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The Dangers of Behind-the-Wheel Tunnel Vision

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

The Dangers of Behind-the-Wheel Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision, also known as peripheral vision loss (PVL), impairs your peripheral vision capability, or your ability to see to the side. People who are experiencing tunnel vision may say that they feel as though they are looking at the world through a tube. For this reason, tunnel vision is sometimes referred to as tubular vision. Like highway hypnosis, another visual phenomenon which may occur while driving, tunnel vision can come on suddenly and seemingly without cause, creating a dangerous situation and increasing the likelihood of a car accident.

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.

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.

What Information Needs to Be Exchanged After a Car Accident?

Published on Apr 23, 2019 at 3:11 pm in Car Accidents.

The moments after a car accident are often full of confusion. You’re in shock of what happened but are also worrying about injuries, damages, and what you’re supposed to do next. At Belsky & Horowitz, LLC, we understand that car accidents happen, and people need to be aware of what actions they need to take after one occurs. It is also important that you know how to protect your rights after an accident.

What you do after a car wreck could possibly affect your settlement. Not following the proper protocol could mean getting less compensation than you deserve. One important step is exchanging information with the other driver or drivers who were involved. If you echange not enough information, it may be difficult to file the police report, but if you exchange too much information, it’s possible that your claim may be jeopardized depending on how the information is given. Here’s everything you need to know about driver information exchangement and how it should be handled.

5 Steps to Filing an Auto Insurance Claim Smoothly

Published on Apr 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm in Car Accidents.

Accidents are not uncommon on Maryland’s roadways. If you happen to find yourself involved in a crash, you may need to file a claim with your insurance company. This may be the last thing on your mind, especially if you’re dealing with injuries; however, it’s crucial to understand how to file an auto insurance claim so you can expedite the process and restore order in your life as quickly as possible.

An auto insurance claim is a request for compensation in accordance with your policy. While some individuals are lucky enough to have insurance companies that are easy to work with, others could run into issues with fine print in their contract or an insurance company that is unwilling to work with them. There are steps you can take to smoothly file a claim, so you can get your vehicle repaired and focus on your recovery.

How Many Car Accidents Does the Average Person Have?

Published on Apr 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm in Car Accidents.

It’s likely you know someone who was in a car accident. You, yourself, may have gone through the experience and are looking for options to aid in your recovery. Auto accidents are a common occurrence. Every day, there are thousands of car accidents all over the country. As a result, 20 to 50 million people are injured, and around one million victims lose their lives. But, how many times in your life will you be involved in a collision?

It’s not always possible for a driver to avoid a wreck with another vehicle. There are factors, like poor road conditions and inclement weather, that make it difficult or impossible for drivers to control their vehicles. In most situations, however, wrecks are completely preventable and occur as a result of human error or negligence.

How to Find Out if a Car Accident Has Been Reported

Published on Mar 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm in Car Accidents.

In a serious accident involving injury or significant property damage, having a police report filed is an important part of making sure the details of the event are accurately recorded. Once you’ve contacted the authorities, they’ll investigate the scene and file their report. It’s important to understand how to find out if a report has been filed and how to access it, as the information on there can help you build a case against the other driver if you’re seeking compensation for the crash.

When are Police Reports Filed for Car Crashes in Maryland?

In Maryland, car accidents aren’t typically investigated by law enforcement when the only consequence is minor property damage – so drivers involved in crashes like that do not need to contact the police or file a report. Instead, drivers are required to move off the road and exchange information with each other. The Maryland State Police provides a Collision Information Exchange Form to make the process easier.

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