Drinking & Passengering is Just as Stupid

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

An auto accident scene.

As Labor Day 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 in...

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Be a Safer Driver! Rules of the Road You Don’t Remember

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

Did you know that a car accident happens about every 5 seconds? And somebody suffers a personal injury from a car accident every 10 seconds? And worse yet, somebody is killed due to wrongful death in a car accident every 14 minutes! Those are staggering numbers. And we should all do everything we can do...

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Can A Child Sue A Parent For Personal Injury?

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

You might think it would be outrageous for a child to sue their own parent – or a husband to sue his wife – for negligence in a car accident. But yes, a family member can sue another family member for negligence in Maryland. When I explain, you will see how this makes sense. Maryland...

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Six Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Car Accident Case

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 13 minutes

Sometimes, it is better to know what NOT to do before you find out what to do! This post will explain 6 things you can do that will ruin your Maryland Car Accident case. For more on what you SHOULD do after an accident case, click here. Now is the time you could make some...

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What To Do After A Car Accident in Maryland

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 8 minutes

You have just been in a car accident. What do you do? Most people cannot answer this question. It isn’t something that happens all the time! We prepared this short guide to give you a step-by-step process to follow if you have been in a car accident. We cannot make it as if the accident...

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Rental Cars After A Car Accident

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

A vehicle that runs is almost a necessity if you live in Southern Maryland. Being without a car means you cannot go to work, buy groceries, or do any of the 1000 things you must do simply to live in Southern Maryland. We aren’t in the city, so there isn’t much you can just walk...

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About Property Damage Claims

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

This post explains how property damage claims are handled in a Maryland car accident case. We will explain what is covered, what is not, and how to protect yourself during this process The at-fault driver (really their insurance company) has to pay for damages to your property, just like they have to pay for your...

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Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

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

A woman calling her attorney after an accident in Southern Maryland.

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

An auto accident scene.

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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