Are there alternatives to trial or settlement?

Yes, there are. Mediation is a voluntary process [parties can opt out by agreeing not to mediate or that the process would be less than fruitful]. The process occurs with a "mediator" – a neutral third party who works to facilitate an agreement if possible. Typically retired judges or seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyers serve as mediators. Arbitration is a little more formal. Typically the rules of evidence apply, and the arbitrator does not facilitate agreement, but actually decides the case on the merits, as a judge would. Some contracts call for "binding arbitration", and, depending on your case, you should consult your Baltimore personal injury attorney to examine if there might be economic incentives to arbitrate rather than litigate.

When Can the Police Search Me or My Car

There are limits on what they police can and cannot do. The Constitution, and, in this instance, the Fourth Amendment, provides an important buffer of protection between citizens, and the power of the State. We are all guaranteed the right to be...

How much is an average personal injury settlement?

Every personal injury clients asks, understandably, “what is the value of my case?” The second question, invariably, and appropriately, is “what do I get in my pocket?” The first question, frankly, is a difficult question to...

what-prove-win-personal injury-trial

We’ve seen that the plaintiff has the obligation of carrying the day in a car accident or negligence case. In law school, the burden of proof is sometimes discussed as being a both an obligation to produce sufficient supportive evidence, and...

Insurance coverage and the out-of-state car accident

Maryland law provides that polices issued to Maryland residents must provide at least 30,000 in liability insurance coverage. [i.e. to pay for someone loss or damage in the event you hit and injure them] Maryland law also provides that if the...

Black ice and personal injury lawsuits.

The American Meteorological Society tells us black ice is “a popular alternative for glaze. A thin sheet of ice, relatively dark in appearance, may form when light rain or drizzle falls on a road surface that is...

Ice, parking lots, sidewalks and personal injury cases

The owner of person in control of property owes a variable duty to protect people on that property from harm. The responsibility depends on the class of individual assigned under the law. The law recognizes four classes of people who could be...
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