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Auto Crash – Head-on Collision

On Thursday, July 30th a woman died in an auto crash head-on collision.  The crash occurred in Prince George’s County, MD.  An SUV struck the woman’s vehicle head-on.  The victim was identified as 23 year old Tyra Dalton of Upper … Continue reading

Window Fall Cases

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m. a two year-old child fell from an apartment building window.  The fall occurred in the 4500 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW.  The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.   Window Fall … Continue reading

Police Use of Force

Limiting Police Use of Force With the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the summer of 2020, many cities and states began to review police use of force measures.   In the District of Columbia, the City Council passed certain … Continue reading

Swimming Injuries

On June 25, 2020 a 17 year-old from Silver Spring drowned in Lake Audubon in Reston, VA.  The lake is in the 2000 block of Beacon Heights Drive. The police had received a call th at the swimmer had gone … Continue reading

Charity Immunity

Charity immunity or more commonly called charitable immunity is alive and well in Virginia.  The lead case on that issue is UVA v. Morris, 275 Va. 319 (2008).  A charity is immune from liability to beneficiaries for acts of ordinary negligence.  … Continue reading

Pedestrian Fatality

On June 5, 2020, a 24 year-old pedestrian was killed.  He was struck along Interstate 66 in Arlington.  Justin Angel of Stephens City, Virginia was walking in the eastbound lane of Interstate 66.  He was near Route 29 when he … Continue reading

Motorcycle Wrongful Death

On June 9, 2020 a motorcyclist was killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland when his motorcycle struck a guardrail.  He was on a highway ramp at the time of the impact.  The decedent’s name is Damien Dickerson of Upper Marlboro.  … Continue reading

Pedestrian Death

On June 8, 2020 a 20 year-old pedestrian was killed.  He was struck by a vehicle in the Tacoma neighborhood of northwest Washington.  The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m.  It was in the 700 block of Piney Branch Road, NW … Continue reading

One Vehicle Crashes – Uninsured Motorist Claims

One Vehicle Crashes On Sunday, June 7, 2020 a 22 year-old man died after a crash in Prince William County according to police.  The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. The crash was on the Prince William Parkway.  It was near … Continue reading

Defamation Online

Defamation online has been a hot topic for years.  The social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. are immune from defamation claims based upon what their users may publish. Defamation Online-The Basics The basis of a defamation claim is … Continue reading

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