Meliha Perez Halpern is now Senior Counsel at ChasenBoscolo

Your Holiday Travel Checklist! (Print This Out to Keep in the Car)

You’ve finally got the kids in the car, so it’s time to buckle up and start the hour-long drive north to Grandma and Grandpa’s home in Frederick. It’s been a hectic morning that started with a trip to Lulu Florist to pick up the Christmas centerpiece for tonight’s dinner. Then your spouse called to say that your son got too enthusiastic while reenacting one of many fight scenes from The Last Jedi and knocked over the Read More

Baby It’s Cold Outside… So Make Sure to Avoid These 3 Hazards During the Holidays

The holidays are meant to be a time of peace on earth and goodwill towards others, which is why we don’t even like using the words “hurt” and “holidays” in the same sentence. However, this can be a dangerous time for many of us, especially on the roads. If you’re driving anywhere, even if it’s just a quick trip to the Corner Bakery Cafe to pick up the office party catering, you’re sharing the road with one of the Read More

Driving to Grandma’s This Thanksgiving? Prevent Night Crashes Using These 5 Tips!

You’re all set for Thanksgiving this year. You’ve pre-ordered the turkey at MOM’s Organic Market and your mother-in-law has offered to hold the celebration at her home in Baltimore. The kids are thrilled to spend Thanksgiving at Grandma’s—they’d eat her cornbread and pumpkin pies at every meal if you let them. There’s only one thing that bothers you about this otherwise perfect arrangement. By the time the dishes Read More

Trick or Treat! 4 Tricks to Keeping Your Children Safe on the Street

It’s upon us! That time of year when children put on costumes and go from one house to the next seeking fun, adventure, and of course, tons of candy. You understand their excitement—you were a kid once too. But as a parent, you’re also concerned. On average, children are more likely to be struck and killed by cars on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Although such a risk is worrying, a little Read More

Would You Drive Drunk? Then Don’t Drive Distracted!

Let’s talk about distracted driving. Chances are high that you’ve done it without realizing it. Have you ever been driving on I-270 and glanced down at your buzzing phone? Paid more attention to your GPS than the road ahead of you? Turned around to settle an argument between the kids? Taken advantage of a lull in traffic speed to check your makeup in the rearview mirror? These are all examples of distracted Read More

Am I Being a Helicopter Parent? How Parents Can Keep Teenagers Safe On the Road

Your 16-year-old daughter just got her driver’s license, and now she’s asking you for the keys to the car for the first time. She wants to drive to the Town Square to hang out with her friends before going to see a movie. It’s an exciting moment in a teenager’s life: you remember how it was for you. A driver’s license was, and still is, a rite of passage toward a world of greater independence and more Read More

When is the Right Time for Me to Call an Attorney After a Collision?

You’ve just been in a collision during your morning commute on I-495. You’re scared and you don’t know what to do. What should you do? There are two things you should do right away: 1) Call the police, and 2) seek medical attention if you believe you have been injured! You should always keep in mind that not all injuries are immediately apparent or visible. Even if you feel like you weren’t hurt, a check-up could Read More

If the Person Who Hit Me and My Car Doesn’t Have Insurance, Who Will Pay for My Medical Bills?

You’re on your way home from work, driving on I-270, when you suddenly remember that your wife asked you to pick up milk. You stop at the Harris Teeter and get it, but as you’re leaving the lot, an 18-year-old driver on his phone plows into the side of your car, leaving you with a fractured arm. To make matters worse, when you go to ask for their insurance, you find out that they’re uninsured! So now you’re hurt, Read More

The 5 Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Most people prefer to believe that they'll never be involved in a car crash. In reality, collisions can happen to anyone, even if you consider yourself a careful driver or you have a clean driving record. It's worth reading up on the most common types of car collisions to educate yourself on how they happen—and how you can avoid them. 1) Sideswipe Accidents When two cars are travelling parallel to one another Read More

5 Tips for Better Pedestrian Safety

Think pedestrians always have the right-of-way? Think again! Pedestrians only have the legal right-of-way when they're passing through controlled intersections and marked crosswalks. Even then, it's important to do your part as a pedestrian to stay safe and avoid accidents. Every pedestrian—whether you're young or old; able-bodied or living with a disability—can benefit from the following safety tips. Stay Read More