Washington D.C. is notorious for its busy streets, fraught with dangers and hazardous conditions for all drivers. However, if you stay alert and cautious behind the wheel, you can reduce your chances of getting hurt in a traffic accident. To make sure that we avoid accidents, the best thing we can do is remain...Read More
Large corporations frequently disregard safety regulations in an effort to increase their bottom line. When they do so, tragic accidents can occur, resulting in injuries and death. Sometimes the number of injuries and deaths can be staggering. In 2010, an offshore oil drilling rig owned by BP blew up off the coast of Louisiana when...Read More
Drunk driving accidents claim over 30,000 American lives every year. Even though the public knows the horrific consequences of getting caught drunk behind the wheel, drunk driving is still a modern epidemic.
The simple, irrefutable truth is that every drunk driving accident is entirely avoidable, if only the drunk driver learned how to act responsibly.
Impatience is never a virtue—especially not when driving a car. We all want to get where we’re going in a timely manner, but taking unnecessary risks on the road endangers everyone around us. We need to learn to slow down and be more cautious when we drive. Additionally, we all need to be willing to...Read More
At Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P., we have represented people in all facets of personal injury litigation for over a quarter century. Our Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia injury lawyers protect the rights of workers, and speak out for those hurt by defective products, exposure to dangerous substances—such as asbestos—or hazardous work places. We work...Read More
“Pop-up” houses are a hot new fad in home construction. An alternative to traditional methods, these pre-fabricated homes are assembled with non-toxic, recyclable, eco–friendly materials, and as a result, have very low energy consumption per square foot. Many developers in D.C. are jumping on the “pop-up” bandwagon, using the trendy term to describe homes and...Read More
A retired Maryland State Police trooper was killed recently when a car crashed into the building where he had been living. Philip Nolan Jr., 57, left the force in 2005 as a sergeant, after serving more than 20 years and was making a living as a welder. Read More
Most of us know instinctively to slow down as we drive near highway work zones. The men and women in orange vests and hardhats at these sites risk their lives every day to make sure that our lanes are paved, our streetlights work and our roads are safe. And while it is important for us...Read More
Sometimes our emotions can get the better of us. This is not our fault; we are all human. We all get angry, we all laugh uproariously and we all get jealous. And sometimes we cry. When we get behind the wheel of a car, however, we must do our best to check our emotions; to...Read More
Weather always plays a role in the condition of our roadways. Snow, sleet, rain and fog can all affect visibility and traction. It is important to remember that when driving in adverse weather, we all need to slow down and take a little extra care. A hydroplaning car is thought to have caused a chain-reaction...Read More