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Does the other guy's insurance company really matter?

A few years ago, a lawyer's group now know as the American Association for Justice [and formerly known as "ATLA" or the Association of Trial Lawyers of America], put out a fascinating publication called the '10 Worst Insurance Companies in America'. Many Baltimore personal injury lawyers would agree, and it's probably a safe bet to say that most people know insurance companies are massive, and profitable. It's probably a safe bet to say that most people don't really understand just how much money the major insurance companies actually make. The American Association for Justice puts that figure at 30 billion dollars, annually, for US property/casualty insurers. [citing information from the Insurance Information Institute]. The profits are the result of taking in more in premiums than is paid out in claims. The less paid out in claims, the higher the profits. A seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyer my play a vital role in assuring that your claim receives full compensation. ALthough everyone in this business likely has their own personal favorite, according to the American Association for Justice . the 10 worst, in descending order are: Allstate, Unum, AIG, State Farm, Conseco, WellPoint, Farmers, UnitedHealth, Torchmark, Liberty Mutual.

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, there’s a lot to think about. Medical evaluations and treatment, lost wages. PIP claims, and car repairs are just a few of the issues you’ll be facing in the aftermath. In this difficult...

I Was Charged With a Felony. Now What?

A felony charge can alter your life forever. The stress and uncertainty surrounding a pending criminal case can put a strain on your relationships and mental health.  But, with knowledge of the procedure, the prosecutors, the judges and the...

What to Do after a Baltimore Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying experience.  It’s easy to be so overwhelmed that you fail to take all of the necessary steps towards ensuring that you receive compensation.  I’ve personally been in this...

Do I Have a Slip and Fall Case?

People are injured all the time in what are called “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents. That’s unfortunate, of course, but just because there is a fall doesn’t mean there is a lawsuit.  How does one...

Am I Owed Compensation for a Personal Injury?

Have you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence? If so, you are eligible to receive compensation. Damages, both economic and non-economic, are intended to compensate the injured party for losses incurred as a result of their...

Do I Need a Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney?

Facing a criminal charge, regardless of the severity, can be a life altering experience. When your freedom, job, and financial security are at risk, there is no room for guesswork. It goes without saying there are no second chances in a criminal...

What to Look for in a DUI Attorney

A good attorney can make all the difference when it comes to dealing with a DUI arrest. Just as important as knowing what positive qualities to look for in an attorney, it is essential to know the warning signs of attorneys that you should avoid....

Permanent Total Disability

This is the pinnacle of worker’s compensation benefits. Unfortunately, in order to qualify for it, you need to be so significantly injured that you cannot work. An experienced worker’s compensation attorney is well versed in the...

Temporary Total Disability

If the doctor has told an injured worker they cannot work at all, that injured worker is considered temporarily totally disabled. That person is then entitled to 2/3 of their average pre accident earnings. With both temporary and total disability,...

Worker's Compensation - Accidental Injury

The injured worker must have sustained an accidental personal injury for it to be considered compensable under the workers compensation law. One case defines accidental as an unexpected happening from an unknown cause, or an unanticipated result...

Accidental Personal Injury

Is one sustains an accidental personal injury while on the clock at work, they are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. The law says an accidental personal injury is one that arises out of an in the course of employment. Seems pretty...

I Wonder What Videos That Guy Rents

This is a crime that may have well outlived its application. Experienced Baltimore criminal defense lawyers know it is a crime to divulge the type of video tapes “video disks” or films rented by customers. Aggressive criminal defense...
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