Screwing the Pooch: Insurance companies and injury to your pet

A few years ago, Michael Jarboe flew from Miami to San Francisco with his 140 pound mastiff, Bam Bam.  Unfortunately, upon arrival in San Francisco, Mr. Jarboe was informed that his beloved pet did not survive the trip.  According to Mr. Jarboe, Bam Bam was left on the tarmac in a layover in Houston, without […]

What Does Your Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy Cover?

What does your insurance premium cover? Kristy came to me after she was t-boned in Gaithersburg, MD after the careless driver ran a red light at an intersection. She had broken two ribs and injured her back. Further, her 2011 Audi A8 had sustained substantial property damage. Kristy thought the insurance companies would be fair […]

Is the insurance company asking for a recorded statement? Just say no!

After a car accident, the insurance company will go on a fishing expedition to obtain information to harm your claim. Although they may tell you it is necessary to provide a recorded statement, it is your right to say no!

What is pain and suffering/non-economic damages? Am I entitled to compensation for it?

On a sunny, summer day, Victor was driving home from a long days work on the Clara Barton Parkway. Suddenly, a car being driven by a teenage driver slammed into Victor at over 80 miles per hour. Victor’s car was vaulted across multiple lanes of traffic before it fish-tailed and started flipping over. As his […]

Will the insurance company use “contributory negligence” to deny your claim?

What do Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Alabama and North Carolina have in common? These are the four states remaining that still follow the antiquated “contributory negligence” law. Under “contributory negligence”, if a victim is found to be even 1% responsible for their injury, they are completely barred from recovery. This harsh method of […]

Do you have a traumatic brain injury or concussion?

Sandra was rear-ended while stopped at a red light. The sudden impact caused her neck to be thrown forward, and then backwards, hitting the headrest. Sandra was late to an appointment, and because her bumper only had a small dent, she exchanged information with the careless driver, and went on her way. The next day, […]