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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Burn Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the most severe and even life-threatening injuries. This can include head injuries, brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. However, burn injuries are also common with motorcycle accidents and can be just as severe and deadly. If you are injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to […]

Compensation for Lower Leg and Foot Injuries After a Car Accident

Lower extremity injuries, such as lower leg and foot injuries, are prevalent among car accident victims. These types of injuries are especially common in frontal and side collisions.  While some leg and foot injuries after car accidents are minor and not very noticeable, others can be quite severe and even life-threatening. Part of your leg […]

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 […]