Personal Injury Blog

What is a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury?

Brain injuries may be mild, causing a few symptoms that go away within a few days or weeks. However, some brain injuries are more severe. They can have lasting symptoms and lead to long-term disabilities and impairments. Some accident victims might not be aware that they sustained a brain injury until a few hours or… read more

How To Obtain a Car Accident Report in Baltimore

More than 100,000 car accidents occur every year in the state of Maryland, with a significant percentage of those taking place in Baltimore. While for many, any damage done will be minimal and resolved through an insurance claim, for hundreds and even thousands more, legal action is necessary in order to receive fair compensation.  When… read more

Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

Most people in the United States use the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” synonymously.  We use the terms as if they mean exactly the same thing. We think of both lawyers and attorneys as being legal professionals who are licensed to practice law in their state. But there are subtle differences between the two terms and… read more

Pregnancy & Car Accidents

Being in an accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone. However, the trauma for an expectant mother includes the fear that her unborn child was injured in the car accident. Instead of one victim, there is the potential of two victims when a pregnant woman is in a car wreck. Dangers to an Unborn… read more

Understanding the Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Falling accidents happen every day. Sometimes these mishaps occur because the person who slipped or tripped was not paying attention. However, other accidents are caused by dangerous conditions that the victim could not have reasonably expected.  According to research from the World Health Organization, falling accidents are the second most common cause of all injuries…. read more

I’ve Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident – Do I Need a Lawyer?

Generally, it is wise to consult a personal injury lawyer after a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident can result in catastrophic injuries for riders. Having a strong legal advocate on your side protects you from bad faith insurance practices and insurance company tricks designed to undervalue or deny your motorcycle accident claim. Dealing with a… read more

Blunt Force Head Trauma – Cause And Effect

Blunt force head trauma can cause permanent brain damage and impairments. Unfortunately, many people may not realize they sustained a severe brain injury immediately after a blunt force head trauma. A person might not experience symptoms for a few hours or days after the head injury, and there may not be significant signs of injury… read more

What Are Your Legal Options if You Hit a Bike Rider With Your Car

Hitting a bicyclist is a traumatic event for a driver and the bicyclist. Bicycle accidents often result in traumatic injuries for the bicyclist. A driver may be tempted to leave the accident scene to avoid being charged with the collision. However, leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Maryland. According to… read more

Nine Factors That Determine How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement

Most car accident cases are settled through negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company. Your personal injury lawyer drafts a settlement demand letter to send to the insurance company. The settlement demand letter begins the settlement negotiations. In some cases, an insurance company might make a settlement offer to begin negotiations. In either case, your… read more

How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter

When you are injured because of another person’s reckless, negligent, or careless acts, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In most cases, the person’s insurance company handles your personal injury claim. The insurance provider investigates the claim and negotiates a settlement of the claim. When you complete your medical care and are… read more