Fatal Car Crash Kills Driver and Passengers

Fatal Car Crash in Odenton Kills Three

A fatal car accident occurred early Easter Sunday on Piney Orchard Parkway and Riverscape Road in Odenton at about 12:30 a.m. A 2005 Subaru had crashed into a tree, reported The Baltimore Sun. According to police, the driver failed to negotiate a curve. His car left the road, struck a light pole and then a tree. Tragically, the car crash claimed the driver’s life, as well as two passengers.

A Fatal Car Accident Can Devastate Loved Ones

A fatal crash is a horrific tragedy for surviving family members. Often they are faced with unexpected medical bills, funeral bills, loss of income, and grievous heartache from losing a loved one. Nothing can ever replace a lost life. If the fatal car crash was caused by another person’s carelessness, surviving family members may have a legal claim. This is true also when it is a passenger who died as a result of their driver’s fault.

Fatal Car Crash Lawyer Anne Arundel County MD

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated fatal 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 fatal car crash cases for over three decades, including fatal car accidents in Anne Arundel County. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

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The care we give to each case gets noticed. It’s what sets our firm apart. 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.
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.
  • 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.

Anne Arundel County Wrongful Death Attorney

If a fatal car accident has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member, you need an experienced fatal car crash lawyer and wrongful death attorney. Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragedy, and help you obtain justice and closure.

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.

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Pedestrian Accident Claims Pasadena Teenager’s Life

Pedestrian Accident in Pasadena Kills 15-year old

A pedestrian accident on Friday, April 12, 2013, resulted in the tragic death of a 15-year old boy in Pasadena, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department. At 9:25 p.m., police responded to Mountain Road and Alvin Drive in Pasadena.

Three teenagers were walking on the westbound shoulder of Mountain Road. A Ford Expedition also traveling westbound struck two of the teenagers, and then fled the scene. One pedestrian was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Tragically, he died of his injuries.

Police asked anyone with information regarding this pedestrian accident to call them at (410) 222-8573.

Top Rated Pedestrian Accident Attorney Anne Arundel County MD

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 Anne Arundel County MD. 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 (25 consecutive years).
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2013 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.

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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.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Kills Man

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life in Anne Arundel County

A fatal motorcycle accident on March 10, 2013 resulted in the cyclist’s death, reported The Baltimore Sun. The motorcycle accident occurred on Crain Highway in Crofton, when a Chevy Cobalt was crossing Crain Highway to enter the parking lot of a Royal Farm Store. The car struck the motorcycle, which was located in the far left lane.

Anne Arundel police were still investigating the cause of the accident, but initially concluded that neither speed nor alcohol were factors.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics Show Alarming Increase in Injuries

Between 2001 and 2008, more than 34,000 motorcyclists were killed and an estimated 1,222,000 persons were treated in a U.S. emergency department (ED) for a non-fatal motorcycle-related injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an alarming increase in injuries from motorcycle accident cases.

Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Jonathan Scott Smith is an experienced personal injury and motorcycle accident attorney with more 30 years of experience, including fatal motorcycle accident cases. He understands the prejudice against motorcyclists, and how devastating a motorcycle accident can be when a careless car or truck driver causes a collision.

With more than 30 years of courtroom experience, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith knows how to protect the rights of motorcycle accident and personal injury victims in Maryland. 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.
  • Selected for “Top Attorneys in Maryland.”
  • 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.

Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

We handle bodily injuries from auto accidents, drunk driving wrecks and motorcycle accident cases in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George,s (Prince Georges) County, Howard County, Carroll County, and Montgomery County, MD.

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Car Crash on I-195 in Baltimore County Kills Man

Man Killed in Car Crash on I-95 in Baltimore County

A car crash on I-195 killed a man on December 13, 2012, when he lost control of his car on I-95 and careened into a 2002 Suburban. According to an investigation by Maryland State Police, the driver was traveling north on I-95 around 7 a.m., when he spun out of control and struck an embankment. Police do not know what caused him to lose control.

After striking the embankment, the Ford Focus became airborne, went over the overpass and struck the Suburban, which was traveling east on I-195. Police were not been able to determine the cause of the car crash.

Highly Recognized Maryland Car Accident Attorney

A trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Jonathan Scott Smith represents victims in car crash cases, and personal injury victims in Maryland. 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.

Attorney Smith handles a wide range of car crash, motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims. He takes cases involving serious and catastrophic loss, as well as wrongful death.

Columbia, Maryland, Car Crash and Personal Injury Lawyer

To learn how we can help you get full and fair compensation for injuries suffered in a car crash or motor vehicle accident, contact our office online or call our office at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. We represent injured people throughout Maryland, including Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Car Wreck in Howard County Injures State Trooper

Maryland State Trooper Injured in Howard County Car Wreckcar-wreck-attorney-howard-county-md

A car wreck on January 16, 2013 in Howard County injured Cpl. Matthew Telep, assigned to the JFK Barrack near Perryville. The car accident was believed to have been caused when his vehicle was cut off by an unidentified motorist, according to the Maryland State Police. The trooper sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Trooper Telep was traveling in the eastbound lane of I-70 in Howard County when he was forced off the road and hit a tree. The magnitude of the impact trapped Telep in his vehicle until Howard County Fire Department personnel could extricate him. He was flown by helicopter to the University of Maryland Trauma Center.

At the time of the car wreck, Telep was returning from a work assignment, having escorted an oversized load from Baltimore to western Maryland that morning. A motorist called state police after the accident, claiming to have witnessed the car crash and indicating that Cpl. Telep had been cut off by another vehicle. Neither the vehicle nor its driver were identified.

Top-Ranked Ellicott City Car Wreck and Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has fought for the rights of personal injury victims in car wreck cases in Maryland for more than three decades. He has built an outstanding reputation with clients and colleagues.

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.
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.
  • 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.

Lawyer Smith aggressively protects the rights of people who have been hurt, handling all types of car wreck and motor vehicle accident claims. He can help you pursue compensation if you have been injured in a hit-and-run car wreck.

Maryland Car Accident Attorney

To learn how we can help you obtain full and fair compensation for injuries suffered in a car wreck or motor vehicle accident, contact us online, or call 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment.

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

Truck Accident Injures Essex Man

Truck Accident Injures Man While Pushing Friend Out of Danger

A truck accident on January 11, 2013 required hospitalization of a 19-year-old Essex man after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in Essex, reported Baltimore County Police.

According to police, the truck accident occurred when a van had stalled on Southeast Boulevard. One person saw a red Ford F-150 pickup truck approaching at a high rate of speed. He pushed another person out of the path of the truck and was thrown to the ground when he was struck by the truck. The driver of the pickup truck did not stop, but police later found the truck in the 2300 block of Poplar Road.

Highly Respected Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer

With more than 30 years of courtroom experience, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith knows how to protect the rights of truck accident and personal injury victims in Maryland.

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.
  • Selected for “Top Attorneys in Maryland.”
  • 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.

Attorney Smith aggressively protects the rights of personal injury victims, including pedestrians involved in a truck accident or other motor vehicle accidents. He can help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses, from lost wages and income to medical expenses, from loss of companionship to physical pain and suffering.

Columbia and Ellicott City Truck Accident Lawyer

Attorney Smith represents accident victims throughout Maryland, including Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, or other motor vehicle accident, caused by the wrongful act of another person, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith will aggressively help you seek damages for all your losses. Call our office at 410-740-0101, or contact us online, to schedule an appointment.

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.

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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.

Mt Hebron Students Injured in Car Accident

Car Accident Sends Students to Hospital

On Thursday, January 3, 2013, a car was leaving Mt Hebron High School and attemptingto pull out onto Route 99 when it was struck by a Mack truck, reported The Baltimore Sun. According to the account, the car accident involved a Honda Civic loaded with students that failed to stop at a stop sign when exiting the school’s parking lot.

The car’s driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The four passengers were treated and released from Howard County General Hospital the same evening. No charges were filed against the driver of the Mack truck; Howard County Police did not believe he was speeding or at fault in causing the car accident.

Can a Passenger have a Claim if their Driver is at Fault?

If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, you may have a claim for medical bills; lost income; and pain & suffering. A passenger in a car driven by the at fault driver may still have a valid legal claim because the passenger was not in control of the vehicle and therefore not legally at fault in most cases.

Top Rated Car Accident Attorney Howard County MD

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated Howard County 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 Howard County car accidents, including fatal car accidents, 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.

Car Accident Lawyer Columbia MD and Ellicott City MD

If a car crash caused by a driver’s negligence or carelessness has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member, you need an experienced car accident attorney and wrongful death lawyer.

Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragedy, and help you obtain justice and closure. Call 410-740-0101 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation.

Student Injured in Howard County Pedestrian Accident

 

On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, a 17-year-old River Hill High School student was struck by a car on his way to school, according to The Baltimore Sun. The student was struck by a 1998 Honda Accord while crossing Linden Linthicum Lane, near Little Bells Row, at 7:30 a.m.

The student was flown to the Shock Trauma Center in serious condition. Howard County Police indicated that the young man was in a crosswalk at the time of the pedestrian accident. The investigation was ongoing, and no charges had been filed.

Statistics Involving Pedestrian Accident Cases

Injuries from a pedestrian crash are too common, and can be traumatic. In 2010, there were 4,280 pedestrian accidents 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.

Pedestrian Accident Attorney Howard County MD

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 Anne Arundel County MD. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Top Rated Car Accident 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.
  • 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.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Ellicott City MD

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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.

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