Third Bus Crash in Seven Days in Howard County

Police Investigate Third Bus Crash in Howard County in Seven Days

According to The Baltimore Sun, a bus driver from the Woodstock Jobs Corps Center turned into the path of a Honda Civic on Route 40 near the intersection of Marriottsville Road in Ellicott City on June 12, the third bus crash in the county since June 6. The driver of the Civic was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma unit with non-life threatening injuries. Neither the driver nor any of the passengers on the bus were injured.

Just a day earlier, two middle school students from Wilde Lake suffered minor injuries in a bus crash when their school bus collided with a van. A week earlier, nine people, including five elementary school students, were taken to Howard County General Hospital after a three-car bus crash in Ellicott City. The bus driver in that bus crash was ticketed for excessive speed.

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  • 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.
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law by The American LawyerMagazine 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).

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Attorney Smith aggressively protects the rights of personal injury victims, including people hurt in bus crash cases. He can help you pursue full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, and physical pain and suffering.

Attorney Smith handles a wide range of personal injury claims, including bus accidents, car crashes, truck wrecks and motorcycle collisions.

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If you have been hurt in a car accident or bus crash caused by another person’s carelessness, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith will aggressively help you seek damages for all your losses. Attorney Smith represents bus crash victims in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

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Motorcycle Accident Injures Rider in Howard County

On Saturday, June 15, 2013, police responded to a motorcycle accident at Washington Boulevard and Ducketts Lane, in Elkridge, learning that a car had collided with a motorcycle, causing serious injury to the biker. According to witnesses, the driver of the car pulled into the path of the motorcycle as the car tried to execute a left turn onto northbound Washington Boulevard, reported The Baltimore Sun. The motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Washington Boulevard.

The biker, whose name has not been released, was reportedly in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma unit.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to incur serious injury or death from a motorcycle accident on the road. More than four out of every 10 motorcycle crashes involve other motorists turning into the path of the biker.

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For more than 30 years, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has been fighting for people’s rights and protecting their interests in Maryland personal injury and motorcycle accident cases.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results, including motorcycle accident cases — 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.
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law by The American LawyerMagazine 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.

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If you have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, we will fight for you to obtain the restitution you deserve. Contact our office online or call our office at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment.

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Pedestrian Accident Claims Life of Highway Construction Worker

Pedestrian Accident Kills Baltimore Man Hit by Motorist

On June 11, 2013, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred when a 40-year-old Baltimore man was struck and killed while working on a road construction crew in Howard County, reported the Columbia Patch. An employee of Road Safety Traffic Control Company, LLC was placing cones in a lane of westbound Route 216 at Route 29 when he was hit by a 2009 Chevy Malibu. The road worker, who was wearing a reflective shirt at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Malibu remained at the scene.

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For more than 30 years, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has been fighting for people’s rights and protecting their interests in Maryland personal injury and pedestrian accident cases.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results, including fatal pedestrian accident cases — 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.
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law by The American LawyerMagazine 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.

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If you have been hurt in a car or pedestrian accident caused by another person’s negligence, we will fight for you to obtain the restitution you deserve. Contact our office online or call our office at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment.

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Worker Rescued from Bay Bridge Sustained Personal Injury

Worker with Personal Injury Rescued on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, around 10:45 a.m., rescue workers were called to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where a bridge worker had fallen and sustained personal injury. According to authorities, the victim, a 51-year-old male, was working from a platform approximately 15 feet below the roadway near the center span when he was struck by a five-gallon paint bucket and fell onto the platform. A rescue worker immobilized the victim, who was then lifted up in a rescue basket, placed on a stretcher, and taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The entire rescue took about an hour and caused the westbound span of the bridge to be closed for nearly two hours. The Maryland Transportation Authority police are currently investigating to determine the cause of the accident.

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For more than 30 years, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has been fighting for people’s rights and protecting their interests in personal injury cases.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in personal injury cases — 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.
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law 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.

Attorney Smith handles a wide range of personal injury claims, including workplace injuries and construction accident claims. He takes cases involving serious and catastrophic personal injury, as well as wrongful death.

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To learn how we can help you get full and fair compensation for personal injury and bodily injuries suffered because of the careless or negligent acts of others, contact our office online or call our office at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. We represent injured people in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Fatal Car Accident Cases Grip Baltimore Area

Fatal Car Accident Cases Strike Region

Fatal car accidents recently have left a tragic toll on the Baltimore area. On July 1, Anne Arundel County police responded to a report of a fatal car crash on Fort Smallwood Road near Hog Neck Road in Pasadena, according to The Baltimore Sun. A police investigation indicated that a 1996 Saturn made an abrupt turn while attempting to make a u-turn, when it was struck by a pickup truck. An elderly passenger in the truck unfortunately died of his injuries.

Another fatal car accident claimed a life on July 10 on Route 10 in Glen Burnie. The Baltimore Sun reported that a 2003 Dodge pickup apparently crossed the median for unknown reasons, struck a tree, and overturned. Tragically, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  • 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.
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law by The American LawyerMagazine 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.

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Fatal Car Accident Kills Howard County Woman

Fatal Car Accident on I-95 Claims Life

A fatal car accident involved an Ellicott City woman who was riding as a passenger in a car on I-95 when it turned left, causing the motor vehicle to be perpendicular on the roadway, reported The Baltimore Sun. The car was then struck by another motor vehicle, which resulted in the passenger being ejected. She was taken to a local hospital and, tragically, pronounced dead.

Passenger’s Claims in Fatal Car Accident Cases

Just because a passenger was riding in a car with a driver who was at fault does not mean that the passenger, or the passenger’s family, may not still have a claim. If the driver was at fault in causing the fatal car accident, then the passengers may be able to recover. If your loved one died in a fatal car accident, you may have a claim for the funeral expenses; medical bills; lost income; and the grief from losing the person you loved who was the victim of a fatal car accident.

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Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated Howard County fatal car accident lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results, including fatal car accident cases — 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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Teenager Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Teenager Dies in Anne Arundel Pedestrian Accident

On Thursday, December 20, 2012, a 15-year-old was struck by a car at an intersection at Maryland Route 198 in Anne Arundel County, reported The Baltimore Sun. The teenager was crossing at the intersection of Route 198 and Russett Green East around 5:59 a.m., when he was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro, according to the Anne Arundel Police Department.

Police said the car had a green light, and that the teenager was crossing at the intersection against a pedestrian traffic signal. Tragically, this pedestrian accident resulted in the teen’s death.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

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 injuries from a pedestrian crash can be traumatic.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Two Die in Beltsville Fatal Car Accident

Tragic Prince George’s County Fatal Car Accident

On Friday, December 14, 2012, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a Chevrolet Camaro was traveling on Route 1 in Beltsville, when it crossed the double yellow line and collided with a tow truck coming in the opposite direction, according to the Maryland State Police.

The driver of the Chevrolet Camaro was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the Chevrolet Camaro was also pronounced deceased at the scene. State troopers from the College Park Barrack and CRASH team investigators are conducting the ongoing investigation of this Prince George’s County fatal car accident.

A Fatal Car Crash Can Devastate Families

A fatal accident 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 accident 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.

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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 accidents for over three decades, including fatal car crash cases in Prince George’s County. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

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Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in fatal car accident and other cases — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating, and a Maryland Super Lawyer rating. 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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