McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case and Personal Injury Claims: What is the truth?

The other night at a dinner party, an acquaintance asked me what type of law I practice.  When I mentioned that I do personal injury, the discussion quickly turned to the McDonalds “hot coffee” case.  Insurance companies and tort reformers still use the famous McDonalds “hot coffee” case from 1992 as “exhibit one” in their […]

How to lower your auto insurance rates

  In today’s economy, while average family is looking for ways to save money, the average motor vehicle insurance cost has risen to over $1,100 for a single driver policy. Many of us write a check to our insurance company, without thinking twice about how their premium is calculated, or why their insurance is so […]

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 […]