By Tom Curcio | Published January 9, 2024 | |
At Curcio Law, we are committed advocates for pedestrian safety, and we find the recent collaboration between officials in Hyattsville Maryland and artist Graham Coreil-Allen to be both innovative and inspiring. This project represents a growing movement to utilize art as a powerful tool to promote pedestrian safety, addressing the alarming increase in pedestrian fatalities Read MoreRead More
Recent trends have shown an alarming increase in product defects that can pose significant risks to consumers. From exploding vape pens to malfunctioning skateboards, the list is growing, and it’s crucial to be aware of these potential hazards. Here is a semi-comprehensive list of a few products we’ve seen trending recently, for the wrong reasons. Read MoreRead More
In a previous article we explored the troubling U.S. pedestrian fatality rate and unraveled the causes behind it, drawing insights from the Freakonomics Radio podcast titled “Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians?” Now we focus on potential solutions that can pave the way to safer streets, protect pedestrians, and ultimately reverse this Read MoreRead More
In 2022, the United States saw approximately 7,508 pedestrian fatalities resulting from motor vehicle collision. This marked the highest pedestrian death count in forty years, as reported by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Pedestrian fatalities have been rising since 2010, a paradox as overall traffic-related deaths decreased between 2007 and 2016. Virginia’s statistics aligned with Read MoreRead More
Pedestrian fatalities in the United States have reached an alarming high, positioning the country as a leader in this troubling statistic. As highlighted in the Freakonomics Radio podcast episode titled “Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians?”, the U.S. witnessed over 7,500 pedestrian deaths last year, marking the highest toll in over four Read MoreRead More
It is truly amazing how on any given day, an emergency that threatens life, limb, and property can happen. After work on Thursday, May 4, I drove to the marina in my neighborhood to attend our monthly membership meeting. As I drove toward the club house, the road was blocked with numerous Fairfax County firetrucks, Read MoreRead More
Automobile insurance policies are intended to protect drivers and passengers from harm in the event of an accident or injury caused by the use or operation of an automobile. As a recent case of the Virginia Court of Appeals shows, the extent of the coverage provided by your Virginia automobile policy may be broader than Read MoreRead More
Earlier this month, Justin and Rakin volunteered as judges at the Costello mock trial competition. George Mason University’s (GMU) Antonin Scalia Law School hosted its 16th annual John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, which featured 31 teams from 21 law schools across the United States. Dozens of GMU students volunteered as witnesses, practicing Read MoreRead More
Periodically throughout each Virginia Legislature session, we report on Bills that are of interest to our personal injury practice and that our clients and friends may find helpful and informative. One such Bill is House Bill 1440, which addresses an evidentiary issue we often face in cases where the careless driver who was issued a Read MoreRead More
As many of you know, one of Curcio Law’s passion projects is to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. Over the years, Tom has spoken on this topic at local schools, to newly licensed drivers, and to many local community organizations on behalf of the EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) campaign. One of Read MoreRead More
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