Common Dog Bite Injuries in Maryland to Be Aware of
We are prone to various types of injuries as humans. They may be from domestic accidents, workplaces, auto crashes, etc. However, Maryland dog bite attorneys will tell you that not many personal injuries are as devastating as a dog bite. Instead, they are usually due to the dog owner’s inability to properly control or restrain […]
How Do You Handle a Dog Bite in Ellicott City?
Dog bites can happen without any previous warning. Dogs are usually considered a man’s best friend. However, although they can be loyal and friendly, they can also act defensive when threatened. A 2018 report revealed dog bites account for 26% of animal-related injuries. Dog bites are not just painful. They can also cause infection. To […]
Can Landlords Be Liable for an Ellicott City Dog Bite?
A dog bite can change a person’s life. It is no secret that Americans love pets, with dogs being a very popular option. Consequently, there are bound to be accidents with dogs. Should this happen, you may wonder if you could legally hold someone responsible for your accident. Our personal injury lawyers in Ellicott City […]
What Is Contributory Negligence in Maryland Dog Bite Cases?
When it comes to a dog bite case in Maryland, the strict liability law reigns supreme. It means that a dog owner is responsible for all intent and purposes when their dog bites a person. In addition, the law infers that the dog owner acted negligently and as such is liable for any injury or […]
How Much Can I Claim in Compensation if a Neighbor’s Dog Attacks Me?
Most dog bites don’t cause serious injuries to the victims. However, sometimes, man’s best friend launches an all-out attack that sends the victim to the emergency room. An estimated 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 1 in 5 requires medical attention. […]
Can an Attorney Help Me After a Dog Attacks Me?
Dogs attack people more often than you may think. Every day, around 1,000 people in the United States will suffer a dog attack injury that requires emergency treatment. By the end of the year, more than 14,025 people spend time in hospital because of injuries caused by man’s best friend. Many more suffer injuries but […]
Limit on Non-Economic Damages for Personal Injury Claims
If you are injured in a personal injury accident or through medical malpractice, you sustain a variety of damages. In addition to the physical injuries, you sustain financial damages and non-economic damages. Under Maryland’s personal injury laws, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages if the injury was caused by negligence or other […]
Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care Center After a Car Accident in Maryland
When you are injured in a car accident, you may not have a choice whether you go to an emergency room or an urgent care center. If the injuries you sustain in a car accident are severe, EMS will transport you to the emergency room unless you are coherent and deny transportation. Some people believe […]
How Insurers Use Computers to Lower Your Car Crash Value
Maryland personal injury laws do not contain a formula for calculating the value of an auto accident claim. As experienced accident attorneys, the lawyers of the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team understand the factors used to calculate the maximum value of a car accident claim. However, we also understand how insurance companies value claims, including the […]
Facts About Our Contingency Fee Policy You Need to Know
When you are injured in an auto accident, dog attack, slip & fall, or defective product accident, you suffer a variety of damages. In addition to the immense physical pain and emotional suffering, many accident victims also incur substantial financial losses. It can be very difficult for a family to continue paying its bills and […]
How to Protect Yourself with Insurance in Maryland
Most drivers know that carrying proper auto insurance is part of being a responsible, prepared driver. Unfortunately, though, many drivers don’t understand some of the basic insurance coverage options that can protect them in the event of a serious collision — and insurance companies aren’t always out to help them in this regard. Learning about […]
Dog Bites: How to Prevent and What to Do if You’re Bitten
According to the CDC, approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year; in 2015 alone, 34 of those dog bites proved fatal. Furthermore, many dog owners are alarmed to learn that a large percentage of dog bites occur in the family home when normally friendly dogs attack visitors.