The WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) oversees the Metrobus and the light rail transit service (the Metrorail). The agency was created by the governments of Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Approximately 600,000 people use the Metrorail system each day in DC....Read More
Will Improved Transit-Rail Safety Oversight Help Prevent Train Accidents?
Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Helping Injured Clients in Washington D.C.Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a media event in Washington, D.C. to announce its list of “Most Wanted” safety recommendations. The NTSB’s recommendations included plans to improve transit-rail oversight to prevent train accidents.
What... Read More
Could “Dutch Roundabouts” Help Prevent Bike Accidents In DC?
Experienced Bike Accident Attorneys Defending Clients in Washington D.C.,In November, the government in Cambridge, England approved the conversion of a dangerous intersection into a “Dutch roundabout” to prevent bike accidents. If it proves successful, could it be the answer to help improve cyclist safety in... Read More
What Is The Washington, D.C. Three Strikes Bill?
Last month, the D.C. council voted on a bill that would become the toughest distracted driving law in the U.S. if it passed. The Three Strikes Bill, as it has become known as, would create new penalties for distracted driving, including:
How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect Bicyclists?
When self-driving cars became a serious topic of interest, we wrote about what it would mean for the safety of other drivers on the road. Experts predict many exciting things for the future of driverless cars. For one, they are projected to decrease...Read More
This Northeast D.C. Bus Accident Sent 43 Children To The Hospital
Last month, a D.C. bus accident between a school bus and a Metro bus sent 43 children and three adults to a hospital. Just a few weeks later, a bus accident in Baltimore, Maryland that also involved a transit bus and a...Read More
Can I Sue A Bar After A Drunk Driving Accident?
Picture this: you’re driving home at night and tragedy strikes. You’re hit by a drunk driver who made the unfortunate choice to drive home after leaving a bar. As it turns out, the driver may not be the only one at...Read More
What Are The Leading Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents?
It’s well established that motorcycles have a reputation for being unsafe. In 2006, there were 35 times more fatalities from motorcycle accidents than car accidents. Because these numbers are so high, it always helps for riders to understand the leading causes of motorcycle accidents...Read More
Why Are SUV’s Susceptible To Rollover Accidents?
Generally speaking, the size and weight of an SUV should provide some level of security for the driver and passengers. However, having a larger vehicle such as an SUV, truck and minivan does not protect drivers from rollover accidents, which sometimes do not even...Read More
Will The Creepy Clown Sightings Impact Child Safety On Halloween?
With all of the creepy clown sightings, it is even important to keep child safety in mind this Halloween. Make sure you do the following this year to keep your kids safe:
- Escort your child to each house and don’t let them out of your sight
- Keep on the sidewalk, when possible
- Cross the... Read More