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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Totaled Car – What Are My Options?

When someone says their car was totaled in an accident, most people imagine a smoking wreck of a vehicle damaged beyond repair. The term “totaled” has become incorrectly synonymous over the years with an extremely damaged vehicle, but this term simply means that the insurance company has declared the vehicle as not worth repairing. While […]

Why Keeping an Injury Journal Can Help Your Maryland Personal Injury Claim

If you are injured in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you have suffered, especially if the accident results from someone else’s negligence. Damages can include medical expenses from injuries, loss of wages while recovering, and physical and emotional pain & suffering.  Unfortunately, there is no easy way to calculate upfront […]

Why Soft-Tissue Injury Claims Can Be Difficult to Prove

It’s not uncommon for people to think that an injury they cannot see is not that serious. People think if a broken bone isn’t among your injuries, it can’t be serious. The reality is a soft-tissue injury can be just as debilitating as a bone fracture, even if it seems invisible from the outside. Soft-tissue […]

Crash Involving Baltimore Police Car Leaves Four Injured

At 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20th, four people were taken to the hospital in Baltimore as a result of a car crash involving a police cruiser. The accident is still under investigation, but it appears a police officer was responding to a call for backup when it collided with another vehicle on Poplar Grove […]

Double Fatal Accident In Charlotte Hall

Early on the morning of April 10th, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car accident call involving three vehicles. Upon the deputies’ arrival at the scene of the accident, which took place on the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, they discovered the wreckage of three vehicles.  A preliminary investigation […]

Motorcyclist Dies During Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash In Harford County

On March 19, 2022, a tragic accident occurred on Route 22 in Aberdeen. A Maryland multi-vehicle accident involving three vehicles claimed the life of a 31-year-old motorcyclist. The sad incident illustrates how it’s critically important to drive cautiously and avoid collisions with motorcyclists who are more vulnerable to injuries in collisions. The multi-car accident also […]

Harford County Deputies Rescue Driver, Child From Fiery Head-On Crash

A truck and minivan struck each other and a child was in a head-on collision at about noon on February 16, 2022. This occurred in the area of Route 7 near Brass Mill Road in Harford County. Fortuitously, three Harford County deputies happened to be driving past as the accident happened and immediately rushed into […]