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Why To Say ‘No’ To Recorded Statements With Insurance Adjusters

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

After an accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for support and what to do first. Insurance claim adjusters can seem friendly and you may think they are trying to be helpful, like any other customer service agent, but their friendly demeanor and helpful facade are very strategic. Insurance adjusters have… Read More »

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Understanding The Idiopathic Defense

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

If you are a Maryland employee who has been injured or developed an illness or disease at work, you may have filed a workers’ compensation claim. However, just because you filed a claim does not mean that it will be approved. In fact, there is a good chance your claim will be denied. Sometimes… Read More »

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Failing To Diagnose A Heart Attack

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

It doesn’t take an expert to conclude that failing to diagnose a heart attack can have fatal consequences. Generally, cardiac episodes require prompt and effective treatment to keep from becoming life-threatening. If you or a oved one sought medical help upon experiencing cardiac symptoms, but were turned away, misdiagnosed, or given improper treatment, you… Read More »

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Car Accident Fatalities Peak Over Summer Months

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

There’s no arguing that summer is a great time to be on the road. Statistics show that people drive more roadway miles from June to August than they do during any other time of the year. The good weather and time off of school and work can lead many people to take day trips… Read More »

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I Was In A Car Accident, Should I Call A Lawyer?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Many people think there is some threshold of severity that must be reached in a car accident before they can call a lawyer. Maybe they think they should only call if their car is totaled or if they have to go to the hospital via ambulance.  They are wrong; any time you are injured… Read More »

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Watch Out For Deadly Red-Light Runners

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Red-light running has been increasing steadily in Maryland and throughout the United States despite a rise in the number of red-light cameras. In fact, despite more efforts to control traffic and improve traffic safety, fatalities caused by the running of red lights have recently hit a decade-long high. Speeding increased dramatically over the pandemic,… Read More »

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Have You Been Injured By A Pressure Washer?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

You may think of a pressure washer as just another appliance, but pressure washers are high-powered tools that can cause serious bodily harm when used incorrectly or without proper care. In fact, pressure washers exert up to 4,000 square pounds of force per inch. That’s an incredible amount of force exerted on a concentrated… Read More »

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Does Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cover Accidents That Happen On The Way To Work?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

If you are an employee in Maryland, then you likely qualify for workers’ compensation employment benefits through your employer. These benefits provide medical care and partial or full wage replacement while you recover from injuries sustained at work and for the benefit of your employer. However, what “at work” means can become very relevant… Read More »

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Increase In Workers’ Compensation Claims For PTSD Among Baltimore Educators

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Baltimore City educators have started speaking out about the serious long-term consequences violent classroom situations are having on their mental health. One Baltimore teacher stated, “I’ve seen and witnessed or experienced people being bitten, punched, kicked, knocked down, dragged, slapped, stomped on, body-slammed, pushed in the glass, tackled, hit with chairs.” Another Baltimore teacher… Read More »

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A Guide To The Maryland Jury Selection Process For Civil Trials

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

When you bring a lawsuit against another party and it goes to court, it will likely be heard by a jury. Lawsuits go to civil court, as opposed to criminal court, where crimes are tried. In a civil case, the  jury’s job is to objectively weigh the evidence and determine the liability and damages…. Read More »

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