What Is Contributory Negligence and How Might It Affect Your Maryland Personal Injury Case?

Most states have implemented a legal doctrine known as comparative negligence which allows personal injury plaintiffs to still claim damages even though they were partially to blame. A small handful of other states employ something called contributory negligence, which invalidates a plaintiff's claim entirely if he or she were even a little...

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A Law Firm Dedicated to Helping the Injured, One Client at a Time

At Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P., we have represented people in all facets of personal injury litigation for over a quarter century. Our Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia injury lawyers protect the rights of workers, and speak out for those hurt by defective products, exposure to dangerous substances—such as asbestos—or hazardous work places. We work...

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Road Rage: A Growing Problem on American Roadways

“Road rage” is a budding problem among frustrated drivers, and can include rude movements, calling out insults or deliberately driving in a threatening, dangerous way. Sadly, too many of us have seen or heard of this kind antagonistic behavior by a driver. Over 1,200 cases of road rage are reported every year, many leading to...

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Driver Crashes Into Traffic Stop, Seriously Injures Prince George’s County Officer

According to CBS DC, an out-of-control, reckless driver crashed into three police cruisers, seriously injuring a 26-year-old police officer during a traffic stop in Prince George’s County. Authorities reported that the five-vehicle collision took place on Pennsylvania Avenue near Walters Lane in Forestville, Maryland. [ubermenu-map address="Forestville, MD" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] Three police officers were outside their...

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What Is a Third Party Claim? Our Attorneys Explain This Aspect of The Law

Workers compensation law varies from state to state, meaning that the way the law applies to your situation in Maryland may not be the case in Virginia. There are also different aspects of workers compensation law that the average worker may not be aware of, such as third party claims. In most cases, workers are...

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