Should I Call 911 After a Car Accident in Baltimore, MD?
Jill Kolodner | September 16, 2021 | Car Accidents
If you have been involved in a traffic collision, it is normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Some car accident victims wonder if they should call the police or other authorities after a crash. Some people believe that calling the authorities is only a hassle. But it is important to call 911 after any car… read more
What Are The Odds Of Dying In A Car Crash?
Jill Kolodner | August 6, 2021 | Car Accidents
The consequences of motor vehicle accidents can be devastating. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that 36,560 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2018. Although fatal car accidents are on the decline, car accidents still claim tens of thousands of lives throughout the United States every year. The National Safety… read more
Can You Sue For A Baltimore, MD Car Accident If You Are Not Hurt?
Jill Kolodner | July 8, 2021 | Car Accidents
Maryland is an at-fault state for car accident claims. The state requires drivers to carry minimum liability insurance to cover damages they cause in a traffic accident. Most car accidents are based on negligence. Negligence claims require you to prove that another person caused your car accident to recover damages. However, it also requires you… read more
All About Back and Neck Injuries from Rear-End Collisions
Jill Kolodner | June 22, 2021 | Car Accidents
According to the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions produce more injuries than any other type of car accident. In 2019, 595,000 rear-end collisions produced injuries. These rear-end accidents often produce distinctive harms, including injuries to the back and neck. Damage can range from minor muscle strains to permanent spinal cord injuries…. read more
How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?
Jill Kolodner | June 16, 2021 | Car Accidents
There are two parts of a semi-truck. The front portion or the cab houses the engine and the passenger compartment. The trailer holds the cargo. The national weight standards for a semi-truck states that the gross vehicle weight can be up to 80,000 pounds when the truck is fully loaded. The engine of an 18-wheeler… read more
Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | May 12, 2021 | Car Accidents
Law enforcement officers complete a report when they respond to a motor vehicle accident. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident Report is the official report used by police officers to record the details of a car accident. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, including a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, you should obtain… read more
How Tailgating Causes Accidents and How To Stop It
Jill Kolodner | March 31, 2021 | Car Accidents
Tailgating is annoying and dangerous. It can signify careless or aggressive driving. In either case, a tailgater places themselves and others at risk of a rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions can result in whiplash, back injuries, and facial injuries when occupants of both cars whip forward and backward in a crash. But you can take steps… read more
Secrets of Accident Claims Against GEICO Revealed
Jill Kolodner | February 15, 2021 | Car Accidents
GEICO is the second-largest automobile insurance company in the U.S. It collects more than $33 billion in premiums every year and returns about 75% of that on claims. But the most telling GEICO statistic is that it consistently ranks below average in customer satisfaction with its claims handling. GEICO could not reach its level of… read more
Rear-End Collisions: Physics, Injuries, & Recovery
Jill Kolodner | January 27, 2021 | Car Accidents
Rear-end collisions happen when a car or truck strikes the rear of another vehicle. These crashes are common. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 2.175 million rear-end collisions occurred in 2020. This makes rear-end collisions the most common types of car accidents. Here are some of the things that you should… read more
Four Secrets of GEICO Insurance Adjusters: Uncovered
Jill Kolodner | December 21, 2020 | Car Accidents
GEICO is a massive car insurance company that currently boasts over 15 million customers. In fact, they are the second-largest insurance provider in the United States. The name GEICO stands for “Government Employees Insurance Company,” although they no longer cover only government employees. You have probably seen one of their successful marketing campaigns on television,… read more