Railroad crashes might seem rare, and they are, especially compared to car crashes. In 2017, there were around 10,500 railroad crashes in the United States, which is fewer rail crashes in an entire year than car crashes in a single day. But because of the speed and size of trains, railway crashes are often… Read More

How a Physician’s Apology Impacts Your Maryland Medical Malpractice Case If something goes wrong in a surgery and the surgeon apologizes, does that mean that he or she is admitting wrongdoing and accepting liability? Not necessarily. Maryland is on the 36 states that have enacted so-called “I’m Sorry” law that allows a physician to express his… Read More

  Arity, a unit of insurance giant Allstate, is tracking in-car smartphone use so that insurance companies can either punish or reward drivers, depending on how they use their phone while driving.  The technology works by using the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to sense whether the device is being moved — likely in a driver’s… Read More

Texting & Driving Statistics It can be hard to grasp the dangers of texting and driving, but once you know the facts, this hazardous habit starts to become a reality. In the United States: 26% of all car crashes in 2014 involved cell phone use. At least 9 people are killed every day because of a distracted driver. More than 1,000 people… Read More

It goes without saying the holiday season typically brings an increase in street crimes such as robbery, theft, assault and commercial/residential burglary. Here are some expert safety tips designed to increase your situational awareness and prevent you from becoming a victim.  Avoid large crowd gatherings.  Although this is often unavoidable, increase vigilance at shopping malls,… Read More

  So Proud: Congratulations to Rick Jaklitsch and Bob Farley on their selection to the 2018 Washington, DC Super Lawyers list. They are recognized for their demonstrated excellence in the practice of law. The honor is limited to no more than 5% of attorneys who practice in DC.… Read More

The state trooper just pulled you over on the interstate because you’re on your cell phone and texting while driving. In most states, that’s illegal. You probably even passed electronic billboards, some of them insulting, telling you not to text and drive. So what do you tell the officer when you hand over your license… Read More

Fall is in the air, finally. So it’s never too early to start preparing for winter driving. Here are some tips to ensure a safer drive before the flakes fly. Stock your vehicle with winter supplies, including a snow shovel, ice scraper, abrasive material such as sand, jumper cables, flashlight, blankets, water, food, and any… Read More