Bicycles and motorcycles join cars and trucks on the road with no surrounding structure to protect their operators from injury. Therefore, it’s not surprising that cyclists are far more likely to suffer critical and fatal injuries on the road than passengers in vehicles. In fact, on average, motorcyclists are over 5 times more likely to…

True or false: Making a left turn is one of the most dangerous things a motorcyclist can do on the road. The answer may surprise you, but that’s true. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association, turning left is considered a “leading critical pre-crash event.” Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of all…

Self-driving vehicles are cars and trucks in which human drivers are never required to take control to safely operate the vehicle. Also called autonomous or driverless vehicles, they combine sensors and software to control, navigate, and drive the car or truck. And while it may seem like the technology literally driving these autonomous vehicles cars…

“Personal injury” is a legal term that refers to cases in which a person is sustains harm to their “body, mind or emotions” by another person or entity. Typical defendants in personal injury cases are accused of “carelessness or negligence rather than malice. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to exercise a reasonable standard of…

We are pleased to announce that Arthur Crum was recently certified as a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, as membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, settlements and awards….

Let’s start at the beginning… For a case to be heard, you must have sustained an injury or sustained damage to your property as the result of wrongful or negligent actions by a third person or entity. Common cases include traffic accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, defective products, and medical malpractice. Unfortunately, these types of…

There are few things in life as rewarding as helping kids do something for the first time. Earlier this month, I had that pleasure at the Frederick County Bar Association’s 17th annual fishing derby at Culler Lake in Downtown Frederick, MD. I was one of 12 local attorneys who helped give about 40 kids in…

If you are in a car accident, and the accident was the fault of another driver, you may be able to receive compensation. After all, the accident was not your fault, and you should not be left to bear the financial burden that it has caused. With that said, you may not know what kind…

Car accidents happen far too often, and the first and most pressing concern after an accident is the well-being of those involved. Anyone needing medical attention should be cared for promptly, and other issues should be left for later. At some point, the conversation will turn to liability, and determining who is at fault for…

Unfortunately, auto accidents are quite common. From minor fender benders to major accidents on the interstate, cars are running into each other on a regular basis on roads across the country. It’s important to understand the various types of accidents, as this information could help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim…

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