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    • Waldorf, MD Child Personal Injury Settlements: Some Answers to FAQs

      Sadly, children are often injured in accidents here in Maryland. But fortunately, like adults, children have the legal right under Maryland laws to seek compensation for their injuries. That compensation can be recovered through insurance claims (and settlements) and through Maryland personal injury lawsuits filed in the Maryland courts. There are, however, some special rules […]

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    • Maryland Personal Injury: Will I Have to Pay Back Bills Covered by My Health Insurance Company?

      Yes. If you receive a settlement from the insurance company for the at-fault party or if you receive a judgment after filing a Maryland personal injury case, you will have to pay back any medical bills covered by your health insurance carrier. This is also true for any repair costs that have been paid for […]

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    • Waldorf, MD Auto Accidents: What if The Other Driver Was Driving Drunk?

      If you have been the victim of a drunk driving auto accident here in Maryland, you have the right to bring a claim for compensation for your injuries. The drunk driver will be facing criminal charges, but that is not the method for victims to recover compensation for medical bills and other injuries and damages […]

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    • What Types of Accidents Lead to Catastrophic Injuries?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Maryland have successfully represented clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another’s negligence for decades, because we know how hard it is to recover from significant harm without the help of a skilled attorney. The difference between an injury and a catastrophic injury is that the latter […]

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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 Know About Aviation Accidents in Maryland

      Aviation accidents occur far less often than auto accidents, but they are generally more serious and usually involve multiple fatalities. While major plane crashes are covered in the news worldwide, there are also many single-engine plane and helicopter crashes that do not make it beyond the local news. Airline safety has improved over the years, […]

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    • Pedestrian Accidents in Waldorf, Maryland

      Have you been injured in an accident while walking? If a driver was responsible, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries (and for damage to personal property like clothes or possessions you were carrying when you were injured). To file a claim or find out if you […]

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    • Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: How Long After a Truck Accident Can I File a Claim?

      There are exceptions, but three years from the date of the Maryland truck accident is the general deadline by which cases must be filed. In general, this is also the deadline for completing an insurance settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, then the matter moves into court and the insurance company will be defending […]

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Long-Term Recovery

      Motorcycle accidents are a sobering reality on the roads. These accidents often result in life-altering injuries, causing not only immediate pain but long-term suffering. The complexity of motorcycle accident injuries presents a significant challenge for the victims, both physically and financially. The situation becomes even more distressing when you consider the potential consequences of these […]

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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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    • Auto Accident Lawyers in Charles County, MD: Can I Sue if a Lost Mattress Caused My Accident?

      Yes. If an accident is caused by some sort of lost cargo, the driver who lost the cargo is almost always at fault and can be sued for damages. Lost cargo can include things like a mattress coming loose from the top of a car. We have all probably seen people trying to get a […]

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    • Personal Injury Lawyers in Charles County, MD: Common Causes of Auto Accidents

      If, through no fault of your own, you have suffered injuries in a Charles County, Maryland car or auto accident, contact us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is (301) 870-1200. We are experienced and top-tier Maryland car and auto accident attorneys. There are a number of common causes of Southern […]

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    • Maryland Car Accidents: Rear-End Car Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      Car accidents in Maryland can be traumatic and life-changing, particularly rear-end collisions, which are among the common types of car accidents. These incidents are particularly common due to various factors, including heavy traffic, sudden stops, and distracted driving. They can happen at any speed and often result in significant damage and injury. When involved in […]

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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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    • Distracted Driving and Texting in Waldorf, MD

      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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    • 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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    • Bicycle Accidents in Maryland

      Sometimes, an injury you sustained while riding wasn’t your fault. Let’s say you fell off your bike and experienced an injury. Depending on the situation, it may not necessarily have been an issue with clumsiness. Sometimes, it’s someone else’s fault, and the accident had nothing to be with anything you did. At the Law Office […]

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    • Preventing Bicycle Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      You may not be able to prevent someone else’s negligence, but you can control your own behavior. Additionally, you can take certain precautions to help prevent bicycle accidents – both before and during your ride. We’ve gathered some tips and tricks from around the web to help you make the most of your bicycle adventure […]

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    • Bicycle Laws in Maryland

      In most scenarios, bicycles are treated as 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 as rules and regulations go, a bike rider is held to the same standards as any other vehicle. Bike safety is a two-way […]

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    • Brain Injuries

      Last week, two-time Women’s World Cup champion Brandi Chasten announced that she plans to donate her brain to Boston University for research into the degenerative brain disease known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Initial findings have revealed that the disease may be linked to head trauma sustained in sports. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Initial research has indicated that CTE occurs […]

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    • Maryland Bus Accident Attorneys

      One of the most used types of transportation is buses. Public buses are essential in Maryland for residents, allowing them to travel safely throughout the city. Unfortunately, there are times when tragedy may strike, and you find yourself in a bus accident. Bus accident lawyers can help you with your case if you have been […]

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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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    • 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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    • Car Accident Injuries: Whiplash

      Whiplash is a car accident injury resulting from the forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, akin to the cracking of a whip. Commonly associated with rear-end car accidents, it represents the unforeseen repercussions of car accidents in Maryland. It’s important to understand how whiplash injuries occur, their symptoms, treatment, and how you might be […]

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    • Car Accident Injuries: Burn Injuries

      Broken bones, lacerations, and head trauma are common car accident injuries, but burn injuries are a serious and often overlooked consequence of car accidents in Maryland. While not all car accidents involve fire, those that do carry a significant risk of burn injuries to car occupants and even bystanders. If you or a loved one […]

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    • Car Accident Injuries: Brain Injuries

      Car accidents in Maryland can lead to a range of car accident injuries from the seemingly minor to life-altering. Among the most serious injuries are those affecting the brain. Brain injuries can have lasting consequences, altering a person’s physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities. Brain injuries often occur in car accidents due to the violent forces […]

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    • Cargo Spills in Waldorf, MD

      Last week, a Maryland semi-truck driver was tragically killed when his vehicle overturned. No one else was injured, but debris from the truck accident, including pieces of a concrete barrier, diesel fuel from the vehicle’s ruptured fuel tank, and spilled cargo, blocked the roadway for hours. Hazardous material clean-up crews were notified and eventually able to clear all […]

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    • Catastrophic Injuries

      Catastrophic injuries can change lives in an instant. From motor vehicle accidents to workplace incidents, these severe injuries not only have devastating physical impacts but also emotional and financial consequences. At the Law Office of Robert Castro, we understand the gravity of catastrophic injuries and work relentlessly to advocate for victims’ rights. Understanding Catastrophic Injuries […]

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    • What Types of Accidents Lead to Catastrophic Injuries?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Maryland have successfully represented clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another’s negligence for decades, because we know how hard it is to recover from significant harm without the help of a skilled attorney. The difference between an injury and a catastrophic injury is that the latter […]

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    • Revised Cyberbullying Law in Maryland

      In 2013, Maryland created “Grace’s Law,” which made it a misdemeanor to cyberbully another person through the use of a cell phone or computer. Now, the law gets an update for 2018. Referred to as “Grace’s Law 2.0,” the new law unanimously passed a Maryland Senate vote last month to amend the law to include […]

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1st rolled around, a number of new laws went into effect in Maryland, including ones that involve vehicle operation and insurance. Some of these are important to note as they can impact your liability in an accident and potentially affect a claim for damages. Passing to the Right: Use of Shoulder Effective now, […]

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    • Dangerous Roads in Waldorf, MD

      Residents of Baltimore were recently relieved to see that a 5-foot wide, 10-foot deep hole that opened on I-95 North had been repaired in time for the morning commute. The State Highway Administration stated that the collapse of a drainage pipe led to the sinking of the hole. Fortunately, the problem was addressed before anyone sustained an […]

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    • Calculating Death Benefits in Maryland

      Recently, the widow of a worker who was killed when he was struck by a co-worker’s vehicle while at work received a $400,000 award in death benefits from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The decision to award this amount was based on the commission’s recognition that the widow was financially dependent on her spouse, which meant that […]

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    • Essure and Defective Medical Devices

      A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has convened to reinvestigate the risks and benefits of using Essure, the only non-surgically implanted birth control device currently available in the U.S. Essure is a small metal and polyester coil that is implanted in a woman’s fallopian tubes to create permanent sterility. Essure users have complained of side effects including pelvic […]

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    • Truck Driver Negligence: Distracted Driving

      Truck driver negligence, particularly in the context of distracted driving, is a serious issue that poses a significant threat to motorists on the roads in Waldorf, Maryland. Truck accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries and even fatalities due to the sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles. At the Law Office of Robert Castro, […]

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    • Distracted Driving Car Accidents

      Charles County Distracted Driving Car Accidents A 17-year-old checks Facebook while driving and kills a man and his 10-year-old daughter. A teenager playing with her phone while driving a Chevy Trailblazer narrowly survives a distracted driving accident but is killed one year later while doing the same thing again. A pickup driver kills 13 people […]

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    • Learn the Facts About Distracted Driving in Maryland

      Distracted driving is any action that includes taking your mind away from the task of driving, your eyes off the road, or your hands off the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year alone, distracted driving was responsible for nearly 3,150 deaths throughout the country. At the Law Office of Robert […]

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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1st rolled around, a number of new laws went into effect in Maryland, including ones that involve vehicle operation and insurance. Some of these are important to note as they can impact your liability in an accident and potentially affect a claim for damages. Passing to the Right: Use of Shoulder Effective now, […]

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    • What is Maryland’s Fetal Homicide Law?

      It may come as a surprise to learn that Maryland has a law on the books regarding fetal homicide, meaning that an unborn child can be a murder victim. While the law has been on the books since 2005, the topic is now one of discussion after a recent segment on ABC2 Baltimore’s nightly news. Md. […]

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    • The Use of Pesticides and Their Long-Term Effects

      On August 3, 2017, a Maryland County circuit court overturned a county-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides utilized on private property. The lifting of the ban thrills the professional landscaping community as they argue that the pesticides used are approved and licensed by the state. Montgomery County enacted the ban in 2015, which was scheduled to become […]

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    • Ex-School Aide in Maryland Faces Over 100 Counts of Child Sex Abuse

      Local Maryland news outlets reported that a former teachers’ aide and track coach in Charles County faces 119 felony counts of child sex abuse in an indictment handed down on July 30, 2017. 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell is confirmed to be HIV positive and abused at least 24 students at local school(s), his home, and maybe other […]

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    • How Insurance Settlement Works After an Auto Accident in Waldorf, Maryland

      If you have been injured in a car accident in Waldorf, Maryland, you are entitled to make an insurance claim to recover compensation for all of your injuries. The first step is to make a claim against the insurance policy of the at-fault driver. In the vast majority of cases, the case will be settled […]

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    • Can an Insurance Company Legally Deny My Legitimate Car Accident Claim?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our car accident attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland are often placed in the position of explaining to injury victims that they will need a Waldorf personal injury attorney to produce the financial compensation results they are entitled to for their collision. The only reason this is difficult is that we are […]

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    • How the Auto Insurance Claims Process Works in Maryland

      For most drivers involved in an accident, this may be their first time filing an insurance claim or dealing with injuries resulting from someone else’s negligence. It is important to understand how the claims process works as well as the benefits of retaining a knowledgeable Maryland car accident attorney. Here are a few helpful tips […]

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    • Is COVID-19 an Occupational Illness in Waldorf, MD?

      While you can try to file a COVID-19-related claim for workers’ compensation in Maryland, it probably won’t be approved. Maryland has special definitions for occupational diseases in § 9-502 of the state Workers’ Compensation Act. Because COVID-19 does not match the language of this law, employers and insurers are unlikely to payout COVID-19-related claims. Hard-to-Prove […]

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    • Preventing Bicycle Accidents in Waldorf, MD

      You may not be able to prevent someone else’s negligence, but you can control your own behavior. Additionally, you can take certain precautions to help prevent bicycle accidents – both before and during your ride. We’ve gathered some tips and tricks from around the web to help you make the most of your bicycle adventure […]

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    • Staying Safe This Summer with Must-Know Boating Safety Tips in Waldorf, MD

      Boating is one of the most popular ways to beat the heat in the summer and have fun doing it, especially in coastal states. If you are planning on hitting the sea, ocean, pond, river, or any other body of water this summer, then you should first review some must-know boating safety tips. The more […]

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    • Frozen Vegetables Recalled Due to Listeria Outbreak in Maryland

      Last month, the Centers for Disease Control discovered evidence of listeria contamination in Dole salad products after multiple Canadian and American residents were hospitalized with infection-related symptoms upon consuming the products. Since then, several retail grocery chains have also issued a series of voluntary recalls. For instance, last week, numerous grocery stores recalled Pictsweet’s brand of frozen vegetables due […]

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    • How Maryland Law May Reduce a Jury’s Verdict for Medical Malpractice

      Medical malpractice cases are a special type of personal injury claim in Maryland. There are a number of legal requirements that a plaintiff must meet that do not apply to other personal injury claims, such as auto accidents. For example, in a medical malpractice case the plaintiff must file a “Certificate of Qualified Expert” within […]

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    • Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases in Waldorf, MD

      Medical malpractice lawsuits are brought against doctors and other health care professionals when a patient injury arises from negligent medical care. In order to be successful and recover damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, the injured victim must present evidence that establishes four elements: The health care professional owed a duty to the plaintiff The health […]

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    • Medical Malpractice Cases: Certificate of Merit Required

      In order to sue any board-certified health care provider in Maryland for medical malpractice, for any action filed on or after January 1, 2005, the plaintiff must obtain what is known as a certificate of merit (sometimes also called a certificate of qualified expert). The purpose of this certificate is to weed out potentially unfounded […]

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    • The Medical Community’s Overdiagnosis of the Penicillin Allergy

      Penicillin is one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history and has transformed the way that we deal with bacterial infections. Penicillin enabled humankind to no longer die from bacterial infections, and moved the scientific community to better understand how drugs work, which has led to many of the scientific achievements we have made in […]

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    • What You Need to Know About Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Maryland

      The State of Maryland requires all licensed drivers to carry a minimum amount of car insurance. This includes at least $30,000 in liability coverage for bodily injury or death to one person in an accident caused by the insured; $60,000 per accident if there are multiple victims; and $15,000 for any property damage. Since Maryland […]

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    • Negligence Defenses in Maryland, MD

      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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    • New Maryland Vehicle Laws in Effect as of October 2017

      When October 1st rolled around, a number of new laws went into effect in Maryland, including ones that involve vehicle operation and insurance. Some of these are important to note as they can impact your liability in an accident and potentially affect a claim for damages. Passing to the Right: Use of Shoulder Effective now, […]

      Read More
    • Motorcycle Accidents in Waldorf, Maryland

      Injured in a motorcycle accident here in Waldorf, Maryland, or other parts of Southern Maryland? If the accident and your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person, you have an insurance claim, and/or you can file a personal injury lawsuit. Under Maryland law, you are entitled to compensation from the guilty party. If […]

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Long-Term Recovery

      Motorcycle accidents are a sobering reality on the roads. These accidents often result in life-altering injuries, causing not only immediate pain but long-term suffering. The complexity of motorcycle accident injuries presents a significant challenge for the victims, both physically and financially. The situation becomes even more distressing when you consider the potential consequences of these […]

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    • Injured in a Waldorf, MD Motorcycle Accident?

      Motorcycle accidents here in Waldorf, Maryland can be catastrophic resulting in severe — and even life-threatening — injuries. If you have been injured in a Waldorf motorcycle accident, contact us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Call us at (301)705-5137. We are Maryland Personal Injury and Maryland Auto Accident attorneys providing legal services […]

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    • Protect Your Rights as a Motorcyclist if You are In a Serious Accident

      Many people enjoy riding motorcycles. They are economical and can be a fun way to explore backroads and areas that may be difficult to get to with a four-wheel vehicle, but they can also be dangerous. So it is critical to stay aware of vehicles that are in front, in back and on each side of […]

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    • New Bill Seeks to Prohibit Children From Riding as Passengers on Motorcycles in Waldorf, MD

      In the state of Maryland, there are roughly 70 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents annually and at least 1,400 riders and their passengers are injured each year. According to Maryland traffic accident data, it has been observed that most of the traffic accidents that occur where a motorcycle rider and/or passenger were involved was due […]

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Being Struck From Behind in Waldorf, MD

      Late last year, a tragic accident in Columbia, South Carolina resulted in a motorcycle fatality. The motorcyclist was traveling west on I-126 when traffic forced both him and the car traveling in front of him to slow down. The car behind the motorcycle collided with the motorcycle, pushing it into the car in front of it. The motorcyclist […]

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    • My Motorcycle Crash Aggravated a Pre-Existing Injury: Do I Still Have a Claim?

      In Maryland, when a person is injured because of the negligence of another person, the injured victim is entitled to make an insurance claim and file a personal injury lawsuit in the civil courts. What is being sought is compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other forms of damages. The purpose […]

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    • Protect Your Rights as a Motorcyclist if You are In a Serious Accident

      Many people enjoy riding motorcycles. They are economical and can be a fun way to explore backroads and areas that may be difficult to get to with a four-wheel vehicle, but they can also be dangerous. So it is critical to stay aware of vehicles that are in front, in back and on each side of […]

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    • What is the Average Maryland Motorcycle Injury Settlement?

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury lawyers in Waldorf know that motorcycle accidents happen frequently in Maryland, and while public opinion often leans towards the rider being at fault, that is rarely the case. Motorcyclists are hard to see, especially when drivers are not looking twice for them before changing lanes or turning […]

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    • Motorcycle Helmet Laws

      Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, but it also comes with risks. One accident could lead to injuries, financial hardships, or worse. To reduce these dangers, Maryland has implemented specific helmet laws. As motorcycle accident lawyers in Waldorf, Maryland, at the Law Office of Robert Castro, we believe in the critical importance of […]

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    • Protect Your Rights as a Motorcyclist if You are In a Serious Accident

      Many people enjoy riding motorcycles. They are economical and can be a fun way to explore backroads and areas that may be difficult to get to with a four-wheel vehicle, but they can also be dangerous. So it is critical to stay aware of vehicles that are in front, in back and on each side of […]

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    • Summer is Coming! Motorcycle Safety Review in Waldorf, MD

      With spring coming to an end, albeit somewhat mild this year, it may be hard to imagine that summer is coming, and soon. With the first day of summer almost a month away, motorcycle riders are getting ready to take to the roads with more frequency. Riders are reminded to review Maryland road safety requirements […]

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    • Victim of a Crime on Someone Else’s Property? You May Have a Claim for “Negligent Security”

      If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime on someone else’s property, you may have an insurance claim for compensation, and you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, property owners, managers, and others can be held legally liable for injuries caused by crime that […]

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    • Truck Driver Negligence: Reckless Driving

      Truck driver negligence, such as reckless driving, is a major concern on the roads of Waldorf, Maryland. In this blog post, we will discuss truck driver negligence, Maryland’s truck driver reckless driving laws, the types of accidents and injuries that may result, and the importance of seeking compensation with the help of an attorney. The […]

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    • Truck Driver Negligence: Drowsy Driving

      The issue of truck driver negligence, particularly drowsy driving, has become increasingly concerning for motorists in Waldorf, Maryland. The large size and weight of trucks make accidents involving them particularly dangerous, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our truck accident attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland, are committed to […]

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    • Car Accident Injuries: Whiplash

      Whiplash is a car accident injury resulting from the forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, akin to the cracking of a whip. Commonly associated with rear-end car accidents, it represents the unforeseen repercussions of car accidents in Maryland. It’s important to understand how whiplash injuries occur, their symptoms, treatment, and how you might be […]

      Read More
    • Car Accident Injuries: Burn Injuries

      Broken bones, lacerations, and head trauma are common car accident injuries, but burn injuries are a serious and often overlooked consequence of car accidents in Maryland. While not all car accidents involve fire, those that do carry a significant risk of burn injuries to car occupants and even bystanders. If you or a loved one […]

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    • Car Accident Injuries: Brain Injuries

      Car accidents in Maryland can lead to a range of car accident injuries from the seemingly minor to life-altering. Among the most serious injuries are those affecting the brain. Brain injuries can have lasting consequences, altering a person’s physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities. Brain injuries often occur in car accidents due to the violent forces […]

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    • Is a Business Owner Liable for Accidents on the Sidewalk?

      A Maryland business owner can be held legally responsible for slip and fall accidents on their property. If the injured party is an “invitee,” such as a customer, the law imposes a duty on the property owner to exercise “ordinary care and caution” to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for that invitee. […]

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    • Contributory Negligence In Washington DC Slip and Fall Accident

      Slip and fall are personal injury cases caused by a situation where a person trips or slips and falls. Some of the common places where slip and fall accidents happen include warehouses, malls, and grocery stores. When you have been injured because the responsible party was negligent, you can talk to a slip and fall […]

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    • Understanding Types of Visitors for Maryland Premises Liability Claim

      Under premises liability law in Maryland, a property owner has a legal duty to keep his or her premises safe. If there is a dangerous condition on the property, then the owner is the one responsible for correcting it or posting a warning at a minimum. When they do not honor this obligation, you as […]

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    • Maryland Auto Accidents, Product Liability, and Ford’s $1.94 Billion Verdict

      As was widely reported, Ford Motor Company was punished by a jury to the tune of $1.94 billion in a case involving a horrific and tragic roll-over crash of an F-250 pickup truck in 2014. See the UK Daily Mail media report here. The case involved a pair of Georgia siblings whose parents were both […]

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    • IKEA’s $46 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

      Today’s news contains reports of a $46 million wrongful death settlement to be paid by the furniture manufacturer IKEA to the parents of a 2-year-old child who was killed in 2017 when an IKEA dresser his parents purchased in 2008 fell on top of him in his California home. According to USA Today, IKEA previously paid […]

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    • The Use of Pesticides and Their Long-Term Effects

      On August 3, 2017, a Maryland County circuit court overturned a county-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides utilized on private property. The lifting of the ban thrills the professional landscaping community as they argue that the pesticides used are approved and licensed by the state. Montgomery County enacted the ban in 2015, which was scheduled to become […]

      Read More
    • What Yielding the Right of Way Means to Public Safety in Maryland

      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury lawyers in Waldorf know that yielding the right of way while driving is about more than obeying traffic laws. It is an obligation that can help keep you and your family safe. One of the most common causes of car accidents in Maryland is one driver failing to yield […]

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    • Can I Be Blamed for My Waldorf, MD Auto Accident if I Was Rear-Ended?

      No, not typically. Most rear-end accidents in Waldorf, Maryland, or other parts of Southern Maryland are caused by the driver who was following. Typically, the cause is either the lack of due attention being paid by the driver in the rear or the fact that the driver in the rear was following too closely for […]

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    • Motorcycle Accidents: Being Struck From Behind in Waldorf, MD

      Late last year, a tragic accident in Columbia, South Carolina resulted in a motorcycle fatality. The motorcyclist was traveling west on I-126 when traffic forced both him and the car traveling in front of him to slow down. The car behind the motorcycle collided with the motorcycle, pushing it into the car in front of it. The motorcyclist […]

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    • Safety Tips for Driving at Night in Maryland

      Last year’s Maryland Crash Data reported that 60% of all speed-related fatal crashes occurred at night. Even when speeding is not a factor, negligence plays a large role in car crashes, truck collisions, or motorcycle accidents in Maryland. From 6pm to 6am, negligent drivers are more likely to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or […]

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    • Personal Injury Lawyers, Waldorf MD: Can More Than One Person or Business Be Responsible for a Slip And Fall Accident?

      Yes. Indeed, it is somewhat common for more than one business or person to be sued for a slip and fall accident (or a trip and fall accident) here in Waldorf, MD. Further, it is not uncommon for more than one person/business to be held legally liable for a Charles County, Maryland personal injury accident. […]

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    • What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Waldorf, Maryland

      Slip and fall accidents in Waldorf, MD, are common and occur almost anywhere, like a store, a gas station, on a sidewalk outside a building, etc. Injuries can be quite severe, depending on the circumstances. A victim can suffer broken bones, damage to knees, elbows, ankles, and tendons, bruises, cuts, head and spinal injuries, and […]

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    • Securing Slip & Fall Representation for Your Recovery

      The slip and fall accident is a regular problem. Despite all the technology that people have developed in the 20th century and going into the next one, slips still happen. And most of them are the result of carelessness. Floors, steps, door trims and things left in pathways are all physical culprits, but prevention can […]

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    • Waldorf, Maryland Slip and Fall Accidents: Should I Be Embarrassed to Make a Claim?

      There should be no embarrassment at all to make an insurance claim and/or file a personal injury lawsuit after a slip and fall accident here in Waldorf, MD. However, it is not too unusual for our clients to initially express some embarrassment. There have been many reasons. One common theme is about aging, something like: […]

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    • Securing Slip & Fall Representation for Your Recovery

      The slip and fall accident is a regular problem. Despite all the technology that people have developed in the 20th century and going into the next one, slips still happen. And most of them are the result of carelessness. Floors, steps, door trims and things left in pathways are all physical culprits, but prevention can […]

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    • Can You Sue Metro for a Slip and Fall Accident on a Train Platform?

      Thousands of Maryland and D.C. residents rely on Metro every day to get around the region for work and other purposes. Metro itself is run by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), an interstate compact between Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. As such, Metro enjoys a certain degree of “sovereign immunity” from lawsuits. But sovereign […]

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      Truck driver negligence, specifically speeding, is a major concern on the roads of Waldorf, Maryland. In this blog, we will discuss truck driver negligence, the types of accidents and injuries that may result, and the importance of seeking compensation with the help of an attorney. The Law Office of Robert Castro is a reputable team […]

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      At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland understand how quickly a speeding vehicle can change our clients’ lives. The fact is, drivers involved in speed-related fatal crashes are more likely to have a history of traffic violations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed is a factor in nearly […]

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      In Maryland, victims of truck accidents are entitled to recover compensation for any and all injuries and damages to property (like their vehicle and other destroyed or damaged contents of the vehicle). If you have been injured, through no fault of your own, in a Calvert County, Maryland, truck accident, it is best to speak […]

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    • Big-Rig Truck Wrongful Death Claims in Charles County, Maryland

      Tragically, some road accidents result in fatalities. If your loved one has died in an 18-wheeler accident here in Charles County or other parts of Southern Maryland, certain members of the family — spouses, parents, and children — have a right to seek compensation. These claims are generally called Maryland’s “wrongful death” actions. See MD […]

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    • What Types of Damages Should I Claim After a Vehicle Collision in Maryland?

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    • Is COVID-19 an Occupational Illness in Waldorf, MD?

      While you can try to file a COVID-19-related claim for workers’ compensation in Maryland, it probably won’t be approved. Maryland has special definitions for occupational diseases in § 9-502 of the state Workers’ Compensation Act. Because COVID-19 does not match the language of this law, employers and insurers are unlikely to payout COVID-19-related claims. Hard-to-Prove […]

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      Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive motion injury that is caused by day-to-day duties and progressively gets worse over time. Although it is not an injury that can be traced to a specific, one-time event, it is just as devastating and debilitating as suffering a fall at work or some other acute injury. Carpal tunnel […]

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    • Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Maryland?

      Many Maryland employees associate sudden and unexpected accidents as the trigger for filing a workers’ compensation claim with an employer. However, you may not realize that occupational diseases and injuries may also be covered under your employer’s Maryland workers’ compensation policy. Carpal tunnel syndrome falls under this category as it is a type of repetitive […]

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    • Proving Wrongful Death Claims in Calvert County, Maryland

      If a person in Calvert County, Maryland, dies because of an accident, members of their family can file a wrongful death case seeking compensation. MD Courts & Jud. Procedure Code, § 3-904. Wrongful death cases are legally complex, and it is definitely important to have the legal guidance and litigation skills of experienced, proven, and […]

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      Tragically, some road accidents result in fatalities. If your loved one has died in an 18-wheeler accident here in Charles County or other parts of Southern Maryland, certain members of the family — spouses, parents, and children — have a right to seek compensation. These claims are generally called Maryland’s “wrongful death” actions. See MD […]

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    • Zika Virus Infections in Maryland

      In recent months, Zika virus has spread from Brazil to the southern U.S. and northward. It generally causes mild symptoms, including rashes and aches, and those who are infected may not even feel ill enough to visit a doctor. However, the virus can cause birth defects when a pregnant woman contracts it. Zika in Maryland As of […]

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