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What Do I Do If an Electric Scooter Hit My Car

Rentable electric scooters have become progressively more common in Maryland. These scooters are a great solution for convenient travel, as they enable riders to avoid congested traffic. Because these compact vehicles are becoming common, accidents involving scooters are steadily on the rise. Scooter riders can cause serious accidents by breaking traffic laws, riding while distracted, […]

At Fault Driver Lied to Insurance: What To Do?

Car accidents are stressful enough–from the damage to your car to potential injuries, and the stress of making a police report, dealing with insurance companies, and trying to ensure that you are properly compensated by the other driver. However, when the at-fault driver lies to their insurance, the truth can be hard to prove and […]

What If I Have to Change Careers After My Work Injury?

Changing jobs due to a work-related injury is a challenging situation, especially when trying to recover from a serious injury. Thankfully, vocational counseling and career advice are rehabilitation benefits through workers’ compensation. Both assist employees with changing careers following a work accident. Maryland requires employers to maintain workers’ comp insurance but it’s not always easy […]

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland Collapse

The Francis Scott Key Bridge accident shocked the United States last week, as the iconic Baltimore bridge has served as an integral part of our state’s infrastructure since the 1970s. More importantly than the bridge itself are the victims of this unthinkable tragedy. If you’re unfamiliar with what happened on Tuesday, March 26th, six people […]

Can You Sue Someone After Insurance Pays in Maryland?

Recovering compensation for injuries and damages after an accident in Maryland can be a big challenge, especially if the at-fault party was uninsured or underinsured. What happens if you receive a settlement from the other driver’s insurance, but it isn’t enough to cover your financial losses, let alone your pain and suffering? Can you sue […]

Broken Blood Vessels in Fingers from a Car Accident

When they think of car accidents, people often think first about head injuries, broken bones, and whiplash. However, there are many other kinds of injuries that you can suffer, including vascular injuries.  Hand injuries are common in car accidents, especially if the driver was gripping the steering wheel tightly or the crash involved steering wheel […]

What to Do if Bitten by a Dog

A dog or wild animal attack is traumatic for everyone involved, especially when children are involved. Most animal bites take significant time to heal and can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. If you’re wondering what to do if bitten by a dog, you are in the right place. If you or a loved one […]

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws You Should Know

Maryland is one of 49 states in the country that requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees who are injured, sickened, or disabled while on the job by providing wage replacement and medical care.  The state’s General Assembly passed the first workers’ compensation law in the United States in 1902. Although that […]

Burn Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the most severe and even life-threatening injuries. This can include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head and brain injuries, and amputations. However, burned skin and other burn injuries are also common with motorcycle accidents–and they can be both severe and deadly. The American Burn Association released a fact […]