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We are a large and successful personal injury practice in the metropolitan area that aggressively represents clients who have been injured through no fault of their own. Our firm's size and experience enable us to match the resources of even the largest opposing insurance companies and defendants. Over half of our new clients come from referrals from prior satisfied clients. We have grown to have four office locations and over 30 dedicated legal staff members. Our attorneys are recognized by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, America's Top 100 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and Maryland Super Lawyers. Because we have a staff of recognized trial lawyers who are willing to fight cases in court, over 90% of our cases settle without litigation.


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What is the Sudden Medical Emergency Defense?

A driver may be relieved of liability in a car accident in some situations in which a medical condition is the cause. The rationale behind the sudden medical emergency defense is that there is no...

What is the Effect of a Product Recall on a Defective Product Claim?

A product recall is a request from a product manufacturer for consumers to take certain action because of the discovery of safety issues or defects. In some cases, the request involves taking the product in...

What does it mean that my vehicle is a total loss?

  When someone is in a motor vehicle accident, and it is not their fault, we typically will contact the insurance company for the at-fault driver and schedule a repair estimate. Typically, the insurance company...

What Are The Limits On Damages In Virginia Personal Injury Cases?

Generally speaking, there are no damage caps on personal injury cases in Virginia. That essentially means that on standard claims, the amount of economic and non-economic damages is not limited by provisions of the state...

What Information Will An Attorney Need From Me For My Car Accident Case?

When you have been injured in an automobile accident though the fault of another person, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case.  While the attorney will assist...

What Rights Do I Have If I Am Injured On Another Person’s Property Due To Negligence?

Maryland Slip and Fall Law When people think about personal injuries, they mainly think about car accidents.  However, one can suffer injuries through other kinds of accidents. While people’s initial reaction to a slip and...

What Is PIP (Personal Injury Protection Coverage) And How Does It Work In Maryland?

Q.        What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP)? A.         Personal Injury Protection is a type of coverage under one’s automobile insurance coverage that pays for the medical bills, loss of income and other expenses, like...

I Was Injured In A Bus Accident. What Should I Do?

Bus Accidents are sometimes much more complicated than a 'run-of-the-mill' car accident case. The law varies in this area depending on the particular facts of each case and therefore it is imperative that you speak...

Why Won’t The Insurance Company Total My Car?

Laws on this issue can vary from state to state. Therefore, you should always consult directly with an attorney to determine the law that applies to your specific situation. Generally speaking, however, the term, "total...

Can I Use A Cell Phone While Driving In Maryland?

Minor Drivers may not operate a cell phone at any time while driving under MD Code, Transportation § 21-1124.2, unless they are calling 9-11. This ban includes the usage of hands free or Bluetooth devices. Adult drivers,...

What Is A Diminished Value Claim For Property Damage And How Do I Make One?

This topic was previously discussed in one of our Diminished Value Library Articles. You can access the whole article here.

What Are The Various Kinds Of Motor Vehicle Insurance Types In Maryland?

In Maryland every vehicle is supposed to carry at least minimum insurance coverage. Failure to do so can result in hefty fines and penalties. But is the minimum insurance really enough? Before you can determine...

How Can Someone From The Korean Community Find A Good Personal Injury Lawyer For Their Car Accident Case In Maryland Or Virginia?

1.  Research the lawyer’s credentials. Does the lawyer have a good reputation in the Korean community? Has the lawyer spent decades representing Korean Americans for car accident and injury cases before many other “Korean Accident...

What Are The Compensation Limits On A Maryland Personal Injury Claim?

If you were the victim of a negligent act by a non-employer third party, it is important you know what damages you can and cannot be compensated for. Like many states, Maryland law places caps,...

When Is A Driver Negligent?

In it's simplest form, "Negligence" is the failing to do what a reasonable person would do under the same or similar circumstances, or otherwise taking some action that falls outside the reasonable person standard. It...

When Is An Owner Liable For His Dog Biting Another Person In Virginia?

Virginia does not have a specific statute that controls personal injury liability for dog bites. Instead the practice is for owners of dogs and other animals to be held liable only if the claimant can...

What Is Discovery?

What is Discovery in a Maryland Car Accident? There is a lot of activity that goes on outside the courtroom as attorneys are preparing a civil case for trial. Discovery is the pre-trial phase in...

If I Make A Personal Injury Protection Coverage Claim (PIP), Can My Insurance Company Raise My Premiums?

NOTE: the following is not legal advice. If you have questions about your specific case, right to make a PIP claim or how to make a PIP claim, please consult with an attorney. Generally speaking:...

What if I lost my job due to an accident and cannot work?

Most employers understand if you are unable to work due to a car accident when adequate communication is provided. We therefore encourage our clients to remain in communication daily with their employer’s to keep them...

What if I am not a legal citizen. Can I still make a claim for injury in Maryland or Virginia? Will the claim affect my citizenship status?

Any communications you make to your attorney which you wish to remain privileged, cannot be disclosed by your attorney, and are protected by the attorney client privilege. Secondly, all injured victims are protected equally under...

What if I am involved in a catastrophic or serious accident and its clear that it’s the other person’s fault? Do I still need to hire an attorney?

Please note: the following is not legal advice. Do not assume the facts herein are applicable to your case without talking to a lawyer. Each case is unique and results depend on a variety of...

What states, cities and counties does your law firm service?

We serve and represent injury victims in the following areas in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Maryland - Annapolis, Arbutus, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Bethesda, Bowie, Cambridge, Catonsville, Centreville, Columbia, Dundalk, Easton, Ellicott City,...

When should I give a recorded statement after an auto accident?

This topic was previously discussed in our injury blog in the article entitled: "Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company Before Talking to a Lawyer?" You can access the full blog posting...

I need a rental car after an accident. How will this be handled? Who will pay for my rental?

Our firm understands the inconvenience and stress placed on an individual as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The last thing a victim wants to worry about is a replacement vehicle and how they...

If I settle my property damage claim, can I still make a claim for “bodily injuries” in Maryland?

Yes. Typically property damage claims are resolved separately. If you settle your property damage claim, it will not affect your ability to later make a personal injury claim unless you waive those rights in the...

An uninsured driver struck me. How can I recover if he had no insurance?

If one is involved in a car accident and suffers injuries but the person causing the accident either runs away or does not have insurance you may not know what to do. Many people have...

I was involved in a serious accident and may need to be hospitalized. If I need future care, how will that be handled?

When one is seriously injured in a car accident one may be faced with a very large hospital bills and will be facing extensive future care such as physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our office will...

I’ve been injured on the job in Maryland. Is my employer responsible?

If you have been injured in Maryland while at work, you should call Bob Katz today. You may be entitled to benefits for temporary disablement as well as permanent disabilities. You may also be entitled...

How long will my injury case take?

Cases can take a long time to resolve. Even with an aggressive personal injury lawyer fighting for your recovery. What many clients do not realize is that cases typically cannot resolve until an injured client...

How do I pay for medical care if I do not have insurance? Who is going to pay for my medical bills?

Most people do not have the ability to pay for medical care up front. In many cases, an attorney will be able to work with the hospital’s billing department as well as other medical providers...

What states, cities and counties does your law firm service?

We serve and represent injury victims in the following areas in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Maryland - Annapolis, Arbutus, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Bethesda, Bowie, Cambridge, Catonsville, Centreville, Columbia, Dundalk, Easton, Ellicott City,...

Can I ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in Maryland?

It depends. Maryland Code generally prohibits driving any kind of vehicle on the sidewalk under Title 21 of the Vehicle Laws. The code lists bicycles as an exception only where permitted by local ordinance. Different...

What languages does your law firm support?

We at Bob Katz are multicultural and multilingual. What this means to our clients is that we have many translators available on-hand that speak various languages, including but not limited to Korean, Spanish, Russian and...

What are the Shared Fault Rules of Neligence in Virginia?

Virginia has a shared fault rule that is relatively harsh on the claimant when compared to other states in the USA. This is one of the few states that retain the law of Contributory Negligence....

What is the Role of an Expert Witness in a Personal Injury Case?

The Role of Experts in Personal Injury Cases Generally, there are two types of witnesses that may be involved with an accident case: Eyewitnesses who were present at the scene of the incident and have...

What do I do if I was struck by a hit-and-run driver who left the scene of the accident?

1. If you have been injured, seek medical treatment. 2. Regardless of whether you have been injured, call the police and report the accident immediately. It is imperative that you tell the police everything you...

What is gap insurance and why do I need it?

Gap insurance usually costs a few hundred dollars and may cover you if you are in an accident and your car is deemed a total loss but the total loss offer is not enough to...

What should I do immediately after a car accident in maryland? (Or Virginia)

What to Do Immediately After a Maryland Car Accident The period of time immediately after an auto accident can be confusing. If the accident was substantial, then there may be significant property damage or injuries...

Why do I need to contact a lawyer immediately after a catastrophic injury?

When one is involved in a serious accident that leaves a victim with a permanent injury and the need for extensive medical care, it is very important that you hire the right attorney to handle...

What recourse do I have if someone I love was killed in an accident?

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in Maryland, you may be entitled to compensation. Generally, a lawsuit against the party who negligently caused the death can be made by...

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by a bump or blow to the head that disrupts normal brain function. TBI could be as mild as a brief change in consciousness or...

Can Talking on the Phone While Driving Make You Liable In a Maryland Car Accident Case?

A growing body of research supports the claim that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous, in large part because most people have difficulty dividing their attention between the cognitive demands of driving and...

What kind of “Personal Injury” cases does your firm handle?

Our firm is experienced in handling a variety of "personal injury" matters throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. We regularly accept cases and represent victims who have been injured due to: Automobile Accidents Worker’s Compensation...

What can I do if I was struck as a pedestrian?

Seek out medical care: This may seem obvious, but it is surprising the number of people who refuse to seek out medical care immediately and who think they are fine after being struck by a...

Q: What is a lawyer “contingency fee?”

An attorney's "contingency," fee is a fee that is agreed upon prior to the commencement of the attorney’s representation of the client. Typically, these fees vary depending on the complexity of the type of claim...

What are the compensation limits on a Maryland personal injury claim?

If you were the victim of a negligent act by a non-employer third party, it is important you know what damages you can and cannot be compensated for. Like many states, Maryland law places caps,...

How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Maryland after being injured in an accident?

Maryland Statute of Limitations Statutes of limitations are procedural laws that set how long a plaintiff, or a person who is injured, has to file a lawsuit. A statute of limitations is, in essence, the...

Can I get personal injury legal advice on the internet?

NO! Accurate personal injury legal advice is not provided online. Not by our firm, or any other reputable firm that we know of. Our firm only provides legal advice to our actual clients. These are...

Can a health care insurer be repaid from a personal injury settlement?

Yes, this is quite a common scenario. Most health insurance policies have "subrogation" language that allows the insurance company to be repaid for the amount paid out on medical bills if the insured person receives...

How Much Money Will I Receive From My Maryland Personal Injury Case?

Placing a value on a Maryland personal injury case is difficult. There are many factors to consider. Who is Responsible? (How Did the Injury Occur?) How the injury occurred is very important. As Maryland is...

Overview of Catastrophic Injuries in Maryland Personal Injury Cases While any type of injury can be painful, certain types of bodily harm lead to more intense physical, emotional, and...

The Road to Self-Driving Cars Once a dream for the future, self-driving cars may be within reach as manufacturers continue to develop and test models...

Victim of Maryland Boating Accident May Face Legal Challenges and Affirmative Defenses The sole survivor of a boating accident that killed three others during a 2016 fishing tournament is now suing the...

Maryland: PIP, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Other Coverages Briefly Explained You are probably familiar with your rights to recover compensation if you are injured in an auto accident. In most...

About Multi-Vehicle Car Accidents Liability Challenges with Multiple Vehicle Crashes When one motorist sustains an impact, many other vehicles on the road may be...

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