Personal Injury Blog
What Is Lane Splitting?
Jill Kolodner | March 21, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles can often move through traffic easier than passenger vehicles. Three of these maneuvers are often referred to as lane splitting, even though they constitute different maneuvers. But just because motorcycles can move through traffic differently does not mean that they should. These maneuvers represent significant safety tradeoffs for riders and could pose a danger… read more
What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?
Jill Kolodner | March 9, 2022 | Personal Injury
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
Is a Motorcycle Really Worth the Cost?
Jill Kolodner | February 24, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle in the open air, enjoying the sunshine and the open road, is a tempting hobby for many people. Or maybe you’re tired of sitting in traffic during your morning commute, and a bike seems like a faster way to navigate through traffic. If you’re considering purchasing a motorcycle or scooter, you may… read more
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Semi Trucks
Jill Kolodner | February 23, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Semi trucks are a fixture on highways and city streets, transporting goods across the country. For anyone who’s been in an accident involving a semi, these trucks are less the “gentle giants” of the road than they are menacing monsters. Aside from their size and value to the country’s supply chain, many people don’t know… read more
Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | February 2, 2022 | Car Accidents
After a car accident, you likely have a lot of questions: How will this affect my insurance? Will I get points on my license? Do I have to report the accident? And will my car accident be a matter of public record? The right lawyer can help you minimize the legal repercussions of a car… read more
Driving Without a License Versus Driving Without a License on Person
Jill Kolodner | February 1, 2022 | Car Accidents
If you take a look inside a police cruiser, you will see a computer terminal that helps officers verify your identity, check your warrants, and even access national criminal databases. You might wonder why the police require you to carry a driver’s license with you when they could check your driving privileges with a few… read more
Can an Inexperienced Individual Become a Federal Judge in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | January 31, 2022 | Personal Injury
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
Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress Caused by a Doctor?
Jill Kolodner | December 30, 2021 | Medical Malpractice
If a doctor harms a patient, that patient will typically experience emotional distress. In some cases, this distress can be more challenging than the physical injury. Some victims are entitled to financial compensation. But it can be difficult to calculate the value of emotional distress or trauma. Because of this, you should contact a skilled… read more
What is a DOT-Recordable Accident?
Jill Kolodner | December 10, 2021 | Truck Accidents
Most people just call 911 to report a car accident. However, trucking companies are legally required to report some truck accidents to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and property damage. Negligence by a trucking company puts everyone on the road at risk. Therefore, DOT requires trucking companies… read more
Allstate Worst Insurance Company for Consumers
Jill Kolodner | November 23, 2021 | Personal Injury
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