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  • School Bus Safety and Avoiding Accidents in Maryland

    School bus safety is something that every Maryland driver needs to take seriously. There has been a rash of recent accidents involving children getting on or off school buses, including a 7-year-old girl who was in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck after getting off her school bus. According to ABC57 News, a […]

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  • What to do After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Maryland

    Getting into an automobile accident is bad enough, but it feels like a complete nightmare when the person who caused the accident suddenly takes off without exchanging information or even seeing if you are ok. While you hope it never happens, there are also some ways you can protect yourself in the event a hit-and-run […]

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  • Mistakes to Avoid in Your Maryland Personal Injury Claim

    If you were recently injured in an accident, you are likely looking to get reimbursed for your damages through a personal injury claim. Mistakes can happen, even with a personal injury claim. However, it is important to take the necessary steps to avoid common mistakes that can ultimately hurt your chances of recovery. When you […]

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  • Placental Abruption Birth Injuries in Maryland

    Pregnant women face a number of risks before giving birth, and one of these is a placental abruption. Normally, the placenta separates after the baby is born and will pass through the birth canal on its own. But, in an abruption, it separates from the inner wall of the uterus prematurely, cutting off the baby’s […]

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  • Overview of Construction Site Claims in Maryland

    The construction industry can certainly be a hazardous one, and accidents on construction sites occur all over the country. Injuries and fatalities are common in construction site incidents, which are typically due to someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction site accident, it is important to meet […]

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  • Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Maryland Personal Injury Attorney

    If you have been involved in an accident, finding a personal injury attorney can feel overwhelming. You are already in pain, dealing with the other party’s insurance company, and you may feel like no one understands. Retaining the right Maryland personal injury attorney can make a world of difference. When looking for an attorney, it is best […]

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  • What Damages are Recoverable in a Maryland Pedestrian Accident Claim?

    Drivers are legally obligated to watch for pedestrians who may be walking, whether or not they are in a crosswalk. Pedestrian accidents typically happen because drivers are often in a rush and the roads are busy, making it harder for a driver to spot a pedestrian. Pedestrians can also be knocked down by bicycles or […]

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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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  • How Expert Witnesses can Help Your Maryland Personal Injury Claim

    In a personal injury case, there can be two different types of witnesses. One is the person(s) who witnessed the actual event that caused your injuries, while the other type of witness is an expert witness. These are professional individuals with certain credentials who are allowed to testify at trial about various aspects of your […]

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  • Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Claims in Maryland

    Mesothelioma is a deadly type of cancer that forms in the thin layer of tissue that surrounds your body’s major organs, which is called the mesothelium. One of the most common types of mesothelioma is found in the lungs, known as pleural mesothelioma. This type of cancer is typically the result of negligence and has […]

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  • Understanding Differences Between First-Party and Third-Party Bad Faith Insurance Claims

    When someone is involved in a serious accident that results in severe injury or even death, the at-fault party may not have enough insurance coverage to pay for all the damages. Given that Maryland’s minimum liability coverage is only $30,000 minimum per person/$60,000 minimum per accident, it is understandable how a serious accident could easily […]

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  • How Long Will it Take to Settle My Personal Injury Case?

    If you have a personal injury claim pending with the negligent party’s insurance company, or you are considering hiring a Maryland personal injury attorney, it is understandable that you want to know what the timeline for settling is. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily an easy question to answer, as each case is unique. Different factors […]

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  • What to Know About Maryland 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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  • What to Know About Medical Malpractice Cases in Maryland

    Medical mistakes can take on many forms; however, a mistake is not necessarily evidence of medical malpractice. To qualify as medical malpractice, the case must meet specific criteria. Medical malpractice cases are almost always complex. If you suspect you have a medical malpractice case, it is imperative that you speak with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney right […]

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  • Tips for Helping Prevent a Maryland Auto Accident

    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 cann ot be […]

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  • Distracted Driving and Texting in Maryland

    It is no surprise that distracted driving is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents in Maryland. Of those accidents that can be attributed to distracted driving, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration notes that texting and phone use are the top two causes. Like other states, Maryland has a law in effect that prohibits you from […]

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  • Can You Sue the Manufacturer for a Tire Failure in Maryland?

    Tire defects and failures are the cause of thousands of accidents each year, many of which cause injuries, and even death in some instances. Many people are familiar with one of the largest tire recalls in history involving Ford and Firestone. At the time of the recall, there had been several hundred accidents involving defective Firestone […]

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  • Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and FELA Claims

    If you have been involved in a work-related accident, you are likely to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer. In limited instances, you may need to learn about the FELA, or Federal Employers’ Liability Act, and how it differs from standard workers’ compensation claims. Unless you work in the railroad industry, you are […]

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  • Bicycle Laws in Maryland

    In most scenarios, bicycles are treated like motor vehicles in the state of Maryland. Limited exceptions exist in some instances, like occasionally being allowed to ride on a sidewalk. However, as far rules and regulations go, a bike rider is held to the same standards as any other vehicle. Bike safety is a two-way street, […]

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  • Do You Have to Consent to an Independent Medical Exam in a Maryland Personal Injury Claim?

    If you file a personal injury claim or a workers’ compensation claim, the other side is likely to ask for a medical examination with a doctor of their choosing, which is often called an independent medical exam. They use these to determine the nature and extent of your injuries. They will examine causal relationship and […]

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  • Can You Sue for Food Poisoning in Maryland?

    If you have food poisoning, it is understandable that you want to hold the person or persons who poisoned you responsible. You may even want to find out if you can pursue a legal claim against the restaurant or store where you got food poisoning. There may be available causes of action for food-poisoning-related matters, […]

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  • What to Know About MRIs and Herniated Disc Claims in Maryland

    If you suffered a back injury as a result of a car accident, it is possible you have a herniated disc. Standard x-rays only show certain aspects of your back, and your physician may order you to undergo an MRI. Some people are concerned about having an MRI done, or have claustrophobia, causing them even […]

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  • What to Know About Rental Car Accidents

    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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  • Do I Need to Wear a Helmet in Maryland?

    The answer to whether you must wear a helmet in Maryland may be yes or no. It depends on your age, and whether you are riding a bicycle or a motorcycle. Currently, 19 states and the District of Columbia require all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. These are called “universal helmet laws.” Another 28 states […]

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  • What to Know About Intentional Torts in Maryland

    A tort is an infringement of a right or wrongful act that leads to civil liability. The person the act was committed against is the claimant and suffers damages as a result of the wrongful act. If you are in an auto accident in which the at-fault party was distracted and you suffered property damage or bodily […]

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  • What Type of Personal Injury Claim do I have?

    If you have been injured in some type of incident and are wondering if you have any legal options available to you, it is good to understand the most common types of personal injury claims. When trying to pursue recovery of your damages, contacting a Maryland personal injury attorney is highly-recommended. You may have additional […]

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  • Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in Maryland

    Some people assume vehicle accidents are the only type of personal injury claim, but there are a number of other types of claims that can fall under the personal injury umbrella. Finding an attorney who handles a variety of Maryland personal injury claims can be beneficial if you have legal issues that need resolution. Auto […]

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  • What is the Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Survival Action?

    When a family member dies suddenly due to another person’s negligence, the rest of the family is not only grieving, but may be struggling financially. This can be due to the immediate expenses like medical bills and funeral costs, but can also stem from a major source of family income now missing. If you had […]

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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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  • Carnival Accidents

    With summer here, it is a popular time for carnivals and fairs, and that means carnival rides. So, what happens if you have an accident on one of the rides? Who is at fault? Mobile carnival events have the same requirements for safety as a fixed theme park. Fatalities are not common, but sometimes injuries […]

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  • New Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment Act Takes Effect in 2018

    The #MeToo movement has helped create social awareness and shine a spotlight on the ongoing problem with sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition, it has forced employers to take a look at their sexual harassment policies, and now the government has set forth new legal requirements for employers in Maryland. The New Disclosing Sexual Harassment […]

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  • Defective Medical Devices and Personal Injury Claims

    The use of high-tech medical devices and products has clearly revolutionized medical care. However, when a device fails or is defective, it can cause serious injury, or even death in some cases. It is not always the case, but some unscrupulous manufacturers would rather try to cover up the problem while denying anything is wrong. […]

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  • Maryland Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    Each state has its own laws on wrongful death lawsuits, and Maryland is no different. Wrongful death is defined as a death that resulted from an act of negligence, including a criminal act, wherein the deceased could have brought an action to recover damages had he or she not died. The intent of a wrongful […]

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  • What to Know About Dog Bites in Maryland

    Being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic event. The attack can extend well beyond the physical injuries, as many victims suffer from emotional trauma, as well. If that is not enough, navigating the challenges of Maryland’s laws related to dog bites can make the whole experience frustrating. It might seem logical that if […]

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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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  • Different Types of Elder Abuse

    When people think about abuse, physical abuse is the main form that comes to mind. While it is certainly a prevalent form of abuse among the elderly, there are other types of elder abuse that often go unreported. Unfortunately, older people are considered easy targets by some people, and that is why knowledge is the […]

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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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  • Can I Sue My Dentist for Dental Malpractice?

    You have heard of medical malpractice claims, but you might be wondering about dental malpractice. In some situations, you may be able to file a claim for injuries sustained while having dental work done. The same standard of care is applied to dentists as medical doctors and nurses. If the dentist breaches his or her […]

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  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims in Maryland

    A number of U.S. states recognize something called intentional infliction of emotional distress. This tort provides a financial remedy to someone who suffered due to the egregious behavior of another individual. While Maryland recognizes the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress, it not necessarily easy to prove. If you think you have a claim […]

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  • Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

    Once warmer weather hits, you can expect to see more motorcycles on the road. That means, as a vehicle driver, you need to be even more aware of your surroundings on the road to ensure that you see any approaching motorcycles. For motorcycle riders, you have to practice more defensive driving techniques, as many cars […]

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  • Negligence Defenses in Maryland

    If you are presenting a claim for injuries and physical damages suffered as a result of an automobile accident, the insurance company and/or defense attorney will try to claim that you were at least partially responsible for the accident. These tactics are important to be aware of, as they may in some instances bar you […]

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  • What Types of Damages are Recoverable in Personal Injury Cases?

    If you have been injured in a car accident and are preparing to file a claim and/or lawsuit, you might not be familiar with the types of damages that are available in a personal injury claim. Some of these are rather straightforward, while others may be ones with which you are not necessarily familiar. This […]

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  • Personal Injury Cases Require an Attorney

    You hear the term ‘personal injury attorney’ on commercials and websites, but do you really know what types of cases personal injury encompasses? If you are searching for a Maryland personal-injury attorney, you need to know what types of cases typically fall under the personal injury umbrella. Personal injury cases are heard in civil court and […]

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