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October 12th, 2017

The CDC reports that an average of six teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are killed every day in car accidents in the United States. Teen drivers are three-times more likely to be involved in car accidents than those over the age of 20, and teen boys are twice as likely as girls to be driving when these accidents occur.

National Teen Safe Driving Week is October 15-22. Take this time to talk to your teen about safe driving habits that can help prevent their causing and being seriously injured or killed in an accident.

What Safe Driving Looks Like

Call our Baltimore car accident lawyers if your teen has been injured in an accident anywhere in MarylandWords alone won’t teach your kids how to drive responsibly. You have to model appropriate behavior if you really hope to reduce your child’s risk of dying in an accident.

Safe driving means:

  • Never driving while intoxicated
  • Refusing to use your cellphone, for any reason, while driving a car
  • Keeping your full attention on the road at all times
    • No personal grooming
    • No eating or drinking
    • No adjusting the radio, switching CDs, or looking through a portable music device
  • Keeping a 3-4 car gap between yourself and the vehicle in front of you
  • Always using turn signals
  • Refraining from aggressive behavior

Remember: Your actions as a driver, more than anything else, will inform how your child acts when driving a car. Take care to both model appropriate behavior and provide calm and useful pointers to your child to help prevent his or her involvement in an accident.

Sadly, even the safest of teen drivers cannot always prevent an accident. If your child is injured or killed by another driver’s negligence, Cohen & Dwin can help. Call us at 410-653-6000 for a free consultation at one of our Maryland offices. We have locations in Baltimore, Bel Air, Columbia, Ocean City, and surrounding areas of Maryland to better serve families living throughout the region.  

August 6th, 2015

The Baltimore workers' comp lawyers at Cohen & Dwin are here to helpWhen you are injured on the job, it is important to understand all of your options. The Baltimore workers’ compensation lawyers at Cohen & Dwin are here to help. Working personally with you to fully understand your accident and your injuries, we can help you determine if workers’ comp or a personal injury lawsuit will best meet your needs.

To schedule your free consultation at one of our seven Maryland locations, call (800) 692-2500 today. If your injury prohibits travel, one of our attorneys will come to you.

Workers’ comp is a no-fault insurance carried by a majority of Maryland employers. When an employee is injured, workers’ comp will provide coverage for medical expenses, a portion of lost wages, and travel costs until the employee is able to return to work. Workers’ compensation can be sought even when no clearly liable party is identifiable.

Personal injury lawsuits can be filed when there is a clearly liable party, but are uncommon following workplace accidents. However, when an accident occurs on a construction site or in cases where workers’ comp would be grossly inadequate, legal action is often the better route. In both personal injury and workers’ comp cases, having a skilled lawyer on your side is essential for optimal results.

To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Maryland attorneys, please contact Cohen & Dwin today. 

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July 1st, 2015

AAA estimates that 41.9 million people will take to the roads this upcoming weekend to celebrate America’s independence. Much of this traffic will be spread out, with the heaviest flow on Friday and Sunday, but extra vigilance should be practiced throughout the July 4th weekend to help protect yourself, those you love, and those with whom you share the road.

The Maryland car accident attorneys at Cohen & Dwin wish you and your family a safe and happy Fourth of July and strongly encourage you to:

  • Avoid drinking and driving
  • Pay attention to the road
  • Slow down and allow for extra time to get to your destination
  • Give the vehicle in front of you enough distance to prevent accidental collision
  • Carefully follow traffic signals, signs, and flow

These simple steps may make the difference between your being involved in an accident and making it home safely.

When your actions alone fail to prevent injury caused by another driver, you need an experienced and dedicated law firm on your side. With offices throughout Maryland, Cohen & Dwin is here to take your case and fight for the full compensation you are due.

If you are in need of a car accident attorney in Maryland, please contact Cohen & Dwin online or by calling (800) 692-2500 to schedule a free and informative consultation.

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June 5th, 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 73% of all pedestrian accidents take place in urban settings like Baltimore. This, of course, makes sense – more pedestrians and vehicles sharing an often frantically paced area can’t help but result in more accidents. Tragically, one-fifth of all fatal pedestrian accidents involve children and commonly take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. as kids are coming home from school.

If you or someone you love has been injured while walking or riding a bike, please call Cohen & Dwin at (800) 692-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Maryland pedestrian accident attorneys.

Children are the most likely to be seriously injured in pedestrian accidents, even when they are using cross-walks and other areas designed for safe pedestrian travel. Analyzing data obtained from St. Christopher’s Children Hospital following pedestrian accidents, the NHTSA determined that nearly 40% of victims were injured when they had the right of way, commonly resulting in broken bones, brain injury, and other potentially life-long damages.

Maryland was just named one of the safest states for bicycles. Perhaps it’s time our state took steps to protect children pedestrians as well. If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact us for a free consultation today. Our pedestrian accident attorneys fight for victims throughout Maryland.

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May 14th, 2015

May is National Bike Month, established by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) in an effort to increase public awareness of the benefits offered by cycling. Earlier this month, the LAB also released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State rankings, ranking Maryland as #10 overall. However, this ranking did find that Maryland lacks proper funding for bicycle infrastructure and is poor at both educating the public on bicycle safety and planning bicycle safety events.

There are hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries sustained in bicycle accidents every year. Tragically, many of these accidents involve children. When a bicycle accident is caused by the driver of a larger vehicle, victims and their families may be entitled to seek compensation well beyond the insignificant offerings of insurance companies. The experienced Maryland personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Dwin are here to take your case, fight for your rights, and help you secure every penny you are due.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident in Maryland, please contact Cohen & Dwin online or by calling (800) 692-2500 for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We maintain seven office locations, including Baltimore and Columbia, to better serve victims of serious injury throughout the state of Maryland. 

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April 6th, 2015

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month – a month dedicated to raising public awareness of the dangers of distracted driving while encouraging motorists to take steps to help avoid causing car accidents. While the basic focus of National Distracted Driver Awareness month is to increase awareness of all forms of driver distraction, this year the National Safety Council is giving extra attention to the risks posed by so-called “hands-free” devices.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, call the Baltimore personal injury lawyers of Cohen & Dwin at (800) 692-2500 for a free consultation.

Hands-Free is not Risk Free

Following texting bans in several states, including Maryland, hands-free devices have become increasingly popular in newer model cars. The idea is that by removing the distraction of using hands to operate a phone, the risks of cellphone use while driving are likewise eliminated. This, sadly, is the farthest thing from the truth. In fact, several studies have found that hands-free devices poses a larger risk by not only causing distraction, but also giving the false sense that no such risks exist. The only way to be completely free of phone-related distraction while driving is to not use a phone while operating a vehicle.

If you or a loved one are in need of a personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, please contact Cohen & Dwin today. We have seven Maryland locations to better serve victims of injury throughout our state.

March 9th, 2015

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a month dedicated to awareness campaigns that can help the general population better understand the struggles faced by those who have sustained traumatic brain injury. More than educating the public, Brain Injury Awareness Month is designed to help victims of this injury understand that there is a network of support they can tap into. In fact, the theme of 2015’s campaign is Not Alone.

The Baltimore personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Dwin support the Brain Injury Association of America in their efforts this and all other months of the year. We also know that victims of brain injury deserve swift and effective legal representation and are here to help families dealing with this injury get the justice they deserve.

Brain injury may result from a number of accidents, but its consequences are often the same. Difficulties working, medical and rehabilitation expenses, home modifications, and untold amounts of personal pain and suffering can all accompany this injury. And all of this without any guarantee of full recovery. When you sustain a brain injury due to someone else’s actions, you are entitled to hold that party accountable and seek compensation for damages well in excess of insurance company settlements.

If you are in need of a brain injury attorney in Baltimore or surrounding areas, please contact Cohen & Dwin for a free consultation. We maintain offices throughout Maryland to better serve victims of personal injury in all areas of our state.

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February 23rd, 2015

Despite the current cold-snap, now is the perfect time to start discussing summer vacation plans and other child-related issues with your co-parent. Squaring up plans now can help ease the transition from school to summer for all involved parties, and help ensure everyone is able to enjoy quality time together.

While issues such as custody and parenting time are typically settled during the divorce process, many co-parents are willing to work with each other during the less structured summer months to come up with a plan that suits everyone’s needs. However, working together is not always possible and when issues arise it is often best to discuss your concerns with an experienced family law attorney before things get heated.

The family law attorneys at Cohen & Dwin understand the delicate nature of parenting time and custody disputes. We work to protect the parental rights of our clients. We are here to guide you through this process and help ensure you make the best legal moves for you and your family.

To schedule a free consultation with one of the Baltimore family law attorneys at Cohen & Dwin, please contact us online or by calling (800) 692-2500 today.

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February 13th, 2015

Brain injury is one of the most common consequences of motorcycle accidents. In an attempt to reduce risks to bikers, the state of Maryland requires riders and their passengers wear a DOT approved helmet while the vehicle is in operation. However, helmet use is not 100% effective and victims of motorcycle accidents often sustain some level of head injury even when a helmet is in use.

If you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Baltimore, please call Cohen & Dwin at (800) 692-2500 to schedule a free and informative consultation.

Brain injury, even a “mild” brain injury, will result in medical expenses, rehabilitation, and long-term emotional and physical consequences. When you sustain one of these injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you are due compensation well beyond any settlement that may be offered by insurance. The only way to secure the true compensation you are entitled to is with the help of an aggressive and experienced motorcycle accident attorney.

For nearly four decades, the Maryland personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Dwin have been helping victims of motorcycle accidents get justice. If you have sustained any type of injury while riding your motorcycle, please contact us to learn more about your rights. 

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January 26th, 2015

As we prepare for the next winter storm, the Baltimore personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Dwin would like to encourage you to practice safe winter driving habits. Remember, when visibility is limited and conditions are wet and icy, avoiding driving is always preferable. When that is not an option, giving yourself extra time and taking things slowly are key to avoid causing car accidents.

In addition to driving slowly, try to:

  • Maintain at least three car-lengths in distance between yourself and those in front of you
  • Clean ice off of windows and mirrors
  • Refrain from using intoxicants before driving
  • Avoid distraction such as cellphones

Taking these steps can help protect you, your passengers, and those you share the road with.

Your safe driving can help prevent your causing an accident. It cannot always prevent your being involved in one. If you are injured in an auto accident caused by a careless or negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation well beyond initial insurance company offerings. The Maryland auto accident attorneys at our firm are here to review your case free of charge and help you better understand all of your options.

To schedule your free consultation at one of our eight Maryland offices, please contact Cohen & Dwin today.

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