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Baltimore Ranks Sixth in Dog Attacks on U.S. Postal Workers

In Baltimore, attacks on U.S. postal workers by dogs are comparatively common. While this means that Baltimore postal workers should be especially cautious and aware when approaching homes or locations with dogs present, it also means that dog owners should be responsible and keep their dogs away from postal workers. Dog bite injuries can be […]

Long Term Effects of Dog Attacks

Being attacked and even bitten by a dog can have serious lasting effects on the body. And even if no physical injuries are sustained, the emotional trauma that can develop can be a difficult hurdle to face. Around 4.5 million people suffer injuries from dog attacks every year, making it a fairly common cause of […]

What Is Circumstantial Evidence in Car Accident Lawsuits?

During car accident cases, evidence must be established that the defendant violated a duty of care. This can be accomplished through a variety of ways, such as showing that the driver was intoxicated, distracted, or was otherwise negligent. Establishing negligence, however, relies on a plaintiff presenting direct or circumstantial evidence to support their claim. It’s […]

Can I Sue for a Minor Dog Bite?

It’s always upsetting when you’re the victim of a dog bite, but some bites are worse than others. If your injuries are minor, you might wonder whether it’s really worth it to pursue a lawsuit or insurance claim. To determine your next step, review the relevant laws in your area and assess key factors like […]

Emotional Effects of Dog Bite Injuries

Developing emotional trauma after being bitten by a dog might seem on the lower end of things to worry about, especially if you are someone who has always loved dogs. Unfortunately, we can’t always control how our bodies react to traumatic situations. As the top firm handling dog bite cases in Baltimore, we have seen […]

Will Pre-Existing Conditions Impact Your Personal Injury Case?

When you or a loved one is injured because of the negligence of another person, product, or company, it is easy to feel a mixture of emotions, from overwhelmed to angry to despondent. Oftentimes, our clients worry about whether their situation will even qualify them for compensation. Many injured persons who have pre-existing conditions fear […]

Pregnant Women and Car Accident Claims

Did you know 1% to 3% of all newborn babies are exposed to a car crash before birth? Around 170,000 U.S. car accidents per year involve pregnant women. These accidents pose serious health dangers for mothers and babies, including risks of miscarriage, oxygen deprivation, premature birth, birth defects, and death. The National Institutes of Health […]

Can I Get My Ex to Pay More Child Support?

In an ideal world, the child support system would be easy to navigate and automatic.  It would be wonderful if child support payments were automatically adjusted every year based off of cost of living and income changes….but unfortunately “automatic adjustments” do not exist for child support.Child support can be determined both as a result of […]

Maryland Child Support FAQ

Parents are often nervous about the Maryland child support process and wonder how much they’ll be ordered to pay. There are many factors involved and the complexity of the calculation calls for the insight of an experienced Maryland child support lawyer. If you have questions about child support in Maryland, we’re here to help. Below, […]

Determining Fault in Left-Turn Auto Accidents in Maryland

Making left turns is one of the top five driving phobias in the U.S., and with good reason. The NHTSA reports that 53.1% of crossing path crashes involve left turns, but only 5.7 % involve right turns. Intersections are especially dangerous because traffic is coming in all directions, so the potential for accidents is increased. […]