Is Your Maryland LLC in Good Standing?

As an entrepreneur, you have so much to keep up with. Local, state, and federal compliance takes up a good bit of your time, apart from actually keeping your business profitable. In Maryland, your business needs a Certificate of Status, which is a document authorizing your  company to do business in the state. Having a CoS also indicates that your business is up-to-date on all taxes and reports. To assist you and Read More

5 Parties That May Be Liable in a Trucking Accident

The stakes are elevated in an auto accident involving 18-wheelers due to the number of parties that may be involved and the much greater risk of serious injuries and death compared to accidents involving passenger vehicles. When pursuing an insurance claim stemming from a trucking accident, it is helpful to know the parties that may be held liable – five of which are explained below.  Truck Driver. Actions Read More

What is the Process for Contesting a Will in Maryland?

With certain estates, especially larger ones, there is a great potential for acrimony among beneficiaries who may or may not be named in a Last Will and Testament. Simply feeling dismayed because you didn’t get the inheritance you were hoping for is not a pleasant feeling, but that is not sufficient grounds to formally contest the validity of a decedent's Will. There are other grounds legally recognized for Read More

Maryland Bicycle Accidents: Statistics, Laws, Safety Tips

As citizens become more health-conscious and environmentally conscious, there has been an increase in people who use bicycles as their primary form of transportation. Some urban and metro areas are slowly adapting to this shift, but there are still many situations in which bicyclists remain exposed to the possibility of accidents with motor vehicles and other cyclists. Because bicycles are considered vehicles by the Read More

4 Types of Unsafe Work Environments

In recent data released from 2017, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recorded more than 5,000 workplace fatalities. Sadly, the majority of workplace injuries and deaths are avoidable. If you suspect your workplace is unsafe, you should first talk to your supervisor or manager if you feel comfortable doing so. You may file a formal OSHA complaint if your workplace has not remedied the situation Read More

What Every Marylander Needs to Know About Auto Accident Liability

To break it down at its most basic level, “liability” means that you are responsible for negligence in causing an automobile accident. If you are liable for an accident, that means you completely or mostly caused the collision. Often, the liable driver, pedestrian, or passenger will have broken a rule of the road, such as running a red light, tailgating another car, or not yielding to oncoming traffic when merging Read More

Maryland Premises Liability Explained

Most property owners, whether commercial or residential, work hard to keep their premises in good condition. This is important for ensuring everything looks great, and also that those who visit are kept safe. Additionally, it is also essential for avoiding potential legal problems. Premises liability laws are in place to provide those injured due to the negligence of a property owner. Whether you own property Read More

Eminent Domain: The Difference Between Direct Condemnation and Regulatory Takings Trials

Eminent domain laws allow the government to take private property and use it for some type of public good, as long as the owner of the property is justly compensated and the public good is sufficiently important. These laws also allow a private company to take property, as long as it will be used for an important project that is intended to provide significant benefit to the public as a whole. These laws are commonly Read More

What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

What Happens If You Die Without a Will? When a resident of Maryland dies without making a Last Will and Testament, the rules of intestacy succession specified in the Maryland Code Chapter of Estates & Trusts will dictate who inherits the probate property of the deceased person. An intestate estate occurs when there was no Will from the deceased. Even if the person did not have a Will, heirs may need an estate Read More

Understanding Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables an individual (known as the principal) to select another individual or organization (known as the officer) to regulate their affairs if the individual issuing the power of attorney is unable to do so. There are various kinds of powers of attorney. All of these orders carry the same concept with them that the agent will have control over the affairs of a person, but Read More