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What You Should Know About Slip and Fall Black Ice Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen year-round, and they can happen just about anywhere— indoors or outdoors. However, winter weather often brings with it an increase in slip and fall accident cases, especially black ice accidents. Black ice, in particular, can be a big problem this time of year. Slipping on black ice on hard […]

The Dangers of a Head On Collision

Frontal impacts, also known as head on collisions, accounted for more than 50% of passenger deaths in previous years. In 2020 alone, nearly 14,000 people were killed in head on collisions.  Of all the impact types, including rear-end, sideswipes, and t-bones, head on collisions are almost always the worst and most dangerous.  Our law firm […]

Compensation After a Failure to Yield Right of Way Accident in Maryland

If you are injured in a failure to yield right of way accident, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation comes from filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit, which can allow you to recover money for the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident, such as medical expenses for injuries.  […]

Questions to Ask Your Maryland Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer

Commercial truck accidents are not the same as every other type of car accident, and they can be even more of a nightmare if you don’t have a good lawyer handling your case.  To help you find the best, we’ve gathered this list of questions you should ask your Maryland commercial truck accident lawyer to […]

Is a Pedestrian Ever at Fault When a Pedestrian Is Hit By a Car?

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, it is often a traumatic and even tragic experience. In 2019, 92% of pedestrian-related car accidents in Maryland resulted in injury or death.   Unfortunately, motor vehicle collisions involving pedestrians continue to be a serious problem. On average annually, over 3,000 Maryland drivers are involved in accidents where […]

Feet on the Dashboard Accidents Can Cause Significant Injuries

We’ve all done this before. You’re settling in for a long ride, or perhaps you just feel more comfortable with your feet propped up, even if you’re just driving a short distance. But what happens when you’re in this position when a collision occurs?  According to a few case studies, catastrophic injuries can occur, and […]

What Type of Compensation Can I Get for a Soft Tissue Injury from a Car Accident?

Soft tissue injuries are a common injury that car accident victims suffer from, ranging from mild to severe. Also, various soft tissues in the body can become injured.  The type of compensation you can recover from a soft tissue injury can vary from one case to the next, as multiple factors can affect a personal […]

Why It’s Important to Contact a Child Injury Lawyer When Your Child is Injured in a Car Accident

The only thing worse than being injured in a car accident is having a loved one injured, especially if it’s a child. No parent or guardian wants to see their child suffer. We all want what is best for our kids. Unfortunately, accidents still happen. And no matter what you do to protect your child, it […]

What is a Coup-Contrecoup Car Accident Brain Injury?

When a Maryland emergency room has a patient with a brain injury from a car accident, doctors quickly assess which form of brain injury is present. Depending on what happened and how the patient’s brain was affected, their injury falls into one of three main categories: Below is a look at each of these types […]

Who’s Liable in a Truck Accident? Driver? Trucking Company?

Vehicle accidents, no matter who is involved, can be devastating and complicated. But Maryland accidents involving large commercial trucks can be even more complex and have tragic results.  Commercial trucks weigh thousands of pounds more than standard passenger vehicles, which means the injuries and damages that passenger vehicle occupants often suffer after a truck accident […]