Baltimore Key Bridge Collapses After Being Hit by Cargo Ship
Maryland Accident Law Blog
by Lebowitz & Mzhen
2w ago
Traffic signs and detour signals are vital parts of maintaining safe traffic practices. While it would be nice to be aware of every single thing on the road ahead, sometimes obstacles can be hidden from plain view or in blind spots on the road. Without warning signs, drivers may only become aware of the obstacle when it is too late. This is why warning signs for traffic are incredibly important. They can be temporary signs that warn traffic about construction zones, detours, obstacles, or changes in the conditions ahead. Recently, officials were able to suddenly halt traffic across the Baltimo ..read more
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Bridge Reopens after Massive 43 Car Pileup in Maryland
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by Lebowitz & Mzhen
1M ago
The danger of not wearing your seatbelt is compounded when a truck or other large vehicle is involved in the crash. That goes for people in the large vehicle as well as others on the road. Large commercial vehicles like trucks are on the road to transport heavy items over long distances. That means that large automobiles can become difficult to maneuver in emergency situations, preventing drivers from turning or stopping suddenly due to the weight of their vehicle and cargo. Even without heavy cargo or large trailers, big vehicles are heavy, making accidents involving them inherently dangerous ..read more
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Fatal Amazon Truck Collision Kills Motorcyclist in Maryland Crash
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by Lebowitz & Mzhen
2M ago
It may not come as a surprise, but motorcycle riders are at greater risk of injury and or death than their counterparts riding in cars. However, the actual disparity in risk is higher than one might think. In fact, some sources claim that for every mile traveled, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than car riders to have a fatal accident. Given the tremendous risk of motorcycle accidents and the potentially fatal results of such crashes, both motorcyclists and drivers of cars should take extreme precautions when it comes to navigating traffic situations involving motorcycles and sharing th ..read more
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MVA Announces New Year’s Resolutions to Reduce Maryland Car Accidents
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by Lebowitz & Mzhen
3M ago
In 2023, Maryland roadway fatalities were at the highest the state has seen since 2007. In response, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicles Administration (MVA) recently announced several New Year’s resolutions aimed at reducing the number of accidents in the state. In a recent news article, an MVA administrator discussed the agency’s plan to prioritize Maryland drivers’ safety in the new year. How is the MTA Trying to Reduce Car Accidents? First, the MVA has asked Maryland drivers to create a MyMVA account, which allows drivers to access their vehicle information in real ti ..read more
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Six Construction Workers Killed in Fatal DUI Highway Crash
Maryland Accident Law Blog
by Lebowitz & Mzhen
3M ago
Dangers of Driving Under the Influence in Maryland Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only dangerous but highly illegal. The chances of crashes and fatal accidents increase when drivers are inhibited because they are less able to react to dangerous road conditions and generally exercise poor judgment when driving. Drivers operating under the influence make bad driving decisions, misjudge driving maneuvers, and are unable to fully concentrate on the road. Unfortunately, Maryland drivers are no exception to this trend and are all too familiar with the dangers of drivers opera ..read more
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Deadly New Year’s Day Hit-And-Run Leaves One Dead at the Scene
Maryland Accident Law Blog
by Lebowitz & Mzhen
3M ago
Hit-and-run accidents are often characterized by several distinct elements. Common characteristics include the accident having very few witnesses and or poor lighting, as the driver is more likely to believe there will not be repercussions for their behavior. If there are many witnesses or the scene is highly visible, people are less likely to flee the scene of a crash. Similarly, drivers are much more likely to flee the scene of an accident between the hours of midnight and 4:00 a.m., than between 8:00 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. This is due to a host of reasons, but one explanation is that nighttime ..read more
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Four People Identified in Fatal Maryland Multi-Car Crash
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by Lebowitz & Mzhen
5M ago
The danger of not wearing your seatbelt is compounded when a truck or other large vehicle is involved in the crash. That goes for people in the large vehicle as well as others on the road. Bigger vehicles like trucks and SUVs are larger than other vehicles and often transport more passengers or cargo. That means that large automobiles can become difficult to maneuver in emergency situations, preventing drivers from turning or stopping suddenly due to the weight of their vehicle and cargo. Even without heavy cargo or large trailers, big vehicles are heavy, making accidents involving them inhere ..read more
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Fatal Maryland Highway Truck Crash Kills Four
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by Lebowitz & Mzhen
6M ago
The Maryland government recently released a Maryland roadway fatality report through a new fatality reduction initiative, Zero Deaths Maryland. The report indicates that the state is currently on pace to have a higher number of driving fatalities this year than last year. At this same point last year, Maryland had 321 roadway fatalities, while currently there are already 353 fatalities reported on Maryland roads. The report further indicates that the number of fatal crashes throughout the state has gradually increased year over year beginning in 2018. What Are the Top Causes of Fatal Truck Acc ..read more
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Maryland State Trooper Involved in Car Crash During Emergency Response
Maryland Accident Law Blog
by Lebowitz & Mzhen
7M ago
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle-related incidents are a leading cause of line-of-duty deaths for law enforcement officers in the United States. However, according to the CDC, such accidents are highly preventable. From 2011-2020, 454 officers died due to motor vehicle-related incidents, both struck by and crashes, which accounted for 33% of all line-of-duty deaths in those year excluding COVID-19 deaths. It is important to promote motor vehicle safety among officers so they can stay safe while working to make communities safer. According to the CDC, behavior-re ..read more
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Fatal One-Car SUV Crash Leaves Four Dead
Maryland Accident Law Blog
by Lebowitz & Mzhen
7M ago
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only dangerous but highly illegal. The chances of crashes and fatal accidents increase when drivers are inhibited because they are less able to react to situations that come up on the road or exercise poor judgment while driving. Unfortunately, Maryland drivers are all too familiar with the dangers of drivers operating their vehicles under the influence. According to a study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Maryland drivers reported driving after drinking at a higher rate than the national reporting rate. In fact, between 2009 and ..read more
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