In a car accident with an underinsured motorist, be prepared for a fight

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Uninsured or underinsured Motorist coverage cases are some of the most heavily litigated personal injury car accident claims in Maryland.   There was a trial this summer that exemplified this fact, and it caused quite a lot of internet buzz. It all started when a bad car accident killed a young woman in Maryland. The…

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How to Settle Your Own Car Accident Case Without a Lawyer

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 9 minutes

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Can you settle your own Maryland car accident case without hiring a personal injury lawyer? Yes, you can – IF . . . IF your case is smaller, and IF you have the right type of case, and IF a personal injury lawyer screens your case and tells you this is a reasonable approach, then you can…

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Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Insurance

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 6 minutes

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(Updated for 2018) A new law just went into effect in Maryland which dramatically changes the way your car insurance works. But you have to know about it yourself, and choose it if you want it. This law will be of enormous benefit to you if you ever get into a car accident and find…

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Trials and Trial Preparation

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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If you are reading this, you have a trial coming up in your personal injury case. This post explains how I want you to prepare for your trial. Everything in here is written for personal injury cases, but it applies to any type of trial.  We will meet to prepare. Trial prep is not something you…

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Defense Medical Examinations

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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In personal injury cases that go to litigation the insurance company will often schedule you for an medical exam – known as a DME or Defense Medical Exam. This post will explain what an DME is and how you should prepare for it. You can review it several times if you need to – including the…

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Interrogatories

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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If you are reading this post, you have probably received a letter or email from me with a document attached called Interrogatories. This happens in every personal injury case – and almost every other lawsuit of any kind.  Please read this post over and call me if you have any questions. My staff will be…

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Medical Care after a Car Accident – How do I pay for it?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Your primary concern after suffering any sort of personal injury should be getting quality medical care and getting well. Believe it or not, this can actually be fairly difficult. Why? Because our health insurance system, and the laws governing it, are a hot mess! The doctors are getting jerked around by the insurance companies. The…

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Medical Care – What do I tell my doctor?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This post explains how to get medical care after a personal injury, and what to tell your doctor. In a nutshell, I want to give you two commandments when going to see your doctor. Be accurate & honest when describing what happened and how you feel. Be thorough & complete when describing how you feel…

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What Happens After Settlement of Your Personal Injury Case

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This post is designed to explain the process you can expect after we settle your personal injury case. Once we agree on a settlement amount, the insurer has to send us paperwork confirming the settlement. I don’t have it yet. They usually send it through the US mail and it may take a week or…

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What to Bring to a Personal Injury Consultation

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This post discusses what happens at your free consultation for your personal injury case. This post is also a list of things you should bring with you if you can. None of this is required, of course. All we really need to see is you. If you have the following information and can bring it…

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