6 Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

August 4, 2021

Being involved in a truck accident can be a scary experience. If you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial truck, you may be dealing with immediate and severe injuries and wondering what to do next. These are the six steps you should take after being involved in a truck accident: Stop and Report the […]

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Common Spinal Injuries That May Result From a Car Accident

March 23, 2021

After you’ve been in a car accident, walking away with no injuries is always ideal. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Sustaining a spinal injury is one of the most severe types of injuries that can result from a car crash. If you’ve suffered an injury to the spinal region, you won’t only experience pain […]

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What is Distracted Driving?

May 13, 2020

Roadways can be a dangerous place. Regardless of where you live, or why you’re on the road, the risks seem to be increasing each year. By participating in distracted driving behaviors, your risk of hurting yourself or someone on the road around you increases instantly. Driving while distracted is much more dangerous than you may […]

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Driving in Unexpected Weather Conditions

March 27, 2019

It often seems that as soon as we think better weather is right around the corner, we are then hit with more extreme weather, such as sudden temperature drops or massive amounts of rainfall in a short period of time. Situations like this make it more difficult to drive and complete our day to day […]

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Pedestrian deaths hit 28-year high, and big vehicles and smartphones are to blame

March 5, 2019

Source: CNBC | Phil LeBeau The number of pedestrians killed along U.S. roadways last year climbed to the highest level since 1990, according to a new report. An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in 2018, an increase of 250 from 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association said Thursday. The association based its estimate on data […]

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Calvert County Woman Dies When Truck Crosses Center Line

September 17, 2018

Source: Deb Belt, Patch National Staff A Calvert County woman died in a weekend Severna Park crash when a pickup crossed the center line and hit her car, police say. SEVERNA PARK, MD — A Calvert County woman died Saturday when the car she was driving has hit by a pickup truck that crossed the […]

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Driver Hits Odenton Woman Walking Dog

September 7, 2018

Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton. Source: By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff ODENTON, MD — Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton, and […]

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Police: Three Killed in Charles County, Maryland Highway Crash

May 16, 2018

Source: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/05/16/identities-in-triple-fatal-crash-with-dump-truck/ Maryland State Police identify two of the three victims who died in a triple fatal crash in Charles County Tuesday. The preliminary investigation into the crash indicated a dump truck was traveling eastbound on Maryland Route 234 and Penns Hill Road shortly before 3:00 p.m. when an SUV failed to stop at the […]

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6 in Hospital After 4 Vehicle Crash on Aris T Allen Blvd in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday

May 16, 2018

Source: http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2018/05/6-in-hospital-after-4-vehicle-crash-on-aris-t-allen-blvd-on-saturday/ On May 12, 2018 at approximately 6:41 pm officers responded to a multi vehicle crash on Aris T. Allen Blvd (MD-665) at Riva Road in Annapolis. Investigation showed a Ford Raptor was traveling eastbound on MD-665 when it crossed the median into the westbound lanes striking a GMC pickup, Dodge pickup, and a […]

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This Might Shock You…

March 1, 2018

This might shock you but you should be prepared in case someone texting while driving causes you to run off the road and hit a power line pole. If those live wires fall onto your car or the area surrounding it you need to be aware of what to do to ensure your safety. The […]

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What You Should Know Before Meeting With A Truck Accident Attorney

February 6, 2018

  Truck accidents can be very serious situations. These accidents often occur at high speeds and involve a collision with a vehicle much larger in size than your own, causing a more serious impact than one that may occur in another type of auto accident. Accidents even at low speeds with such heavy vehicles, such […]

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The Most Dangerous Highway in Maryland

September 27, 2017

Did you know one of the most dangerous highways in Maryland might be a route you’re all too familiar with? Indian Head Highway (Route 210) is one of the deadliest roads in Prince George’s County. About 60 lives have been taken on this deathly highway over the past decade triggering local authorities and members of […]

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Driver Burned in Maryland Crash is Awarded $26 Million in Suit Against Ford Motor Company

August 31, 2017

A 26-year-old Clarksburg man who lost an arm and a leg after his Ford pickup truck “burst into flames” in a collision on Georgia Avenue last year was awarded $26 million in damages yesterday by a Baltimore jury.

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Maryland Crash Victim Awarded $26 Million Lawsuit Faulted Ford on Safety of Pickup

August 31, 2017

A Baltimore Circuit jury yesterday gave one of the largest damage awards in the history of the city court — $26 million — to a Frederick man who claimed he lost his arm and leg in an accident because Ford Motor Co. failed to install a $1 safety device on his pickup truck. Read the […]

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How Truck Crashes are Different from Car Crashes

May 5, 2017

Thousands of truck accidents occur every year. A truck accident is a vehicle collision that includes tractor-trailers, 18- wheelers, and semi-trucks. Most truck accidents lead to lengthy traffic jams, expensive insurance claims, and even injuries or fatalities. While all automobile collisions can be traumatic, truck accidents tend to be more catastrophic. Here are a few […]

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Potter Burnett Law Client Awarded Largest Auto Verdict in Harford County

April 25, 2017

Bowie, Maryland (April 24, 2017) – Potter Burnett Law is pleased to announce a $1.12 Million verdict in Harford County Circuit Court on Friday. The Plaintiffs, Joseph and Jodi Glaser filed suit against Allmerica Financial Insurance Company, seeking underinsured motorist benefits. Jodi Glaser was in a collision on June 28, 2012, and suffered permanent injuries; […]

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Pedestrian Accident

April 19, 2017

Imagine you’re running your weekly errands. Although running errands isn’t your favorite activity, it is a warm spring day and you’re feeling productive and cheerful. The grocery store is the last stop on your list and afterward, you plan to go home and enjoy the sunset on your back porch. As you park your car […]

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