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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, Weinberg & 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 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, Weinberg & 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 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.

Do Digital Billboards Distract Drivers?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 3:10 pm in Car Accidents.

Drivers should always give their full attention to the road when driving. Unfortunately staying on task can be a challenge in a world filled with constant distractions. Most Baltimore drivers do their best, though, and many even take preventative measures like putting their phones out of reach when they are behind the wheel.

How Do You Get a Copy of a Police Report in Baltimore?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 3:38 pm in Car Accidents.

There are several steps you should take if you are involved in a car accident. One of the first of these is that you should call 911 and make sure a police officer is headed to the crash scene. You may then want to turn your attention to a few additional tasks as you wait for a law enforcement officer to arrive.

What Are the Biggest Motor Vehicle Threats to Children?

Published on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:14 pm in Car Accidents.

What Are the Biggest Motor Vehicle Threats to Children?

As a parent or caregiver, your top priority is to keep your child safe. Car safety is just one aspect of this, but if you spend any amount of time traveling in a motor vehicle, it is essential that you get it right. Any time you are driving with your child, you should be certain that they are properly restrained either with a seat belt or in the correct car seat for their age.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are one of the leading causes of death for children. In 2019 alone, motor vehicle accidents killed 608 children under the age of 12. Collisions injured another 91,000 that same year.

At Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, we know how important it is to understand risk factors when trying to prevent childhood injuries, so let’s explore the biggest motor vehicle threats to children.

How To Prevent Hydroplaning

Published on May 19, 2022 at 9:13 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips to prevent hydroplaning

While any month of the year can bring about a fair amount of precipitation, rainfall is perhaps the heaviest during the spring and summer seasons. 

Wet roads are no match for motorists. Surfaces like these can affect traction, causing a motorist to lose control of their vehicle and resulting in a crash. 

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