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    Waldorf, MD Personal Injury Settlements: What is a Settlement and Release Agreement?

    If you have been the victim of an accident here in Waldorf, MD, or Charles County, you can make an insurance claim or file a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland State courts. If you are successful in your claim or in obtaining payment of a verdict in your favor in the lawsuit, there is actually […]

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    How Do I Pick The Right Personal Injury Lawyer for My Waldorf Personal Injury Claim?

    It can be difficult to find the right Maryland personal injury attorney to handle your claim. You may be searching for the “best personal injury attorneys in Maryland” and then discover that there are so many personal injury attorneys. “Which is the right one for me?” you may ask. We, here at the Law Office […]

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    Is There a Cap on How Much a Jury Can Award in a Maryland Personal Injury Case?

    The answer is legally complicated. To begin, this article will address only Maryland personal injury claims like claims following a Maryland auto accident or a slip and fall accident at a Maryland retail store. For other types of claims, like medical malpractice cases and where the at-fault party is a government employee or agency, there […]

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    When Should I Call a Waldorf, MD, Lawyer to See if I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

    There are several answers to this question. First, call a Waldorf, Maryland, personal injury lawyer after you have received medical care and treatment for a Southern Maryland accident. The accident may have been a Charles County auto accident, a trucking accident in Prince George’s County, or any other type of accident in La Plata, Clinton, […]

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    Pedestrian Accident

    At the Law Office of Robert Castro, we aim to assist those who have been in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accident injuries can cause serious long-term issues if they are not properly addressed and this is where the assistance of an experienced lawyer comes into play. While the usual pitfalls may be tough to avoid, a prospective […]

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    Waldorf, MD, Car Accident Law Firm: Can I Still Recover in a Personal Injury Case if I Have a Preexisting Medical Condition?

    The answer is “Yes.” Many people worry that a preexisting medical condition will prevent them from recovering just compensation if they have been involved in an auto accident here in Southern Maryland. Others worry that they are not even eligible to make an insurance claim or file a personal injury lawsuit. If you have these […]

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    Waldorf, MD, Auto Accidents: Am I Eligible to Make a Claim/File a Lawsuit?

    Many people who have been injured in a Waldorf, Maryland, car or auto accident are unsure and in doubt if they are allowed to make an insurance claim or whether they can/should file a personal injury lawsuit. If this is your situation, call us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is […]

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    Waldorf, MD, Personal Injury Lawyers Explain the Statute of Limitations for Seeking Compensation

    If you have been injured in an accident in Waldorf, Maryland, as the victim, you have the right to make an insurance claim and file a personal injury lawsuit in the Maryland State courts. The purpose of Maryland personal injury insurance claims and Maryland personal injury lawsuits is NOT to seek revenge or to punish […]

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    A Maryland Government Employee Caused My Waldorf, MD Auto Accident: Can I Sue?

    Yes, if a Maryland government employee caused injuries or property damage in a Waldorf, MD auto accident, the innocent victim or victims can sue for compensation. However, the rules for such claims are markedly different from the procedures used when injuries are caused by private non-governmental parties. If you have been injured in a Maryland […]

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    Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Maryland

    There are numerous numbers of commercial vehicles on the road. It can include emergency response vehicles, big rigs, delivery trucks, construction vehicles, and city buses. While a special license is required to operate a commercial vehicle, nearly 115,000 crashes involving commercial vehicles were reported in Maryland in years leading to the pandemic, with nearly 35,000 […]

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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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    Waldorf, MD Auto Accidents: Some Legal Basics You Should Know

    If you have been injured in a Waldorf, Maryland car or auto accident — or a loved one has been injured — call us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is (301) 705-5137. We are top-rated Maryland car and auto accident attorneys with extensive experience. If you are searching for “Maryland […]

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    Waldorf, MD Auto Accidents: Can I Sue if I am Injured By a Self-Driving Vehicle?

    Yes, absolutely. If you have been the innocent victim of a Waldorf, Maryland accident caused by a self-driving or autonomous vehicle, you can sue for compensation and/or make an insurance claim. If this happens to you, call us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is (301) 705-5137. You will need deeply […]

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    Why You Should Hire an Experienced Waldorf, MD Auto Accident Attorney

    If you have been injured in a Waldorf, Maryland auto accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries (and property damage). You are entitled to make an insurance claim and/or file personal injury litigation in the Maryland federal or State courts. Some think that they do not need to hire experienced Maryland auto […]

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    Charles County, MD Auto Accidents: When Should I Get Medical Treatment?

    If you have suffered injuries in a Waldorf, Maryland car or auto accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Treatment is essential for any injuries and, if you have been the innocent victim of another person’s negligence, you will be able to seek reimbursement for all medical bills and expenses. If an […]

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    Waldorf, MD Auto Accidents: What if My Car Accident Was Caused by an Out-of-State Driver?

    In Waldorf, Maryland, you have a right to make an insurance claim or file a personal injury case if you have been injured in an auto accident, even if the accident was caused by an out-of-state driver. This kind of situation is not uncommon, since Maryland borders the District of Columbia and various densely populated […]

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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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    Hit-and-Run Car Accidents in Waldorf MD

    A hit and run car accident can have drastic consequences. Your car might be at a total loss even if you are not severely injured. What is worse? The culprit could have run off with his vehicle soon after the hit to escape facing the consequences. Even though it is illegal to do a hit-and-run, […]

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    Whiplash Injuries in Waldorf MD Auto Accidents

    If you have suffered whiplash injuries in a Waldorf, Maryland car or auto accident, contact us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is (301)705-5137. We are experienced and top-tier Maryland car and auto accident attorneys with extensive experience recovering compensation for victims of whiplash injuries. Whiplash is a common injury in […]

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    Waldorf MD Auto and Truck Accident Lawyers: Proving Lost Wages/Income

    If you have been injured in an auto accident in Waldorf, MD or in other parts of Southern Maryland, you have a right to sue the at-fault driver — and/or bring an insurance claim — for money damages that are intended to compensate you for your injuries and for the damage to your vehicle (and […]

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  • worker man lying on staircase after slip and fall accident
    Charles County MD Personal Injury: What to Know About Slip and Fall Injuries

    If you have had a slip and fall accident in Charles County, MD or in any other part of Southern Maryland, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the owner of the property or other “at-fault” party. Slip and fall accidents are governed by Maryland’s personal injury laws and are typically called […]

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    Waldorf, Maryland Personal Injury: Airbags Failed to Deploy

    Airbags are, of course, crucial automobile and vehicle safety features. If you have been involved in a Southern Maryland auto accident or a vehicle crash in Charles County, Maryland, and your airbags failed to deploy, it is likely that you suffered greater injury than you would have suffered if the airbags had deployed properly. For […]

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    What Role Do Police Officers Play After a Waldorf Automobile Accident?

    If you have been involved in an auto accident here in Charles County, Maryland, shortly after the crash, the police were likely called and arrived on the scene. This is normal, and anyone involved in a Maryland automobile accident should understand that the police play an important role in the legal process of determining fault […]

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    The Role of “Venue” in a Maryland Personal Injury Lawsuit

    When filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to identify the proper venue for your case. Venue refers to the court with the appropriate geographic jurisdiction to hear a particular case. In Maryland, there are circuit courts for each of the state’s 23 counties and the City of Baltimore. So, venue refers to the […]

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    Dog Bite in Waldorf, MD? You Can Sue for Compensation

    Have you been the victim of a dog bite in Waldorf, MD or anywhere in Southern Maryland? Or, has a loved one been attacked and bitten by a dangerous dog? If so, contact us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Call us at (301)705-5137. We are Maryland Dog Bite Lawyers who can help […]

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    Maryland Personal Injury Cases: What are Some Basics?

    If you have been the victim of an accident — through no fault of your own — here in Waldorf, Maryland, you have the right to bring an insurance claim and/or bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. There are many different types of accidents — like vehicle crashes, slip and fall accidents, […]

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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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    Maryland Mall Owner Not Held Liable for Criminal Shooting in its Parking Lot

    In Maryland, a property owner can be held legally responsible if a dangerous condition on their property injures an invited guest. But what if the “dangerous condition” is a person committing a crime? Put another way, is a property owner responsible if someone is the victim of a third-party crime on its premises? A recent […]

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    Can You Receive Both Workers’ Compensation and Uninsured Motorist Benefits Following a Maryland Car Accident?

    If you are injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to sue that driver for compensation. Under Maryland law, you are entitled to seek a variety of damages, including your past and future medical bills. Generally speaking, the negligent party in a personal injury claim is not absolved […]

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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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    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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    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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    Why You Should Never Represent Yourself in a Maryland Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Although Maryland allows any person to represent themselves in a lawsuit, it is generally not a good idea. This is especially true when it comes to something like a personal injury case. For example, if you have been seriously injured in a car accident and wish to sue the negligent driver, you are far more […]

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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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    Social Media Don’ts after a Car Accident

    You should avoid posting certain things on your social media pages, and sharing information about your accident is one of them. If you are a victim of a car accident, it’s natural to share specifics of the unfortunate incident with your social media followers and friends. But did you not think that sharing pictures of your car […]

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    What Should You Document at The Scene of an Accident?

    Automobile accidents are always a serious occurrence. Regardless of how serious the actual damage is the repercussions of car accidents can sometimes have heavy consequences, which is why it is so important to document evidence at the scene of an accident. Finding a reliable and experienced Waldorf accident lawyer to assist you with the aftermath of an […]

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    Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions & Answers for Our Maryland Residents

    At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury lawyers in Waldorf have protected the rights of our Maryland residents for more than 15 years, with the sole goal of pursuing the best outcome for their unique cases. Along the way, we have answered intelligent questions that empower our Charles County communities, which allows our clients to […]

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    How Do Insurance Companies Investigate Personal Injury Claims in Maryland?

    If you have been injured in a traffic collision, it is difficult to understand exactly how your life will be impacted by the crash until you know the extent of your injuries. That is why it is so important to seek medical care immediately after an accident, so your injuries are fully diagnosed, and a […]

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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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    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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    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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    Summer 2020: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun Amid COVID-19

    With warmer weather and relaxed restrictions, many people are wondering what is allowed this summer. Generally, experts encourage being outside, as long as you are away from other people. As one pulmonologist explained to Everyday Health: “Going outside is great for your physical and mental health, but it’s important to keep in mind how the virus […]

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    The ABCs of CBD in Waldorf, MD

    Have you heard of CBD? According to news reports, CBD is “everywhere” – in edible products, topical products, tinctures, and oils. Harvard Men’s Health Watch reports that CBD is being touted as something of a panacea – a substance that can be used to treat and even cure a wide range of physical ailments and complaints. Among […]

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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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    Expert Testimony in Slip and Fall Cases

    We all know that accidents can happen anytime and anywhere—at work, at home, while shopping, while out and around, just enjoying life. Generally, when it comes to accidents that occur on public property, the property owner or other person in control of the property, has a duty to maintain the premises and provide a safe […]

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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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    Medical Marijuana in Maryland: Providers, Patients & Caregivers

    Medical marijuana in Maryland is prescribed by registered providers to certified patients and registered caregivers.Maryland law defines each of these categories of people. Certifying Providers must be registered with the MMCC. They must have active and unrestricted licensees to practice as physicians, podiatrists, dentists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, or midwives, and be in good standing […]

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    Are Emergency Responders Liable for Negligence?

    The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) describes five classes of clinicians — emergency medical dispatchers, emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians, cardiac rescue technicians, and paramedics. Together, these clinicians work to achieve the goals set forth in the statewide Maryland Emergency Medical Services Plan — preventing illness or injury, providing timely, safe, coordinated, appropriate, evidence-based, effective emergency care, […]

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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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    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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    Determining Liability in Maryland Premises Liability Cases in Waldorf, MD

    Attempting to determine liability for a Charles County auto accident can be complex, so you can imagine that premises liability cases can be even more difficult. Depending on the circumstances, multiple parties may be responsible for injuries sustained in an incident that falls under the general premises liability header. This is why it is so […]

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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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    Maryland’s One Satisfaction Rule

    What happens when one person’s injuries are caused by more than one person’s negligence? Often, the responsibility, or liability, for the harm suffered by the injured person will be shared by all of the negligent parties. However, once the injured party has obtained full satisfaction for all of his or her claims from one of […]

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    Is a Condominium Association Liable When a Guest is Injured in a Common Area in Maryland?

    As the holidays approach, friends and families look forward to gathering together to celebrate, often in one another’s homes. The excitement of these gatherings can quickly deflate, however, when an injury occurs. When a friend or family member is injured in a common area of a condominium like a hallway or a lobby questions arise […]

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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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    Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    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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    How Claims of Emotional Distress Work in a Maryland Auto Accident Cases

    Most people understand that if they are injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, they may have a right of recovery for their injuries and physical damages, often known as special damages or economic damages. These are damages that are quantifiable; they can be measured based on treatment costs or vehicle repair […]

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    What is Needed to Win a Maryland Slip and Fall Case?

    Slip and fall accidents happen every day, especially in the home and in certain industries where there is a risk of danger that is greater than others. Some incidents are truly accidents, while others are due to the negligence of someone else. When those slip and fall accidents occur on someone else’s, or another company’s, […]

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    Maryland Wrongful Death Attorneys

    Some of the saddest personal injury cases involve the death of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Known as wrongful death, this type of case allows survivors to seek legal redress through the court system. Maryland law provides up to three years to file a lawsuit from the date of your loved one’s death. Careful […]

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    Nursing Home Abuse in Waldorf, MD

    It is widely seen as the worst form of betrayal; someone puts a loved one in the hands of professional caregivers and then that loved one ends up suffering nursing home abuse. Given the public interest and outcry, this is considered to be a serious crime that has significant consequences for all those involved. Maryland […]

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    What Happens if You Slip and Fall at Work in Maryland?

    Slip and fall accidents occur when someone slips, trips, falls, or is otherwise injured on someone else’s property. In situations in which the property owner is found to be at fault after not taking proper precautions to keep the property safe, then the injured party may receive compensation for his or her injuries. Slip and […]

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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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    Federal Laws That Protect Maryland Workers in Waldorf, MD

    As an employee, it is important to know that you have rights in situations in which your employer is engaging in illegal or prohibited acts or allowing unsafe conditions to exist at your place of employment. There are numerous federal and state laws that protect employees all across the country. If you think your employer […]

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    Proving Damages in a Maryland Personal Injury Case

    When you are injured in a personal injury case, whether it is an auto accident or a product defect case, you have to prove that the other party was at fault as well as what your total damages are. It is not enough to say the other party is at fault and that they owe […]

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    Uloric Gout Medication Linked to Increased Risk of Heart-Related Deaths in Waldorf, MD

    Earlier this year, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a release announcing their concerns about Uloric, a medication used to treat gout. Studies show that Uloric raises the risk of a patient’s death by heart-related issues, along with a general overall increased risk of death, when compared to the alternative medication, Allopurinol. Uloric […]

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    Will My Waldorf, MD Personal Injury Claim Settle or Go to Trial?

    If you were injured in a car accident, bitten by someone’s dog, hurt due to a defective product, or suffered damages in another type of personal injury accident, you are going to want to file a claim with the at-fault party’s carrier. This can help pay for your medical bills, loss of earnings, any future […]

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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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    Who is Liable for Electric Rideshare Scooter Accidents in Waldorf, MD?

    The phenomenon of electric scooters, or e-scooters, has been sweeping the nation. Companies like Bird have been dropping into major metropolitan cities to expand their electric scooter rideshare programs. In some cases, these companies are opening up operations before states have had time to enact legislation to address the rules and regulations of riding. Maryland […]

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    What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident In Waldorf, Maryland

    Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of places, including in a public place like a restaurant, grocery store, or shopping mall. Both shop owners and your employer have a duty to maintain a safe environment. This means that floors should not be slippery, sidewalks should be properly maintained, stairwells should be in […]

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    What To Do If You Are Injured on Someone Else’s Property in Maryland

    Were you visiting someone else’s home or shopping in a store when you were injured? Perhaps you slipped and fell on a wet floor, or the person’s dog suddenly attacked you? These make up an area of the law known as premises liability. Injuries can occur due to anything from an object falling on you […]

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    Can I Sue a Maryland Daycare Facility for Negligence?

    It is every parent’s worst nightmare. You drop your children off at their daycare facility and go on to work. The dreaded call comes later that there was an accident and your child has been injured. While some incidents are truly accidents, there are others that stem from the negligence of the daycare workers. If […]

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    Who can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Maryland?

    When someone dies as a result of another party’s negligence or intentional act, the victim’s family may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. For example, your spouse passes away as a result of a major auto accident with another driver who ran a red light. You would have the right to sue […]

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    Pedestrian Accidents in Waldorf, MD

    When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, it can result in serious injuries to the pedestrian. If you or a loved one sustained injuries as the result of being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, it is important to speak with a Maryland personal injury attorney right away. The sooner you retain a skilled attorney, the sooner […]

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    Six Reasons to Hire a Maryland Personal Injury Attorney in Waldorf, MD

    Being involved in an injury accident can be a traumatic experience. You may be thinking you can handle everything on your own, but you can suddenly feel overwhelmed. Retaining a Maryland personal injury attorney can be the most important decision you make, so it is important to choose an attorney who is right for you. The following […]

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    Maryland Property Owner’s Duty in Slip and Fall Cases

    Slip and fall accidents are not uncommon anywhere in the country. In most cases, the incidents are caused by the victims’ own unintentional actions. However, there are some slip and fall cases in which someone else’s negligence plays a role. In these situations, the property owner may be held accountable for a victim’s injuries. Slip […]

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    What is the Statute of Limitations for Lawsuits in Maryland?

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite, or some other type of incident that resulted in physical harm, you may be considering bringing a lawsuit against the party who caused your injuries. It is important that you understand how much time you have to […]

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    What to Know About Calculating General Damages in Your Maryland Lawsuit

    If you have been involved in an accident or other type of personal injury case due to someone else’s negligence, you will reach a point at which you need to make a demand. This is the amount of money you are asking to compensate you for the damages you sustained. Damages can include property damage […]

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    Proving Food Poisoning in Your Maryland Lawsuits

    Unfortunately, getting food poisoning is relatively common. So, how do you prove that you had food poisoning and that someone else is liable for your injuries? In many cases, it is possible to pursue a claim when you have food poisoning and can prove a connection to an establishment or event at which someone else […]

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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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    School Bus Safety and Avoiding Accidents in Waldorf, MD

    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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    Overview of Construction Site Claims in Waldorf, MD

    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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    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 Claims

    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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    How Long Will it Take to Settle My Personal Injury Cases in Maryland?

    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Do You Have to Consent to an Independent Medical Exam Personal Injury Claim in Waldorf, MD?

    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 relationships and […]

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    What to Know About MRIs and Herniated Disc Claims in Waldorf, MD

    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 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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    Do I Need to Wear a Helmet in Waldorf, MD?

    Maryland Helmet Law The answer to whether you must wear a helmet in Maryland maybe 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 […]

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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 in Waldorf, MD

    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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    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 in Waldorf, MD

    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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    Waldorf, MD 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 Waldorf, MD

    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 in Waldorf, MD

    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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    Determining the Value of a Scar

    Serious Maryland car accidents can result in a variety of injuries, some of which can leave permanent scarring. They can be caused by broken glass or impact with a part of the vehicle’s interior, or scars that are a result from surgery for injuries sustained during the accident. In other personal injury matters, scarring from […]

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    Can Social Media Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

    Social media is an undeniable part of almost everyone’s lives these days, and with a variety of networks available, it is easy to share many details of your personal and professional lives with the world. While some people have strict privacy settings, others keep their social media as an open book, especially those working as […]

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    Premises Liability in Maryland: Can I Sue for Injuries Sustained on Commercial Property?

    As with other states, Maryland law mandates that property owners and business owners have a duty to create a safe environment for people who enter their premises. Injuries can take place in a variety of locations, including retail stores, business complexes, offices, restaurants, shopping centers, and even parking lots. Injuries can also occur at someone’s […]

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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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    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 Claim 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 Waldorf, 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, 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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    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 […]

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    Do You Need a Criminal Defense or Personal Injury Attorney?

    If you have never been sued or arrested before, it can be easy to confuse proceedings and understand how each type of case is finalized. In some situations, you may have cases pending in both criminal and civil court, making it even more confusing. Criminal Court Cases If you are being “sued” in a criminal […]

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    Enforcing a Judgment in Maryland

    It is one thing to take a case to trial and win, but what happens then? In many personal injury matters, an insurance company is responsible for paying the judgment. However, if they are not, then how does one collect the money owed? The party who owes the money is called the judgment debtor, and […]

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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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    Maryland’s Move Over Law

    Enacted in 2010, and revised in 2014, Maryland’s Move Over Law is one you may not be familiar with, but you need to be. What is the Maryland Move Over Law? The law was aimed at making the roads safer for emergency personnel, like police officers and firefighters, who are working on the road. The law requires […]

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    Amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act

    Maryland has enacted revisions to the Personal Information Protection Act, otherwise known as House Bill 974, that will become effective January 1, 2018. With identity theft on the rise, these revisions are important additions to the law. Under the modified act, the amendments expand the definition of personal information, modify the definition of breach of security, […]

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    Temporary Employees: Who is Liable for Their Injuries?

    Today there are government organizations, federal laws, and state rules and regulations that seek to protect workers from any sort of work-related injuries or work-related illnesses. As a result of increased protection to workers (and sanctions on bad acting companies), society has noted a significant decrease in injuries to workers since the 1970s (which saw […]

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    Misdiagnosis of Asthma and Overuse of Asthma Inhaler Can Lead to Significant Issues

    An estimated 25.7 million people have been diagnosed with asthma, a common lung disorder involving the inflammation and swelling of the airways. Of the 25.7 million of people in the U.S. diagnosed with having asthma, 7 million are children. Generally with people who have asthma, the inflammation of the airways is usually triggered from inhaled particles, […]

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    The Importance of Res Ipsa Loquitor in Personal Injury Cases

    In Tort and personal injury law, many times a plaintiff may not know what has happened and cannot provide substantial evidence. However, the law has created a presumption of negligence theory known as “res ipsa loquitor,” which translates to “the thing (the negligent act) speaks for itself.” This would apply in situations such as when […]

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    New Study Shows Significant Number of Cellulitis Misdiagnoses

    A recent study has confirmed that many doctors and hospitals have been misdiagnosing cellulitis, a bacterial skin condition that occurs as a result of an infection of the skin and the deep tissue underlying the skin. When you have been injured, bruised, burned, wounded, or received a surgical cut, bacteria can enter your body through […]

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    The Risks Associated With Decorative Contact Lenses During the Halloween Holiday

    Halloween is well-known for ghouls, goblins, witches, and haunted houses. Families enjoy creating and wearing fun costumes to celebrate the holiday, and going trick-or-treating with the young ones. Though there has always been cautions and warnings associated with Halloween that go beyond the ghoulish fears, sometimes the fears extend to threats that a person may not know exist. We […]

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    The Protections and Rights of Good Samaritans

    When it comes to injury that results from car accidents or other types of accidents that may occur in our day-to-day life, there is always a reflexive response to determine who exactly is at fault for the resulting injuries. Fault is an interesting concept, especially in personal injury law, as a situation may have an […]

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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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    Foreseeability and Personal Injury Claims in Maryland

    Many personal injury lawsuits are based on a theory of negligence. In order to recover damages in negligence, the victim must show that the injuries that he or she suffered were a foreseeable result of the defendant’s actions. Negligence In Maryland, to prove negligence, a plaintiff must show that: ●The defendant had a duty of care to avoid […]

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    Hoverboard Accidents and Injuries

    The popular electric-powered self-balancing scooters known as hoverboards were a favorite toy for the 2015 holiday season. Contrary to their nickname, hoverboards do not actually hover, but many find the sensation they provide of hovering to be quite fun. Unfortunately, hoverboards can also be very dangerous. They are difficult to use, causing many people to […]

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    Personal Injury Suits for Crime Victims

    For crime victims, seeing an offender convicted is satisfying, but does little to make the victim whole. In Maryland, every victim of a crime has the right to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator to recover compensation for the harm that he or she suffered. Victims may also be able to sue those whose negligence allowed the […]

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    Undocumented Immigrants & Personal Injury Claims

    n Maryland, undocumented immigrants, like anyone else, are permitted to file personal injury lawsuits, Maryland. But defendants may discover that they are in the country in illegally, and their immigration status may have an effect on the number of damages that they can recover. Relevance and Prejudice Evidence of a personal injury plaintiff’s status as an […]

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