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

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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

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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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Tax Break For Pet Foster Parents

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: < 1 minute

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4 years ago my daughter adopted a great dane.  When I realized we were upon the anniversary of Floyd’s “Forever Home Day” I remembered a story I caught on the radio last week about a tax break for the volunteers of certain organizations such as Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue who act as pet foster…

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Maryland’s Laws on Underage Drinking

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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Maryland’s Attorney General recently got people talking about underage drinking. He was caught red handed at a teen party where alcohol was being served. The issue is a parent’s duty to prevent underage drinking, and what happens if they don’t. The news stories about this even usually discussed the political angle, but few made clear…

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Private Streets: Tricks or Treats?

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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I recently read an article by Chris Birk of Veterans United that was titled by “The Potential Pitfalls of Purchasing on a Private Road.”    As a land use attorney in Southern Maryland who owns a home on a private street I could not help but think “But that makes my street sound scary.”  I assure…

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Driving with Earbuds in Maryland

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

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Get ready.  When you read this story you will say “just like a lawyer!” Recently, I was driving my daughter and her best friend on an hour long trip.  I wanted to listen to a podcast while I drove, and I didn’t want to force the girls to listen.  They were talking and laughing.  So…

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Can A Child Sue A Parent For Personal Injury?

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

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A Waldorf boy died after a single vehicle car accident Monday.  This is a sad tragedy for the family.  His mother lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree on Billingsley Road.  That is a VERY dangerous road and has been the scene of numerous car accidents.  I have represented several people injured on…

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