Personal Injury Blog
Teen Driving Laws in Maryland: What Every Teen Driver & Parent Should Know
Jill Kolodner | August 19, 2020 | Maryland Law
A teenager getting their driver’s license is an almost universal milestone that every teen looks forward to. It also fills every parent with a strange mixture of pride, fear, and dread. Parents’ fears are not unfounded. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death among those 16-19 years of age. According to the… read more
Hampden Restaurant Manager Hospitalized After Being Struck On Falls Road
Jill Kolodner | August 17, 2020 | News
A restaurant manager in Hampden was injured as she was crossing the road to go to work at Papi’s Tacos on Falls Road. Danielle Lechert was hit by a vehicle on July 31, 2020. She was transported and admitted to Shock Trauma for treatment of her injuries. Ms. Lechert sustained severe injuries in the pedestrian… read more
What is Considered Gross Negligence?
Jill Kolodner | August 15, 2020 | Personal Injury
Most personal injury cases are based on the theory of negligence. Proving negligence is essential for a victim to recover compensation for injuries after a car accident, slip and fall injury, motorcycle accident, or other personal injuries. If the victim cannot establish negligence, the victim may not receive compensation for injuries, damages, and losses. When… read more
At Least One Person Critically Injured in Baltimore County Crash
Jill Kolodner | August 12, 2020 | News
On July 24, 2020, around 3:15 in the afternoon, two vehicles collided between White Marsh and Middle River in the 5800 block of Ebenezer Road near Meyers Lane. According to initial reports from the Baltimore County Police Department, a vehicle crashed into another vehicle and then hit a utility pole. A witness of the crash… read more
Baltimore Explosion Leaves One Dead, Seven Hospitalized
Jill Kolodner | August 11, 2020 | News
Three row houses in a Northwest Baltimore neighborhood were leveled Monday morning by an explosion. There is nothing but rubble and sadness where the three homes stood at Labyrinth Road and Reisterstown Road. The blast occurred at about 10:00 a.m. The explosion bent utility poles and shattered windows in surrounding homes for as far as… read more
How Much is My Workers’ Comp Case Worth?
Jill Kolodner | August 10, 2020 | Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation insurance covers most workers in Maryland. When a worker has sustained a covered injury, workers’ compensation insurance provides specific benefits. A covered injury under Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws is an accidental injury that arose out of or in the course of employment. Short Term Workers’ Compensation Benefits The benefits workers receive depend on… read more
Police: Bystander Dies After Being Struck by ‘Possibly’ Wanted Car in Oliver Neighborhood in East Baltimore
Jill Kolodner | July 29, 2020 | News
On Thursday, July 17, a tragic accident in East Baltimore claimed the life of one person. According to The Baltimore Sun, police officers located a vehicle that was suspected of being used in connection with a recent crime. The officers tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver sped away. The patrol officers were… read more
What You Need to Know About Maryland’s Medical Malpractice Cap
Jill Kolodner | July 15, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
We trust our doctors and medical provider to provide medical treatment, care, and comfort during a time of great need. We trust that they will help us heal and recover from illnesses, injuries, and conditions. What we do not expect is for them to make us worse. Sadly, medical malpractice claims are more common than… read more
Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | July 9, 2020 | Maryland Law
Many people prefer to drive barefoot. The first thing they do when they get into their car is to kick their shoes off. However, what happens if they are pulled over by the police? Will they get a traffic ticket for driving without shoes in Maryland? What happens if they are involved in a traffic… read more
Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | July 7, 2020 | Maryland Law
Maryland is one of the many states in the country that prohibits the ownership of certain wild or exotic animals. While the law does not apply to zoos and other approved institutions, individuals cannot own the animals as pets. What Exotic Animals are Banned in Maryland? Maryland criminal code §621(b)(1) states that individuals may not… read more