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  • Holiday Accident Risks & Safety Tips
    Holiday Accident Risks & Safety Tips

    By: Dan Hausman The holiday season is a festive and wonderful time. People get a chance to take a break from work, spend some quality time with their families, and engage in family traditions. Sadly, ...

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  • NTSB Makes Safety Recommendations as Pedestrian Deaths Increase Nationwide
    NTSB Makes Safety Recommendations as Pedestrian Deaths Increase Nationwide

    By: Dan Hausman Pedestrian deaths across the United States have increased by close to 50% since 2010. Clearly, this is a crisis that affects every one of us. After all, we are all pedestrians. ...

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  • DC Law Provides Special Protection to Pedestrians and Bicyclists Injured in Motor Vehicle Collisions
    DC Law Provides Special Protection to Pedestrians and Bicyclists Injured in Motor Vehicle Collisions

    By: Allan M. Siegel The District of Columbia – like Maryland and Virginia – operates under an old and often harsh legal rule called “contributory negligence.” This means that if you are injured by ...

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  • Progress for Legal Protections of DC Pedestrians and Cyclists
    Progress for Legal Protections of DC Pedestrians and Cyclists

    By: Allan M. Siegel Mayor Bowser recently signed into law the much-anticipated Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act of 2016. The act will provide additional protections to the legal claims of ...

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  • The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act
    The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act

    At the end of June the D.C. Council passed the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Amendment Act of 2016 by a unanimous vote. The act was signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser at the end of July and recently ...

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  • DC Council Passes Bill to End Contributory Negligence
    DC Council Passes Bill to End Contributory Negligence

    On Tuesday, the DC Council voted unanimously to end contributory negligence, an unjust legal doctrine that prevents injured pedestrians and bicyclists from collecting compensation for injuries ...

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