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Speaking with Your Insurance Company After a Car Accident

After an auto accident, one of the first things you will need to do is contact your insurance provider to inform an adjuster of the accident. You must do this under the terms of your policy. What should you expect to happen after you alert your insurer? The following are a few things for which… Read More »

How Mediation Works in a Maryland Car Accident Case

Mediation is a method of dispute resolution often used to reach settlements in auto accident cases, without having to go to court. Through this process, a trained mediator works with you and the insurance company to reach an appropriate settlement. Mediators do not make any mandates or requirements, but instead serve to facilitate constructive discussions… Read More »

2 Dead in Head-On Collision on Highway 160 in Maryland

Two people were fatally injured in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 160 in the Cherry Creek area Thursday, July 20. The accident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m., just east of the Montezuma-La Plata county line. According to police, a male driver in an SUV was traveling west toward Mancos when he hydroplaned into the… Read More »

2 People Killed in Charles County Auto Accident

Two people recently died in a car accident on Rock Point Road, just west of Kings Farm Place in Charles County. The accident reportedly occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m. July 14. Troopers from the La Plata barrack of the Maryland State Police arrived at the scene and conducted the preliminary investigation. According to officers, a… Read More »

Maryland DUI Sentencing Guidelines Subject of Debate

Under Maryland state law, homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a first offense. A second offense carries a maximum of 10 years’ incarceration and a $10,000 fine. It’s important to note that these are maximum… Read More »

Alcohol Believed to be Factor in Fatal Highway 50 Accident

According to the Maryland State Police, alcohol was a likely factor in a recent fatal wrong-way collision on U.S. 50, close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The crash reportedly occurred just east of Bay Dale Drave shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, when a 2002 Hyundai Accent collided head-on with a 2002 Honda… Read More »

Do You Need to Report a Minor Car Accident?

The most common car accidents are simple fender benders that usually do not result in any injuries for the parties involved. These accidents tend to occur in parking lots, while stopping at intersections or in other low-speed scenarios. Many people wonder if they even must report these types of accidents when they occur. This depends… Read More »

What Do Plaintiffs Need to Prove in a Wrongful Death Case?

Once you have made the decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be prepared to prove that several key elements existed to reach a positive outcome. The following is an overview of those elements: Duty of care: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed a duty of care to the victim. After… Read More »

What Types of Damages are Available in Car Accident Claims?

If you are looking to file a personal injury lawsuit after sustaining injuries in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, you may wonder how much money you might recover in the case. In most situations, the amount of compensation you receive depends on the “damages” you suffered in the crash. The following are… Read More »

One Dead After Crash Involving Car and School Bus

One person died after a May 18 crash between a passenger vehicle and a school bus in Temple Hills, Maryland. According to Prince George’s County police, the accident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Temple Hill Road and Old Temple Hills Road. Witnesses reported seeing the two vehicles heading in opposite directions… Read More »

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