Personal Injury Blog

10 Things You Should Know About a Free Lawyer Consultation in Baltimore, MD

Most people will go through life without ever hiring a lawyer. But when you suffer an injury due to the negligent or intentional acts of a person or business, you may need help getting fair compensation. Injury lawyers usually offer a free initial consultation. During this consultation, you should expect the lawyer to listen to… read more

Can You Sue For A Baltimore, MD Car Accident If You Are Not Hurt?

Maryland is an at-fault state for car accident claims. The state requires drivers to carry minimum liability insurance to cover damages they cause in a traffic accident. Most car accidents are based on negligence. Negligence claims require you to prove that another person caused your car accident to recover damages. However, it also requires you… read more

All About Back and Neck Injuries from Rear-End Collisions

According to the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions produce more injuries than any other type of car accident. In 2019, 595,000 rear-end collisions produced injuries. These rear-end accidents often produce distinctive harms, including injuries to the back and neck. Damage can range from minor muscle strains to permanent spinal cord injuries…. read more

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