Healing the Wounds of a Dog Bite

March 3, 2017

Thousands of Americans are injured by dog bites every year[1].” In some cases, a person may have a right to compensation. In the state of Maryland, you have three years to file a lawsuit for a dog bite case or to settle the case. When consulting a lawyer, make sure to have the animal owner’s […]

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6 Key Legal Terms

March 1, 2017

For clients and those who are not involved in the law industry on a day-to-day basis, legal language can be confusing and difficult to understand. Law terminology is filled with unusual words and unfamiliar jargon. The following are common terms to review before your initial consultation. Damages: A form of compensation for your loss or […]

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Nursing Home Fractures and Falls

February 15, 2017

Many seniors move into nursing care facilities because they are no longer able to care for themselves on a day-to-day basis. Residents commonly struggle with mobility, putting them at risk of falling. Falls are one of the most common injuries among seniors although most are completely preventable. A few common events that can occur at […]

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8 Steps to Take After an Automobile Collision

February 6, 2017

There’s no way to truly prepare for a car crash . When you’re in an automobile collision you will most likely be hit with a wave of emotions including shock, fear, and disorientation. These overwhelming feelings can sometimes distract you from taking the proper steps immediately after the incident has occurred. If you are ever […]

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Medical Mistakes Lead to Infant Brain Damage

February 1, 2017

Every year millions of infants are born with brain damage that has life-long consequences that will require expensive care and treatment. There are many different causes that can lead to infant brain damage including oxygen deprivation, infections from the mother, or physical trauma.  Oxygen Deprivation Babies that experience oxygen deprivation, even for a few moments, […]

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Slip and Fall in Inclement Weather

January 5, 2017

Slips and falls happen anywhere at any time, but inclement weather can make certain areas hazardous and increase your likelihood of slipping and falling. Maryland Law makes it difficult to successfully bring a slip and fall claim and requires you to prove: Notice – You must prove the owner of the premises knew or should […]

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Senior Abuse Signs

January 5, 2017

  Many have elderly loved ones whose care we have entrusted with the staff at an assisted living facility or nursing home. Although placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision, it is one that many families are faced with. Despite countless hours of research, numerous visits, and multiple interviews with […]

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Winter Related Automobile Collisions

January 5, 2017

The cold winter months have finally arrived and inclement weather is likely around the corner putting many at a greater risk of experiencing an automobile collision. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 6,000 people are killed and over 445,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year. Inclement weather can severely affect a […]

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Automobile Collisions Caused by Negligence

December 15, 2016

All automobile collisions have one thing in common – they are completely unexpected. Car crashes can happen to anyone and cause costly damages and impact your future and quality of life. Within the past year, automobile collisions have increased over 16 percent [1] in the state of Maryland. Potter Burnett Law has proudly represented countless victims […]

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3 Reasons You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

October 31, 2016

Just because you can handle an injury related accident privately or through an insurance company doesn’t necessarily mean you should. If you have been injured in an accident it is in your best interest to consider proceeding with legal representation. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney if you experienced […]

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