• What If I'm Intoxicated and Injure Someone in an Accident? Frequently Asked Questions You May Have

    According to the United States Department of Transportation, over four million American adults admitted to driving under the influence in 2010. If you've recently been involved in an automobile accident while you were intoxicated, and the other driver was injured, you may be concerned about what to do next. From making sure you take the correct steps at the scene of the accident to working with your attorney in the weeks and months afterward, here are a few questions you may have if you are intoxicated and injure someone else in an automobile accident: [Read More]

  • 3 Rules For Filing A Lawsuit Against A City Government

    The legal rules that you have to follow when you're filing a lawsuit are always complex. But you may be familiar with the basics of a personal injury suit if you've been involved with one before or if you frequently follow the details of such cases. However, if you're considering a claim against a government entity – for example, if you sustained an injury on city property that occurred because the property wasn't being maintained properly, and you're considering suing your city government – then the rules will be different from the rules that you may be familiar with. [Read More]

  • First-Time Maryland DUI Charges: 4 Benefits Of Choosing A PBJ Agreement

    Getting arrested for a DUI charge can come with many negative aspects on your life. If you're a first-time offender, this can be a really scary time that is filled with a lot of questions, fears, and concerns about the future court proceedings. Instead of going through the traditional process, Maryland has a special condition known as a PBJ. The "Probate Before Judgment" clause gives you the option of agreeing to a guilty plea and quickly ending your case. [Read More]

  • Omission, Negligence, And Communicating With Terminally Ill Patients

    If you are a young doctor who has recently started working with cancer patients, then you may not know how to speak with terminallly ill individuals just yet. Even if you think you are an expert when it comes to communication, research suggests that doctors overestimate their ability to speak with patients clearly and effectively. In most cases, poor communication will cause a breakdown in the doctor and patient relationship. However, when a cancer patient is terminal, your lack of communication skills may be seen as negligence on your part. [Read More]

  • Yard Sale Injuries: 3 Factors That May Impact Your Case

    As spring rolls through and the weather gets nicer, the amount of yard sales increase across the country. While yard sales, garage sales, and flea markets are great places to get bargain prices, there are also some risk factors that could lead to an injury. If you've been injured at a yard sale or similar event, there are three factors that may impact your case. By working with a personal injury attorney, you can have your case represented and use evidence to help seek a settlement for your injuries. [Read More]

  • 4 Questions for Finding a Good Motorcycle Accident Attorney for Your Case

    When seeking compensation for injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney who has experience with these kinds of collisions. While any personal injury attorney may be legally able to represent you, one that specializes in motorcycle accidents will be most qualified to argue your case. A motorcycle accident attorney will be familiar with the nuances that are unique to motorcycle accidents as compared to generic auto accidents. Here are four questions you can use to find just such an attorney. [Read More]

  • 2 Mistakes Young People Commonly Make After An Auto Accident & How To Avoid Them

    While vehicle accident rates are often alarming high during any given year, auto collisions and the injuries and deaths associated with them skyrocketed in 2015. Statistically, young people, especially teenagers, are more prone to being involved in auto accidents for a variety of reasons, including lack of experience on the road. However, not every accident that involves a young driver is their fault. Lack of driving experience also means that many young drivers have not developed natural defensive driving skills that help protect them from bad drivers on the road of all ages. [Read More]

  • How to Handle the First Call from an Adjuster after Your Car Accident

    After you've had a car accident, you can expect a phone call from the insurance adjuster or car insurance representative of the other party involved in the accident. Depending on the severity of your collision, you may be pretty shaken up and may not know how to handle yourself during such a telephone call. Keep reading to learn exactly what to do and not do when on the phone with the other driver's insurance adjuster after you've been involved in a car accident: [Read More]

  • 4 Ways Your Car Accident Injuries Can Impact Others & Change Your Settlement

    There's no doubt that when you sustain a car accident injury, your life is dramatically affected. If the accident wasn't your fault, as you prepare a potential settlement case with a personal injury attorney, one of the biggest components will be your evidence of pain and suffering. As you work on this statement, it's important to consider how your injury has been a burden to others and ultimately changed your life. [Read More]

  • Understanding Strict Liability And One Bite Laws If You Are Injured By A Dog

    If you are injured by a neighbor or a stranger's dog, then you may want to sue the dog owner for the medical bills that accrued due to the injury. Thankfully, almost all states in the United States have laws that indicate that the dog owner is liable for these injuries. This means that you may receive some sort of settlement fairly easily. However, you should understand that states will generally have either strict liability or one bite rules when it comes to injuries from dogs. [Read More]