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Billion-dollar consequences for negligent acts

Airbags are designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a motor vehicle accident. However, when a product meant to prevent harm causes physical injuries, trust placed in the manufacturer is misplaced, if not irrevocably shattered. In what spurred the largest automotive recall in U.S. history two days prior, the U.S. Justice Department penalized a Japanese automotive manufacturer and supplier of airbags for misconduct to the tune of a $1 billion. Products That Protect Result In Injuries And Death Prosecutors determined that Takata knowingly provided misleading test reports on

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Three injured in multi-vehicle crash on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Most people commuting on their way home from work are just glad their workday is over. They’re looking forward to having dinner with their family, going out with friends or simply just relaxing in front of the television. What they don’t expect is to be involved in a major accident that ties up traffic for hours. Residents of Maryland may be interested to hear of an accident involving multiple vehicles that resulted in injuries to three individuals. Around 6:00 p.m. a vehicle in the westbound lanes of the Chesapeake Bay

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Pedestrian accidents still a major problem nationwide

After decades of depending on cars to get around, a growing number of Americans are rediscovering the benefits and joys of walking. It’s good for your health and good for the environment. Unfortunately, more often than not, being a pedestrian in most major U.S. cities is dangerous or even deadly. Because America’s infrastructure was designed and built around the automobile, our city streets are not just inconvenient for non-automobile travelers; they are actually dangerous. This problem is the focus of an annual report from an advocacy group called Smart Growth

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Driverless cars: convenience or catastrophe?

Total Recall, Demolition Man and other feature films set in a future America forecasted the promise of driverless cars. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, a movie that took place in 1940s Hollywood, revealed a more sentient autonomous vehicle named Benny the Cab. The smaller screen also depicted self-operating cars that featured K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider and the famed Batmobile from the original Batman series. In 2017, fantasy has become reality. However, with that reality comes potential risks when it comes to the operation of actual driverless cars. Questions remain. How safe

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Seeking legal compensation after a fatal accident

Sometimes, for example in the case of a terminal illness, a person has time to prepare for a loved one’s death. This is not an easy feat to do, but many in Rockville do so every day. However, sometimes a person in Rockville loses a loved one suddenly, perhaps in a fatal accident. Either way, losing a loved one is never easy. What can make losing a loved one especially hard is if your loved one’s death could have been prevented. Accidents caused by negligent drivers, medical malpractice and defective products

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Feds close to finalizing driver safety guidelines for smartphone manufacturers

We all know how distracting smartphones can be. Yet while they pose an almost unlimited potential for distraction and danger, smartphones can tell us where we are, where we are going, and link to a car’s Bluetooth system for hands-free dialing. Simply put, smartphones are evolving to work within vehicles. They are not going away. Too often, however, the devices are not used optimally for safety. For example, in some newer model vehicles the driver can hear the navigation on the phone telling him or her to turn left over

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Steve H.Drone

Attorney Steven H. Dorne

Attorney Steven H. Dorne is an accomplished lawyer who practices in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He brings more than 30 years of experience and a long record of success to each case. His law practice is distinguished by careful preparation and thorough analysis of each case.

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