Determining Fault in a Pile-Up Accident

Published on Jan 13, 2023 at 9:42 pm in Car Accidents.

Determining Fault in a Pile-Up Accident

Whether you call it a pile-up accident, a chain-reaction crash, or a multi-car collision, these names refer to a similar type of wreck involving multiple vehicles. While sorting out liability might seem fairly intuitive when two vehicles are involved in a crash, determining fault in a pile-up accident may seem far less straightforward.

Given the heavy congestion on Baltimore’s roadways, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our Belsky & Horowitz, LLC legal team handles our fair share of these complex car accident cases every year. Below, we’ll share why these collisions occur, how liability is sorted out, and how that impacts your rights in hopes that this insight can be helpful to you if you’ve had the misfortune of becoming involved in such a crash.

Do All Workers’ Compensation Cases End in a Settlement?

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 9:39 pm in Workers Compensation.

Do All Workers' Compensation Cases End in a Settlement?

When you are injured at work, your first avenue for obtaining compensation is typically through a workers’ compensation claim. Almost every employer in the state of Maryland is required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp benefits help offset your lost wages and medical bills if you are hurt through the course of your employment.

Do all workers’ compensation cases end in a settlement? Some of them do, but not all. Whether your Maryland workers’ compensation case ultimately ends in a settlement depends heavily upon the unique circumstances of your case.

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:29 pm in Wrongful Death.

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When a person’s death is the result of another individual’s negligent or reckless behavior, surviving family members have the right to take legal action in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. For Maryland families, this type of lawsuit is often the best possible solution to financial losses associated with a sudden and unexpected death.

We know that legal action will not bring back your loved one or undo the harm your family has already suffered. However, we also know that stressors like the loss of financial support can make it difficult to fully grieve an unexpected death. If you recently lost a loved one and are struggling with the aftermath, you may be left wondering, “What qualifies as a wrongful death lawsuit?”

Tips for Building a Strong Car Accident Claim

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:24 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips for Building a Strong Car Accident Claim

Baltimore is conveniently positioned within minutes of Washington, D.C. Its roadways are notoriously congested with motorists traveling into the area on business or through the city on a trip up north or down south. With the abundance of traffic that our Maryland city sees, it’s no wonder Baltimore sees its fair share of car accidents.

It can be quite inconvenient if a car accident in Baltimore leaves you with physical damage to your vehicle, rendering it non-operational. However, matters may be worse if you suffer from debilitating car crash injuries. This is especially the case if they’re of the life-altering variety, like a traumatic brain injury, amputation, or spinal cord injury.

5 Examples of Negligent Security

Published on Dec 16, 2022 at 8:54 pm in Negligent Security.

5 Examples of Negligent Security

Negligent security arises whenever security measures are nonexistent, broken, ineffective, or inadequate. When negligent security is an issue, visitors, guests, tenants, and residents of a property can become injured or killed by criminal activity. Crimes as serious as assault, robbery, kidnapping, carjacking, and rape can result due to poor security measures on the premises.

A property owner who fails to protect against foreseeable crimes may be held liable through legal action for the injuries their negligence caused.

How To Report Sexual Assault in Maryland

Published on Dec 9, 2022 at 9:24 pm in Sexual Assault.

How To Report Sexual Assault in Maryland

Reporting a sexual assault is not easy, and many victims find that the process can often inflict additional trauma on top of what they’ve already suffered. Feelings of guilt and shame, apprehension around authorities, and a fear of not being believed can create seemingly impassable barriers to filing a report.

It perhaps comes as no surprise that, according to RAINN, fewer than one-third of sexual assaults are ever reported to the police. Out of every 1,000 acts of sexual assault, only 50 ever result in an arrest. Belsky & Horowitz, LLC wants to be part of the solution to improve these statistics.

What Are the Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Published on Dec 9, 2022 at 9:19 pm in Personal Injury.

What Are the Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

From motor vehicle crashes and workplace accidents to medical malpractice, product liability, premise liability scenarios, and just about any other type of incident, many preventable scenarios can unexpectedly leave someone hurt here in Maryland. According to the Maryland Department of Health, for example, at least 3% of workers suffer preventable injuries annually. Like most things in life, knowing how to respond to unexpected situations like these doesn’t come naturally to most.

If an accident attributable to someone else’s negligence has left you with serious injuries or caused the premature wrongful death of a loved one, it’s understandable that you may want to take legal action to recover compensation. You can use any amount you secure to pay for medical expenses, recoup lost wages, or pay for funeral or burial costs incurred by doing so.

Do Passenger Vehicle Drivers Cause Most Motorcycle Accidents?

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 9:28 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Do Passenger Vehicle Drivers Cause Most Motorcycle Accidents

When motorcycle accidents occur, there’s often a lot of contention regarding who’s at fault. Many passenger vehicle drivers believe that motorcyclists are the ones at fault. They claim they are reckless because they drive too quickly and often weave in and out of traffic, instead of staying in one lane.

On the opposing side, motorcyclists sometimes believe that car drivers are the reckless ones. They do not look for motorcyclists and have a harder time seeing them. Many car drivers drive while distracted, especially with their cell phones. As a result, motorcyclists can get rear-ended easily.

Is Driving While Emotional a Form of Distracted Driving?

Published on Oct 14, 2022 at 5:57 pm in Car Accidents.

Roadway deaths in Maryland have dropped by 48 percent since 2011. At the same time, distracted driving is responsible for 45 percent of all Maryland vehicle crashes. Eighty-five percent of crashes in Washington and Baltimore now involve distracted drivers.

Researchers believe that over 30 percent of roadway wrecks result from driver error. These collisions could be avoided if people focused on driving instead of distractions and kept their emotions in check on the road.

The Danger of Overmedicating the Elderly in Nursing Homes

Published on Oct 7, 2022 at 8:54 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

The Danger of Overmedicating the Elderly in Nursing Homes

The inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications to control older adults, particularly dementia patients, is a serious issue. In the following article, we will discuss the danger of overmedicating the elderly in nursing homes. Please reach out for help if someone you know is suffering chemical abuse.

The attorneys of Belsky & Horowitz, LLC fight against the mistreatment of nursing home residents in Maryland. To speak with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer about legal options for your loved one, contact our Baltimore office for a free consultation.



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