Personal Injury Blog
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 | Personal Injury
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 | Personal Injury
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
What Should I Wear to Court?
Jill Kolodner | July 5, 2020 | Maryland Law
Even though people should not judge you based on your appearance, appearances can make a difference in court. Judges and jurors are human. It can be difficult not to allow our impressions about a person’s attire to impact our assumptions about that person. Therefore, what you wear to court is important. Whether you are defending… read more
What You Need to Know About Powers of Attorney in Maryland
Jill Kolodner | July 2, 2020 | Maryland Law
Powers of attorney can be beneficial in managing your finances and healthcare. They can also avoid the need for a court-appointed guardian. However, there are several things that you should know about powers of attorney in Maryland before you execute one of these documents. What is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is… read more
New Law Changes Coming to Maryland in 2020
Jill Kolodner | July 1, 2020 | Maryland Law
Every year, Maryland’s legislature enacts new laws that impact the lives of Maryland residents. Laws are enacted or changed that relate to criminal defense or personal injury. Some laws are designed to improve the environment or make our lives better. Let’s take a closer look at five of the new laws in Maryland in 2020… read more
How Safe Are Motor Scooters in Baltimore?
Jill Kolodner | June 30, 2020 | Personal Injury
Many people assume that motor scooters are safer than motorcycles or vehicles because the maximum speed is less than the average motor vehicle. However, motor scooters can be more dangerous in some cases than other vehicles. For example, a motor scooter does not provide any protection for a rider during a crash. Operators of motor… read more