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.

How Does Poor Road Design Contribute to Accidents?

Published on May 5, 2022 at 6:07 pm in Car Accidents.

How Does Poor Road Design Contribute to Accidents

Baltimore drivers rely on safe, well-maintained roads to get to work, pick their children up from school, and run errands. The roads you travel every day can be deceiving, though. While they might appear to be safe enough for regular use at first glance, there may be hidden dangers that put you and your loved ones at risk.

Poor road design increases your chances of being involved in a serious car accident. Let’s look more at how poor road design contributes to accidents.

What Causes Cars to Catch on Fire?

Published on Apr 21, 2022 at 1:26 pm in Car Accidents.

person working on car engine

As a motorist, you probably regularly see fellow drivers broken down on the side of the road. They might be there because the vehicle ran out of gas, its timing belt or chain gave out, its battery went dead, its tire went flat, or for various other reasons.



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