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Contributory Negligence and Maryland Car Accidents

Each state has negligence laws that they follow when dealing with legal situations, such as car accidents. These negligence laws are put in place to help determine who was at fault and even how much compensation a person can get from insurance after being involved in an accident.  For example, if a person files a […]

How Much Can I Get for a Car Accident Broken Rib Settlement?

Broken rib cases can often be challenging because insurance companies notoriously undervalue them. This is likely because a minor broken rib injury can heal on its own and won’t require much treatment other than rest and pain relievers.  However, broken ribs are not always a simple injury. These types of injuries often occur as a […]

Car Accident Seat Belt Injuries in Maryland

Seat belts are an essential safety measure when it comes to vehicles. According to the NHTSA, 51% of car accident deaths in recent years were a result of passengers or drivers not wearing their seat belts.  However, though seat belts are generally considered safe, reduce the risk of death, and are legally required in most […]

Valuing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Maryland

Workers’ compensation in Maryland allows employees who have been injured on the job to receive benefits to help pay for their injuries. These benefits primarily include compensation for medical expenses and loss of wages relating to the workplace accident and injuries sustained.  However, no two workers’ compensation cases are the same, and thus there is […]

Bulging Disc Injury After an Accident. What is it Worth?

Victims of car accidents in Maryland can experience numerous types of serious and permanently debilitating injuries. Tragically, around 50,000 people suffer from personal injuries from car accidents every year in Maryland alone, and around 30% of all Maryland wrecks result in injuries to drivers and passengers.  One common type of injury people experience in wrecks […]

What You Should Know About Maryland’s Personal Injury Protection

How you recover damages after an accident can sometimes depend on the type of fault laws that a state follows. For example, in an at-fault state, the driver who is responsible for causing the accident is the one held liable for damages. This means you would go after the guilty party’s insurance for compensation.  However, […]

How Can I Hold the At-Fault Party Responsible for My Shoulder Injury?

The discomfort and limits you are dealing with after sustaining a shoulder injury in a major car accident or an on the job injury can have serious consequences on both your personal and professional life. The majority of workers’ compensation accidents involve the shoulders. When you stop to think about it, the shoulder is used for the majority of […]

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% […]