Uncontested Workers’ Compensation Claim Instructions

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 5 minutes

You should have received an initial Award of Compensation from the Workers’ Compensation Commission. I receive a copy, and one is supposed to go to you in the mail. If you do not have it yet, it is coming soon. Congratulations! This means that the insurer will not be contesting your claim. It means you…

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Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 6 minutes

In a Maryland Workers’ Compensation claim, the final benefit you should receive is called “permanent partial disability benefits.” If you are reading this post I have probably asked you to look at it to better explain what is going to happen in your case from this point on. Some people talk about their workers’ comp…

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Trials and Trial Preparation

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

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: 5 minutes

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: 5 minutes

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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What Happens After Settlement of Your Personal Injury Case

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

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: 4 minutes

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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Road Map of a Personal Injury Case

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

This post gives you a road map of the “usual” personal injury case. I wrote it to give my clients, and prospective clients, a good general outline of what to expect if you have a personal injury case because of a car accident or other negligent act. Of course, not all personal injury cases follow…

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Liens in Personal Injury Cases

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

If you are reading this, it usually means I asked you to because some entity has asserted a lien on the proceeds of your personal injury case. This post will explain what liens are, how they affect your case, and what we can do about them. Call me to discuss it if we have not…

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Uninsured Motorist Claims

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

If you buy car insurance in Maryland, you will likely purchase something called uninsured motorist coverage. Attorneys call it UM for short. You may see it abbreviated as “UM/UIM” on your car insurance declarations page. Almost nobody understands it when they buy it. State law sort of forces it on you. So, most people have…

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