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Blog Posts in March, 2014

  • Jake's Law Pushes for Increased Penalties in Maryland Distracted Driving Cases

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 24-Mar-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel A new proposed law in Maryland is drawing attention to the dangers of distracted driving and the widespread push to hold distracted drivers accountable for causing preventable car accidents. The bill, known locally as "Jake's Law," was inspired by a five-year-old Baltimore boy who was killed when his mother's car was rear-ended by an SUV. The driver of the SUV ...
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  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals Tightens Safety Rules for ...

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 12-Mar-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky In Ayala v. Lee, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has made it clear than an unsafe lane change will not be tolerated if it causes an automobile collision. In this case, the plaintiffs were fully parked on the right shoulder of a highway. The defendant truck driver testified that he was driving in the right lane, when he saw a vehicle begin to drift into his lane from the ...
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  • Maryland's 'Toward Zero Deaths' Program

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 6-Mar-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Each year on Maryland roads and highways, more than 500 people are killed in auto accidents. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable. In an effort to reduce high rates of traffic fatalities and to ensure the safety of all Maryland residents, safety officials and advocates throughout the state have joined the national Toward Zero Deaths campaign. Toward Zero ...
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