Distracted Driving and Personal Injuries
Distracted driving has become an epidemic on America’s roadways. A 2010 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated the role of distracted driving in causing accidents and found that it caused 18% of personal injury and wrongful death cases. The report found that more than 3,092 people died in accidents and 400,016 people suffered a personal injury due to distracted driving. These alarming statistics make it clear that distracted driving endangers the safety of drivers, passengers, and bystanders. (more…)
Motorcycles are a great way to save gas for commuters, are fun to ride during the summer months, and are easy to park. To motorcycling enthusiasts, motorcycles aren’t just a convenient mode of transportation; they’re a passion and way of life.
The freedom that comes with “being one with the road” is what gives motorcycling its allure, and its danger. Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars, making motorcycle accidents potentially more severe than car accidents. Despite the fact that helmets and protective gear decrease injuries, many still occur. (more…)
Maryland Car Accident: Common Spine and Back Injuries
Even the safest driver cannot prevent a car accident caused by the recklessness of another driver. Unfortunately, the damages that occur in car accidents usually reach further than the vehicle. Personal injuries to the driver and passengers often occur. Back and spine injuries are the most common “damages” resulting from a car crash. (more…)
Simple Explanations to the Causes of Auto Accidents
Getting into an automobile accident is bad enough, sorting out the different causes that you may encounter after the event is complicated.
There are a wide variety of possible causes for auto accidents and several are listed below. Remember that hiring a lawyer to assist you is crucial to making sure you’re protected, and in some events, able to collect for damages to the car or yourself. (more…)
Whose Fault Is It?
The moments following an auto accident, no matter how minor, are typically filled with anxiety, fear, and relief. Memories of what happened can be fractured and unreliable.
Once you’ve exchanged insurance information with the other driver(s), the cars have been removed and you have received any necessary medical care, you may be dealing with possible legal action. Both the insurance company for the other driver and your own insurance company will definitely want to review the events of the accident. Therefore, it is important for you to determine who was at fault. (more…)
You Have Been in an Automobile Accident, What Should You Do?
A car accident is not something you can ever predict; however if one does occur, you should know what to do immediately thereafter to reduce the severity of its repercussions. Neil Lanzi, P.A. has compiled step-by-step instructions of what to do immediately after getting into an accident. We hope it helps if that terrible moment ever does occur.
- If you can do so safely, pull your vehicle off to the side of the road out of harm’s way.
- Whether you are at fault or not, call 911 for help if you believe you, someone in your vehicle or someone in the other vehicle has been injured.
- Do not leave the scene of the accident.
- Do not volunteer any information to anyone. For example, do not state to the other driver, “I am so sorry, I was sending a text message.”
- Limit your immediate communications to medical care providers only. (more…)
Maryland Auto Accidents Lawyer
Maryland Auto Accidents
During the course of a lifetime, most people unfortunately become involved in an automobile accident or know of a family member or friend that was the victim of an accident.
You may have a valid negligence claim in the event you are injured as a result of an automobile accident caused by another driver who failed to exercise reasonable care. Under Maryland law, all persons driving motor vehicles have an affirmative duty to exercise reasonable care. When a driver fails to exercise reasonable care and an accident occurs, he or she has breached that duty and you, as the injured party, may be entitled to recover damages.