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The Difference Between Bodily and Personal Injury

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 7:35 pm in Car Accidents.

The Difference Between Bodily and Personal Injury

Bodily injury and personal injury are often used interchangeably in everyday conversations, but these two terms carry different meanings within a legal context. So what is the difference between bodily and personal injury?

The attorneys at Belsky & Horowitz, LLC understand how confusing it can be to encounter terms that seem to have similar meanings but are used differently. In this article, we will go into the key differences and similarities between bodily injury and personal injury. If you still have questions after reading the following information or are ready to begin the process of securing compensation for an injury, do not hesitate to contact our law offices to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

How Is Pain and Suffering Proven?

Published on Sep 16, 2022 at 10:27 pm in Personal Injury.

How Is Pain and Suffering Proven
Personal injury incidents such as slip and fall accidents, dog bite attacks, vehicle crashes, and medical malpractice scenarios often leave victims with serious injuries that require treatment and surgery. Some victims may even initially survive an injury incident only to lose their lives after being hospitalized for days or weeks. The common element here is that personal injury victims often spend significant time languishing in pain and suffering before ultimately reaching maximum medical improvement (MMI), or until it claims their life.

While many individuals worry about the monetary losses associated with personal injury incidents, like medical bills and losses, pain and suffering have a price too. Below, we’ll explain how pain and suffering is proven and how Baltimore insurance companies and personal injury attorneys assign a monetary value to non-economic damages such as this.

How Many Accidents Are Caused by Tailgating?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 6:13 pm in Car Accidents.

How Many Accidents Are Caused by Tailgating?
Over the past five years, the state of Maryland has averaged over 4,000 crashes caused by driver aggression each year. This equates to over 2,000 injuries and nearly 50 deaths every year. Each and every one of these injuries and fatalities could have been prevented if a driver had not lost control of their anger and used their vehicle as a weapon.

Tailgating is a serious and violent form of aggressive driving. “Tailgating,” “following too closely,” or “riding someone’s bumper” describes when a driver leaves little room between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them. While the three-second rule is recommended to measure a safe following distance, tailgating usually leaves drivers with less than one second of reaction time.

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 5:53 pm in Car Accidents.

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record?
Police accident reports are required for the majority of car collisions in Maryland. The information contained within these reports can be vital for proving negligence and liability in a personal injury claim. But are car accident reports public record?

In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about car accident reports, including when one needs to be filed and who can later access that information. If you have any additional questions about obtaining information relevant to your personal injury claim, do not hesitate to contact the offices of Belsky & Horowitz, LLC for further guidance.

Can You Settle a Car Accident Claim Without a Lawyer?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 5:58 pm in Car Accidents.

Individuals involved in car accidents often find themselves inundated with lots of extra work following a collision resulting in property damage and especially injuries. Calls from insurance companies tend to be more frequent as adjusters try to determine if a motorist suffered any injuries in the crash and, if so, how potentially catastrophic (and costly) they are.

It perhaps would seem pretty natural to keep a line of communication between you and an adjuster open as you seek property damage repairs and treatment for any injuries you suffered in the crash. Many Baltimore drivers who become entangled in Maryland crashes do this. However, despite it being possible to settle a car accident claim without a lawyer, there are various reasons why it’s not ideal.

What’s an Average Medical Malpractice Claim Worth?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 5:55 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Even before reading this article, you probably already know that it’s hard to put a definitive number on the worth of the average medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice cases, like all types of personal injury cases, vary widely in nature, scope, severity, and value.

From the most basic standpoint, the more you lost due to another party’s negligence, the more your personal injury claim should be worth. Many factors ultimately determine the value of your medical malpractice claim, including the lawyer you choose to represent you.

Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation

Published on Aug 12, 2022 at 6:31 pm in Workers Compensation.

Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation

When you are unable to work due to serious illness or injury, every aspect of your life, from your finances to your medical condition, may suffer. It may take only one lost paycheck to completely turn your life upside down. If your injury was the result of a workplace accident or was otherwise acquired through your work duties, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Few workers truly understand just how crucial workers’ comp benefits can be to their recovery, which is why the attorneys of Belsky & Horowitz, LLC have compiled some of the most common myths about workers’ compensation in Maryland.

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.

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