Mar 9, 2018

Making a Claim after Sustaining Property Damage from Hitting a Pothole

If you are one of the many people who have suffered damage to your car as a result of a pothole in Washington, D.C., you may be able to get the damage repairs paid for by the District. WTOP recently reported that “Drivers who unexpectedly slam into a pothole on D.C. streets can sometimes get [...]

Dec 21, 2016

Apps Are to Blame for the Largest Spike in Traffic Fatalities in Decades

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that after almost fifty years of steady decline, the number of highway fatalities increased by the largest annual percentage last year. The numbers so far for 2016 look to be even worse. The NHTSA reports that in the first six months of 2016, the rate of [...]

May 3, 2016

Wrong-Way Truck Accident Leaves 4 Dead near Ghent, WV

You may not have ever experienced what it feels like to see a vehicle approaching yours on your side of the road traveling the wrong way, but when it happens it can be frightening. Wrong way crashes are not incredibly common, but when they do occur they can cause serious injuries and death. In March [...]

Apr 22, 2016

What Caused the Spike in Pedestrian Deaths in 2015?

According to new data released by the Governor's Highway Safety Association, there is a projected 10 percent spike in pedestrian fatalities in the 2015 traffic crash data. This is anticipated to be the largest annual increase ever in these numbers, which is causing great alarm for the safety agencies that track these numbers. In the [...]

Apr 12, 2016

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Failure to Yield Right of Way

Yielding the right of way to other drivers is one of the hallmarks of responsible driving behavior. Anyone who has been driving for any length of time has seen that driver who just pulls out into the intersection or speeds up when entering the Beltway, causing other cars to slam on their brakes to avoid [...]

Mar 1, 2016

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety on the Roadways

Bicyclists and pedestrians must share the road with motor vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds, and can kill them in an instant in the event of a collision. All of us are pedestrians at some point, but when we get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, we must be mindful to keep an eye [...]

Dec 11, 2015

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Failure to Yield Right of Way

Yielding the right of way to other drivers is one of the hallmarks of responsible driving behavior. Anyone who has been driving for any length of time has seen that driver who just pulls out into the intersection or speeds up when entering the Beltway, causing other cars to slam on their brakes to avoid [...]

Dec 2, 2015

Choose a Motorcycle Helmet to Protect Your Brain, Not Just Your Head

Motorcycle helmets have an important job to do. They must protect the rider's head in the event of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing deaths in a motorcycle crash, and about 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries. Most motorcycle helmet manufacturers are [...]

Oct 14, 2015

Dangers of Driving in the District of Columbia

The dangers of driving in the District of Columbia are legendary. Each year, Allstate releases the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report, which is based on claims for that insurance company, and ranks the 200 largest cities in the U.S. in terms of how frequently drivers get into collisions. The national average frequency for car accidents [...]

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