Personal Injury Blog

How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?

There are two parts of a semi-truck. The front portion or the cab houses the engine and the passenger compartment. The trailer holds the cargo. The national weight standards for a semi-truck states that the gross vehicle weight can be up to 80,000 pounds when the truck is fully loaded.  The engine of an 18-wheeler… read more

Is it Illegal To Wear Headphones While Driving in Maryland

Smartphones and other electronic devices are invading every area of our lives, including our motor vehicles. Many drivers use their smartphones while driving. Some drivers go as far as to use their tablets and other electronic devices for texting, watching videos, checking email, posting to social media, and chatting with other people.  Distracted driving is… read more

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Maryland?

Law enforcement officers complete a report when they respond to a motor vehicle accident. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident Report is the official report used by police officers to record the details of a car accident. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, including a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, you should obtain… read more

3 Types of Product Liability Claims

When you purchase a product, you expect the product to work how the seller claimed it would work. You also expect the product to be safe for its intended purpose. Unfortunately, these assumptions are not always correct. Millions of people are injured each year in accidents involving a variety of consumer products. Any product could… read more

How Tailgating Causes Accidents and How To Stop It

Tailgating is annoying and dangerous. It can signify careless or aggressive driving. In either case, a tailgater places themselves and others at risk of a rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions can result in whiplash, back injuries, and facial injuries when occupants of both cars whip forward and backward in a crash. But you can take steps… read more

4 of the Highest-Paid Types of Lawyers: Must Read

A lot of people imagine a stereotype when they hear the word lawyer: a tough guy with slicked-back hair like Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer, usually.  It’s a misunderstanding to lump all lawyers together in one group. Like athletes or musicians, lawyers work in a variety of environments doing a variety of jobs.  Some… read more

What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

The idea of “consent” comes up frequently in the law. Criminal law, contract law, property law, and personal injury law (tort law) all have situations in which consent can play a part. In tort law, a medical malpractice claim can hinge on consent — or more accurately, it can hinge on informed consent. When health… read more

Secrets of Accident Claims Against GEICO Revealed

GEICO is the second-largest automobile insurance company in the U.S. It collects more than $33 billion in premiums every year and returns about 75% of that on claims. But the most telling GEICO statistic is that it consistently ranks below average in customer satisfaction with its claims handling. GEICO could not reach its level of… read more

What Can and Can’t a Process Server Do To Serve Papers?

When a lawsuit is filed, whether it is a car accident, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation case, a copy of the lawsuit must be physically delivered to the person being sued. The formal legal term for this delivery is “service of process” and one person authorized by courts to make service is called a “process… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Herniated discs are a common accident injury. Typical locations for herniated discs in the neck are between the C4 and C5 vertebrae and between the C5 and C6 vertebrae. Herniated cervical discs can cause chronic pain, limited range of motion, and other impairments. What Is an Intervertebral Disc? There are seven bones (vertebrae) that make… read more