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Victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault can file civil lawsuits against their abuser and other third parties, such as schools, churches, etc. Our sex abuse lawyers help victims get financial compensation by filing civil lawsuits against parties who negligently allowed the abuse to occur or failed to prevent it. New laws in Maryland have made it easier for victims of childhood sex abuse to bring civil lawsuits, even when the abuse occurred decades ago.

In this post, we will discuss the process of filing a civil lawsuit for sexual abuse in Maryland. We will look at the relevant laws regarding sex abuse and, specifically, clergy abuse lawsuits and the average settlement value of these cases.

Maryland Sex Abuse Lawsuits News & Updates

Maryland car accident law is a complex field that covers multiple aspects of automobile accidents, insurance, liability, and compensation for victims. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss how accident claims are valued for settlement, uninsured motorist law, contributory negligence, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, and the minimum car insurance requirements in Maryland. We will also look at the average payout in Maryland car accident cases and summarize some recent settlements and verdicts.

Determining Settlement Amounts in Maryland

Before we dig into the law, victims what to talk about how their claims are valued for settlement because they want to know what their car accident claim is worth. This process involves evaluating the extent of the injuries, property damage, and other losses suffered by the victims. Several key factors are considered when valuing a claim, including:

The Baltimore car accident lawyers at Miller & Zois have delivered millions in compensation to the victims of auto collisions over the years.

Our goal in every Baltimore, MD car accident claim our attorneys take is to get the maximum amount of compensation for our clients. Our accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless and until we get compensation in your case.

This page will look at the topics and questions that really matter to people who are considering whether to file an auto accident lawsuit and which personal injury law firm in Baltimore to hire:

On this page, our birth injury lawyers in Maryland write about these lawsuits.  We talk about thee labor and delivery cases that tend to be successful and look at settlement amounts and jury payouts in these claims.

The term birth injury means physical injuries or damage to a newborn baby that is caused by something that occurs during the process of labor and delivery. A majority of birth injuries are the direct result of mistakes or negligence by doctors and healthcare providers. In many cases, injuries during birth can leave a child disabled for life.

In Maryland, parents are legally entitled to compensation when their child suffers a birth injury caused by negligence.  In this post, we will outline the relevant Maryland birth injury malpractice law and the value of birth injury lawsuits in Maryland.

In this post, we will look at medical malpractice lawsuits in Maryland and their settlement value. First, we will look at recent verdicts and reported settlements from actual medical malpractice cases in Maryland. We will also review some of the laws and procedural rules in Maryland that are applicable to medical malpractice cases and we will review the most common types of malpractice cases that we see in Maryland.

Settlement Value of Maryland Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases have a higher average settlement value compared to all other types of personal injury cases. The average settlement value for medical malpractice cases nationally is around $300,000 to $380,000. The median settlement in medical malpractice lawsuits is slightly lower at $250,000. For malpractice lawsuits against healthcare providers that go to trial and win, the average jury verdict nationally is just over $1 million. These are national statistics, both the average and median settlement value of medical malpractice cases in Maryland is significantly higher than the national averages.

Testimony from a critical witness can often make or break a tort case at trial. But sometimes, the witness testimony the jury never hears can be even more critical in shaping the outcome. This leads to frequent battles over absentee witnesses.

The “missing witness” rule in Maryland, also known as the “failure to call a witness” rule, is a legal principle that allows a party to make an argument or inference in a trial based on the failure of the opposing party to call a witness who might know essential facts relevant to the case. This rule – although technically not a rule – is designed to address situations where a party possesses evidence that could be helpful to their case but does not present that evidence at trial.

In this post, we will look at the so-called “missing witness rule” under Maryland law and how it may come up in a personal injury trial.

If you or a family member have been the victim of violence (assault, robbery, rape, murder, etc.) at a business, shopping center, apartment complex, or any other type of commercial property, you may be able to sue the property owner for failing to provide adequate security. These lawsuits are commonly referred to as negligent security cases.

Maryland allows plaintiffs who bring a successful negligent security lawsuit to recover meaningful financial compensation. On this page, our injury lawyers look at Maryland negligent security cases and how to get compensation for personal injuries or death. We will also look at the potential settlement payout value of negligent security lawsuits in Maryland by summarizing recent reported settlements and verdicts in prior cases.

When Can You File a Negligent Security Lawsuit

morgan state lawsuitA Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has given the “go ahead” for a student’s lawsuit to proceed – for now, at least – against Morgan State University, denying a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit.

Awful details here.  The 23-year-old Plaintiff has filed suit against Morgan State for failing to act to protect students and visitors on the university campus.  The lawsuit, which seeks more than $75,000 on each of three counts consistent with Maryland’s new law not to ask for specific damages in the Complaint,  was filed as a result of a horrific beating that the Plaintiff received by the hands of a man later found not criminally responsible due to mental illness.

The lawsuit alleges that there was foreseeability on the school’s part that something bad would happen.  That’s where the claim gets a little tricky.   The attacker, prone to violent outbursts at college events, attacked the Plaintiff with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, blinding him in one eye.  The lawsuit states that the warning signs were there, but that Morgan State failed to act.  Previously found wielding a machete on campus, and known to leave satanic rants on social media sites, the attacker has since been arrested on a separate case.  Charged with murder, it is alleged that he killed and dismembered a family friend, and consumed some of the deceased’s organs.

These are North Carolina medical malpractice statistics of interest. Unless otherwise indicated, the statistics are from 1998-2009.

  • There are an average of 566 medical malpractice lawsuits filed in North Carolina each year, or one-quarter of one percent of the lawsuits filed in North Carolina. For those who think malpractice lawsuits are increasing in number: there were 496 malpractice lawsuits in 2009, the last year studied.
  • Said another way, from 1998 through 2009, the number of all civil case filings in North Carolina
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