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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How to Find the Right Lawyer for You

October 31, 2016

When facing some of life’s unexpected curveballs you are expected to choose a law firm that can assist you with the particular curve ball that has been thrown your way. Choosing a law firm can be the difference between a positive and negative experience. Here are a few tips on how to choose a law […]

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4 Common Surgical Errors

October 31, 2016

Every year thousands of patients fall victim to surgical error. A surgical error is a form of medical malpractice and is considered a preventable mistake that occurs during surgery. An Institute of Medicine study shows that medical error is the cause of an estimated 98,000 deaths per year. There are many different surgical errors that can […]

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

June 12, 2016

The state of Maryland prohibits the use of handheld phones while driving, yet distracted driving is still a massive contributor to an average of 500 collisions [1] on our state’s roads and highways in 2015 alone. Three general driving distractions, due to the use of a mobile device, include: Visual ­– looking at something other than […]

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