When someone suffers a serious or catastrophic personal physical injury causing permanent disability, they must get the proper counseling regarding the form of the settlement so as to protect their current assets, preserve public benefits and safeguard the physical injury recovery. Personal injury practitioners who represent disabled clients should be aware of their obligations to […]
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TWELVE REASONS WHY YOU NEED GAP INSURANCE IN CASE OF A MARYLAND CAR ACCIDENT
TWELVE REASONS WHY YOU NEED GAP INSURANCE IN CASE OF A MARYLAND CAR ACCIDENT When you purchase a vehicle from a car dealership, the sales pitch often includes gap insurance. The reason is that your car loses value the moment you drive it off the lot. In fact, the minute you sign the paperwork, your […]
ROADMAP FOR A MARYLAND AUTO, MOTORCYCLE OR TRUCK ACCIDENT CASE
DAY I Interview of client Make client appointment with treating doctor close to where they live WEEK ONE Report accident to both insurance companies Letter of representation to both insurance companies Attempt to get Insurance company to accept responsibility Make arrangements thru either insurance company to fix clients car Obtain rental car for client If […]
What Money Can I Recover As a Result of a Truck, Motorcycle Or Baltimore Car Accident?
What Money Can I Recover As a Result of a Truck, Motorcycle Or Baltimore Car Accident? The first item of damage in a car accident is the damage to your motor vehicle. Motor vehicle damages has three parts. Actual physical damage to the vehicle. You have the absolute right to have your vehicle fixed at […]
What Is My Car Accident or Personal Injury Case Worth?
How does a lawyer know what is my car accident or personal injury case worth? Does the lawyer just pick a number out of the air? Does the lawyer make it up? Can I just multiply the medical times three? What is the magic secret? I have been evaluating, settling, and trying auto accident and […]
Are Workers Compensation Settlements And Awards Marital Property Under Maryland Divorce Laws?
Are workers Compensation settlements and awards marital property under Maryland Divorce laws? The purpose of this article is to determine whether a worker’s compensation settlement or award is considered Marital property under the Maryland Marital Property act and therefore subject to splitting between spouses if they are divorced. The appellate courts have interpreted the Maryland […]
Are Car Accident Settlements Marital Property Under Maryland Divorce Laws?
Are car accident settlements marital property under Maryland Divorce laws? The purpose of this article is to determine whether a personal injury settlement is considered Marital property under the Maryland Marital Property act and therefore subject to division between spouses if they are divorced. The Maryland appellate courts have interpreted the Maryland Marital Property act […]
Can I Re-Open My Workers Compensation Claim Once It Is Settled?
Can I re-open my workers Compensation claim once it is settled? The answer may be yes depending on whether you left your Workers Compensation case open or you closed it. Even if you have closed it, there may be a limited number of situations where you may be able to re-open the settled case. This […]
CAN I RE-OPEN MY CAR ACCIDENT CASE AFTER I HAVE SIGNED A RELEASE?
YOU SHOULD NEVER SIGN A RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS IN A CAR ACCIDENT CASE UNTIL YOU HAVE DISCUSSED YOUR CASE WITH AN ATTORNEY. Normally, if you obtain an attorney and after consultation with the attorney, you sign a release of claims, then you are going to be bound by the release and unable to re-open […]
Can Child Support Touch My Workers Compensation Benefits?
Can I protect my Maryland Workers Compensation award from a child support lien? The answer to this question is both yes and no. You will be able to protect seventy five percent of the permanency award or full and final settlement only. The balance of the award may be subject to a garnishment for a […]