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  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: March 26, 2024

If you have ever had the “privilege” of being pulled over by the police on a routine traffic stop, you know how stressful they can quickly become. And if you have the misfortune to say or do the wrong thing, you can quickly find yourself under arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). This article covers the basics you need to know about your rights and DUI law so the next time you get pulled over, you know what to do and say (or not!), including: Why you might not want to refuse a breath or blood sample, even if you are legally allowed to. How to hold on to your driving privileges as much as possible after a DUI arrest. The penalties for a DUI conviction and why you should always hire a DUI defense attorney. How Is Driving Under The Influence Defined Under Maryland Law? Driving Under the…Read More

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  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: March 26, 2024

While you are busy recovering from your injuries after an accident, your lawyer should be getting busy preparing an ironclad case for personal injury compensation. This article covers the most important points you need to consider when choosing your Maryland personal injury attorney: Why you do not need to know everything about your accident when you reach out to an attorney. Why you can always afford exceptional personal injury representation in Maryland. What sets the Bishop Law Group apart when it comes to handling trucking and car accidents. What Is A Personal Injury Attorney And When Do I Need One? The personal injury system exists to help drivers and passengers injured in car and truck accidents that were caused by someone else’s negligence. It allows them to obtain financial compensation for their injuries, time lost from work, and more – but it is not an easy system to navigate alone,…Read More

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  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: March 26, 2024

There are a lot of difficult decisions you will face after a car accident in Maryland, particularly surrounding your options for financial compensation. A personal injury claim is your only real path to recovering the losses and harm endured, but most ordinary people do not know how to handle one. This article answers many fundamental questions about the personal injury claim process in Maryland, including: How you can afford the medical treatment you need while waiting for your claim to settle. When to file your claim, and when to take it to trial. Why being ready to take your claim to trial is vital to obtaining the compensation you need. How Am I Going To Pay For Medical Bills While I Wait For My Personal Injury Case To Settle? It can be extremely stressful to face expensive medical bills and treatment costs without a financial safety net. Insurance companies know…Read More

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  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: March 26, 2024

If you have been injured in a terrible car accident, the worst of your trauma might be behind you, but the hard times are far from over. Unfortunately, while the personal injury system exists to obtain personal injury compensation, the insurance company paying for it will try to undermine you at every turn. This article explains what to expect from them and what to do, or not, after a Maryland accident and injury, including: The risks of speaking with the at-fault insurance company after an accident in Baltimore. Why you should never take an immediate offer from an insurance company. The tactics insurance companies will use to undermine your claim and how to beat them. What Can I Expect From The At-Fault Party's Insurance Company After A Personal Injury Claim Is Filed In Baltimore County? After an accident that was not your fault in which you endured injuries, Maryland law…Read More

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  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: December 21, 2022

If you were injured after someone crashed into the side of your vehicle, determining who is liable in a T-bone accident is crucial for your recovery. Proving fault in these cases can be complicated, as numerous factors can potentially be at play. The experienced car accident attorneys at The Bishop Law Group have helped crash victims throughout Maryland for years. We know the hardships you may be facing and we are committed to helping you pursue the maximum compensation you need to move forward. Determining Liability For A T-Bone Accident T-bone accidents occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. Almost all T-bone accidents happen at intersections and, in most cases, it is the driver who does the T-boning who is at fault. However, this isn’t always the case. Determining who is liable for a T-bone accident requires a careful examination of all the evidence available. This…Read More

A man in the driver's seat of a car with his head on the steering wheel, indicating possible driving under the influence.
  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: December 7, 2022

After getting pulled over for drinking and driving, many people wonder if they will go to jail after a DUI in Maryland. Like most states, Maryland imposes severe penalties for individuals who get caught driving under the influence of alcohol. These penalties include possible jail time. However, if you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), this does not mean that you will automatically go to jail. First-time offenders (and even repeat offenders) can avoid jail time in many cases; and, depending on the facts of your case, an experienced DUI defense lawyer may be able to help you avoid a conviction entirely. At the same time, however, it is important not to downplay the risks you are facing. While a defense lawyer may be able to help you avoid jail time, incarceration is a real possibility. To protect yourself, you need to execute a strategic defense, and you need to…Read More

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  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: November 30, 2022

If you are contemplating a divorce or dealing with any family-related legal issue, you probably have lots of questions. For example, along with questions about how best to handle your situation, you may also be wondering, “Should I hire a family lawyer or a divorce lawyer?” The attorneys at The Bishop Law Group have earned a reputation for excellence in a wide range of family law and divorce matters. We understand the hardships you may be facing, and we have the skill and compassion to help you through this difficult time. Choosing The Right Lawyer For Your Divorce Or Other Family-Related Legal Matter While some lawyers handle divorces exclusively, most lawyers who handle divorces also handle other family law matters. So, in most cases, there is no difference between a “family lawyer” and a “divorce lawyer.” When choosing a lawyer, rather than focusing on labels, you should look for a professional…Read More

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  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: October 27, 2022

If you or someone you love was harmed by a medical provider, you may be considering hiring a medical malpractice lawyer. A number of attorneys advertise that they handle medical malpractice cases; choosing the right one for your case can feel overwhelming. The accomplished attorneys at The Bishop Law Group have extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice. These cases are incredibly complex and require the knowledge, skill, and resources of a lawyer well-versed in both medicine and Maryland law. If a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional caused you harm, we want to hear your story. 10 Key Traits Of An Effective Medical Malpractice Lawyer Unfortunately, medical malpractice is alarmingly common, with Johns Hopkins Medicine reporting that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. To file a successful medical malpractice claim, you will need an experienced lawyer on your side. But, how do you choose the right lawyer…Read More

A man using his phone in front of a car after an accident.
  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: October 19, 2022

After a serious wreck, knowing what to do if a car accident was not your fault could make a difference in recovering the compensation you deserve. In most cases, you will need to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. However, there are other possibilities. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, you need to make sure you take the right steps—and you need to do so before you run out of time. The experienced attorneys at The Bishop Law Group have helped clients throughout Maryland achieve justice after a crash. If you were injured in a wreck caused by someone else’s recklessness or carelessness, we can help. We understand the hardships you may be facing and we are committed to helping you move forward with honesty and compassion. 7 Steps To Take After A Car Accident In Maryland Even if you are clearly entitled to financial compensation, filing a successful…Read More

After the accident, the truck overturned on the side of the road.
  • By: The Bishop Law Group
  • Published: October 13, 2022

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Baltimore, having a clear understanding of how truck accidents are different from car accidents can help your pursuit of justice. Truck accidents are different from car accidents in several ways, and recovering just compensation for your injuries will involve a different set of processes and procedures. To protect your legal rights, you need to make informed decisions, and you need to make sure you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your financial recovery. 7 Important Ways Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents So, what do you need to know after a truck accident in Baltimore? Here are seven important ways truck accidents are different from car accidents: 1. Small Mistakes Are More Likely To Have Big Consequences Due to the size and weight of 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks, even minor driving errors can have major consequences. While truck drivers should be…Read More

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