Archives for February 2013

Anne Arundel Car Crash Sends Passenger to Hospital

Ritchie Highway Car Wreck Injures Passenger

A car crash on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at about 1:20 a.m. occurred when a Lexus sedan stuck a Mercedes Benz on the northbound lanes of Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, reported The Baltimore Sun. When the Lexus rolled over on its side, a passenger was thrown from the vehicle. She was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and treated for life-threatening injuries.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said that speed, alcohol usage and failure to obey a traffic control device may have contributed to the car crash.

Anne Arundel County Car Crash Lawyer

Jonathan Scott Smith is an experienced car crash lawyer. Mr. Smith represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving car accidents throughout Maryland, Anne Arundel county, and the Baltimore area. He is a top-rated car crash lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience.

As you can see by his background, Mr. Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled personal injury and wrongful death cases, including car crash cases, for over three decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Car Crash Attorney Anne Arundel County MD

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results— has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (25 consecutive years).
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2012 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Anne Arundel Car Crash Attorney

Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Severna Park, Odenton, Pasadena, Arnold, Glen Burnie, Crofton, Parole, and Severn. He also handles truck accident cases in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

Contact Anne Arundel County Car Crash Lawyer Now

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car crash in Anne Arundel County, call 410-740-0101 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation.

Multiple Vehicle Car Crash on Ritchie Highway

Car Crash Sends Passenger to Shock Trauma Center

On February 19, 2013, Anne Arundel County police responded to a car crash involving multiple vehicles on Ritchie Highway and Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie. Officers determined that two vehicles collided in the southbound lanes of Ritchie Highway. According to the police department, a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling southbound on Ritchie Highway approaching the traffic signal at Furnace Branch Road. Southbound traffic was stopped at the intersection for a steady red signal.

The Dodge Caravan had a green arrow and was making the left turn onto Furnace Branch Road. According to witnesses, the Dodge Ram pulled into a right turn only lane, entered the intersection against the light traveling straight and collided with the Caravan, causing the car crash. The Dodge Ram passenger was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in critical condition.

Anne Arundel County Car Crash Lawyer

Jonathan Scott Smith is an experienced car crash lawyer. Mr. Smith represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving car accidents throughout Maryland and the Baltimore area. He is a top-rated car crash lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience.

As you can see by his background, Mr. Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled personal injury and wrongful death cases, including car crash cases, for over three decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Top Rated Car Crash Attorney Anne Arundel County MD

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results— has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2012 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Anne Arundel Car Crash Attorney

Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Severna Park, Odenton, Pasadena, Arnold, Glen Burnie, Crofton, Parole, and Severn. He also handles truck accident cases in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

Contact Car Crash Lawyer Now

Call 410-740-0101 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation.

Proving Whiplash With Chiropractic After a Car Crash

Whiplash

Whiplash commonly occurs when a car is struck from behind in a rear-end collision. The impact of the crash causes the driver’s (and any passenger’s) head to “whip” quickly back and then forward again.

In low-speed rear-end collisions, a person may appear to have no visible injury, yet he or she will have suffered a whiplash injury. When the head is violently snapped back and forth so quickly, the neck is stretched far beyond its normal capacity.

Whiplash Injuries Can Cause Severe Pain

The whiplash movement’s accelerated force typically damages neck muscles and upper back muscles in the immediate area. The vertebrae can also be injured, causing moderate to severe pain and other symptoms.

People who have suffered whiplash may brush the injury off. They often believe they are just sore after the accident, and that they will soon recover. The accident may well have adrenalized them and they are numb to what is truly going in their body. As a result, it may be days before they finally visit the doctor or chiropractor.

Some whiplash injuries heal within days or weeks, even without treatment. However some whiplash, if left untreated can lead to serious, chronic pain and leave a person vulnerable to serious injury and other problems in the neck and back.

If you have suffered a whiplash injury that needs treatment, it can take time to heal. Generally, people receive chiropractic treatment and physical therapy.

Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash Neck Pain

Chiropractors are regularly involved in the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash injuries caused by car accidents and other types of accidents. The chiropractor’s work centers on performing gentle, noninvasive spinal treatments so that whiplash neck pain patients will regain a sense of health and wellbeing.

In many cases, a chiropractor’s work helps track the pain back to its source, thus resolving the issue at its roots through carefully administered chiropractic treatments.

Chiropractors also document and track a patient’s progress, records which can be useful in the event that a personal injury claim is filed.

Physical Therapists and Whiplash Injury

Physical therapists work with whiplash injured patients to help reduce spasms in the neck or upper back muscles, increase the circulation, and help with healing the injured area. PT generally includes carefully monitored and appropriate exercise of the injured area. It can also include ice, moist heat, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Columbia, Maryland

If you were injured in an accident caused by another, you may have a right to seek compensation for your whiplash, neck pain, or other types of injuries suffered. To schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury attorney at the Smith Personal Injury Firm, in Columbia, Maryland, call 410-740-0101 or contact us online.

Passengers Injured in BWI Shuttle Bus Accident

Shuttle Bus Accident Injures Three at BWI Airport

A shuttle bus overturned Sunday morning, February 10, 2013, at BWI Airport, causing injuries to three passengers, The Baltimore Sun reported. The shuttle bus overturned near the intersection of Route 170 and Terminal Road at 6:30 a.m.

The Sun reported that three people were hurt. One refused medical treatment and the other two were transported via ambulance to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center with injuries.

Legal Claims for Injuries Caused in Bus Accidents

A driver of any vehicle is legally responsible if the driver’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence is the cause of another person’s injuries, including passengers. This is true of a bus driver when injuries are caused by a bus accident that is the fault of the bus driver. In fact, when a driver is transporting passengers for hire, the law imposes an even higher duty to avoid harm to passengers compared to drivers who are not doing it for hire.

Experienced Shuttle Bus Accident Lawyer Maryland

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated accident lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience. As you can see by his background, Mr. Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled accident cases, including school bus and shuttle bus accidents, for over three decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Mr. Smith successfully handled one shuttle bus accident at BWI Airport in which a police department employee and friend were returning from a vacation trip. They took a shuttle bus from BWI Airport to an airport parking lot company. The shuttle bus driver was driving aggressively and, at one point, slammed on his brakes. This caused the passenger to be thrown forward into the armrest of another seat in the shuttle bus. The armrest padding was missing, causing the woman’s leg to slam against a sharp metal bracket, resulting in a deep laceration and eventual scar. The injured bus passenger received a fair settlement for her injuries, medical expenses, and disfigurement.

Highly Rated Maryland Bus Accident Attorney

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results — has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2012 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Shuttle Bus Accident Lawyer

Let us use our skill, experience, knowledge and resources to help you. Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in car accidents, wrongful death cases and personal injury cases involving shuttle bus accidents and bus crash cases throughout Maryland and the Baltimore area.

If you need help with a schoolshuttle bus accident or shuttle bus crash case, contact us online or call us now at 410-740-0101.

Driver Injured in Brandywine Train Accident

Train Accident Seriously Injures Driver

On February 6, 2013, around 4:30 pm, police officers responded to Brandywine Road near Ice Plant Road for a train accident in Prince George’s County. According to the Prince George’s County Police Department, preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2001 Ford Mustang was believed to have attempted to cross the railroad tracks as the lights were flashing red. An oncoming CSX train struck the car. The car’s driver was ejected and suffered serious head trauma. The driver was in critical condition at an area hospital.

Train Accident Statistics

The Federal Railway Administration tracks train accident statistics, including injuries and fatalities caused by a train accident. In 2012, for example, there were 1,545 train accidents. Of these train accidents, 184 involved non-fatal injuries. Fortunately, only 8 involved fatalities. But even one fatality is too many for the families who lose a loved one.

Maryland Train Accident Attorney

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated Howard County personal injury lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience. As you can see by his background, Mr. Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled Howard County a wide variety of personal injury cases for over three decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results — has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2012 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Train Accident Lawyer in Maryland

If a train accident has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member, you need an experienced personal injury attorney and wrongful death lawyer.

Call 410-740-0101 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation.

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  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

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