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Congress Considers Bill to Allow 100,000 Self-Driving Cars on the Roads in the U.S.

By: Allan M. Siegel The U.S. House of Representatives is currently considering a federal bill that would permit up to 100,000 automated, self-driving cars to drive anywhere in the United States. Under ...
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14-Year-Old Boy on Bike Killed by Car Crash, Driver Possibly was Drunk

By: Allan M. Siegel On January 28, 2017, 2 teenagers were hit by a car in Randallstown, Maryland. The 14-year-old on the bike was killed. The other teenager on the bike was seriously injured. Police ...
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Justice Department Accepts Plea Deal From Takata For Defrauding Consumers on Faulty Airbags

By: Allan M. Siegel Earlier this month, the United States Justice Department reached a deal with the Takata Corporation of Japan, which has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay $1 billion for ...
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Tanker Truck Ignites Fatal 55-Vehicle Pileup on Icy I-95 in Baltimore

By: Allan M. Siegel A fiery crash early Saturday morning in Baltimore resulted in a fatal 55-vehicle pileup, two deaths, and dozens of injured victims. According to officials from the Maryland ...
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Chain Reaction Crash in Prince George's County Kills Boy, Critically Injures Woman

By: Allan M. Siegel A chain reaction crash in Prince George’s County on Interstate 95 killed a 13-year old boy and critically injured a Baltimore woman. According to Maryland state police, the ...
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Chairman of Prince George's County Liquor Board Drives Drunk & Injures at least 2 People

By: Allan M. Siegel The head of Prince George’s County Liquor Board has been charged with Driving Under the Influence after a collision outside of MGM National Harbor Casino. Several witnesses ...
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Elder Care Provider Ordered to Pay $6.15 Million for D.C. Medicaid Fraud

By: Allan M. Siegel A federal D.C. judge recently ordered a Maryland-based home health care provider to pay more than $6.15 million for defrauding D.C. Medicaid. The healthcare fraud case was filed ...
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In Maryland, Can I Recover My Lost Wages After a Car Accident?

By: William Atkinson Maryland law permits injured victims to recover wages that were lost because of a car accident caused by another’s carelessness. Injured victims may recover for lost ...
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Maryland Now Holds Adult Hosts of Underage Drinking Parties Liable for Guest Injuries

By: Allan M. Siegel Maryland’s highest court has held adults who hold underage drinking parties can now be held civilly liable for the injuries of intoxicated guests. This would cover injuries ...
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First Self-Driving Car Fatality in the United States Occurs

By: Allan M. Siegel Tesla Motors is one of several car companies that is currently testing self-driving cars – although the technology still has not been perfected. Sadly, on May 7, 2016, the ...
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Maryland State Trooper, 5 Others Injured in I-270 Crash in Montgomery County, MD

By: Allan M. Siegel A collision involving three vehicles injured 5 victims and a Maryland State Police trooper early Saturday morning in Montgomery County, Maryland. The crash occurred shortly before ...
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A Dozen Injured, Driver Cited in Montgomery County Metrobus Crash

By: Allan M. Siegel A crash involving a Metrobus, pick-up truck, and a tree in Silver Spring, Maryland Monday evening injured over a dozen people, local authorities report. The collision took place ...
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The Burden of Proof in an Auto Accident Case

By: Matthew Tievsky When a plaintiff sues a defendant for causing an auto accident, the plaintiff bears the burden of proof at trial. This means that the plaintiff is the person who has to provide ...
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District of Columbia Suspends New Driver Education Requirements Before They Take Effect

By: Allan M. Siegel The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles has reversed course, and decided – for now, at least – not to put into effect a new regulation that was set to take effect on May ...
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The Injustice that Follows From Low Insurance Policy Limits

By: Matthew Tievsky At the beginning of March, the family of a Moneta, Virginia man who was killed by a drunk driver, settled their claim with the drunk driver for a mere $25,000 (before legal fees). ...
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10-Year-Old Boy on Bicycle Killed by Driver in Charles County, Maryland

By Allan M. Siegel A 10-year-old boy was killed last week after being struck in a designated crosswalk while riding his bike on Sunday, April 10. The boy was flown from the accident scene in Waldorf, ...
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Montgomery County Valentine's Day Crash Leaves 1 Dead

By: Allan M. Siegel Police in Montgomery County are investigating a single-car crash that occurred on Valentine’s Day which tragically claimed the life of a Gaithersburg teenager. In a ...
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Why a Person's Driving Record Makes Little Difference in a Car Accident Lawsuit

By: Matthew Tievsky Every so often, we have a case in which our client is worried that their bad driving record is going to come back to haunt them. On the other hand, sometimes we learn that it was ...
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What Can I Recover for My Lost Wages in An Auto Accident Case?

By: Matthew Tievsky Car crashes cause injury, and injury can put you out of work for a period of time – even permanently, in a very serious accident. You may have to take time off due to pain, ...
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Tractor-Trailer/SUV Collision in Silver Spring Area Leaves 3 Injured

By: Allan M. Siegel A collision between an SUV and a tractor-trailer carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service has left three people injured. The accident occurred this morning, November 30 th, at ...
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Imposes Biggest Civil Fine in its History Against Airbag Manufacturer

By: Matthew Tievsky Takata is a manufacturer of air bag inflators that does business with major automobile manufacturers, such as Toyota and Nissan. However, on November 3, 2015, a Department of ...
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4 Dead, 13 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Prince George's County, Maryland

By: William Atkinson On November 8, 2015, a child and three adults died after a pickup truck slammed into a van carrying 16 passengers near the intersection of 21st Place and Chillum Road in ...
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BMW Announces Plans to Develop Driverless Luxury Car

By: Allan M. Siegel For a long time, Google has been spearheading the effort to develop driverless cars (also known as autonomous cars) – cars which, ultimately, will take you from one place to ...
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Maryland Appellate Court Holds That Adult Can't Be Held Accountable for Allowing Minors to Drink Even Though a Drunk Driving Fatality Results

By: Allan M. Siegel Linda Stapf owned a home in Clarksville, Maryland, and had a teenaged son. On November 28, 2009, Ms. Stapf allowed her son to host a party in her garage. Her son invited several of ...
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Does Driving Without Insurance Hurt Your Personal Injury Case?

We always recommend that you purchase insurance on your car, in case of auto accidents. First of all, it's mandatory under Maryland law. Second, it's an important protection for you in the ...
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