Archives for June 2013

Car Accident in Glen Burnie Severely Injures Children

Car Accident at Route 100 and Route 10 Injures Children

A car accident on June 8, 2013 occurred at Route 100 East and Route 10 South in Glen Burnie. Anne Arundel County Police investigated. According to the police department’s preliminary investigation, a Howard County police officer was on duty and attempting to return to Howard County. He was unfamiliar with the area at the time of the car crash.

The police vehicle approached the area where Route 100 merges with Route 10 south and attempted to make a u-turn onto Route 100 west. The officer slowed down at the end of the grass median and made an illegal u-turn directly into the path of the Honda, which was traveling in the fast lane of Route 10 south. Investigators indicated that driver error was a contributing factor in this car accident.

Anne Arundel County Car Crash Lawyer

Jonathan Scott Smith is an experienced car accident lawyer. Mr. Smith represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving car crashes throughout Maryland, Anne Arundel County, and the Baltimore area. He is a top-rated car 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 personal injury and wrongful death cases, including car accident cases, for over three decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Car Accident Lawyer 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.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 scale – less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell)
  • 2013 Top Attorneys in Maryland (American Registry)
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (by invitation only and limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state).
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Highest Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (25 consecutive years).

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 County Car Accident 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 car accident cases in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

Contact Car Crash Lawyer Anne Arundel County MD

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

Wrongful Death: Man Sentenced in Auto Death of Beloved Marriott Ridge High School Staffer

Criminal punishment does not resolve the significant emotional, familial, financial, and community loss that occurs when a loved one dies because of wrongful death caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions. This past March, a criminal court in Maryland sentenced a Columbia man who killed Mary Ann Levant to 18 months in prison for negligent manslaughter, reported The Baltimore Sun.

Columbia, MD, resident Richie Junior Burgess, age 42, evidently had taken a Xanax before colliding with Mary Ann’s car on Feb. 21, 2012. Mary Ann, who had been driving a Toyota Avalon, suffered grievous injuries in the wreck, which happened at Maryland’s Route 32 and Route 29 Interchange. She had to be extricated from her car. She sustained spinal injuries and was paralyzed from the waist down.

Before her tragic accident, Mary Ann had been working in the Howard County public school system for 40 years. She had countless supporters, excellent medical care, and received many letters praising her work, but nothing was able to bring back her health. Some four months after the crash occurred, in June, Mary Ann died as a result of the injuries. This wrongful death should never have happened.

While bringing a civil suit for wrongful death will never bring back a loved one, it is one way to obtain restitution in situations like these, for the pain and suffering, for the loss of a future with a loved one, and for the medical costs related to caring for the victim.

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has been fighting for more than 30 years for the rights of those who have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident that should never have happened.

During Mr. Smith’s career protecting the rights of victims and their families, he has earned recognition from his peers and clients:

  • Selection as a Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • 10.0 Superb rating as a litigation (trial) lawyer by AVVO.
  • AV-Preeminent ™* Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (for 25 years in a row).
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2013 Top Attorneys in Maryland (American Registry).

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

Attorney Smith is a personal injury lawyer who aggressively protects the rights of people who have been hurt, handling cases involving all types of wrongful death, car crash and other motor vehicle accident claims.

Maryland Car Accident and Wrongful Death Attorney

Find out how we can help you obtain full and fair compensation for injuries suffered in a car wreck or motor vehicle accident, including wrongful death, email us or call 410.740.0101 to schedule a consultation.

We represent injured people throughout Maryland, including Howard County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Frederick County, and Prince George’s County.

Pedestrian Accident Results in Serious Injuries

Pedestrian Accident in Savage Injures Teenager

On June 4, a teenager was injured critically after being struck by a van at the intersection of Vollmerhausen Road and Castleford Drive, reported The Baltimore Sun. A child care transport van was taking children from school to the child care facility when the pedestrian accident occurred.

Pedestrian Injury Statistics

Pedestrian injuries from a pedestrian crash can be traumatic. In 2010, there were 4,280 pedestrian accident cases in the United States, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated. This is the second lowest annual rate since 1994, but any pedestrian accident is one too many. Injuries from a pedestrian accident can be catastrophic, and even fatal, because of the tremendous forces applied by a moving vehicle to the human body.

Howard County MD Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated pedestrian accident attorney, 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 pedestrian accident cases for over three decades, including pedestrian accidents in Howard County MD. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer Howard 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.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 scale – less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell)
  • 2013 Top Attorneys in Maryland (American Registry)
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (by invitation only and limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state).
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Highest Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (25 consecutive years).

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

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Columbia MD

If you need an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer and wrongful death attorney, we can help. Call 410-740-0101 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation if a pedestrian accident has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member.

ADDRESS :

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

  • Call for consultation 410-740-0101