Distracted Driving Accidents in an Uber or Lyft

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Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are becoming more popular throughout the United States. Maryland residents use Uber and Lyft for a variety of reasons, including saving time and money when you need to travel to and from the airport or from a hotel to a meeting. However, are rideshare drivers more frequently distracted while […]

Evidence in an Uber Accident in Maryland

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The way an Uber accident claim is handled may be slightly different from how other accident claims are handled. The most obvious difference has to do with who is responsible for paying your damages in an Uber accident claim. Even though rideshare drivers are independent contractors, Uber maintains a liability insurance policy that covers those […]

Passengers Injured in Uber Accidents

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Uber and other rideshare services are becoming one of the most popular forms of transportation in some areas in Maryland and throughout the United States. People use Ubers for a variety of reasons, such as convenience, efficiency, and cost. However, what happens if an Uber is involved in an auto accident? Who is responsible for […]

Drunk Driving Uber Accidents In Maryland

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Many people argue that Uber and other rideshare services have been a significant factor in reducing the number of drunk driving accidents. While this argument may be true, it does not mean that Uber vehicles or drivers are never involved in drunk driving accidents. An Uber drive can be under the influence of drugs or […]

Maryland Lyft Accidents and Passengers

Maryland Lyft Accidents and Passengers

If you are a Lyft passenger involved in a car accident, it is important that you understand the steps that you need to take to protect your right to recover compensation for your injuries. Our Pinder Plotkin legal team discusses Lyft accidents in this article and the various claims that may be available for a […]

Uber Driver Background Checks — Is Your Maryland Uber Driver Safe?

Uber & Lyft Accident

A review of Uber’s website regarding background checks reveals that a background check includes a review of the driver’s motor vehicle record and criminal record. The company lists various situations that result in disqualification, such as convictions for violent crimes, felonies, and sexual offenses. Major traffic violations or recent minor traffic violations may also result […]

Uber & Lyft Distracted Driving Accidents in Maryland

Distracted Driving

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are becoming more popular throughout the United States. Maryland residents use Uber and Lyft for a variety of reasons, including saving time and money when you need to travel to and from the airport or from a hotel to a meeting. However, are rideshare drivers more frequently distracted while […]

Drunk driving Lyft Accidents in Maryland

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One of the common reasons that people use Lyft rideshare services is to avoid a DUI charge. Lyft and other rideshare services offer a safe way for individuals who have had too much to drink to get home.  However, what happens when someone is injured in a drunk driving Lyft accident? Who is responsible for […]

Recovering from Spinal Cord Injuries After a Maryland Car Crash

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Spinal cord injuries are some of the most traumatic injuries a person can sustain in a car accident. Damage to the spinal cord may result in loss of function, including feeling and mobility, throughout the entire body. Many people assume that the spinal cord must be severed to suffer paralysis. However, this is not true. […]

Limit on Non-Economic Damages for Personal Injury Claims

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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 […]

Did You Know That October is Chiropractic Health Month!

Chiropractic Health Month

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed that October 2018 is Chiropractic Health Month in Maryland! You know the expression – Move It Or Lose It. Many of us know that we should eat healthy and exercise but have a hard time getting our recommended dosage of fruits, veggies and exercise in. This is evident through staggering […]

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