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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Not to Say to Your Workers’ Comp Doctor in Maryland

The outcome of your workers’ compensation claim is hugely determined by your workers’ compensation doctor. This doctor will decide your treatment plan, work restrictions, and how the injury will affect your life in the years to come. Because their opinion is so important, you must be sure they have all the correct information necessary to […]