Car Accidents

How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

How To Obtain a Car Accident Report in Baltimore

More than 100,000 car accidents occur every year in the state of Maryland, with a significant percentage of those taking place in Baltimore. While for many, any damage done will be minimal and resolved through an insurance claim, for hundreds and even thousands more, legal action is necessary in order to receive fair compensation.  When… read more

Pregnancy & Car Accidents

Being in an accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone. However, the trauma for an expectant mother includes the fear that her unborn child was injured in the car accident. Instead of one victim, there is the potential of two victims when a pregnant woman is in a car wreck. Dangers to an Unborn… read more

Nine Factors That Determine How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement

Most car accident cases are settled through negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company. Your personal injury lawyer drafts a settlement demand letter to send to the insurance company. The settlement demand letter begins the settlement negotiations. In some cases, an insurance company might make a settlement offer to begin negotiations. In either case, your… read more

Are You Suffering From PTSD After a Car Accident?

A great deal of emphasis is placed on a car accident victim’s physical injuries. Physical injuries are generally known immediately after a car wreck. For example, a victim knows if the accident caused a broken bone or severe burn. However, a car accident victim can also sustain psychological injuries that might not be known for… read more