Your Rights as a Passenger in a Drunk Driving Accident
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by Harold Dwin
2d ago
Did you suffer passenger injuries while riding in a vehicle involved in a drunk driving accident in Maryland? If so, you have rights and options to pursue financial compensation for what you’ve suffered. Our experienced car accident lawyers can help you assert them.  Navigating Passenger Rights in Drunk Driving Incidents Asserting your passenger rights begins with reporting the car accident to law enforcement and obtaining a copy of the police crash report for your insurance and legal claims. You can also protect your rights by seeking prompt medical attention and foll ..read more
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What to Do if You Are in a Rental Car Accident
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by Harold Dwin
1M ago
Being involved in a car accident in Baltimore can be uniquely stressful if the car isn’t yours. A rental car crash introduces complications you’d be less likely to encounter if the vehicle were your own. You could face two parties, the other driver and the rental car company, who want to shift the liability and expenses onto you. Knowing what to do if you have a rental car accident and talking to our experienced car accident attorneys can help you avoid the most severe legal and financial consequences. What Should I Do If My Rental Car Is Wrecked?  The first steps after a rental car accid ..read more
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The Deadliest Highway Stretches in Maryland
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by Harold Dwin
1M ago
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports that around 500 people suffer fatal crash injuries in Maryland traffic accidents every year, and around 25,000 to 30,000 people sustain injuries. Any time you travel in a motor vehicle, there is a chance an accident could occur. However, there are some Maryland roadways where a collision may be more likely than others. When traveling in the state, it is good to be aware of the riskiest roads in Maryland so you can stay alert. What Are the Deadliest Roads in Maryland? Crash data vary from year to year, but, in general, some of the most da ..read more
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Is Jaywalking Legal in Maryland?
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by Harold Dwin
3M ago
You won’t find the word “jaywalking” in Maryland state laws, but there are penalties for pedestrians who cross the street illegally. Jaywalking, or improper road crossing, can lead to injuries or loss of life, with an average of 125 pedestrians dying from their injuries each year statewide. By understanding the crosswalk rules in Maryland and other pedestrian safety regulations, drivers of motor vehicles and pedestrians can help prevent tragedies.  Maryland Laws on Pedestrian Crossings  It is the responsibility of pedestrians and drivers to know and understand Maryland pedestrian saf ..read more
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Who Is at Fault for a U-Turn Accident?
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by Harold Dwin
5M ago
U-turns are a part of everyday driving, but they can quickly become dangerous if not handled properly. If you’ve been injured in a U-turn accident someone else caused in Maryland, you could be entitled to compensation for your accident-related injuries and losses.  U-turn accidents are common, and understanding the specifics of determining fault in such crashes is essential. Let’s look at the complexities of U-turns, why they pose significant risks, and the relevant Maryland laws that govern them. If you are in a U-turn accident, knowing who is at fault and how a legal advocate can assist ..read more
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
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by Harold Dwin
7M ago
The sudden loss of a loved one can completely upend a family’s life. Not only must they suffer through the painful emotions of shock and grief, but they may also endure overwhelming financial repercussions. Funeral costs can be expensive for families on a limited budget. Furthermore, they may have depended on their lost loved one’s income for financial support. A Maryland wrongful death action could recover compensation for the financial and other losses you have endured. But who can sue for wrongful death in Maryland? Understanding wrongful death claim eligibility and family members’ legal ri ..read more
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What Happens When a Car Accident Claim Exceeds Insurance Limits in Maryland?
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by Harold Dwin
9M ago
Insurance can help make you whole again following an accident by covering the cost of your reasonable medical expenses and car repairs. However, what happens when your financial losses are greater than the other driver’s car insurance limits? Do you have to pay out of pocket? Is there another way to recover the money you deserve? At Cohen & Dwin, P.A., our Maryland car accident lawyers want to help you understand your options for pursuing the compensation you need if your losses outpace the other driver’s insurance policy limits. Insurance Coverage Limits in Maryland All Maryland driv ..read more
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How Switching Doctors During a Personal Injury Claim Can Affect Your Case
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by Cohen & Dwin, P.A.
1y ago
If you are receiving care from a medical provider who is not meeting your needs or is not a good match, you might feel tempted to switch to a different provider. But you should think twice before doing so if you are in the middle of a personal injury claim.  Changing doctors in the middle of your case without a valid reason could negatively affect your claim, especially if your new doctor uses the same approach as the previous one. This article explores why switching doctors during an injury claim could be detrimental to your case and which reasons for changing doctors are generally consi ..read more
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What to Do If Cruise Control Causes a Car Accident
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by Matthew Farr
1y ago
Almost every new vehicle today comes with cruise control. While this feature can be convenient for drivers, especially on long road trips, this technology could also cause devastating accidents if it malfunctions or is misused.  What Is Cruise Control? There are two types of cruise control: conventional cruise control and adaptive cruise control (ACC). Cruise control improves fuel efficiency by locking the vehicle at a constant speed and allowing the driver to take their foot off the accelerator while cruise control is engaged.  ACC is an upgraded version of cruise control. It uses m ..read more
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How to Make the Most of Your Personal Injury Settlement
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by Ann Wittik-Bravmann
2y ago
No one expects to be severely injured in an accident. When someone else’s negligence causes you harm, you have the right to demand fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages from time off of work, and more.  You’ll typically only have one shot at recovering the total compensation you need to rebuild your life after the crash, so be sure you do all you can to maximize your settlement. Tips on How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Settlement Determine the settlement amount. Review all medical bills, invoices, out-of-pocket costs, and other expenses ..read more
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