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Drug Possession Charges in Maryland

How to Fight a Drug Possession Charge

Drug possession charges are the court’s most commonly seen criminal cases, both here in Maryland and throughout the country. The severity of the charge depends on the circumstance (such as the drug in question and how much of it is found); nevertheless, any drug possession charge is a serious one, with potentially life-changing consequences.  If
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Medical Maryland Malpractice

Things to Know About Medical Malpractice Laws in Maryland

A recent surgical procedure or medical treatment has left you injured. It’s clear your situation was the result of negligence, or possibly incompetence, on behalf of a doctor, nurse, technician, hospital, or medical worker. You sue, you win and you are left with a sizable payout to cover your “actual economic loss,” including lost wages and medical expenses resulting from the malpractice and “noneconomic loss,” such as pain
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Maryland Left-Turn Liability

Maryland Left-Turn Liability

You may not think twice about making a left-hand turn at an intersection, but did you know that it’s one of the more dangerous things you can do as a driver? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that in 2019, accidents involving left turns (where the oncoming car crashed into the passenger side of the
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Traffic Light at an Intersection

Should I hire a lawyer to fight a traffic ticket?

It might sound unnecessary to bring in a lawyer to contest a traffic ticket, but moving violations can seriously affect your life, and going to court can get very complicated. As the old English proverb puts it, “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” You don’t want to be standing before a judge before you
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DUI without Drinking in MD

Is it possible to get a DUI in Maryland without drinking alcohol?

The rule is standard and absolute no matter which state you call home: It is illegal to drink alcohol before or during the operation of a motor vehicle. In Maryland, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.07% or higher while driving brings a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI), while a BAC of 0.08% or higher
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Medical Consent with Laptop and stethoscope

Guide to informed consent for medical procedures

Going to the doctor’s office is never easy. For some patients, routine visits are so stressful that they suffer from what the medical profession calls “white coat syndrome.” This is when the blood pressure readings at your doctor’s office are higher than they are anywhere else. It’s called white coat syndrome because it’s (jokingly) said that the mere sight
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Car Accident In Maryland with UnInsured Motorist

Car Crash Lawyer in Maryland  

With Covid restrictions loosening up and more people getting back to their everyday routines, it’s no surprise that there are more cars on the road than in previous years. And more cars means more accidents. According to a Maryland Department of Transportation website, there were 79 reported motor vehicle crash fatalities in Maryland as of
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Maryland Renters Rights

Maryland Renters Rights

Recent news that weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil came out of his tree stump to tell us we’re in for six more weeks of winter brought a collective groan from those of us looking forward to warmer days. The frosty weather, combined with Covid isolation, has kept us cooped up inside our houses for what feels
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Maryland Bike Laws

Riding a Bike in Maryland: Laws and Liability There are a lot of great reasons for riding a bike instead of driving. It’s good exercise, it’s cost efficient and it’s environmentally responsible. But bicycle accidents can and do happen – which is why both cyclists and drivers need to be careful about following the rules.
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Dog Laws in Maryland

Know the law when it comes to dogs in Maryland A recent post to our neighborhood listserve got me thinking about dogs. The poster was jogging when he came up behind a man walking his dog. As he passed, the startled dog bit his ankle, breaking the skin. According to the jogger, the bite wasn’t
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Maryland Pedestrian Safety Laws

Street Safety: Remembering the Rules of the Road New Year’s Eve is here, and a lot of us celebrate the occasion by going out – which means there will be plenty of revelers on the street, both in cars and on foot. Don’t let the excitement of the festive season cloud your judgment when it
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Maryland Pedestrian Safety Laws

Street Safety: Remembering the Rules of the Road

New Year’s Eve is here, and a lot of us celebrate the occasion by going out – which means there will be plenty of revelers on the street, both in cars and on foot. Don’t let the excitement of the festive season cloud your judgment when it comes to being safe, though. We’ve outlined some
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Tailgating Laws in Maryland - Car with Damage from Accident

Tailgating Laws in Maryland

Tailgating, whether intentional or not, is an extremely dangerous and all-too-common occurrence on Maryland roads these days. There are more cars on the road than ever and everyone is in an extreme hurry to get to where they’re going. While aggressive driving is certainly a major factor in tailgating incidents, there are also plenty of
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Car with Snow on Top and On Road

Is Driving With Snow on Your Car Illegal?

Last week’s snowstorm and subsequent 48-mile backup that stranded thousands of motorists for up to 20 hours on I-95 in Virginia brought to mind the many ways that driving in inclement weather can go very bad very quickly. Another just-as-serious hazard is the sheet of ice or hard-packed snow that can go flying from the
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Self Driving Tech on Tesla Model 3 Registered in Maryland

Self-Driving Cars in Maryland

When it comes to the safety of self-driving cars, also known as “autonomous vehicles” or AVs, the pro and con camps remain somewhat divided. In a recent Motional Consumer Mobility Report, 50% of survey respondents said they expected AVs to be readily available in their communities within five years, and right around 50% felt that
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Car Accident In Maryland with UnInsured Motorist

Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Maryland – What to Know and How to Protect Yourself

Ever had your morning commute ruined when the person behind you suddenly rear-ended your car? Or maybe you’ve gotten sideswiped by an overzealous driver while trying to navigate a busy parking lot. Most of us have been involved in a car accident at some point in our lives. Assuming no one is seriously hurt, these
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Red & Blue Police Lights On Top of a Police Car During a DUI Arrest

Steer Clear of a Holiday DUI, But Know What To Do If Pulled Over

The holidays are here, bringing parties, merriment, and for some, maybe a drink or two. Or three. Which occasionally leads to the ill-advised decision to drive after drinking. Don’t do it. If you’re lucky enough to avoid an accident, odds are you will be pulled over. A recent illustration of how a DUI can ruin
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two people working together with their own macbooks and some papers in between them

What Makes Personal Injury Lawyers Different?

Lawyers are there to help everyone, no matter what kind of case, the goal is to win and prove innocence. But in personal law, it is different.  Personal law is one of the most complicated fields of law to understand. If you happen to be involved in any personal law violations or injuries, do not
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Someone driving a car with one hand on the wheel.

Motor Deaths rose 6% in Maryland, What You Can Do to Stay Safe

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the country last year, previously crowded highways around major urban centers became quiet as countless workplaces shifted to a work-from-home model. The number of miles driven nationwide dropped by 13.2% compared to 2019. But while there were less drivers on the road, these drivers engaged in riskier behaviors, resulting
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Traffic Apps for Your Phone that You Need!

Traffic Apps for your Phone Your phone can save you from a traffic jam. There are plenty of applications in your phone that you can use to determine which areas are having a traffic jam and provide alternative routes. These are some of the traffic apps for your phone you can use.   Waze One
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What if Your Pet Gets Injured in a Car Crash?

There are times that we bring along with us our pets when we are traveling. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, affecting the pets we carry with us on a car ride. When we have our pets with us, we often have them in the back seat and let them wander around. Having pets, such as dogs,
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What to Do If You Trip and Fall on a City Sidewalk

Walking on the sidewalk when all of a sudden you trip, slip, and fall? Damaged property? Felt pain after the fall? You can do something about it.  If the slip and fall accident happened on a city or municipality sidewalk, the victim could file a lawsuit against the city government. To do so, the victim
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How Settlement Negotiations Work in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice is more common than people realize. Medical malpractice happens anywhere around the globe. In the U.S. alone, 10% of deaths are caused by medical errors or mistakes. It is one of the most challenging trial cases to win, and it often ends up in settlement negotiations. Less than 1% is favored to the
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Labor Induction and Birth Injuries

Birth injuries to mothers and babies can be avoided by up to 50% with proper planning and better care, based on the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) research. If injuries happen, the medical team, including the doctor, may be held responsible for labor and delivery complications that affect the mother and the baby’s
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Common Mistakes Made After Personal Injuries

When we encounter accidents, we often find ourselves confused and angry. Many of the people involved in accidents have not anticipated personal injuries, so it’s understandable if some injured victims are not aware of what to do after a personal injury incident. It’s not unusual for injury victims to make mistakes after having an accident.
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Different Kinds of Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them

  If you own a car, it will be inevitable to encounter car accidents. All you can do is avoid them from happening by preparing your car and yourself, making it safer for your vehicle to drive, and conduct a pre-check whenever you want to use it.  According to the WHO, approximately, 1.35 million people
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Getting Traffic Tickets, How Bad Is It?

It’s 8 AM, you woke up, and then you realized that you are already late for work. You start to panic. You jumped off from bed, changed your clothes, and rushed off to your car. Furthermore, you began to drive as quickly as possible to work. You picked up your pace along the highway, and
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Brachial Plexus injury in Baltimore

Injured at Birth: Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of connected nerves between the neck and the shoulder. This complex group of nerves is responsible for controlling the chest, arms, and hands, as well as feeling in the upper limbs.  What is a brachial plexus injury? A brachial plexus injury happens when the network of nerves is stretched,
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nicholas a parr, personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, MD

How A Personal Injury Lawyer in Baltimore, MD Could Be Key In Getting What You Deserve

Have you recently been injured in a car accident or perhaps you fell in an establishment? If your injury was the result of someone’s carelessness, you may be able to get compensation to help mitigate the effects of lost wages or high medical bills. However, obtaining a settlement for your injury could be a more
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A Car Accident in Baltimore, MD. Personal Injury Attorney Nicholas Parr.

Why Should You Consider a Lawyer After a Crash?

If you are ever involved in a car, truck, or bicycle accident, the experience can be overwhelming. There is property damage and even the possibility of physical damage to yourself and others involved. While this may present a lot of questions, a helpful lawyer can help guide you through the process and let you know
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