They put used parts in my car.Can they Do That?

Although it's not directly related to the value of the injury component of a personal claim, Baltimore personal injury lawyers know the amount an injury victim gets for the damage to their vehicle is certainly a component of the overall value of the claim. We discuss in other chapters some of the issues involved [e.g. a diminished value claim]  It is permissible for a repair facility to use second hand parts, and many do. 

Did you know that if an insurer uses second hand 'aftermarket' parts, you are entitled to a copy of the warranty for those parts? 

Many personal injury lawyers in Baltimore are don't handle property damage only claims. I evaluate those claims on a case by case basis, and, if it make financial sense for the involved parties, handle the case. I always provide guidance for my injury client's property damage recovery on  request, as an ancillary service to them, at no cost.  

The Top 5 Reasons Why Workers Compensation Claims Are Denied.

It's been noted elsewhere in these Guides, that the workers' compensation law is supposed to be self-executing. What we see in practice is that is simply not the case. Injured workers are denied benefits by insurance companies each and...

The Top 5 Reasons Not To Post Legal Questions Online

Perhaps the single most important benefit of representation by a skilled attorney is that of confidentiality. Although there may be limited exceptions to the rule of confidentiality, a lawyer may not disclose communications had with the client. A...

Can I Switch Lawyers?

The answer is yes. Lawyers are no different in this respect than any other profession. If you were not happy with the work that an auto mechanic was doing on your car -you would find a different mechanic. If you were not happy with the work your...

Is My Car Accident Captured on Film By A Surveillance Camera?

The factual details surrounding a car accident are obviously important. The sequence of events, the timing, the “how” and “why” of the occurrence determines who is responsible for the accident. In Maryland, causation looms...

Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims can be thought of as falling into three broad categories. Perhaps the most common are those resulting from negligence. An example would be the careless operation of a car leading to an accident causing injury. Claims may also arise from intentional misconduct like an assault causing injury. A narrow class of claims -called strict liability actions- arise even where the is no wrongful conduct.

What is Mediation in a Personal Injury Case?

Mediation is a process that allows parties in a personal injury lawsuit to resolve the case short of going to trial. Many states have gone to a mandatory mediation process in every case. Maryland courts refer the parties to mediation as a matter of...
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