Can You Sue For A Baltimore, MD Car Accident If You Are Not Hurt?
Jill Kolodner | July 8, 2021 | Car Accidents
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
Jill Kolodner | June 22, 2021 | Car Accidents
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?
Jill Kolodner | June 16, 2021 | Truck Accidents
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
Jill Kolodner | June 2, 2021 | Maryland Law
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?
Jill Kolodner | May 12, 2021 | Car Accidents
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
Jill Kolodner | May 4, 2021 | Products Defects
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
Jill Kolodner | March 31, 2021 | Car Accidents
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
The Effect of Car Accidents on Victims
Jill Kolodner | March 26, 2021 | Car Accidents
Car crashes can have many unfortunate effects on accident victims. Often, these effects come in the form of injury, which can affect your ability to work and decrease your quality of life. But these effects can extend beyond the physical to include mental, financial, and legal effects as well. To address these effects, it’s important… read more
4 of the Highest-Paid Types of Lawyers: Must Read
Jill Kolodner | March 4, 2021 | Attorney Fees
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?
Jill Kolodner | February 17, 2021 | Medical Malpractice
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