What Types of Car Accidents Are Most Fatal?

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 7:03 pm in Car Accidents.

What types of car accidents are most fatal?

When it comes to road safety, understanding the dynamics of car accidents is paramount.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) projected that 42,795 people would die in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2022.

While every accident is unique, certain types of collisions tend to be more severe and carry a higher risk of fatalities. By delving into the characteristics of these accidents, we can gain valuable insights into how to prevent them and promote safer driving practices.

What Does a Flashing Yellow Light Mean in Maryland?

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 10:06 pm in Car Accidents.

What does a flashing yellow light mean in Maryland?

In the intricate dance of traffic signals, each color and pattern carries its own message, guiding drivers safely through intersections and roadways.

Among these signals, the blinking yellow light stands out as a symbol of caution, urging drivers to proceed with care. But what exactly does it signify, especially in the context of Maryland’s traffic regulations?

Let’s delve into the nuances of the flashing yellow light and its implications for drivers navigating the roads of the Old Line State, Maryland.

What To Do If You’ve Been Injured by an Impaired Driver in Maryland

Published on Feb 6, 2024 at 7:27 pm in Car Accidents.

What to Do if You've Been Injured by an Impaired Driver in Maryland

When you’re driving home from a long day at work or on your way out to meet family or friends for dinner, the last thing on your mind is being in a car accident. Unfortunately, accidents are far too common, and accidents caused by impaired drivers claim the lives of more than 10,000 people in the United States every year. If you’ve been injured by an impaired driver in Maryland, our team of experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers is here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Tips To Prepare For Your First Meeting With a Car Accident Lawyer

Published on Jan 16, 2024 at 8:23 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Car Accident Lawyer

Getting into a car accident is a stressful, frustrating experience, and the legal aftermath can be just as overwhelming. An accident may take just a few seconds, but what follows can take much, much longer. If it happens to you, one of the first steps you’ll need to take in seeking legal assistance is to schedule a meeting with an experienced Maryland car accident lawyer.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through some essential steps to prepare for your first meeting with a car accident attorney. We’ll cover everything from what documents to bring, questions to ask, and what to expect during the meeting.

By following these five accident lawyer meeting tips to prepare, you can help to ensure a productive and efficient session. One that puts you on the path to receiving the best legal guidance possible without missing any vital information!

Can You File a Car Accident Claim Without a Police Report?

Published on Jan 9, 2024 at 9:56 pm in Car Accidents.

Can You File a Car Accident Claim Without a Police Report?

We’ve all been there – navigating the twists and turns of the road when, suddenly, a fender-bender or collision occurs. Once the dust settles and heartbeats return to normal, the first thing that might come to mind for many of us is, “Do I need to get a police report for this?” 

To obtain a vehicular accident police report, you can typically request it from the local law enforcement agency that responded to the scene or, in some cases, access it online through official government websites. 

Back to our question: “Can you file a car accident claim without a police report?”  

What Happens if Someone Who Isn’t on Your Insurance Crashes Your Car?

Published on Nov 17, 2023 at 9:46 pm in Car Accidents.

What Happens if Someone Who Isn't on Your Insurance Crashes Your Car
You know the drill: Your teenager missed the school bus this morning, or maybe your neighbor’s car won’t start, and they’re late for work, or Aunt Helen is in town for the weekend and wants to visit some old friends. You hand over the keys to your car and get back to your day, happy in the knowledge that you were able to help a friend or family member.

Then, you get the dreaded phone call. There was black ice, or someone ran the light, or the car in front of them on the freeway just stopped without warning. Now you start to worry, asking yourself, “What happens if someone who’s not on my insurance crashes my car?” Do you know what to say when your panicked borrower is on the line, sitting in the middle of an intersection, peppering you with questions?

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uninsured Motorist Claim?

Published on Oct 27, 2023 at 9:08 pm in Car Accidents.

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uninsured Motorist Claim
Someone struck you here in Baltimore, and they either stopped and you discovered they were uninsured, or they didn’t pull over at all and instead fled the crash scene. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, that’s a good thing in a situation like this. However, if you’re wondering, “Do I need a lawyer for an uninsured motorist claim?” our skilled attorneys will hash that question out (and more) below.

What To Know About Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Maryland

Much like other states, Maryland has mandatory minimum insurance requirements. One of those requirements is uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. This means that your insurer should step in and pay any accident-related expenses you incur if the driver who strikes you either does not have insurance or has inadequate coverage to pay for the damages they caused. UM coverage would also cover you if a hit-and-run driver struck you.

Information To Exchange in a Car Accident

Published on Aug 25, 2023 at 7:42 pm in Car Accidents.

Information To Exchange in a Car Accident
Data published by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) shows some pretty alarming trends, one of which is that 16.2% of all serious auto accident injuries for 2020 occurred here in Baltimore despite the fact that only 9.8% of our state’s population resides within city limits. Considering how other MDOT data from 2022 shows that there were nearly 18,000 traffic accidents reported for our city alone in 2021, that means there are likely many situations in which motorists had to make on-the-spot decisions about what to do at their crash scenes.

Individuals involved in crashes often find themselves stressed and disoriented right after a crash occurs, which can make it challenging to know what steps to take to ensure the best outcome should they ultimately decide to file a claim to recover compensation for their injuries, lost earnings, and other costs they incur due to their involvement in it. Below, we’ll address which information to exchange in a car accident, so you’ll have a resource to reference if you have the misfortune of becoming involved in a crash in Baltimore or elsewhere in Maryland.

Determining Fault in a Pile-Up Accident

Published on Jan 13, 2023 at 9:42 pm in Car Accidents.

Determining Fault in a Pile-Up Accident

Whether you call it a pile-up accident, a chain-reaction crash, or a multi-car collision, these names refer to a similar type of wreck involving multiple vehicles. While sorting out liability might seem fairly intuitive when two vehicles are involved in a crash, determining fault in a pile-up accident may seem far less straightforward.

Given the heavy congestion on Baltimore’s roadways, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our Belsky & Horowitz, LLC legal team handles our fair share of these complex car accident cases every year. Below, we’ll share why these collisions occur, how liability is sorted out, and how that impacts your rights in hopes that this insight can be helpful to you if you’ve had the misfortune of becoming involved in such a crash.

Tips for Building a Strong Car Accident Claim

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:24 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips for Building a Strong Car Accident Claim

Baltimore is conveniently positioned within minutes of Washington, D.C. Its roadways are notoriously congested with motorists traveling into the area on business or through the city on a trip up north or down south. With the abundance of traffic that our Maryland city sees, it’s no wonder Baltimore sees its fair share of car accidents.

It can be quite inconvenient if a car accident in Baltimore leaves you with physical damage to your vehicle, rendering it non-operational. However, matters may be worse if you suffer from debilitating car crash injuries. This is especially the case if they’re of the life-altering variety, like a traumatic brain injury, amputation, or spinal cord injury.



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