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How Common Is PTSD After a Car Accident?

Published on Feb 20, 2019 at 2:25 pm in Car Accidents.

When someone is involved in a serious car accident, they’ve suffered from a traumatic event. When these events result in devastating injuries or worse, then the person is going to have some degree of shock. Sometimes, they develop psychological trauma from the accident and need help.

While most people and even medical professionals may neglect to consider the emotional and mental consequences of being in a serious wreck, the effects and implications are very real and can have a lasting impact on a victim’s ability to perform their regular day-to-day tasks and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. How common are mental conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and depression after being in a car accident? Let’s examine some facts about these conditions.

How Often Do Crashes Result Due to Poorly-Maintained Roads?

Published on Feb 13, 2019 at 7:02 pm in Car Accidents.

In 2017, there were 114,848 motor vehicle accidents in Maryland. While many of these resulted from negligent drivers, it’s likely that a number were caused by poorly-maintained roads. Poor road conditions play a role in a significant number of crashes all across the country. Despite the impact on people’s lives, state and local governments do not always correct road problems or take measure to warn drivers about possible hazards.

When cars wind up in an accident, it’s easy to place the blame on one of the drivers; however, it’s important to remember that it’s possible for wrecks to happen when all drivers are following traffic laws and operating their vehicles in a safe, responsible manner.

Essential Things to Carry in Your Car During a Winter Storm

Published on Jan 16, 2019 at 4:36 pm in Car Accidents.

Depending on where you live in Maryland and what the winter season brings, snowfall amounts vary year to year. On some occasions, however, blizzards strike and snow totals are significant. Getting stuck in a winter storm on the road can be a stressful and scary situation. When the weather is snowy, icy, and unpredictable, it’s crucial to have essential emergency supplies in your vehicle. If you run into trouble, you’ll be thankful you’ve prepared for anything.

In order to plan ahead for winter driving, it’s important to ensure you’ve got the following items in your trunk:

Why Would My Airbag Not Deploy?

Published on Jan 2, 2019 at 2:36 pm in Car Accidents.

Airbag technology has prevented a significant number of injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 45,000 lives were saved by airbags from 1987 to 2015. As such, they are one of the most important safety features in vehicles today. When airbags fail to deploy during a crash; however, the vehicle’s occupants have nothing to protect them from serious impacts with the steering wheel, windows, or other parts of the car.

It’s important to understand how your vehicle’s safety features are supposed to work, which is why we’ll be going over airbags and their deployment. In the event they do not work as promised, you may have grounds to file an airbag failure to deploy lawsuit.

How Many Car Accidents Are There Every Day in the U.S.?

Published on Dec 26, 2018 at 5:51 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents happen every day. One of the common characteristics of these crashes is that a negligent driver caused the crash. Negligent drivers can cause all kinds of collisions, from a small bump in a parking lot to speeding on the highway and causing a multiple vehicle pileup. Unfortunately, their reckless behaviors often injure other people. Referring to someone as a negligent driver may sound a bit nebulous, you know that they weren’t driving safely, but how? There are a few ways that drivers can make themselves a danger on the road that affects people every day.

The Benefits of Using Health Insurance to Pay for Accident-Related Medical Costs

Published on Nov 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye—but so much can change in those moments. Severe injuries that can rack up costly medical bills often put auto accident survivors under duress. When it’s time to pay the bills, people may not know how to go through the process. Are they responsible for the costs? What about the person who caused the accident? And when will this matter finally be behind them?

Questions of how to afford the aftermath of the collision is often at the forefront of the injured person’s mind. Let’s look in to how using health insurance is beneficial:

How Dangerous is Whiplash?

Published on Nov 21, 2018 at 8:08 pm in Car Accidents.

With over 25,000 car accidents occurring in Maryland each year, it’s no surprise that thousands of individuals suffer from related accident injuries. While the injuries sustained in a car accident are often varied, there are certain injuries that are more common than others. Soft tissue injuries, like whiplash, fall into that common category.

Because of the multitude of symptoms that come with whiplash and the way it presents itself, understanding the condition can be overwhelming. If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury, you probably have a lot of questions. Keep reading to find out what whiplash is and why it happens, how it’s treated, and what you can expect in regard to recovery.

What Is PIP Coverage and Why You Should Have It

Published on Nov 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm in Car Accidents.

If you have been injured in a car accident, your auto insurance coverage is there to protect you and help you back on your feet. There are many different types of policies and coverages that may apply to your case and exact circumstances, but one type of coverage that may come into play is known as PIP coverage, or personal injury protection coverage.

Here’s what you need to know about PIP coverage and how it may apply to your insurance claim:

PIP Coverage and No-Fault Insurance

PIP coverage is commonly referred to as “no-fault insurance,” and will cover your expenses when you’re in a car accident that was caused by someone else. This includes accidents where you were a passenger in someone else’s car or if you’re riding a bike or walking and a car hits you.

5 Uncommon Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

Published on Oct 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm in Car Accidents.

Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents each year. It’s easy for anyone to have their attention turned away from the road just long enough to force them collide with another car, person, or object. Most people are familiar with the major causes of distracted driving accidents, one of them being when drivers attempt to use their cell phones while driving. People may try to text, use social media, and/or talk on the phone, which makes them look away from the road and drive one-handed.

Other common causes of distracted driving accidents include eating or drinking and adjusting the radio/music. These actions usually reduce the driver’s control of the vehicle and make it likelier to get in a crash. But these aren’t the only ways a driver can be distracted. Here are some of the more uncommon ways drivers of passenger vehicles and riders of motorcycles get distracted from their task of keeping themselves and others on the road safe:

What You Need to Know About Maryland’s Caps on Noneconomic Loss

Published on Oct 16, 2018 at 6:50 pm in Car Accidents.

Following an accident, you may not be immediately thinking about how much your injury is going to cost you or what you can do about it. Instead, you’re probably focusing on your recovery. While this is not a bad thing, it’s important to know what you will likely have to deal with the financial consequences of your injury before you have the opportunity to fully recover.

When you do start to think about the costs, it’s likely you’ll worry about your medical expenses and lost wages. While you may be able to seek compensation for those calculable amounts, you should also keep in mind you may be eligible for damages regarding your pain and suffering. These are called noneconomic damages.

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