so that you don’t have to update everyone individually and let them know you’re okay. But actually, this could end up hurting you in the long run.

When Do Most Drowsy Driving Accidents Occur?

Published on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:56 pm in Car Accidents.

View of dark road from inside car

Conversations about car accidents usually revolve around distracted driving or drunk driving, but what about drowsy driving? Fatigue and exhaustion behind the wheel can be just as dangerous as distractions and intoxication. Considering that when you’re sleepy and trying to do any other task it can be more difficult to concentrate, the same thing happens when you’re behind the wheel, and it’s incredibly more dangerous.

What Does a Flashing Yellow Light at an Intersection Mean?

Published on Jan 6, 2022 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

traffic light at night

We’ve known the rules since childhood—red means stop and green means go. Yellow means the light is about to turn red. But what does a flashing yellow light mean? According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, a flashing yellow traffic light at an intersection means you should slow down and proceed with caution. Drivers facing a flashing yellow light are permitted by law to proceed through the intersection without stopping. But defensive driving is good practice, especially in situations like these when other drivers can’t always be trusted to adhere to traffic safety rules.

Solutions to Poor Road Conditions

Published on Nov 17, 2021 at 3:59 pm in Car Accidents.

Dark rainy city road

When you’re driving, you expect the road to be in good condition so that you don’t have any unexpected problems. But roads aren’t always properly maintained, or sometimes other factors have caused wear and poor conditions, like bad weather. These poor road conditions could lead to serious accidents.

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