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What Are the Risks of Posting on Social Media After a Car Accident?

Published on Jan 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm in Car Accidents.

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After you’ve been in a car accident, you might turn to social media to update your friends and family about what happened so that you can alert everyone in one place. This makes sense—you just want to get the message out there so that you don’t have to update everyone individually and let them know you’re okay. But actually, this could end up hurting you in the long run.

When Do Most Drowsy Driving Accidents Occur?

Published on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:56 pm in Car Accidents.

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Conversations about car accidents usually revolve around distracted driving or drunk driving, but what about drowsy driving? Fatigue and exhaustion behind the wheel can be just as dangerous as distractions and intoxication. Considering that when you’re sleepy and trying to do any other task it can be more difficult to concentrate, the same thing happens when you’re behind the wheel, and it’s incredibly more dangerous.

What Does a Flashing Yellow Light at an Intersection Mean?

Published on Jan 6, 2022 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

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We’ve known the rules since childhood—red means stop and green means go. Yellow means the light is about to turn red. But what does a flashing yellow light mean? According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, a flashing yellow traffic light at an intersection means you should slow down and proceed with caution. Drivers facing a flashing yellow light are permitted by law to proceed through the intersection without stopping. But defensive driving is good practice, especially in situations like these when other drivers can’t always be trusted to adhere to traffic safety rules.

New Maryland Laws for 2022

Published on Dec 16, 2021 at 6:58 pm in Legal Information.

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Our state of Maryland saw several major legislative changes over the past year—police reform laws were passed, medications could legally be sold in vending machines, the Maryland Governor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs was created, COVID-19 emergency orders were terminated, and the state song was repealed.

A number of new laws in the state of Maryland are scheduled to go into effect in 2022 or will be in effect by the end of 2021. Below is a list of a few of the laws that may be relevant to many of the clients we serve in Baltimore and the surrounding Maryland areas. As always, we invite you to reach out to our law firm at Belsky, Weinberg, & Horowitz, LLC with any questions pertaining to the information in this article.

How and What Do I Get Paid When I’m Off Work Due to My On the Job Injury?

Published on Dec 16, 2021 at 6:20 pm in Workers Compensation.

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Workers’ compensation is a complex area of the law. As workers’ compensation attorneys in Maryland, we at Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC know that cases can easily become very complicated. It’s not uncommon for workers to miss out on some of the benefits they are entitled to under the law—simply because they were not aware of the benefits or the process of claiming them. In other situations, an employer may make the process even more difficult for an injured employee. One of the jobs of a workers’ compensation lawyer is to protect the employee if this happens.

Who Is Found Liable for Most Truck Accidents?

Published on Dec 9, 2021 at 1:21 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Truck accident litigation is often very complex. When a collision between a commercial truck like a big rig or 18-wheeler and one or more smaller passenger vehicles occurs, the injuries suffered by victims tend to be major, as is the damage suffered by the vehicles themselves. Multiple passenger vehicles are also often involved in these types of crashes, which can mean that more than one claim may be involved.

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Published on Nov 22, 2021 at 8:54 pm in Bankruptcy.

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Filing for bankruptcy is a stressful situation, which means you want all the support you can get. But you don’t want just any support—you want someone in your corner who knows what they’re doing and can build you the strongest claim possible so everything is covered. That’s why you’ll want to have a bankruptcy lawyer on your side.

But if this is your first time filing, or you didn’t have a good experience before, you’re probably left wondering how to choose a bankruptcy lawyer who is right for you and will get the job done. There are certain factors you can look at to ensure you’re choosing the right bankruptcy attorney for your situation.

Is Erb’s Palsy Permanent?

Published on Nov 17, 2021 at 4:35 pm in Birth Injury.

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Giving birth is a process that’s stressful enough—you have so many details to worry about before and after delivery, let alone the delivery itself. You’ll likely endure pain and discomfort, even if you do opt to use pain killers. But through it all, you’re probably trying to avoid thinking about birth injuries because you want to use your thoughts to think about a healthy baby.

Unfortunately, birth injuries are still a possibility and could happen to your baby. One of those birth injuries that is possible is Erb’s palsy. 1 in 1,000 babies suffer from a brachial plexus injury known as Erb’s palsy, which shows it’s fairly common and a real possibility for your baby’s delivery.

Let’s take a look at the prognosis for this injury, whether or not it’s permanent, what causes it, and treatment options so that you can feel fully informed and be prepared if this happens or has happened to your baby.

Solutions to Poor Road Conditions

Published on Nov 17, 2021 at 3:59 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’re driving, you expect the road to be in good condition so that you don’t have any unexpected problems. But roads aren’t always properly maintained, or sometimes other factors have caused wear and poor conditions, like bad weather. These poor road conditions could lead to serious accidents.

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