From the moment of impact, your life is changed forever. Motorcycle accidents are almost always more severe than car accidents, frequently resulting in serious injuries and, in a lot of cases, the loss of your bike. Motorist insurance will cover some of the costs, but keep one thing in mind: the insurance companies are not…

Nothing can take away the pain of losing a loved one, but the victim’s family members may be eligible to sue for damages relating to the loss. Wrongful death claims are the avenue for recouping all losses, financial and otherwise, related to the incident, vehicle accident, or motorcycle crash that led to the death of…

For motorcyclists, spring and the open roads are calling. Warm, dry weather should mean clear roads for bikers, right?  Surprisingly though, 63% of motorcyclist fatalities in 2019 occurred between May and September. Weather, it turns out, has less to do with accidents than you might think. Instead, studies suggest it’s the time of day you…

If you’re a motorcycle rider, warmer temperatures mean you’ll be able to take your bike out more often for longer periods of time. Take the time now while the weather is still transitional to do those all-important safety checks to ensure your motorcycle meets all the basic requirements. Brakes: The ability to stop your bike…

Most Marylanders didn’t see much snow last winter, but so far, 2021 has more than made up for that. The Farmer’s Almanac’s prediction of a wet, snowy winter for the mid-Atlantic region has been turned into a reality, especially in Frederick and western Maryland– bringing with it more challenges for drivers on the roads. Driving…

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 11,000 tire-related automobile crashes on our county’s network of roads and highways every year. You might be surprised at how little time it takes to keep up with good tire safety practices. Do a Regular “Walk-Around” There can be visible signs of problems…

The best time to learn about what to do in the event of an emergency is before it happens. Just as it’s not very effective to try to piece together what you have seen about doing CPR while you are with someone who has had a heart attack, neither does it make sense to try…

Since 1980, Frederick Health Hospice, formerly Hospice of Frederick County, has been caring for members of our community with life-limiting illnesses and their families, and comforting those who are grieving. Thanks to generous community support, Frederick Health Hospice is able to offer a wide range of services that are not reimbursed by insurance but that…

Some people consider tractor trailer trucks the bullies of the open road. If you’ve ever had one of these big rigs bear down on you while you’re driving up Route 15-North, you might agree. But upon closer examination, more often than not, accidents between tractor trailers and automobiles are the fault of the latter. In…

Vehicle accidents happen when you least expect them, and your commitment to driving carefully and responsibly does not insulate you from becoming the victim of one. It’s sad but true. In the worst cases, an accident on the road can cause death—yours, or a loved one’s. In a matter of moments, car accidents can also…

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