Eminent Domain: What to Expect During Valuation Proceedings

The term “eminent domain” comes into play when the government takes control over property that you own or have rights to. Although the government can exercise this right, it can do so only under certain conditions. One of those requirements is that they pay you, as the property owner, the value of the property as if it were sold on the open market. It must value the property to make this payment, and it does so as Read More

What to Do If an Insurance Company Offers You a Settlement

If you have been in any type of accident, whether it’s a car accident or a slip and fall incident, it will likely involve an insurance company. Insurance is a great way to protect your assets and limit liability. It also helps victims get money that might not otherwise be available. However, insurance companies are in the business of making money, so for as many benefits as insurance offers, adjusters will often Read More

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured in a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Slips, trips, and falls can lead to severe injuries. While most of these accidents usually only result in minor bumps and bruises, they can also lead to head injuries, broken bones, and severe lacerations. When you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident, do you know what to do? Read on to learn what we would recommend after this type of incident. 1.   Get medical care. Your health should always be the Read More

The Basics of Maryland’s Contributory Negligence Laws in Auto Collisions

Negligence is a legal term that also generally means ”carelessness” or “recklessness.” Negligence occurs when someone acts in a way that is not consistent with how a reasonable person would act in a similar situation. Negligence in the car accident context usually means the same thing as “fault.” Common examples of negligence in a car accident case include: Driving over the speed limit Running a stop sign or Read More

4 Steps to Take When the Government Wants to Take Your Property

Eminent Domain refers to the government’s limited power to take away private land for public use. This right is granted to the government by the 5th Amendment of the Federal Constitution. But, the government must do several things first in order to validly exercise this power. For example, eminent domain is only valid so as long as the government has provided you with fair notice, meaning that you have adequate time Read More

Protect Your Furry Family Members with a Pet Trust

Usually, when people think about trusts and estate plans, they think about leaving money for their spouse, children, family members, friends, or even their favorite charity. But, for many of us, there are other important family members under our care that will also need help if something happens to us—we are talking about one’s pets. They are vulnerable without us, and as a responsible pet owner it’s our job to make Read More

4 Reasons Your Business Needs Ongoing Legal Counsel

As a business owner, there are so many things that you have to think about on a day to day basis that legal concerns might be on the backburner until something comes up. Because you never want to have to worry about legal issues on top of everything else, it’s a good idea to retain outside legal counsel for your business. Outsourcing legal counsel for your company is beneficial for many reasons, particularly if you Read More

What is Eminent Domain?

Have you ever driven on a highway and noticed a house on a small piece of land located right in between two buildings or unusually close to the highway? You might wonder why on earth someone would choose to live there and why the highway even exists surrounding it. Well, what you’re seeing is likely the result of eminent domain. Eminent domain refers to the government’s power to take away private land for public Read More

4 Key Situations to Cover in Your Partnership Agreements

A partnership is a type of business structure that is formed with two or more people. Each member contributes assets to the business and has a share in the profits and losses that the business incurs. Some partners will be active participants in the operations of the business, while others might play a more passive role. But before your business gets going, one of the most important steps is drafting and executing Read More

Maryland Trucking Accidents and its 6 Most Common Causes

Truck accidents are an all too common occurrence in Maryland. With their massive size and extra weight, large commercial trucks can have disastrous results if they crash into smaller passenger vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were 3,852 deaths in large truck crashes in 2015. 69 percent of those deaths were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, while 16 percent Read More