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Can Traffic Cameras Be Used as Evidence in a Car Accident Case in Maryland?

Red light traffic cameras have become increasingly popular across the U.S. as local municipalities and authorities seek to stay on top of transportation and driver safety. However, not only do these cameras capture red light data, but they can also capture other things that could prove useful in a car accident case.  The question is, […]

Fatal Car Accident Claims in Maryland

Losing someone you love in a fatal car accident can be devastating. Unfortunately, these tragic accidents are all too common.  In 2020, there were over 35,000 fatal car accidents that resulted in over 38,000 deaths. In Maryland there were over 500 fatal crashes and around 567 deaths.  Whether you were injured in a fatal car […]

Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury also referred to as a TBI, is a type of head injury that impacts the brain and how it functions. These types of injuries are prevalent, especially after car accidents.  If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury after a car accident, you will likely have expensive medical bills to pay, […]

Average Settlement For a Broken Pelvis from a Car Accident

A broken pelvis from a car accident can be a severe and even life-altering injury. Not only can a fractured or crushed pelvis be incredibly painful, but treatment options can also be quite expensive and require time off work while healing. And even after the initial healing process, a crushed pelvis could result in permanent […]

Contributory Negligence and Maryland Car Accidents

Each state has negligence laws that they follow when dealing with legal situations, such as car accidents. These negligence laws are put in place to help determine who was at fault and even how much compensation a person can get from insurance after being involved in an accident.  For example, if a person files a […]

How Much Can I Get for a Car Accident Broken Rib Settlement?

Broken rib cases can often be challenging because insurance companies notoriously undervalue them. This is likely because a minor broken rib injury can heal on its own and won’t require much treatment other than rest and pain relievers.  However, broken ribs are not always a simple injury. These types of injuries often occur as a […]

Car Accident Seat Belt Injuries in Maryland

Seat belts are an essential safety measure when it comes to vehicles. According to the NHTSA, 51% of car accident deaths in recent years were a result of passengers or drivers not wearing their seat belts.  However, though seat belts are generally considered safe, reduce the risk of death, and are legally required in most […]

Bulging Disc Injury After an Accident. What is it Worth?

Victims of car accidents in Maryland can experience numerous types of serious and permanently debilitating injuries. Tragically, around 50,000 people suffer from personal injuries from car accidents every year in Maryland alone, and around 30% of all Maryland wrecks result in injuries to drivers and passengers.  One common type of injury people experience in wrecks […]

What You Should Know About Maryland’s Personal Injury Protection

How you recover damages after an accident can sometimes depend on the type of fault laws that a state follows. For example, in an at-fault state, the driver who is responsible for causing the accident is the one held liable for damages. This means you would go after the guilty party’s insurance for compensation.  However, […]

How Can I Hold the At-Fault Party Responsible for My Shoulder Injury?

The discomfort and limits you are dealing with after sustaining a shoulder injury in a major car accident or an on the job injury can have serious consequences on both your personal and professional life. The majority of workers’ compensation accidents involve the shoulders. When you stop to think about it, the shoulder is used for the majority of […]