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Can I make a claim for pain and suffering damages?

It doesn't matter if a plaintiff can receive a million dollars in personal injury compensation: Money is never a suitable exchange for one's health. However, financial compensation is the only way Maryland courts have of making things right after a negligent party hurts someone. As such, the questions of "How much money can I receive?" and "What kinds of damages can I claim?" are usually some of the most important ones on every plaintiff's mind.

What's a soft tissue injury?

Have you ever seen somebody walking around with white foam neck brace after a car accident? If the person said he had "whiplash," then he probably suffered what's called a "soft tissue" injury. A soft tissue injury can be any kind of problem that affects the soft parts of the body. These parts include tendons, muscles and ligaments.

Tragic drunk driving crash claims pedestrian's life

A man from Waldorf, Maryland, was arrested after a fatal pedestrian versus car accident late last month. The incident happened early on a Sunday morning after a 50-year-old driver allegedly hit a 23-year-old man who was walking across Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

The 4 main categories of car accident damages

If you were injured in a car accident by a negligent or unlawful motorist, you likely have a viable claim to pursue financial compensation for your injuries in court. The car accident damages you can pursue will generally fall under four main categories: medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of consortium.

6 people hospitalized after 7-car pileup in Germantown

Authorities are trying to determine how a Germantown car accident led to a seven-car pileup. The incident happened on a recent Tuesday evening at approximately 6:00 p.m. Officers responded shortly after the collision to discover six seriously injured persons that required hospital care.

Pursuing justice after a car accident in Maryland

If there were one thing consistently true about car accidents, it would be that we never know when they're going to happen, and they occur when we least expect them to. You could be on your way to the office at 7 a.m. and get hit by a drunk driver. You might be running errands on a Saturday afternoon and get rear-ended by someone who is distracted by a smartphone.

Fatal accident claims life of marine from Peoria Heights

A U.S. Marine from Peoria Heights died in Gambrills, Maryland, motorcycle accident last Friday. According to police in Anne Arundel County, the 21-year-old was riding his motorcycle when another vehicle struck him. He was 30 minutes outside of Baltimore at the time.

The most common car accident injuries

At the Law Office of Kevin L. Beard in Catonsville, Maryland, we represent the victims of car accidents in court. We help injured plaintiffs seek financial damages to pay for their medical care, time spent unable to work, lost wages, lost enjoyment of life and more.

Fatal multi-car pileup near congressional motorcade in Maryland

Distractions on Maryland roadways do not always have to do with smartphones or "Facebooking" while driving. Indeed, sometimes there is a distraction that presents itself on the outside of vehicles and it causes drivers to become so distracted that they stop paying attention to what's most important -- the road in front of them. In a crash that happened earlier this week, for example, Maryland drivers were distracted by a Congressional motorcade and a fatal accident resulted.

Airbag issues in fatal post-Christmas car crash

Police in Laurel Maryland say they have been investigating a high-impact roadway incident involving one vehicle and a tree. Tragically, the incident that happened Dec. 26 claimed the life of the front seat passenger in the car. The driver survived, but with critical injuries.

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