Study Says Playing Tetris Can Help Personal Injury Victims Ease PTSD Symptoms

People involved in car crashes often describe various symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder, ranging from mild to severe. One such symptom is recurrent flashbacks of the incident itself, which can interrupt daily activities and disrupt sleep, aggravating the many other symptoms typically suffered. Imagine having a painful injury, trying to continue your typical busy […]

The Importance of Credibility in Personal Injury Cases

In legal TV shows and movies of old, judges and bailiffs would administer the oath to a witness or party, stating “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” While the oath (or affirmation) has changed as times have, the sentiment remains the same. […]

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney Before Retaining One, Part II

Do you charge a fee to process Personal Injury Protection reimbursements? Personally, I disagree with the business practice of personal injury attorneys charging their clients a fee to do something that is already part of the job they were retained to do. Yes, it’s a way for attorneys to make more money, even in cases […]

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney Before Retaining One

I’m a firm believer that a person who’s looking to retain an attorney should interview a few different lawyers/firms before making a decision on who should represent them. If the matter is serious enough to warrant an initial consult with an attorney to begin with, then it’s serious enough to meet with more than one […]

Elements of Compensation for Personal Injuries in Maryland

There are a few elements of damages an injured party is supposed to be entitled to under Maryland law. I say “supposed to be” because insurance adjusters (and even judges and jurors, on occasion) do not recognize or fully compensate for these elements. The main categories of damages recoverable after an auto tort or other […]

What Happens if the Insurance Company Doesn’t Make a Reasonable Offer to Settle My Personal Injury Case?

It happens. Regularly. Insurance companies get a demand package from an injured person’s attorney’s office and make a low-ball offer. Some clients insist on taking it. Unfortunately, some attorneys who claim to know how to practice personal injury law don’t know better and tell their clients to take the offer. Other attorneys, even if they […]

Pre-Existing Conditions and their Impact on Personal Injury Cases

If a person has any pre-existing conditions and is involved in a personal injury incident, that person should tell his/her medical provider all relevant medical history, even if the injured party doesn’t see how it could be relevant (a doctor can advise why it’s important to have relevant medical history in terms of diagnosing and […]

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP)? What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM)? What is Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM)?

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is coverage offered through one’s own insurance that is “No Fault,” i.e., it will cover the insured and his/her vehicle’s occupants regardless of whose fault the accident was. Unfortunately, many people waive this coverage to save a few dollars on their premiums. If not waived, the coverage will provide for $2,500, […]

How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Personal Injury Case?

I get this question quite frequently from clients, sometimes as early as our first meeting. I’ve come to understand that someone who is injured and facing a lot of uncertainty is just looking for some “light at the end of the tunnel” in terms of when they can put everything behind them. Unfortunately, if the […]

“How Much Is My Case Worth?” cont’d

Part Two of Two – Please see last week’s post for Part One, as well as the Disclaimer indicating that this post is not to be construed as legal advice, that no two cases are the same, and that you should contact an attorney regarding the specifics of your case immediately if you have any […]