Lawsuit Road Map

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 5 minutes

If your personal injury case has not settled, and we have been forced to file suit, your case is in litigation. This post is designed to provide a road map of what to expect as your legal case moves forward. I will provide a brief outline of the litigation process and tell you what you…

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About Maryland Car Insurance

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

Who pays for your damages in a car accident case, or other personal injury case? Most people know an insurance company is footing the bill. Our society has evolved in such a way as to require car insurance for almost everything we do. The number one way that will affect you is with car insurance….

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Pool Party Liability

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

Tis the season for pool parties! Do you wonder what sort of liability you are taking on by having one? We recently had a reader ask about whether or not she needed a waiver of liability for a pool party she was planning. I decided to answer her question by creating this post explaining some…

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Personal Injury Due to Ice in Maryland? It’s Tough to Make That Case.

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

With the recent snows come the inevitable calls from Maryland residents who suffer a personal injury because they fell on snow or ice. Usually this occurs in a poorly maintained parking lot or walkway to a business. Unfortunately, Maryland law is largely (but not totally) against them. And this is true regardless of the negligence…

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Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

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

Here in Southern Maryland we have some wonderful hiking and biking trails. But once you get off these trails or out of your neighborhood you may find yourself either riding or walking along a road that is being used by motorists as if it were an interstate highway! People drive fast and reckless around here!…

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Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident = Big Trouble

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

Two recent news stories put an interesting twist on the issue of people who left the scene of a car accident. Everyone knows leaving the scene of a car accident, especially when someone suffers a personal injury, is a big, big no-no. But do you know the penalties? Do you know what your legal duties…

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For Maryland Car Accident & Personal Injury Cases, Contrib is Still the Law

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

Maryland’s highest court recently decided a personal injury case, and they refused the opportunity to do away with contributory negligence, a defense often used in automobile accident cases and other personal injury claims. Therefore, if you get into a car accident in Maryland, you will still have to worry about the issue of contributory negligence…

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Can my car insurer refuse to renew me if claims aren’t my fault?

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

Most Maryland drivers worry about their insurer turning them down for “at fault” claims, like causing a car accident which leads to a personal injury lawsuit. But what most Maryland drivers don’t know is that your car insurance can refuse to renew your policy for “not at fault” claims too – if you have too…

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No Personal Injury Protection for Motorcycles in Maryland

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

If you drive a car in Maryland, your insurance must provide you with $2,500 coverage for personal injury protection. This is a small amount of mandatory no fault insurance coverage for drivers in Maryland. If you are in a car accident, your personal injury protection benefits (known as PIP) will pay your medical bills, and…

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Drinking & Passengering is Just as Stupid

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

As 4th of July approaches, it is good to be reminded about the dangers of drinking and driving. We all know that drinking and driving is stupid. Besides getting busted by Johnny Law, you also risk having a car accident and getting stuck with all those medical bills yourself. You can’t sue for personal injury…

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