Personal Injury

Understanding Assumption of Risk

Most personal injury cases are based on an assertion that the defendant was negligent (careless) and that this negligence caused the victim’s injury. Although assumption of risk is one of the most popular defenses against a negligence claim, you can credibly assert it only under certain circumstances.  What You Have to Prove to Win an… read more

What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

Most personal injury cases in Baltimore are based on negligence claims. Negligence is the failure to act with reasonable care. However, what is the basis for reasonableness in a personal injury case? Jury members base the standard of care in a negligence claim on what a “reasonable person” would do in the same situation. However,… read more

Can an Inexperienced Individual Become a Federal Judge in Maryland?

While it may seem hard to believe, the United States Constitution does not set forth specific requirements regarding who can be named to a federal bench in Maryland.  A federal judge includes a range of judges, including justices of the Supreme Court and judges in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. District Courts. All… read more

Allstate Worst Insurance Company for Consumers

Allstate is a well-known insurance company that was founded in Illinois in 1931. They provide auto and home insurance and currently claim to be the largest personal insurer in the country. Allstate is rated well by many websites, particularly because they are an inexpensive source of car insurance. However, according to WalletHub, you may find… read more

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. Baltimore personal injury lawyers usually offer a free initial consultation. During this consultation, you should expect the lawyer to… 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

Tattoo Infections: Causes, Treatments, & Legal Options

Tattoos express a wide variety of interests and tastes. They are used to express a person’s beliefs, desires, and opinions. For many people, getting a tattoo is much more than choosing to apply permanent ink to their bodies. However, getting a tattoo has risks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers that getting a… read more

Understanding the Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Falling accidents happen every day. Sometimes these mishaps occur because the person who slipped or tripped was not paying attention. However, other accidents are caused by dangerous conditions that the victim could not have reasonably expected.  According to research from the World Health Organization, falling accidents are the second most common cause of all injuries…. read more

How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter

When you are injured because of another person’s reckless, negligent, or careless acts, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In most cases, the person’s insurance company handles your personal injury claim. The insurance provider investigates the claim and negotiates a settlement of the claim. When you complete your medical care and are… read more

9 Things You Should Know About a Free Lawyer Consultation

Can a lawyer help you with a car accident claim for minor injuries? Do you need an attorney for catastrophic injuries caused by a defective product? Should your family hire a wrongful death lawyer? The aftermath of an accident or sudden injury can be overwhelming. Dealing with doctors, your employer, insurance claims adjusters, and others… read more