Car Accidents: Know Your Compensation Rights

July 30, 2021

In the state of Maryland, whoever caused the car accident is responsible for paying for the damages. To win compensation, you have to prove that the accident was the other driver’s fault. Maryland is known as an “at-fault state.” If you are the victim in a car accident and are seeking financial compensation, you have […]

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Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse

July 12, 2021

Elder abuse is the neglect, violence, and mistreatment that seniors experience from their caregivers. Oftentimes, abuse may be occurring without any easily identifiable signs. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) estimates that 1 in 10 seniors suffer from some type of abuse every year. Yet the signs of elder abuse often go unreported and abusers […]

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Dangers of Driving Drowsy

June 29, 2021

There are hundreds of reasons car accidents happen, but one of the leading causes is shocking. It’s sleep deprivation. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Sleep Deprivation, not getting at least 7 hours of sleep can raise your car crash risk significantly. Driving drowsy has the same impact on you […]

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What Causes Paralysis in Newborns?

May 13, 2021

Newborn infants are some of the most fragile humans on the planet. If an infant suffers serious injuries before, during, or after the birth, the damage may ultimately result in paralysis. Infant paralysis may be partial or complete, temporary or permanent, depending on the cause and the degree of severity. Infant paralysis is not always […]

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Causes of Road Rage and How to Handle It

May 13, 2021

It’s common to experience frustration and anger at some time or another when driving. Running late, heavy traffic, and getting cut off are all instances that can incite anger in a driver. Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by motorists. It is usually a defense mechanism to retaliate against being wronged by another […]

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Deborah Potter Named Top Personal Injury Lawyer by Washingtonian

April 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – (April 30, 2021) Potter Burnett Law is excited to announce that Deborah Potter has been named a top personal injury lawyer by Washingtonian magazine. This recognition is humbling since the esteemed list is voted on by fellow attorneys in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Being acknowledged reflects the hard work and dedication Debbie […]

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If My Child Suffered A Birth Injury, How Do I Know If A Medical Mistake Was Made?

March 26, 2021

Childbirth is a natural and normally safe process. However, it’s also a time during which babies are especially vulnerable. It is incredibly important for medical professionals to handle this pivotal procedure with extreme care and diligence. If a doctor or member of the medical staff fails to treat, or improperly treats, a complication or condition, […]

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