How much is my car accident case worth in Baltimore County, MD?

When you are injured in a car accident that was not your fault, the road to recovery can be horrific. There will be initial treatment and possible long-term care, leading to expensive medical bills. Plus, you may not be able to work. An experienced personal injury attorney will fight for your legal remedies under Maryland law, but you may have questions about how much money you could recover. While the exact amount will depend on the specifics of your case, the issue centers on "damages," i.e., the financial, physical and emotional impact on your life. The legal concept of damages breaks down into different categories.

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Statute of Limitations

Every state in the USA has its own statute of limitations ("SOLJI) for varying type of claims, and they vary based upon the type of action anticipated. For example, it is quite normal for the SOL to be different
in tort cases than for a contract cases. Very often an SOL for medical malpractice will be specifically noted and will be…

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Accidents involving Deer in Maryland

The amount of deer-related accidents in Maryland is on the rise, and accounts for more than $10 million in damage annually. The spread of humans into deer-territory, especially in more rural areas, leads to situations where there are deer trying to cross I-95 on a regular basis. If you live in Maryland, there are one in 114 odds that you will be in an accident with a deer at some point.

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The Difference between Maryland Workers’ Compensation and Negligence Claims

The first thing to remember about workers’ compensation is that you are entitled to make your claim for any accidental injury. What exactly is an “accidental Injury” is clearly spelled out in the Workers’ Compensation Statutes, but our normal everyday definition will normally suffice. Even if the accident was your fault you are entitled to make the claim. Now if you did something on purpose – that’s a no-no and you will not recover.

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Med-mal and professional malpractice in Baltimore, MD

So we are in the midst of a trial and we discover that there is a medical malpractice issue that could be involved in the case. What do we do about that medical malpractice component? You may or may not need to involve the malpractice issue depending upon how much coverage there for the underlying accident but assuming that you don’t know for sure and you’re the lawyer, you’ve got to look at the medical malpractice because as we discussed the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is different than for the auto accident.

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Closing Arguments

We’re doing our closing arguments and the issue in the trial has been whether or not the elephant in the room has been addressed. The elephant usually is one of two things. Either there was no property damage, so how in the world could our client be injured, or the client had a prior injury and that’s really what was causing the injury –  didn’t have anything to do with this accident.

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Deposition Instructions for Baltimore County Residents

One of the things clients who are being deposed are told at the beginning of a deposition is that there might be objections by the client’s lawyer and then the client may be told to go ahead and answer anyway. That can be a little bit confusing – why the lawyer would be objecting and then telling saying to go ahead and answer. These depositions of course are under oath and therefore, whatever is said is testimony and can be brought up in court. Now if a possible objectionable question is asked by the opposing lawyer at a trial I would object right then and there and the trial judge might sustain the objection and the answer to that particular would never see the light of day.

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