What to Know About Car Accident Reports in Baltimore
Jill Kolodner | May 11, 2022 | Car Accidents
Maryland requires you to call the police after a car accident when the other driver is not in a condition to exchange information with you. This is one of many car accident scenarios that would likely result in a car accident report. When you call the police after an accident, the agency will send officers… read more
Can I Get a Ticket in Maryland for Jay-Walking Even If There Are No Cars Around?
Jill Kolodner | May 10, 2022 | Maryland Law
Maryland has a surprising number of pedestrian traffic laws. Many of these laws restate common sense. For example, under Maryland law, you cannot cross the road against a red light. Maryland has these laws so the police can ticket you for pedestrian violations. The goal is to keep pedestrians safe from cars. When pedestrians do… read more
Can You Use a Car Seat After an Accident?
Jill Kolodner | May 9, 2022 | Car Accidents
Child car seats look sturdy. After all, parents depend on a car seat to protect their children during a car accident. But most parents also know that car seats break down over time. Age can compromise the materials, and car accidents can cause unseen damage to the car seat. Read on to learn when you… read more
Speed Cameras Installed on I-83 in Baltimore
Jill Kolodner | April 19, 2022 | Car Accidents
Maryland counties have made extensive use of speed cameras. When used correctly, speed cameras can protect vulnerable road users and generate revenue for local governments. The speed cameras installed on I-83 in Baltimore required a new law from the Maryland state legislature. This law came about after years of lobbying by road safety groups for… read more
Top 5 Most Important Safety Features for Cars
Jill Kolodner | April 12, 2022 | Car Accidents
When you are looking for a new vehicle, it is essential to consider safety. Automotive safety ratings can be a helpful indicator when you’re planning to buy a car. It is crucial to know what safety features to look for and how these elements work to keep drivers and passengers secure. The top five most… read more
Understanding Assumption of Risk
Jill Kolodner | April 5, 2022 | Personal Injury
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
I Was Hit By a Driver Who Does Not Have Insurance in Baltimore – What Can I Do?
Jill Kolodner | March 29, 2022 | Car Accidents
Most states have minimum liability insurance requirements for drivers. Maryland requires drivers to carry liability insurance in the minimum amounts of: Even though it is the law, some drivers choose to drive without insurance. Therefore, if you are hit by an uninsured driver in Baltimore, you might assume that you cannot recover any money for… read more
Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Baltimore Car Accident?
Jill Kolodner | March 23, 2022 | Car Accidents
In an average year, Maryland sees about 113,000 traffic accidents. But the severity of these accidents varies widely. These crashes cause about 540 fatalities and over 47,500 injuries. But about 80,000 of these accidents will only cause property damage. This raises the question — when do you need to hire a lawyer after a car… read more
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