Trooper Injured in Crash Charged with DUI

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Cecil County prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old Maryland State Trooper with drinking and driving after the officer flipped his personal vehicle on Rte 279 near Elkton early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. Authorities say the defendant faces charges of driving under the influence, driving while impaired, negligent driving and reckless driving. After the accident, he was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment and subsequently released.

The trooper, employed by the State Police as a rescue technician in the Aviation Command, is 17 months into an initial 24 month probationary period with the Maryland State Police, and assigned to the Frederick barrack. He has apparently been suspended with pay.

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Maryland Super Lawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has fought for the rights of personal injury victims for more than 30 years. Because of his record and reputation, he has been a multiple recipient of the Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, based on an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible). He has a perfect 10.0 Superb rating as a litigation attorney from AVVO, and is also respected by his colleagues in the legal profession, who have given him the top rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System. Smith was also recognized as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.

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If you or someone you love have been injured because of the careless or wrongful acts of another person, you want an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney to protect your rights. Contact us by e-mail or call us at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. We represent injured clients in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in Maryland

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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.

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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.

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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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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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If you need an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer and wrongful death attorney, we can help

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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.

Columbia Lawyer Receives Client Choice Award in Lawyers Ratings

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AVVO is a leading lawyers ratings and review firm. It bestowed the Clients’ Choice Award for 2012 on Columbia lawyer, Jonathan Scott Smith. This coveted recognition resulted from average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible

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One client had this to say about Mr. Smith: “Mr. Smith is an exceptional attorney. He is very professional, knowledgeable and his attention to detail is unbelievable. He took control of my situation, put me at ease and brought the truth out during my trial. He is very straight forward and honest. You will not find a better attorney anywhere. His staff exhibits the same qualities and helps make a difficult time less stressful.”

Attorney Smith Receives “10.0 Superb” in Lawyers Ratings

Jonathan Scott Smith also has been awarded the highest lawyer rating “10.0 Superb” by AVVO. AVVO considers a wide variety of information in developing a lawyer’s rating, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Ratings range from a low of 1.0 to 10.0, the highest rating.

Very few lawyers achieve the highest rating, and it is recognition of Mr. Smith’s extensive litigation experience, successful results, and the opinion of his peers.

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Top-rated-personal-injury-lawyer-columbia-mdFor more than 30 years, Jonathan Scott Smith has been fighting for injured clients and obtaining successful results. 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, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Mr. Smith has more than 30 years of courtroom experience in personal injury cases. He is never hesitant to take a case to court if needed to get a good result. He thoroughly investigates each case he handles and is diligent in preparing for court.

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At our office, we are about our clients. We’re here to help you through this difficult time. Put our skill and experience to work on your case. Call 410-740-0101 now, or contact us online, to schedule an appointment.

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in personal injury, auto accidents,truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and negligence, throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s (Prince Georges) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

Howard County Teen Seriously Injured in Bicycle Accident

Columbia Teenager Injured in Car Bicycle Accident

On Monday, August 6, 2012, a Columbia teenager was injured seriously in a car bicycle accident. The 14-year old was riding a bicycle at the intersection of Governor Warfield Parkway and Twin Rivers Road at 12:50 p.m., according to The Baltimore Sun. A car drove through a green light and struck the bicyclist, resulting in a serious bicycle accident. The cyclist was airlifted to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

The newspaper reported that police said the preliminary investigation revealed that the teen was crossing the intersection during a “Don’t Walk” signal, when the light was red. The driver of the 2010 Nissan Murano, Yyacheslav Guzeyev, 65, of Columbia, was not charged.

Injuries and Deaths from Bicycle Accidents

In 2010, 618 people were killed, and 52,000 people were injured, in bicycle accidents in the United States, according to a leading source of bicycle accident statistics. Cyclists are particularly susceptible to serious injuries, and even deaths, when they are involved in accidents with cars. There is little to protect them, and motor vehicles are capable of inflicting catastrophic harm.

Howard County Bicycle Accident Attorney

Personal injury lawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has more than 30 years of experience fighting hard for people injured in collisions, including car bicycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Mr. Smith has extensive trial experience and knows what it takes to get successful results. He has achieved some of the highest personal injury verdicts and settlements in his area

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Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

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We also handle bodily injuries due to auto accidents, drunk driving wrecks and motorcycle wrecks on the Baltimore Beltway, Washington Beltway, MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway, B-W Parkway, I-695, I-495, Interstate 95 in Maryland, I-70, Maryland Route 32, U.S. Route 29, Baltimore National Pike, Route 40, I-83 and serious injury accidents throughout Maryland.

Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore, Columbia, MD, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

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Successful Claim for Pedestrian Killed in Car Wreck Caused by Drunk Driver

Deaths Caused by Drunk Drivers in Car Wrecks

 

Too many innocent people are injured or killed by drunk drivers in Maryland and the United States every year. Tragically, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics reveal that over 13,000 people were killed annually in the United States by alcohol-impaired drivers. DUI drivers should be punished for causing fatal auto accidents, and make restitution to their victims. Mothers Against Drunk Driving was established to stop drunk driving and to support its victims.

Pedestrian Killed by Drunk Driver

On October 1, 2010, Scott T. Berenbach left a wedding reception where he had been drinking alcohol and chose to get behind the wheel of a car. He struck and killed Adam J. O’Connor, a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Ft. Smallwood Road in Anne Arundel County. Investigating police officers made Berenbach submit to an alcohol test, which revealed his blood alcohol level to be .07 – equivalent to driving while impaired by alcohol in Maryland. He later plead guilty to a drunk driving offense and was sentenced to jail.

Death Claim Settled Against Drunk Driver

The drunk driver’s victim, Mr. O’Connor, left behind a mother and 15-year old daughter to grieve over the loss of their son and father. Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith, an experienced personal injury lawyer, represented the victims and successfully resolved their claims with the insurance company. The insurer agreed to pay the full policy limits. The money was used to pay for Mr. O’Connor’s funeral expenses and to create a fund to pay for his daughter’s future college education.

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Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents victims of drinking and driving accidents in wrongful death cases and personal injury cases involving bodily injuries in auto wrecks truck wrecks drunk driving wrecks and motorcycle wrecks
on the Baltimore Beltway, Washington Beltway, MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway, B-W Parkway, I-695, I-495, Interstate 95 in Maryland, I-70, Maryland Route 32, U.S. Route 29, Baltimore National Pike, Route 40, I-83 and serious injury accidents throughout Maryland.

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us now at 410-740-0101. Let us use our skill, experience, knowledge and resources to help you get full and fair compensation for your car accident injuries.

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Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore, Columbia, MD, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

Howard County Police Officer Injured by Alleged Drunk Driver

Drunk Drivers Cause Injuries and Deaths in Maryland

Drunk drivers are responsible for causing untold tragedies in Maryland every year. Unfortunately, drunken driving accidents are responsible for injuries to other drivers and passengers. Tragically, sometimes people have been killed by DUI drivers in fatal auto accidents. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics reveal that over 13,000 people were killed annually in the United States by alcohol-impaired drivers.

Recently, a Howard County police officer who was conducting a traffic stop was struck by an alleged drunk driver. The officer was hit while investigating a traffic violation at Route 40 and Route 29. An alleged drunk driver struck the rear of the police car, pushing it into another car, which then struck and injured the police officer, according to the Baltimore Sun. Drinking & driving often results in car wrecks that cause personal injuries to innocent people.

If you or a loved one was the victim of a drunk driver in a car accident or auto wreck fatality in the Baltimore, Maryland area, including the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), the B-W Parkway or one of the interstate highways (such as I-95, I-70), or major local roads such as Route 29 and Route 40, you need an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to ensure you and your family receive the advice, representation and counsel to obtain restitution from the drunk driver.

Drunk Driving Victim Attorney

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents victims of drinking and driving accidents in wrongful death cases and personal injury cases involving bodily injuries in auto wrecks, truck wrecks, drunk driving wrecks and motorcycle wrecks on the Baltimore Beltway, Washington Beltway, MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway, B-W Parkway, I-695, I-495, Interstate 95 in Maryland, I-70, Maryland Route 32, U.S. Route 29, Baltimore National Pike, Route 40, I-83 and serious injury accidents throughout Maryland.

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us now at 410-740-0101. Let us use our skill, experience, knowledge and resources to help you get full and fair compensation for your car accident injuries.

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Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore, Columbia, MD, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

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