Main Navigation
Wilson & Parlett
301-952-1311
En EspaƱol

car accidents Archives

New app promotes distracted driving

As the holiday season is in full swing, residents in Maryland may well be concerned about drunk drivers being on the road. That is a legitimate concern as people frequently consume alcohol at holiday celebrations and then drive home. However, drunk driving is not the only danger people need to think about anymore. 

Looking at other distractions that cause crashes

Many drivers realize that car accidents can take place when someone is under the influence of alcohol, fails to stop at a sign, goes over the speed limit, or becomes distracted because they are using their cell phone. However, many drivers do not realize that there are all sorts of other distractions that can cause a car accident. For example, if a spider lands on a driver who has a fear of spiders, they may lose control of their vehicle. Moreover, there are other unique distractions that can play a role in an accident.

PTSD and traffic collisions

Those who are hurt in a traffic collision could have a long road to recovery for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, victims are left with deep physical pain and injuries that will last for the rest of their lives, such as a permanent disability that leaves them unable to continue their job. Moreover, people also pass away in car accidents. However, these wrecks can have additional consequences that may not be immediately clear in the aftermath of a collision, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental challenges.

Eating: an important but overlooked source of driver distraction

Drivers being distracted behind the wheel is a huge problem, not only in Upper Marlboro but throughout Maryland and across the United States. However, when it comes to distracted driving, most of the focus in the media and by lawmakers is on texting and the use of phones and other eletronics. A form of distraction that is equally important but garners much less attention is drivers who eat and drink behind the wheel.

How to I help my child cope after a car accident?

If your children have experienced a car accident in Maryland, they may need help dealing with their emotions and fears for a long time afterward. Even adults may struggle with trauma after car crashes, but young people could suffer more because they often do not know how to process their feelings. If your kids are very young, they could even develop irrational fears based on their experience.

The dangers of elderly drivers

Driving requires profound concentration, good eyesight and quick reflexes. As people age, however, one’s ability to pay complete attention to the road declines somewhat. In some cases, people are no longer able to stop quickly for emergency situations, such as bad weather conditions, reckless drivers, objects in the road and other hazards.

How to spot the signs of a traumatic brain injury

Whether you have been in a catastrophic collision or a minor fender bender, you may suffer from serious injuries as a result of a car accident. One of the most common accident injuries is traumatic brain damage. In fact, traumatic brain damage is involved in approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 153 people lose their lives to brain injuries every day. Motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of traffic accident fatalities in the United States. While some signs of brain injury are obvious, there are others that are not. Many people may not know that they have a brain injury until days, weeks or even months after the accident occurs.

How to identify the signs of a drunk driver

Drunk drivers present a significant risk to you and other motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians on the road. In 2015 alone, approximately 290,000 people were injured and an additional 10,265 people were killed in accidents involving drunk drivers, according to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. In Maryland, and in many other states across the nation, anyone who has a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 percent or higher is considered intoxicated and may be convicted of a DUI if pulled over by law enforcement. In order to protect you and your family members from these negligent drivers, you should be able to spot the signs of a drunk driver.

Teens die in Charles County accident, officer suspended

Young and inexperienced teenagers are often at greater risk for being involved in a deadly accident that other age groups. These beginning drivers simply lack the ability to make quick judgements based on driving experience. Whether the driver was drunk or distracted, or the accident was caused by a simple mistake, it is always a tragedy when young people lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions.

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Upper Marlboro Office
14513 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Toll Free: 877-727-5388
Phone: 301-358-5997
Fax: 301-952-9117
Upper Marlboro Law Office Map

College Park Office
7309 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 115
College Park, MD 20740

Phone: 301-952-8205
Map & Directions

Prince Frederick Office
85 Sherry Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Phone: 410-535-5333
Map & Directions

Leonardtown Office
22835 Washington Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Phone: 301-475-3232
Map & Directions

Waldorf Office
2 Post Office Road
Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone: 301-843-4004
Waldorf Law Office Map

Annapolis Office
8 Loudon Lane
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-263-0606
Map & Directions

Review Us