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Over the course of the last decade, I’ve published in excess of 700 articles in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, workers’ compensation and insurance disputes, generally. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact me to discuss the details of your case and learn how I can help.

The Path To Obtaining Financial Compensation In The Aftermath Of A Baltimore Automobile Accident: Phase III
In articles I and II in this series, I’ve explored what should happen in the immediate wake of an accident or personal injury-causing event. This culminating entry details the final phase when a...
Can I Sue A Company If Their Employee Is Driving The Car Or Truck That Hit Me ?
You can make a claim against the business or company that employs the person that caused the accident, and the responsible driver as well. As a general rule, an employee of a business commits an act o...
Is Eyewitness Identification Testimony Reliable in a Criminal Case?
Legal arguments are available to the skilled legal practitioner. Criminal defense attorneys frequently argue that the identification, whether made in court or out-of-court, should not be admitted in e...
What is A Diminished Value Claim? Is My Car Worth Less Because It Has Been Wrecked?
As Attorney Eric T. Kirk personal injury clients sometimes ask, in addition to their medical bills, pain and suffering and the cost of repair of their vehicle, if they can recover for the diminished v...
How Do I make a Claim for Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage ?
While not necessarily a direct factor used in determining the value of your personal injury claim, an experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer will tell you: The amount of your uninsured or underi...
My Insurance Company Won’t Pay or Denied my Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claim
Let’s say you have the misfortune of being injured in an automobile accident, and you sustain personal injuries, incur medical bills, and experience wage loss. What if the at-fault-driver had th...
Can the Police Just Set up Roadblocks for Sobriety Checkpoints?
In MICHIGAN DEPT. OF STATE POLICE v. SITZ, 496 U.S. 444 (1990), the Supreme Court approved the use of sobriety checkpoints as an aid to apprehend those in violation the DUI laws. The subject chec...
Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Settlement or Award?
NO TAX /BANKRUPTCY/ESTATE PLANNING ADVICE: Eric Kirk does not handle tax, bankruptcy or trust and estate matters, and does not render legal opinions pertaining to those issues. Please consult a qualif...
After the Accident I Can’t Have Sex With My Wife/Husband, or Have It as Often
If you’re injured by the negligence of another the law recognizes your right to recover. What if you are married, and your injury affects the nature and quality of your relationship with yo...
Do I Have to Repay Medical Bills from My Personal Injury Settlement ?
Many injured people are fortunate enough to have insurance, and their Personal Injury Protection [PIP]*, health, employer, private disability insurance, or any combination of those sources pay for som...
Is There A Limit On How Much I Can Recover In A Personal Injury Case ?
Maryland, through it legislature, has chosen to limit the amounts recoverable by those injured by the negligence of others. Experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers are all too aware that “...