Author Archives: Jay Butchko
What Is A Maryland Landlord’s Duty For Security At Apartments?
When looking at data on residential leases across all U.S. states, the number of Maryland residents who rent their homes is comparatively high. Statistics indicate that 51 percent of individuals rent their homes in Baltimore, while 32.7 percent of households across the state are occupied by renters. If you are one of them, you… Read More »
Liability In Maryland Wrongful Death Cases
Accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries and disability in the U.S., but extremely serious incidents can also be deadly. Unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in America according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with almost 214,000 fatalities every year. While there are… Read More »
Legal Rights for Maryland Construction Workers Who are Injured or Killed in Highway Crashes
Construction workers who are killed in highway crashes in Maryland have legal rights that protect their families and dependents. The Baltimore Beltway (I-695), especially around the Woodlawn area in Baltimore County, is notoriously dangerous for construction workers who are exposed to distracted and negligent drivers. The families of construction workers killed in highway crashes… Read More »
4 Reasons You Need A Lawyer For A Maryland Truck Accident Case
Truck accidents on Maryland roads are more likely to cause fatalities, catastrophic injuries, and devastation when they occur. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are almost 4,500 fatal truck crashes annually, leading to more than 5,000 deaths. Taking a closer look, just 890 of these fatalities involved a person in… Read More »
DUI Accidents In Maryland: Comparing Criminal And Civil Cases
Drunk driving is illegal in all US states for a reason: An impaired motorist is more likely to cause a serious DUI accident, so making it a crime is the deterrent. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore the law and the safety risks. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MD DOT) reports that there are almost 6,700… Read More »
Why Is Distracted Driving In Maryland So Dangerous?
First off, distracted driving is dangerous because it causes so many car crashes. According to the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 3,150 people are killed in crashes involving driver inattention every year. This figure is a far cry from the 5,870 fatalities from 2008, at which point state governments began enacting legislation… Read More »
Pictures To Take After A Maryland Car Accident
Being involved in an auto crash is overwhelming even when it is minor, so you can imagine the chaos after a fatal or injury-causing collision. Unfortunately, statistics from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MD DOT) reveal that traffic collisions are common. There are more than 115,500 motor vehicle crashes every year in Maryland, leading… Read More »
Investigation Continues On Pedestrian Hit And Run In Maryland
As family and friends mourn the loss of their loved one in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, officials continue their investigation into the identity of the at-fault driver. According to a January 11, 2023 report from The Bay Net, Maryland State Police were dispatched to I-97 after a report of a collision involving a person… Read More »
Who Is Liable For Accidents At A Maryland Apartment Complex?
Statistics indicate that around one-third of Americans lease their living space, though the exact figures vary by state. According to the US Census Bureau, over 32 percent of people in Maryland live in rented housing for several benefits. You can rely on your landlord for repairs and maintenance, many costs are worked into your… Read More »
Maryland Check Cashing Money Services Businesses Have Rights When Checks Bounce
Check cashing companies are businesses that offer services to cash checks for individuals who do not have bank accounts or who need access to cash quickly. For many people, they offer a necessary service when other options are not available. In Maryland, check cashing money services companies may have the ability to pursue their… Read More »