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Rear End Collisions: Who’s Really At Fault?

Rear-end collisions are incredibly common. In fact, they are the third most common, coming in just behind t-bone and head-on collisions. In 2020, there were nearly 2,500 fatal rear-end collisions.  Unfortunately, not only are these kinds of accidents common, but they can also be the most frustrating to deal with when it comes to liability. […]

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 […]

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 Personal Injury Pain and Suffering Is Calculated

If you suffered from an injury caused by an accident or deliberate wrongdoing, you may be able to recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including personal injury pain and suffering damages.  Economic damages refer to the money you can recover to reimburse the expenses associated with your injuries, such as medical bills and property […]

Car Accidents and Post Concussion Syndrome

Car accidents are among the top causes of head injuries in the US, with the most common type of head injury being a traumatic brain injury (TBI). And every year, around 64,000 people die from TBI injuries.   Of course, a TBI can vary significantly from mild to severe. Just because someone hits their head in […]

Hearing Loss After a Car Accident? Learn More About Maryland Tinnitus Claims

Did you know that 20% of all people live with hearing loss? A loss of hearing can come from many causes, including disease, infections, violence, noise exposure, and accidents.  Here in Maryland and across the U.S., car accidents are a major contributor to hearing damage. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 38% […]

What Is the Average Herniated Disc Car Accident Settlement?

Suffering from a car accident can lead to numerous painful and serious injuries, including a herniated disc injury. Bulging and herniated discs are exceedingly common after vehicular collisions because the force of impact puts pressure on the spine, causing significant damage.  The severity of these injuries varies from case to case, and while less severe […]