Personal Injury Blog
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take to Settle?
Jill Kolodner | September 10, 2020 | Personal Injury
How long it takes for a personal injury lawsuit to settle can vary significantly depending on a number of different factors. One thing to keep in mind is that a case that is headed for trial will typically take a lot longer than a case where the parties involved are motivated to settle. For those… read more
Woman Killed in Light Rail Accident in Baltimore
Jill Kolodner | September 9, 2020 | News
The woman who died in a light rail crash in downtown Baltimore on August 20, 2020, has been identified. The woman killed in the crash was identified as Ashley King. A news report claimed that Ms. King assisted in managing several recovery houses throughout the city and worked with women who faced addiction issues. Neighbors… read more
How Hard is it to Pass the Maryland Bar Exam?
Jill Kolodner | September 8, 2020 | Maryland Law
It is hard to rate each state’s bar exam’s difficulty, as there is no standard metric for measuring difficulty. You can look at the pass/fail rates, but you can have a state with an incredibly difficult test and well-prepared participants that will skew the numbers. Overall, Maryland ranks in the bottom one-fourth of the country… read more
Is Distracted Driving in Baltimore Really Dangerous?
Jill Kolodner | September 7, 2020 | Car Accidents
With the advent of smartphones and text messages, distracted driving has become a serious public health issue over the last decade. In 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 2,841 lives were lost to distracted driving. But death is not the only consequence. In the state of Maryland, from 2013-2017 there were… read more
Six Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer
Jill Kolodner | September 5, 2020 | Personal Injury
Hiring a personal injury lawyer is an important step to making sure you have the representation you need to collect the compensation you are due for your injuries. Because a qualified personal injury lawyer can be an invaluable asset to helping you win your personal injury case, it is crucial you take the time necessary… read more
Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in Maryland
Jill Kolodner | September 3, 2020 | Maryland Law
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving resulted in 2,841 deaths in 2018, and the national numbers have climbed since then. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a huge problem in the state of Maryland, as well. So, the state has gone to great lengths to combat distracted driving practices – particularly those… read more
Police: One Person Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Southwest Baltimore
Jill Kolodner | September 2, 2020 | News
A motorcycle crash in southwest Baltimore resulted in one fatality on August 8, 2020. Just after 10:00 Saturday night, police responded to a motorcycle accident at the intersection of North Dukeland Street and West North Avenue. A motorcycle had crashed into a parked vehicle. Investigators from the Maryland C.R.A.S.H. Team arrived at the accident scene… read more
Person Killed In Third Fatal Pedestrian-Related Crash On Interstate 695 in 48 Hours
Jill Kolodner | August 31, 2020 | News
A man died in a pedestrian accident around 8:30 p.m. on August 14, 2020, in Baltimore County on the Outer Loop of I-695. The crash occurred near Randallstown and Liberty Road. Police received a call that a man was underneath a pickup truck. According to the police, two witnesses had pulled over to assist a… read more
What Happens if Your Insurance Claim is Denied
Jill Kolodner | August 26, 2020 | Personal Injury
You have the right to appeal the insurance decision if your insurance claim is denied. However, you also have the right to pursue legal action against the at-fault driver under Maryland’s personal injury laws. The course of action you decide to take depends on several factors. It can be beneficial to talk with a car… read more
How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Compensation for Your Injuries?
Jill Kolodner | August 24, 2020 | Car Accidents
Maryland is an at-fault state for traffic accident claims. All drivers are required to carry minimum liability car insurance in case they are involved in an accident that is their fault. Liability insurance compensates accident victims for injuries, financial losses, and other damages caused by an insured driver. Therefore, most accident victims file an insurance… read more