Any experienced Maryland car accident lawyer will tell you the answer to any legal question always depends on the facts. If you were involved in a work related car accident, you may have multiple claims: a claim for worker’s compensation benefits; a claim against another at-fault driver; a claim for PIP benefits; and, depending on the facts, a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits. Depending on the severity, you may have additional claims that a seasoned Maryland car accident lawyer can suggest: social security benefits, short term or long term disability, or recovery from the criminal victims compensation board.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
The bad news is, you were in a Baltimore car accident. The good news is, you likely have more than one potential source of recovery. Typically, if you are hurt at work, you’re limited to worker’s compensation benefits. And, if you are hurt by the negligence of another, you generally recover from that person, or their insurance. Maryland car accident lawyers now an exception to these rules occurs if someone is injured, in an accident caused by a third person, while they are on the clock. Your employer [or their worker’s compensation insurance company] will pay your lost wages and medical expenses. But aggressive Maryland car accident lawyers will also file a claim against that third party, in which you can recovery for wages, medical, and also pain and suffering, which is not awardable in worker’s compensation. The downside, that worker’s compensation insurance company will have a lien on any recovery you get from that third party.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Maryland car accident lawyers have likely heard this question, usually followed by “and why does it hurt so f$%#@@ing bad? Medicalnewstoday.comn tells us that “in a typical case the victim's body is initially pushed or accelerated forward while the head remains behind for an instant, making the head rock up and back, stretching and/or tearing some muscles, tendons and ligaments. The muscles react automatically (reflex motion) to bring the heard forward - sometimes this is overdone and the head may rock forward violently, further stretching and/or tearing muscles, tendons and ligaments.” As seasoned Maryland car accident lawyers know, those torn ligaments and tendons become stiff, sore and painful after the typical Baltimore rear end collision car accident.