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How Personal Injury Pain and Suffering Is Calculated

If you suffered from an injury caused by an accident or deliberate wrongdoing, you may be able to recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including personal injury pain and suffering damages.  Economic damages refer to the money you can recover to reimburse the expenses associated with your injuries, such as medical bills and property […]

Car Accidents and Post Concussion Syndrome

Car accidents are among the top causes of head injuries in the US, with the most common type of head injury being a traumatic brain injury (TBI). And every year, around 64,000 people die from TBI injuries.   Of course, a TBI can vary significantly from mild to severe. Just because someone hits their head in […]

Hearing Loss After a Car Accident? Learn More About Maryland Tinnitus Claims

Did you know that 20% of all people live with hearing loss? A loss of hearing can come from many causes, including disease, infections, violence, noise exposure, and accidents.  Here in Maryland and across the U.S., car accidents are a major contributor to hearing damage. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 38% […]

What Is the Average Herniated Disc Car Accident Settlement?

Suffering from a car accident can lead to numerous painful and serious injuries, including a herniated disc injury. Bulging and herniated discs are exceedingly common after vehicular collisions because the force of impact puts pressure on the spine, causing significant damage.  The severity of these injuries varies from case to case, and while less severe […]

Injuries & Delayed Symptoms After a Car Accident in Maryland

Although people frequently experience immediate injuries in vehicular wrecks, some experience delayed symptoms after a car accident. Symptoms of injuries may not become apparent until weeks or months after a wreck. Hidden injuries after a car accident can leave victims with costly medical bills and physical or emotional limitations that impact their ability to work. […]

Dangerous Chemicals and Workers’ Compensation

Many people are exposed to dangerous chemicals every day at work, sometimes without even knowing it. From medical researchers to auto mechanics, the dangers workers face span a variety of different industries. When accidents happen at work, deadly fumes and fluids may be released and inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. Not only can […]

What Happens When An Unlicensed Driver Causes a Car Accident?

Maryland is an at-fault state, which means it follows a traditional fault system. If you are hit by a driver, and they are responsible for causing the accident, you can hold them liable. But what happens if the driver who hit you was driving without a license?  An unlicensed driver can still be held responsible […]

What Should I Do if I Slip and Fall at Work?

Workplace slip and fall accidents can lead to serious or even fatal injuries. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 603 Americans die from workplace slip and fall accidents every year, and 213,000 workers suffer from slip and fall injuries annually. These accidents are common across many different industries. If you’re involved […]

Proving Liability In a Red-Light Car Accident

Red-light car accidents are on the rise in the United States, and these collisions frequently result in serious injuries. These accidents often occur when a driver attempts to beat an intersection light before it switches from yellow to red. Although most drivers don’t intentionally run red lights, they’re still liable if they caused an accident […]