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Top 25 Factors That Can Affect a Car Accident Settlement

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 5:34 pm in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident leaves you with injuries and damages that weren’t your fault, you could choose to file a claim against the person or party responsible for your damages. Hiring a car accident lawyer to represent you by fully investigating what happened and building a strong case would benefit you and ensure that you don’t have to take on the legal process alone. If your crash happened in Baltimore, then Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC would be able to take your case and help you get the compensation that you deserve.

How Often Do Soft Tissue Injuries Become Chronic?

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 3:57 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car accidents can cause all kinds of injuries to drivers and passengers alike. Some of those injuries don’t present themselves immediately after the collision, though. It can take days, or even weeks, for some people to feel the pain of an injury from a car accident. This can delay the treatment that a car accident victim receives for their injuries and can cause the injury to get worse over time and could even lead to it taking even longer to heal.

What Are the Fines for Using a Smartphone While Driving in Maryland?

Published on May 14, 2020 at 5:18 pm in Car Accidents.

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Using a cell phone while driving in Maryland is against the law. While this is a step in the right direction for preventing deaths from smartphone-related distracted driving accidents, people still use their cell phones behind the wheel. In 2017, 14% of fatalities in distracted driving crashes were specifically caused by cell phone use, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even though our state has these laws in place for the safety of everybody on the road, people still break the law every day.

Can Phone Manufacturers Create a Cell Phone That Prevents Use While Driving?

Published on Apr 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm in Car Accidents.

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Everyone knows that texting and driving is dangerous, but that doesn’t stop negligent drivers from doing it. When a person isn’t fully focused on the road in front of them, the chances of an accident happening skyrocket. While most states have bans on texting and driving, state laws don’t always seem to be a strong enough deterrent.

Wireless companies are well aware of the problem, as many of them have instituted safe driving campaigns to discourage distracted driving. Those companies, however, may be able to do more. Let’s take a look at the possibility of phone manufacturers creating a cell phone that prevents use while driving.

How to Determine Fault in a Sideswipe Accident

Published on Jan 9, 2020 at 1:35 pm in Car Accidents.

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You might think determining fault after an accident is clean cut. But not all accidents provide enough proof of who caused the collision and exactly what happened leading up to the wreck. More specifically, sideswipe accidents work the same way.

When two cars travelling parallel to each other collide, it’s considered a sideswipe accident. Even though you might think in that scenario that one car was following all the rules and the other person created the accident, it might not be so obvious in the eyes of the law.

Can an Uninsured Driver Receive Compensation for a Car Accident Injury?

Published on Sep 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm in Car Accidents.

If an individual in Maryland decides to take the risk and drive without insurance and ends up getting into an accident, the resulting insurance and compensation implications can be complex. Whether the driver knowingly didn’t have insurance, or accidentally let their policy lapse, not having insurance definitely influences what happens after the accident.

No matter what, the uninsured driver will probably have to pay a fee for letting their insurance lapse. According to Maryland law, that penalty fee amount could vary. Depending on the scenario, the driver could have to pay other fees as well. If they’re injured in the accident, how does this affect the type of compensation they’re able to receive for damages? First, let’s take a look at some facts and Maryland laws.

How Do You Treat a Soft Tissue Injury that Was Sustained in a Car Accident?

Published on Aug 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car accident, you might not feel like you’re injured, but you could actually have a soft tissue injury. Soft tissue injuries could take hours or days to reveal themselves. The area might become swelled, bruised, or painful to move after a while, and that’s when you finally know you were hurt.

Since soft tissue injuries can take days to appear, it’s best to go to a doctor immediately after the accident even if you don’t think anything is wrong. The sooner you get seen by a doctor, the sooner you can start treating your injury.

What’s the Best Way to Recover from Accident-Related Trauma?

Published on Jul 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm in Car Accidents.

When you’re injured or traumatized in a car accident, it’s likely you want recovery to happen as fast as possible so you can return to work and get your life back in order. Unfortunately, certain injuries can take time to heal. In order to alleviate some of the stress associated with recovery, it’s important to look at it in increments. Starting with what to do in the hours after an accident and working up to the days, weeks, and months to come is a good way to prepare yourself for what recovery will mean based on the physical and emotional trauma you endured.

Underinsured Motorist Claims—Calculating Your Right to Extra Coverage

Published on Jun 18, 2019 at 6:22 pm in Car Accidents.

It’s Maryland law for drivers with registered vehicles to have liability insurance. While you may be a responsible driver, this doesn’t mean that others are driving with full insurance. This can lead to convoluted insurance claims if there’s an accident. While this can be overwhelming to deal with on one’s own, there are people out there who can help you. Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC can help you if you’re facing the challenges of an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim or in Baltimore.

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