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.

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.

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.



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