Auto Accident

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Why I Chose to Hang My Own Shingle and Start My Own Firm

When my mom found out that I was opening my own firm, her response was classic. She said to me, “I knew that it would happen one day, because you don’t play well with others!” Thanks Mom! But it was the truth, and not necessarily in a bad way. You see, many attorneys, me included, … Continue reading

Maryland Legislature to Review a Bar’s Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents in 2014

Last year I blogged about the Maryland Court of Appeals taking a look at the possible liability of a bar in relation to drunk driving accidents.  In its ruling on that case, Warr v. JMGM Group, LLC, 433 Md. 170 (2013), the Court stated that this issue involved significant public policy issues that would be better … Continue reading

Should I Give A Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company? Will They Deny My Claim If I Don’t? You Do Have the Right to Remain Silent in Your Injury Case!

So you have been in a car accident and the other driver’s insurance company is on the phone asking you to make a recorded statement.  There is only one acceptable answer here:  NO!!!!  You have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can and will be used against you!  This does not only … Continue reading

When Can I Fire My Own Lawyer? Are You Getting The Service You Deserve?

Do you have an attorney that acts like you are wasting his or her time when you call?  Or, do you feel that you are being treated like a file on your attorney’s desk rather than a valuable client?  Are you wondering whether you should fire your attorney, or whether you are even allowed to? … Continue reading

Should Bars Be Held Responsible For Drunk Driving Accidents?

Should a bar be held liable for drunk driving accidents if they serve a customer who then is involved in an accident?  The Maryland Court of Appeals heard arguments on Tuesday on this issue.  For the past 32 years, Maryland law, known as a “dram shop” law, has prevented victims of drunk driving accidents and … Continue reading

Slamming the Brakes on a Tailgater: How It Can Land You With A Criminal Charge AND Prevent an Injury Recovery!

Slamming your brakes when being tailgated can lead to criminal charges, civil lawsuits, and an empty hole in your wallet when it comes to personal injury cases.   We’ve all done it, or had it done to us.  One car is tailgating another and the front car slams on his brakes to back the second … Continue reading

Who Wants An Anonymous Lawyer? Know who you are getting legal advice from!

So, I am a firm believer that when you meet someone and strike up a conversation, either in person or on the phone, it is a good idea to know who you are talking to.  This is why when you meet someone, you generally introduce yourself and ask the other person’s name.  Simple right?  “Hi, … Continue reading

Three Strikes (in Your Accident Injury Claim)….You’re Out!

Not every auto accident leads to serious injuries.  Those accidents that involve only minor injuries generally lead to modest recoveries.  But, on the other hand, there are accidents that lead to extremely severe injuries that should be compensated with a generous settlement offer. Unfortunately, there are a few things that frequently cause insurance companies to … Continue reading

What You Should Know About PIP – Personal Injury Protection

PIP, or Personal Injury Protection, is a type of insurance coverage typically included in your auto insurance policy.  Generally, PIP is viewed as a “no fault” insurance coverage, which pays for an auto accident victim’s medical, hospital, and disability expenses, as well as any lost wages, regardless of who actually caused the accident. The Maryland MVA describes PIP as … Continue reading

Steps To Take After A Car Accident

You have just been in a car accident, what should you do now?  First, take a deep breath, you are still alive and you will need a clear head to handle the next few minutes, days, and weeks. 1.     Stop and make sure everyone is ok. 2.     Call the police, even for what may seem … Continue reading