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Common Questions Regarding Pain and Suffering Lawsuits

Pain and suffering is often misunderstood. Insurance companies often claim that an injured person is manufacturing or exaggerating symptoms to win larger personal injury settlements. In reality, pain and suffering is just one factor in determining the settlement value of a lawsuit. It varies between individuals and honesty is likely the best way to recovery

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Maryland?

Lane splitting allows motorcycles, scooters, and other small vehicles to ride between lanes during slow traffic. It is a common practice in Europe where French and Italian drivers are more than accustomed to smaller vehicles passing them on the center lines. However, this practice is not legal in Maryland. Most American drivers are not accustomed

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Maryland Uber and Lyft Accidents

There was a time when you called a taxi if you needed a ride to get somewhere. Times are changing though, and taxis are no longer the only option. Riders now have a choice, and many are opting for app based ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. These companies are not only changing transportation, they

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Changes to Comparative Negligence Laws in Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland

Parts of Maryland and surrounding areas, including Washington, DC, are very walkable. It is easy for pedestrians and cyclists to get around the city, even commute to work, by walking, running, or riding their bikes. The walkability of these areas also makes it very appealing for people who enjoy outdoor fitness activities. This means that

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Can A Person File a Lawsuit for Airbag Injuries?

When driving down the street, you are taking all the necessary safety precautions. You are yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, giving the right of way to other vehicles, and obeying all traffic laws. Yet accidents still have a way of happening even to the best drivers. Fortunately, you try to minimize the severity of your

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Should You Accept First Settlement Offers from Insurance Companies?

Nobody wants to deal with damages to their car or to their home. Yet accidents and acts of nature do occur, whether it is a truck ramming into your car or hail punching holes into your roof. When these things happen, your only option to keep repair costs and medical bills low is to file

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Four Factors Determining Car Accident Settlement Amounts

Every client who schedules a consultation at DuBoff & Associates, Chtd. asks about the value of their car accident case. It has less to do with greed and more to do with wanting stability since high medical bills, lost wages, and uncertain recovery is unsettling. Knowing whether a monetary award will be enough reclaim losses is

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Back Injury Lawsuits and Settlements

Car accidents are inconvenient but also rather painful. This is especially true if you sustained a back injury. While you may suffer the annoyance of strains and sprains, it is also possible you face a spinal fracture and years of recovery. Here is what you need to know about back injury lawsuits and settlements. Common

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