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Miller & Zois is a national personal injury law firm. Although we are based in Maryland, our firm routinely handles severe personal injury cases nationwide, including Washington state. Our firm has helped injury victims in Washington get compensation in various types of cases across the state, including medical malpractice, birth injuries, major auto accidents, and everything else.

Washington Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements

$304,500 Verdict (King County 2023): The defendant was found liable for rear-ending the plaintiff’s vehicle. This incident resulted in severe neck and back injuries for one of the plaintiffs, including herniated discs in the cervical and lumbar regions. Furthermore, his spouse was awarded $4,500 for a loss of consortium claim. (Was this a wise claim to bring in a case like this?  Our accident lawyers would argue no in almost any herniated disc injury lawsuit.)

This page will discuss civil lawsuits being brought by former juvenile inmates at the Cheltenham You Detention Center who were the victims of sexual abuse at that facility. Countless young detainees at Cheltenham may have been victimized by staff or other offenders at the facility over the years. Thanks to a new law in Maryland, these victims are now coming forward and filing lawsuits to get financial compensation for their injuries.

About Cheltenham Youth Detention Center

Situated in Prince George’s County, Cheltenham operates as a secure detention center catering to both male and female juveniles awaiting court proceedings or placement in treatment facilities. It houses male juvenile offenders from the DC suburbs and southern Maryland: Prince George’s, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties.

Injuries to the neck and back are very common in car accidents. Even low-speed auto accidents often cause back and neck sprains or whiplash. Anyone who has injured their back or neck in a car accident knows how disruptive and debilitating these injuries can be. Getting back to “normal” often requires hours of treatment, physical therapy, and sometimes even surgery.

When you are injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you are legally entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Before pursuing an auto accident lawsuit for back or neck injuries, it might be helpful to understand the average settlement for car accident back and neck injuries and how and why settlement amounts are calculated the way they are.

Work With an Accident Lawyer to Get a Settlement for Neck and Back Injuries

On this page, we will provide an overview of the relevant points of Arkansas law in personal injury cases. We will also look at the average settlement value of personal injury cases in Arkansas.

Arkansas 3-Year Statute of Limitations

In Arkansas, similar to other states, there is a legal deadline known as a “statutes of limitation” governing the initiation of personal injury lawsuits in court. The general rule under Arkansas’s statute of limitations is 3 years from the date the claim accrues, but there are many exceptions to this rule.

Anyone who was the victim of sexual abuse at school can file a civil lawsuit against the school and get compensation. You can sue the school for failing to prevent the sexual abuse, even for incidents that happened decades ago. Any form or level of unwanted sexual touching can form the basis for a sexual abuse lawsuit.

This post will look at sexual abuse lawsuits filed against schools. These school sex abuse lawsuits can be brought by current or former students who were the victims of sexual abuse committed by a teacher or another student at school. Successful plaintiffs can get significant financial compensation.


Window tints laws require a significant amount of light to be transmitted in car windows. Once pulled over, a police officer may check to see if your car’s window tints are legal or not. You may ask yourself how police officers can do that. In addition to knowing how to check for too much tint, you must know the window tint laws in both Maryland and D.C.

How do the police determine if a window has too much tint?

The only way to determine if there is an actual violation of the statute is for the officer, after stopping the vehicle, to conduct a test utilizing a “two-piece window tint meter.” This handheld tool can read whether a car’s window has too much tint based on state or local laws that regulate the level of visible light transmission (VLT) that is allowed through a car’s windows. 

If the VLT level is below the legal limit, the officer may issue a citation for a window tint violation.

Doctors sometimes take advantage of patients for their own sexual gratification. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, assault or misconduct committed by a doctor or healthcare professional, you have the right to file civil lawsuit against that doctor and the hospital or healthcare company that they work for. Bringing a civil lawsuit is separate from pressing criminal charges and successful plaintiffs can get significant financial compensation.

A lawsuit for sexual abuse or assault can be filed against the doctor who committed the act, as well as the hospital or institution that employs them. Filing a civil claim is a separate legal procedure from bringing criminal charges. Whereas a criminal case can lead to prison for the offender, only through a civil case can a survivor exact compensation for the traumatic harm that was done to them.

The sexual abuse lawyers at Miller & Zois represent victims of sexual assault by medical professionals and doctors. We can hold doctors and their employers accountable and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at 800-553-8082.

ON this page we will look at who qualifies to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit. We will explain the criteria our firm uses to screen these cases and discuss the primary injuries involved in the vaginal mesh lawsuits.

What are the Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits About?

Transvaginal mesh, also referred to as vaginal mesh, is a specialized type of surgical mesh implant designed for reinforcing and strengthening weakened or injured tissue during surgical procedures. These mesh products are specifically crafted for female pelvic reconstructive surgeries, which are commonly performed to address issues like pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. These conditions result from the weakening of pelvic muscles, leading to the descent of organs such as the uterus, bladder, or rectum into the vaginal area. Surgical intervention aims to repair and fortify these weakened pelvic muscles.

Black licorice contains a compound from the licorice root that can cause consumers to suffer serious health issues including abnormal heart rates, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure. Many manufacturers of black licorice products have started using a synthetic version of this compound which is safer. Hersey and other companies, however, have refused to switch to the safer synthetic version.

There are product liability lawsuits against Hershey and other companies for failing to warn that their black licorice candy products can cause health problems. If you suffered an adverse reaction to black licorice resulting in serious health consequences, contact our office today for a free consultation.

Black Licorice Health Risks

In this post, we will talk about sciatica as an injury in accident lawsuits. Sciatica is a condition involving nerve pain from impingement on the sciatic nerve. It is something that we commonly see in personal injury lawsuits and it can potentially increase the settlement value of a case.


Average Neck and Back Injury Settlements

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