Why are DC School Buses Racking Up So Many Traffic Violations?

According to The Washington Post, traffic cameras in Washington, D.C. have captured school bus drivers both speeding and running red lights hundreds of times over recent years. However, unlike every other driver, schools have not had to pay for the numerous violations. City records show that DC’s school bus drivers accrued 327 traffic camera tickets...

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Our Lawyers Discuss the Dangers of Defective Equipment on a Construction Site

If you are a construction worker, you use construction equipment and tools every day throughout the course of your job. Proper-working equipment is very important on construction sites, because one product’s defect can seriously injure or even kill those operating or working near the machine. http://youtu.be/GTHijSxgotU If you are at work and are injured by a...

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Driver Crashes Into Traffic Stop, Seriously Injures Prince George’s County Officer

According to CBS DC, an out-of-control, reckless driver crashed into three police cruisers, seriously injuring a 26-year-old police officer during a traffic stop in Prince George’s County. Authorities reported that the five-vehicle collision took place on Pennsylvania Avenue near Walters Lane in Forestville, Maryland. [ubermenu-map address="Forestville, MD" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] Three police officers were outside their...

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What Is a Third Party Claim? Our Attorneys Explain This Aspect of The Law

Workers compensation law varies from state to state, meaning that the way the law applies to your situation in Maryland may not be the case in Virginia. There are also different aspects of workers compensation law that the average worker may not be aware of, such as third party claims. In most cases, workers are...

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Study Shows DC’s Suburbs are Less Safe For Pedestrians Than in the City

According to the Washington City Paper, Washington, D.C. is one of the safest places in the US for pedestrian activity; however, the streets of DC’s suburbs are a different story. The National Complete Streets Coalition recently released a report analyzing the dangers to pedestrians in metropolitan areas across the US. According to the report, Washington,...

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Pedestrian Accidents and Deaths Becoming a Growing Issue in Washington DC

According to The Washington Post, hundreds of individuals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are struck by vehicles annually, and 82 pedestrians are killed on average. A recent study conducted by the National Complete Street Coalition showed that many older cities like Washington, D.C. experienced higher rates of pedestrian fatalities, with 20 percent of all...

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Survey Shows DC Bike Commuting Has Dramatically Increased Since 2000

According to an American Community survey, 3.1 percent of commuters in Washington, D.C. ride a bicycle to and from work, which places DC seventh among cities with a population over 200,000; in 2000, the number was only 1.2 percent. Washington, D.C. also has the second-highest rate of people walking to work, at 12.1 percent, just...

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Can My Boss Fire Me If I Speak Out About Workplace Safety?

The answer is no. As an employee, you have a right to workplace safety, and if you feel unsafe, you should speak out. Do not fear retaliation; you are protected under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Occupational Health and Safety Act covers a wide...

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If My Family Member Died from Mesothelioma Cancer, Does Their Claim Survive Death?

If you lost a loved one due to an asbestos-related disease, their claim does survive death. The family keeps the claim after their loved one dies; however, your claim options depend on what state you are in, because state laws are all dramatically different. For example, your estate can make a claim and collect damages...

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How Do I Appeal a Case? Our Attorneys Explain Your Options

If you are looking to appeal your court case, you may be wondering what lawyer you should choose to guide you through the appeals process. When you have an experienced appellate attorney, you can be sure all options will be explored, all briefs will be thoroughly researched and written, and all appellate hearings will...

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