New State Farm® report reveals self-reported attitudes and behaviors of American teen drivers. Bloomington, Illinois, October 17, 2016 – Over 80 percent of teens said when surveyed that they use their smartphones while driving. According to a new report from State Farm, American teens who choose to be distracted by their smartphones when they’re behind… Read More


Many, many, many thanks to all who donated items or money to Melanie Smith’s Children’s Fundraising Trust Event and a special thank you to all who attended last Friday night at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall. The generosity shown has been overwhelming. The Jaklitsch Law Group is pleased to announce that the event raised more than $60,000… Read More


Singing in the rain is fun. But driving? For some people, it’s anxiety-producing. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are around 707,000 automobile crashes each year due to rain, resulting in approximately 3,300 deaths and 330,200 injuries. But being behind the wheel and a rain-splattered windshield doesn’t have to be a white-knuckled, nerve-racking… Read More


September 30: Save The Date! Silent Auction items are still coming in. Many thanks to Melanie Smith’s longtime friend Anne Plante for her donation of two wine baskets for Melanie Smith’s Children’s Education Fundraiser, Sept. 30 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall in Severna Park. Tickets are still available. Please contact us for details at [email protected]Read More


Despite the pleas, warnings and penalties, motorists continue to text while driving. In fact, police say the number of infractions is increasing. In New York, drivers who received tickets for texting skyrocketed from about 8,000 in 2011 to 85,000 in 2015. The same holds true in California, where traffic citations were handed out to about… Read More


Please Save this Date and SHARE! September 30. The Jaklitsch Law Group is hosting a Bull Roast fundraiser for our colleague Melanie Smith. It’s all to help raise money for Melanie’s Children’s Education Fund. Go to our Facebook page for details. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/JaklitschLawGroup  … Read More


RIDING A BUS TO SCHOOL For Drivers Maryland law requires drivers to stop for school buses when the buses engage flashing red lights. Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to load or unload children. Drivers should slow down and prepare to stop. Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus… Read More


Some of us may not know very much about what goes on under the hoods of our vehicles. That’s why relying on an experienced, trustworthy mechanic is key for regular upkeep and maintenance. Make sure you know when a mechanic is taking good care of your vehicle, not just taking your money. Common Auto Repair… Read More


The Jaklitsch Law Group is thrilled to announce superstar trial attorney Christine Murphy has joined our team. She has successfully handled more than 50 murder trials as a homicide prosecutor for the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, and will now bring those trial skills to bear for Jaklitsch Law Group clients injured in vehicular… Read More


School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially… Read More