Car Accident News

Do Auto Insurance Companies Hire Private Investigators to Spy on Crash Victims?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents May 05, 2022

Crash victims may be surprised to discover insurance companies sometimes hire private investigators to find a reason to attack the victim’s credibility, reduce the value of the victim’s claim for compensation or deny the claim entirely. Insurers do not…

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What Crash Victims Should Know About Fault for a Blind-Spot Crash

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Apr 29, 2022

Every vehicle has blind spots, no matter how well drivers position their rear and sideview mirrors. Some vehicles, like semi-trucks have exceptionally large blind spots. Drivers who stay in blind spots too long risk getting into a dangerous crash that…

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Can Unlicensed Drivers File a Claim for Damages After a Crash?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Apr 06, 2022

Sometimes people forget to renew their driver’s licenses. They may have planned to do it after receiving a renewal notice in the mail, but they set that piece of mail down somewhere and completely forget about it and the fact they need to renew their…

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What Can You do to Help Lower Your Risk of a Crash at Night?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Mar 07, 2022

You should always be careful when you get behind the wheel, but caution may be even more vital when driving at night. It is harder to see things at night and there are often more reckless drivers populating the road after dark. You may be much more likely…

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Who May be at Fault for a Crash Caused by an Object Falling from a Vehicle?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Feb 25, 2022

We have all seen cars, trucks or SUVs with cargo strapped to the roof or coming out of the trunk. Sometimes this excess cargo is tied down and sometimes it is not. You have also likely encountered work trucks with cargo in the bed of the truck or even…

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Can Car Crash Victims Seek Compensation Above the At-Fault Driver’s Policy Limits?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Feb 21, 2022

Car crashes have the potential to cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Victims of these accidents often have significant medical expenses and suffer a variety of ongoing damages that affect them financially and emotionally. Even though many drivers…

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Why Insurance Companies Want to Convince Crash Victims They Are Partially at Fault

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Jan 31, 2022

Car insurers do not want to pay full compensation for a crash victim’s damages. That is why they often look for reasons to assign blame to the victim, even if the victim is blameless. This is particularly true in Maryland, which is one of a handful of…

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What You Should Know About Settling a Car Accident Claim Through Arbitration

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Jan 25, 2022

Most car accident claims are resolved with a settlement between the victim and the at-fault driver’s car insurance company. While many settlements are reached after negotiation between the victim’s attorney and the insurance company, some settlements…

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Liability for a Maryland Car Crash Involving a Tire Blowout

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Dec 21, 2021

Did you know there are approximately 78,000 car crashes each year caused by bad tires? These crashes can be very dangerous – in 2017 alone, there were 738 deaths caused by unsafe tire crashes in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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How Car Accident Reconstruction May be Used to Validate an Injury Claim

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Car Accidents Nov 30, 2021

Sometimes it is tough to assign fault for a crash. The drivers involved may have different stories or not remember much. There may not be any witnesses, and even if there are, their accounts may be unreliable at best. Your attorney might not get to the…

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