Personal Injury Blog
What Happens If I’m Not Drunk, But Have Alcohol in My System During a Car Accident?
Jill Kolodner | October 5, 2020 | Car Accidents
A person dies about every 50 minutes in the United States because of a drunk driving accident. Even though drunk driving fatalities have decreased in the last three decades, thousands of people continue to be killed or injured by drunk drivers each year. In 2018, drunk driving deaths totaled 10,511. Drunk driving car accidents result… read more
Can Fault Be Determined By Car Accident Damage?
Jill Kolodner | September 30, 2020 | Car Accidents
Most states, including Maryland, are at fault states, meaning that you can recover compensation for damages if someone else’s negligence caused the accident. Unfortunately, it is often not easy to determine which driver is responsible for a car accident. The cause of an accident can sometimes be fiercely disputed because each side knows they can… read more
What is Popcorn Lung? A Breakdown of Causes, Diagnosis & Treatments
Jill Kolodner | September 22, 2020 | Product Liability
The term “popcorn lung” is one that has made its way into our daily lexicon over the last decade or so and is the nickname for bronchiolitis obliterans—a condition that can cause significant damage to an individual’s lungs. The medical condition got its nickname from the fact that people who have more exposure to diacetyl—a… read more
Why Would My Airbag Not Deploy?
Jill Kolodner | September 20, 2020 | Product Liability
Automobile accidents can cause traumatic injuries and fatalities. There were 117,955 traffic crashes in Maryland during 2018. Thousands of people were injured in traffic accidents and 485 people died in 2018. Vehicle manufacturers are required to include various safeguards on motor vehicles to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths in a car crash. Today,… read more
What does Maryland’s Workers Compensation Insurance Cover?
Jill Kolodner | September 16, 2020 | Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation in the state of Maryland covers most workers and can be extremely helpful if you have endured a workplace injury. Nearly every employer in the state is required to have workers’ compensation insurance which often costs an employer around $1.00 per $100 of payroll. The insurance is then used to cover a variety… read more
Man in South Baltimore Attacked With Bricks
Jill Kolodner | September 14, 2020 | News
According to a police spokesperson, the man who was attacked in South Baltimore with a brick was identified. However, the police department is not releasing his name or his age. The man received minor injuries from the attack and did not seek medical attention. The attack was caught on video, which went viral on social… read more
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take to Settle?
Jill Kolodner | September 10, 2020 | Personal Injury
How long it takes for a personal injury lawsuit to settle can vary significantly depending on a number of different factors. One thing to keep in mind is that a case that is headed for trial will typically take a lot longer than a case where the parties involved are motivated to settle. For those… read more
Woman Killed in Light Rail Accident in Baltimore
Jill Kolodner | September 9, 2020 | News
The woman who died in a light rail crash in downtown Baltimore on August 20, 2020, has been identified. The woman killed in the crash was identified as Ashley King. A news report claimed that Ms. King assisted in managing several recovery houses throughout the city and worked with women who faced addiction issues. Neighbors… read more
How Hard is it to Pass the Maryland Bar Exam?
Jill Kolodner | September 8, 2020 | Maryland Law
It is hard to rate each state’s bar exam’s difficulty, as there is no standard metric for measuring difficulty. You can look at the pass/fail rates, but you can have a state with an incredibly difficult test and well-prepared participants that will skew the numbers. Overall, Maryland ranks in the bottom one-fourth of the country… read more
Is Distracted Driving in Baltimore Really Dangerous?
Jill Kolodner | September 7, 2020 | Car Accidents
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