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    How is Fault Determined in a Maryland Car Accident?

    Our Waldorf car crash, truck collision, or motorcycle accident attorneys at The Law Office of Robert Castro have successfully produced results for clients who have been injured by negligent drivers throughout Maryland. The key to pursuing a positive outcome for our clients is proving the other driver was at fault for our client’s injuries, so he or she is […]

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  • Can Injured Passengers Pursue Financial Compensation After a Car Crash in Maryland?

    At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our car accident attorneys in Maryland provide free consultations for all injury victims, because we know how difficult it is to get the compensation you deserve from the insurance company without legal representation. That includes passengers who are hurt in traffic collisions. Unlike drivers, a hurt passenger does […]

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  • What are the Most Dangerous Roads and Intersections in Maryland?

    At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our car accident attorneys in Maryland travel the same roads, highways, and bridges our clients are injured on and are never surprised to hear some of the same collision areas repeated during our free consultations. While Maryland is at the bottom of the country’s most dangerous roads rankings, […]

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  • How Can I Pursue Damages for Delayed Pain After a Maryland Car Accident?

    At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Maryland know how difficult it can be to get your life back on track after a car accident leaves you significantly hurt. The extended medical care and time away from work can immediately overwhelm your finances, and when your ability to return to work is hindered […]

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    What You Should Know About Distracted Driving Accidents in Waldorf, MD

    Since cell phones (and particularly smartphones) have become a part of everyday life, distracted driving has been a popular topic of conversation. However, distracted driving has been an issue well before cell phones were invented. This behavior can include many different types of distractions. In any iteration, distracted driving is dangerous. The behavior frequently causes […]

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    How to Drive Safely While Commercial Trucks are On the Highway

    Big rigs, semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and whatever else you want to call large commercial trucks can be imposing and dangerous on the

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  • What to do After a Maryland Bus Accident

    When you are a victim of a bus accident, you can suffer serious injuries. Bus accidents can involve everything from a public city bus to private tour buses or shuttles. Once you step onto one of these buses, you have entrusted your safety to both the driver as well as the bus owner. If the […]

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    Is Purchasing the Minimum Maryland Auto Insurance Coverage Enough in the Event of an Accidents?

    Maryland is no different than other states — there is a required minimum amount of auto insurance you are required to carry in the state. This is to protect you in the event you cause an accident and injure someone else and/or cause damage to their property. In the event your insurance limits are too […]

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    What Conditions Contribute to Waldorf, MD Truck Rollover Accidents?

    When someone is involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, the results are often catastrophic. Occupants of both the passenger vehicle and the large truck can sustain serious injuries, or even ultimately pass away due to the severity of their injuries. While there is no guarantee you can prevent an accident from happening, […]

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    What to Know About PTSD and Your Maryland Auto Accidents

    After being injured in a serious accident, it is not that uncommon for some people to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. There are well over five million accidents across the country each year. Of those, at least two million or more result in injuries. Some of those injured will go on to develop post-traumatic […]

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    Maryland Car Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries in Maryland

    Even if you are the safest driver possible, you cannot avoid a car accident that is caused by someone else’s reckless behavior. Back and neck injuries are common types of injuries incurred in car accidents, and serious collisions can cause catastrophic injuries like spinal cord damage. If you or a loved one suffered spinal cord […]

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    Reasons Your Maryland Auto Accident Claims May Be Denied

    When you present a claim through your insurance carrier or to the other party whom you believe caused the accident, you are expecting to be reimbursed for your damages. Unfortunately, there are instances when either your carrier or the other party’s carrier denies your claim. It is important to ask questions and understand why the […]

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    Can You Get PTSD From a Car Accident?

    After being involved in a major accident with serious injuries, it is common to suffer temporary feelings of anxiety and fear as you process the memories of the event and the physical pain. When these feelings last for months or longer, it may be something more serious. What is PTSD? PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress […]

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    What to Know About Waldorf, MD Accidents Involving Big Trucks

    Accidents involving a car and a large commercial truck are often more devastating than a collision between two passenger vehicles. Large trucks sometimes weigh as much as 25 times more than an average motor vehicle, which means even a minor accident can result in serious injuries or death. Large trucks can be difficult to maneuver, […]

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    Tips for Helping Prevent a Maryland Auto Accident in Waldorf, MD

    Maryland follows the contributory negligence theory regarding liability in accidents. That means that if you are even 1% at fault, you cannot recover any money for damages you sustained. This is one of the reasons it is important to do your best to avoid any collision in the first place. Some collisions cannot be avoided, […]

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    What to Know About Rental Car Accidents in Maryland

    If you plan to rent a vehicle on your vacation, there are some things you need to keep in mind regarding the rental contract, your insurance coverage, and how an accident is handled. While they are convenient for traveling, there can be serious legal repercussions if you are involved in an accident with your rental […]

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    What to Know About Airbag Injuries

    While airbags are designed to keep vehicle occupants safe and protected, there is a risk of injury if one deploys, especially if it malfunctions and deploys when it should not. Airbag injuries are not necessarily common, but there is a potential for serious life-changing damage when one occurs. Airbags can also exacerbate injuries sustained in […]

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    What to Do with Your Car If It Is Not Drivable after an Accident?

    If you have been hit by another vehicle and the impact has rendered your vehicle non-drivable, you need to get it towed from the accident scene, but to where? Essentially, your options are to have it towed to a repair shop, the tow yard, or to your home. It is important to know the pros […]

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    Can You Sue a Bar Owner in Maryland for Overserving Alcohol?

    Suppose you get into an accident with a driver who was driving under the influence of alcohol and had just left a bar after drinking there all night. What if the intoxicated driver had just left a party where alcohol was being served? Can you sue either the bar or the party host who overserved […]

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  • Why You May Not Realize You are Injured Immediately Following a Car Accident

    A lot of insurance companies try to downplay the value of your lawsuit by using the argument that you did not claim any injuries at the scene, or right after the accident. Some people may wonder why they do not notice their injuries right away, but it is pretty common due to the pure shock […]

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    The Liability of Snapchat for Accidents Related to Distracted Driving

    For most people, the increase of technology has made our lives better rather than worse. It provides a manner in which individuals may have greater contact with the outside world, and remain connected to those who may be far away. Technology also can have a dark side, especially as the relative ease of our technologically-enhanced […]

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    The “Social Host Liability”: Parents Now Civilly Liable for Accidents of Minors Permitted to Drink at Home

    In our society, it is understood that actions bring about consequences, both good and bad. Sometimes, we may be found criminally and/or civilly liable for how our actions influence the conduct of others, even if we were not the bad actors. When it comes to drinking and driving, many states have been hesitant to blame […]

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