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  • Tort Cases Against the Government
    Tort Cases Against the Government
    Sometimes an accident, or other negligence, is caused by a government employee who is operating within the scope of his or her employment. Whether it's a federal employee, employee of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, a local city, or a county in the metropolitan area, a claim for negligence may be successfully made by a victim. Of course, the
  • The Most Dangerous Tech Products
    The Most Dangerous Tech Products
    From Techlicious: The electronic products in our homes enhance our lives in countless ways. But these devices can also be among the most dangerous products we have––putting some of us, especially young children and the elderly, at risk of serious injury or even death. The risks run from flat-panel TVs that topple onto toddlers to button-sized batteries that become poisonous pills.
  • Back-to-School Safety
    Back-to-School Safety
    Consumer Product Safety Commission While you’re scrambling to pull together fall clothes and school supplies, and sort through your transportation options, be sure to keep a few safety tips in mind: Many schools are now joining the First Lady’s Let’s Move Initiative and/or the Safe Routes program to encourage walking or biking to school. Whether you’re part of one of these movements or your
  • Who’s the best Personal Injury Attorney in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia?
    Who’s the best Personal Injury Attorney in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia?
    To say which firm is the best is impossible as there are so many factors that go into it; and ultimately, the answer is very subjective. However, to understand what makes a firm worth hiring, it's important to first know what a Personal Injury law firm does. A successful firm in this field will be handling dozens of cases at
  • Awards and Recognition Received by Gelb & Gelb, P.C.
    Awards and Recognition Received by Gelb & Gelb, P.C.
    Most recently, our firm was honored by the readers of the National Law Journal. That is probably the most important award that we have been recognized with. I say that not to belittle the other awards and recognitions we have received, but really because this was bestowed on the firm, and myself in particular, by other lawyers, and to rank
  • Gelb & Gelb Voted by DC Readers as a Legal Times Finalist
    Gelb & Gelb Voted by DC Readers as a Legal Times Finalist
    The Legal Times readers in the Washington DC Metro Area have voted Gelb & Gelb P.C. as a finalist in the category of Best Malpractice Representation.
  • Weighing Litigation Versus a Pre-Litigation Offer
    Weighing Litigation Versus a Pre-Litigation Offer
    There are several important factors to weigh in deciding whether to accept an offer of settlement, prior to filing suit, or filing and proceeding to trial. These considerations are: (1) economics (cost), (2) time, and (3) upside/downside. The cost of filing suit may include an increased contingent fee percentage paid to the plaintiff’s attorney. Contingent fee agreements often provide for
  • CPSC and USFA Warn About Deadly Dangers That Can Linger After Hurricane Irene Passes
    CPSC and USFA Warn About Deadly Dangers That Can Linger After Hurricane Irene Passes
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly dangers that can remain even after Hurricane Irene strikes. Consumers need to be especially careful during a loss of electrical power, as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire increases at that time. In order to power lights,