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What’s the Role of an Expert Witness?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 6:21 pm in Personal Injury.

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Personal injury incidents like car accidents can significantly alter a person’s life. Situations like these may not only temporarily affect a person’s ability to live as fulfilling of a life as they otherwise would have, but even claim their life.

While most personal injury cases are settled pre-litigation, a small handful go to trial. Personal injury attorneys handling these Maryland cases may need to solicit the services of an expert witness to help prove negligence or liability.

What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Damage After a Car Accident?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 5:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Nerve damage suffered by car accident victims is usually what is called peripheral neuropathy—damage to the nerves located outside the brain and spinal cord. Your body is connected by a network of nerves that sends messages between the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and other areas. Nerves in various parts of the body can be injured by the physical trauma of a car accident. One nerve or multiple nerves may suffer injury.

Tips for Avoiding Heat Sickness While Driving

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 5:20 pm in Car Accidents.

When you think about being safe on the road, remaining hydrated may not top your list. It perhaps should, though. Temperatures can reach, on average, the mid to high 80s during the summer months here in Baltimore and across the state. So, you can surely benefit from assimilating tips for avoiding heat sickness while driving into your routine.

Do Digital Billboards Distract Drivers?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 3:10 pm in Car Accidents.

Drivers should always give their full attention to the road when driving. Unfortunately staying on task can be a challenge in a world filled with constant distractions. Most Baltimore drivers do their best, though, and many even take preventative measures like putting their phones out of reach when they are behind the wheel.

How Do You Get a Copy of a Police Report in Baltimore?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 3:38 pm in Car Accidents.

There are several steps you should take if you are involved in a car accident. One of the first of these is that you should call 911 and make sure a police officer is headed to the crash scene. You may then want to turn your attention to a few additional tasks as you wait for a law enforcement officer to arrive.

How Do Faulty Handrails Cause Serious Injuries?

Published on Jun 10, 2022 at 5:03 pm in Slip and Fall.

When you enter a business or someone’s home, the last thing you expect is to grab for a handrail and have it break loose or injure you. A broken or faulty handrail can lead to a serious slip and fall injury very quickly, especially in instances where the handrail may look secure but isn’t. Whether the handrail is located in a stairwell, a balcony, an entryway, or a ramp, visitors depend on these handrails to guide them safely and provide balance.

How Does Tractor-Trailer Brake Failure Cause Accidents?

Published on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:24 pm in Truck Accidents.

How Does Tractor-Trailer Brake Failure Cause Accidents?

Brake failure is one of the most dangerous situations involving a tractor-trailer. When a large, heavy machine doesn’t have the ability to stop, large-scale devastation can result. If a driver loses control of the semi-truck, anything in the vehicle’s path can be destroyed. Other cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and even nearby buildings may be caught in the destruction caused by tractor-trailer brake failure.

There’s no question that tractor-trailer brake failure causes accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recognizes that most brake malfunction collisions are very serious in nature. FMCSA regulations governing brake use, maintenance, and inspection are rigorous. But not every motor carrier adheres to these mandatory guidelines.

What Are the Biggest Motor Vehicle Threats to Children?

Published on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:14 pm in Car Accidents.

What Are the Biggest Motor Vehicle Threats to Children?

As a parent or caregiver, your top priority is to keep your child safe. Car safety is just one aspect of this, but if you spend any amount of time traveling in a motor vehicle, it is essential that you get it right. Any time you are driving with your child, you should be certain that they are properly restrained either with a seat belt or in the correct car seat for their age.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are one of the leading causes of death for children. In 2019 alone, motor vehicle accidents killed 608 children under the age of 12. Collisions injured another 91,000 that same year.

At Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, we know how important it is to understand risk factors when trying to prevent childhood injuries, so let’s explore the biggest motor vehicle threats to children.

How To Prevent Hydroplaning

Published on May 19, 2022 at 9:13 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips to prevent hydroplaning

While any month of the year can bring about a fair amount of precipitation, rainfall is perhaps the heaviest during the spring and summer seasons. 

Wet roads are no match for motorists. Surfaces like these can affect traction, causing a motorist to lose control of their vehicle and resulting in a crash. 

What Should You Do When Your Car Breaks Down?

Published on May 12, 2022 at 5:59 pm in Car Accidents.

What Should You Do When Your Car Breaks Down

Virtually every vehicle owner will encounter car troubles at some point in time. This means that it is not a matter of whether your vehicle might one day break down, but when.

Your vehicle breaking down on the side of the road is not necessarily an indication that it is on its last leg. There are many reasons why a car might break down, including overdue maintenance, poor road conditions, and faulty equipment.

Car trouble can be disorienting even for the most responsible vehicle owner, which may leave you wondering what you should do when your car breaks down. Taking the right steps is key to preserving your safety and potentially preventing a car accident.

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