Vehicle rollover crashes cause serious – even fatal – injuries. Rollovers only happen in about three percent of car accidents, but they result in 30 percent of crash deaths. Rollovers can happen in an instant, but understanding why they happen and ways to minimize the chance of injury may help you stay safe.
We all know that there are hazards on the roadways. Every time we get behind the wheel, we must contend with road conditions, weather, traffic levels and more in order to stay safe.
Autonomous vehicles are in development, but they aren’t yet mainstream. This means, of course, that we need to be, as drivers, alert, awake and aware at all times behind the wheel of our vehicles. Sadly, many of us take our responsibilities as drivers for granted. We drive while distracted or while fatigued, or even after drinking to excess.
Maryland teens may be at higher risk for fatal accidents when they have teenage passengers. New research released by the American Automobile Association's Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teen drivers with teenage passengers have a 51 percent higher risk of getting in a fatal car crash.
Fall can be a dangerous time for pedestrians, as dusk becomes part of rush hour. The end of daylight savings time moves sundown right into the commute, meaning that drivers are forced to adjust to less ambient light and more light from headlights and streetlights. The difference in light changes the appearance of things. It changes the shadows. Small moving objects like pedestrians seem to disappear.
Statistically speaking, most of us will end up in an auto accident at some point in our lives, whether as a driver or as a passenger. Understanding what steps to take following an accident can make the insurance claims process easier, and can make it easier to seek compensation from the at-fault driver through a personal injury claim.
The weather is getting cooler all along the East Coast. We're officially in the grip of fall right now, and winter is right around the corner. Before the cold weather arrives is a good time to review some of the common causes of cold-weather motor vehicle accidents. Having this knowledge in hand may help you avoid some of the hazards that can lead to crashes in the coming months.
Children love Halloween. After all, what’s not to love: there’s dressing up, hanging out with friends and most of all, free candy. Sadly, though, the joy of the holiday will be ruined for some because of careless or reckless drivers who don’t pay enough attention.
At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we often represent people across the state who have received injuries in motor vehicle accidents to which texting behind the wheel contributed. Not only is texting while driving illegal in the state, but also such a driver who caused a crash that hurt someone else because of texting behavior would be liable for money damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year along Maryland's many scenic roadways. The leaves are changing and falling from the trees, animals abound, and cooler temperatures make it a prime time to be outdoors with family, be it picking apples or selecting a perfect Halloween pumpkin.