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Can an Uninsured Driver Receive Compensation for a Car Accident Injury?

Published on Sep 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm in Car Accidents.

If an individual in Maryland decides to take the risk and drive without insurance and ends up getting into an accident, the resulting insurance and compensation implications can be complex. Whether the driver knowingly didn’t have insurance, or accidentally let their policy lapse, not having insurance definitely influences what happens after the accident.

No matter what, the uninsured driver will probably have to pay a fee for letting their insurance lapse. According to Maryland law, that penalty fee amount could vary. Depending on the scenario, the driver could have to pay other fees as well. If they’re injured in the accident, how does this affect the type of compensation they’re able to receive for damages? First, let’s take a look at some facts and Maryland laws.

How Many Preventable Deaths Occur at Surgery Centers in the U.S.?

Published on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you go to a hospital for surgery, you are surrounded by medical professionals who know what they’re doing. Not only do they have complete knowledge of the surgery they’re completing and how your medical history factors in, but they also know what to do in an emergency situation. At a surgery center, that may not always be the case. While most surgical procedures at outpatient centers proceed without error, recent information has uncovered that some do not go as planned. A simple surgery at an outpatient center has the potential to turn deadly from a surgical error when something goes wrong.

The “Rescue Doctrine” – Injury During Rescue is Compensable

Published on Jun 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve ever been in a life or death situation, you know how there’s often little time to act before something catastrophic happens. In some cases, there are those good-willed individuals who are willing to risk their safety to come to the aid of others. When this happens, there are often legal questions that arise after the fact as to whether or not the rescuer should be owed compensation for injuries they sustained because they were acting voluntarily. The answer to this question is yes.

According to the Rescue Doctrine, a rescuer can recover damages from a defendant when the rescuer is injured while helping someone. In order for an injured party to seek compensation through this doctrine, however, they need to be able to prove four specific elements. If you’ve been in a situation where you helped someone in an accident and were hurt as a result, our lawyers may be able to help you prove you are owed monetary damages for your losses.

The Concept of “Present Value” of Future Losses

Published on May 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve filed a personal injury claim after suffering catastrophic injuries, you may be eligible for compensation from the negligent party that caused your injuries. Calculating that compensation can be difficult if your future cost of care or future lost wages need to be taken into consideration. This is where the concept of present value comes into play.

In order to understand the concept of present value of future losses, you first need to understand how compensation works for personal injury claims. The legal term for compensation is damages. In a typical personal injury case, damages are separated into economic and noneconomic categories.

Economic damages refer to the monetary expenses related to your injury. These can be calculated exactly and there is no limit to the types of claims that can be made or the amount a person can be awarded. The most common types of economic damages include loss of earning, loss of future earnings, medical expenses, cost of future medical care, costs associated with canceled plans, and household expenses.

Proving Gross Negligence in Cases Against EMS Personnel

Published on Apr 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you call for emergency services, you’re primarily concerned with the problem at hand. You’re worrying about how soon it will take for emergency medical services to get there and then if they’ll be able to treat you or the person who’s injured. What you don’t necessarily plan for is negligence. When a medical professional is negligent, the results can be devastating. You or a loved one could sustain terrible injuries, and sometimes negligence results in death. In some cases, gross negligence may have occurred. These are the situations where filing a medical malpractice claim may be in your best interest.

We understand how terrifying a situation regarding medical negligence can be. It has the potential to turn your life upside down. But we will fight for your rights and do everything to get you the compensation you deserve.

It’s important that you know how complex a medical negligence case can be, which is even more complex when you’re trying to prove gross negligence. Let’s take a look at gross negligence and what it entails.

5 Steps to Filing an Auto Insurance Claim Smoothly

Published on Apr 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm in Car Accidents.

Accidents are not uncommon on Maryland’s roadways. If you happen to find yourself involved in a crash, you may need to file a claim with your insurance company. This may be the last thing on your mind, especially if you’re dealing with injuries; however, it’s crucial to understand how to file an auto insurance claim so you can expedite the process and restore order in your life as quickly as possible.

An auto insurance claim is a request for compensation in accordance with your policy. While some individuals are lucky enough to have insurance companies that are easy to work with, others could run into issues with fine print in their contract or an insurance company that is unwilling to work with them. There are steps you can take to smoothly file a claim, so you can get your vehicle repaired and focus on your recovery.

How Many Car Accidents Does the Average Person Have?

Published on Apr 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm in Car Accidents.

It’s likely you know someone who was in a car accident. You, yourself, may have gone through the experience and are looking for options to aid in your recovery. Auto accidents are a common occurrence. Every day, there are thousands of car accidents all over the country. As a result, 20 to 50 million people are injured, and around one million victims lose their lives. But, how many times in your life will you be involved in a collision?

It’s not always possible for a driver to avoid a wreck with another vehicle. There are factors, like poor road conditions and inclement weather, that make it difficult or impossible for drivers to control their vehicles. In most situations, however, wrecks are completely preventable and occur as a result of human error or negligence.

How to Find Out if a Car Accident Has Been Reported

Published on Mar 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm in Car Accidents.

In a serious accident involving injury or significant property damage, having a police report filed is an important part of making sure the details of the event are accurately recorded. Once you’ve contacted the authorities, they’ll investigate the scene and file their report. It’s important to understand how to find out if a report has been filed and how to access it, as the information on there can help you build a case against the other driver if you’re seeking compensation for the crash.

When are Police Reports Filed for Car Crashes in Maryland?

In Maryland, car accidents aren’t typically investigated by law enforcement when the only consequence is minor property damage – so drivers involved in crashes like that do not need to contact the police or file a report. Instead, drivers are required to move off the road and exchange information with each other. The Maryland State Police provides a Collision Information Exchange Form to make the process easier.

Why is Whiplash So Common After a Car Accident?

Published on Mar 12, 2019 at 4:02 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents result in a variety of injuries. The type of accident, force of the crash, and health and age of the occupants play a role in determining how severe the physical harm will be. When thinking about injuries that can inhibit a person’s life, broken bones, head trauma, and back injuries often come to mind first. Soft tissue injuries, like whiplash, however, can seriously impact a person’s day-to-day life.

Whiplash, which is another term for a neck strain or sprain, is one of the most common injuries a person can sustain after a wreck. This has a lot to do with the forces the body is subjected to in a crash. When the neck is rapidly forced back and forth, like the cracking of a whip, the bones in the spine, disks between bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tissues can be injured. While the discomfort may not be immediate depending on the severity of the injury, the symptoms that follow are likely to be painful.

If you’ve been diagnosed with whiplash or you are concerned you may have developed the condition, you’ll benefit from understanding as much about the condition as you can, in addition to seeking medical treatment and following your doctor’s orders.

How Long Does a Hit-and-Run Investigation Take?

Published on Mar 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm in Car Accidents.

Finding yourself dealing with the ramifications of a car accident is bound to be stressful – especially if you’ve been injured. If, however, you’re the victim of a hit-and-run accident, the experience is likely to be that much more frustrating. Whether you were in the vehicle at the time of the accident or not, you’ll need to contact your insurance company and try to resolve the matter as efficiently as possible.

Drivers involved in crashes are supposed to stop their vehicles, assess the situation to determine if medical attention is required, share contact information with the other driver(s), and contact the police so an official report can be filed. In Maryland, it is illegal for drivers to leave the car accident scene without completing those steps. Punishments, depending on the severity of the wreck, may range from fines to point removal on their driver’s licenses, or even jail time.

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