Car vs. Car Door

This may seem like a misplaced article, one more properly catalogued under "property damage" claims. It's not. Seasoned Baltimore personal injury and accident lawyers are familiar with "car door" claims. As discussed previously, there is some popular wisdom holding that any time a vehicle makes contact with another object [e.g. another car, another bus, a sign, a light pole, or practically anything else] then the occupants of that vehicle are entitled to a financial recovery for personal injury. Of course, that's not the law. One must actually sustain bodily and or emotional injury to be entitled to financial recovery for personal injury. As experienced Baltimore personal injury and accident lawyers know, there does not have to be a huge impact, or high speeds, sot sustain injury. "Even though sustained in low-velocity, rear-end collisions, .... acceleration injury can produce forces significant enough to produce musculoligamentous tears with resultant hemorrhage and even disk disruption and avulsion fractures of the vertebral bodies." Dunn EJ, Blazer S. Soft tissue injuries of the lower cervical spine. Instructional course lectures, Am Academy of Ortho Surgeons, 1987; 36:499-512.

Property damage in personal injury lawsuits

The notion that there is a correlation between the dollar amount of property damage in a motor vehicle accident, and the severity of a personal injury has some logical appeal. If a car’s front end is smashed in, then the occupants would seem...

Lost wages in personal injury settlements

The recovery of past lost wages in some personal injury claims amounts to little more than mathematics. The average weekly hours a person works before their accident, multiplied buy their hourly wage, multiplied by the amount of time missed....

Personal injury settlement: Medical bills

Maryland, like many states, has enacted a statute that sets the right of health insurance providers, or third party payors generally, to assert a claim on the proceeds of a personal injury lawsuit. Knowledge of these provisions is a key in getting...

How Much Will I get for my Personal Injury Case?

Of course the most important consideration in any personal injury award is the “in your pocket” number. After attorney fees, litigation costs, outstanding medical balances, and everything else has been accounted for: “How much do...

How much is the case worth?

Medical expenses are one variable in the value of any case. They impact the value in a direct sense. A claims adjuster, judge, or juror, at some point will be presented with those bills. The injured person is entitled to collect the amounts paid, in...

What is the value of an injury claim?

Two things remain true about the valuation of a personal injury case. One, it is one of the core functions of a personal injury lawyer – to assess the likely outcome of a claim at trial. Ideally, this is done with a balance of reason and...

How much is a personal injury case worth?

I’ve said elsewhere that it is by far any away the most common and frequent question that I’m asked. In addition, though, it is probably the most legitimate. The primary role of a personal injury attorney is getting their injured client...
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