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  • Must I Go To Trial For My Personal Injury?
    Must I Go To Trial For My Personal Injury?
    In our 70 years of practicing personal injury law in Washington, D.C., and Maryland, we are often asked about the likelihood of going to trial. Only 3% of personal injury cases make it to trial. That statistic should immediately tell you that you will likely not have to go to court to get the compensation you deserve. But there are
  • Do Personal Injury Victims Exaggerate?
    Do Personal Injury Victims Exaggerate?
    The general public holds a misconception. When some think of a personal injury lawsuit, they think of a money grab. They see a get-rich-quick scheme that can absolve them of a mountain of debt. When I was an undergrad at Penn State, there was a running joke on campus that if a bus owned by the school hit you, you
  • Legal Term Breakdown
    Legal Term Breakdown
    A barrier that inhibits countless injury victims from reaching out to a personal injury lawyer is the unknown. There is so much unknown about the process -  that can be intimidating. At Gelb & Gelb, we welcome questions. This blog post aims to provide some basic information that will give you the framework to confront your legal challenges. List of
  • Personal Injury Consultation: What to Expect
    Personal Injury Consultation: What to Expect
    A consultation with a personal injury attorney may be daunting at first. After an injury, you likely are in unknown territory with mounting medical expenses and unsure where to turn. In these situations, you need someone to fight for you. The best part about a consultation is that it is free. This distinguishes personal injury law from most other fields
  • Personal Injury Mediation: The Definitive Guide
    Personal Injury Mediation: The Definitive Guide
    Below is everything you need to know about mediation in a personal injury context. Please feel free to contact our office for a more in-depth explanation based on the facts of your case. What is Mediation Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a form of negotiation that involves a neutral, unbiased third party. The role of
  • How to Get a Police Report in Maryland
    How to Get a Police Report in Maryland
    While a police report is not binding, it can influence a settlement negotiation. The insurance companies sometimes rely on the information in the report when deciding whether to deny liability. A report may say one person is liable, and a court may later determine the opposite. However, a report does provide some value before a court. Especially if another driver
  • Average Settlement Amount in Maryland
    Average Settlement Amount in Maryland
    The average settlement amount is among the most common questions when practicing personal injury law in Maryland. Of course, no case is the same. Even if the average is one number, it provides no reasonable indication as to what your case may settle for. Many factors include age, employment status, annual income, loss of income due to injury, extent of
  • Is Washington, D.C. a No-fault State?
    Is Washington, D.C. a No-fault State?
    After nearly 70 years of practicing personal injury law in the District of Columbia, a common insurance question we get is whether D.C. is a no-fault state. There is often confusion likely because D.C. has unique laws on this topic. Additionally, the laws in D.C. often interact with the laws and insurance policies of Maryland and Virginia. In general, no-fault