Personal Injury Blog

Is Distracted Driving in Baltimore Really Dangerous?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Teen Driving Laws in Maryland: What Every Teen Driver & Parent Should Know

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

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?

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