At the Stolarz Law Firm, we provide our clients quality legal counsel
in a broad variety of legal matters.
From straightforward issues to serious litigation, we offer the
experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws
a practice area below to learn more about the services we can offer.
have been involved in an automobile accident, there are some things you
need to remember:
Get the following information from the other driver:
Driver's full name, address, and phone number
Driver's license number
Vehicle owner's name and address from the registration card
Insurance company, policy number, and contact phone from the insurance
card (this is important if the insurance company is not one you are
not admit that it is your fault. Just give the other person your
you are injured, go to the emergency room or your personal doctor.
Call our office for assistance. Our office takes great pride in providing
prompt, courteous service and aggressive representation at rates which,
in some cases, are lower than those of other firms.
Our fee is 25% of gross recovery if the case is settled before a lawsuit
is filed. Once
all efforts to settle a claim are exhausted and a lawsuit is filed, our fee
is 33 1/3% of recovery. The fee is also adjusted if there is an appeal.
When cases are accepted on a contingency basis, we do not charge you any
expenses if there is no recovery.
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Medical mistakes can occur without warning, and you may be entitled to
compensation if the physician is the cause of the medical mistake.
will investigate your claim, without any cost to you, to determine whether
the conduct of the healthcare provider fell below the accepted standard of care.
Our office represents clients who have been injured as a result of:
● a medical mistake by a physician or
other healthcare provider
● a dental mistake by a physician
● the misdiagnosis of a medical condition
● the failure to diagnose cancer
● the administration of incorrect medication
● the administration of a dangerous
● a birth injury
● cerebral palsy
Our office also represents clients who have been injured by, or while
at, a hospital, a nursing facility, or an assisted-living facility.
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Fall-down, sometimes referred to as "slip and fall,"
are not as simple as they may seem. The reason for this is
that to establish fault, on the part of the owner or operator of the
premises where the fall occured, it must be established that the owner or
operator of the premises created the dangerous condition causing the fall, had notice of
the condition and did nothing about it, or by the
exercise of ordinary care should have discovered and fixed the dangerous condition.
In many cases, the owner of the premises refuses to accept responsibility
for the injuries, requiring the injured person to file a lawsuit to have a
court establish the owner's fault.
Many attorneys will not handle these types of cases. Our office, on the
other hand, has, over the years, represented numerous clients in fall-down
cases, with satisfactory results.
In a recent case, for example, the firm obtained a favorable verdict in
the Baltimore County Circuit Court against the Marley Station Shopping
Center where a customer tripped and fell over a recessed manhole cover in
the parking lot after sundown, resulting in a fracture of the hand.
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Our office provides aggressive representation in cases
of workplace injury.
Maryland's Workers' Compensation Law provides certain benefits for
workers injured on the job. In Maryland, in order for an injury to be
covered, the harm suffered by the employee must have been caused by an
"accidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of
employment." Those words from the Maryland statute are VERY important.
Just because a person is hurt "while working," "on the job," or "at work"
doesn't necessarily mean that the insurance will apply. On the other hand, if you can
prove that you have an occupational disease, you may be entitled to
Workers' Compensation benefits.
The following are important points to remember.
AN OFFICIAL CLAIM FORM MUST BE FILED. Just because the insurance
company is paying the medical bills and sending benefits to an injured
worker after an injury does not mean the claim is officially filed. If the proper
claim form is not filed within two years of the injury, the insurance
company may refuse to pay any benefits at any time, and will not be
required to do so after two years.
RIGHT TO MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT. The employer, either
directly or through an insurance company, is required to provide medical
care for the employee=s injury. Unless closed out by a settlement, the
medical care for the injury is available for the rest of the employee's
RIGHT TO CHOOSE THE TREATING DOCTOR. The employee has the right
to choose the physician to treat him for the work injury. Injured workers
are not required to go for treatment to a doctor designated by the
employer or the Workers' Compensation insurance company.
RIGHT TO TWO-THIRDS OF WEEKLY WAGES. Subject to some exceptions,
the Workers Compensation insurance company or the employer must pay 2/3
of the employee's average weekly wage if the employee is unable to work
after the injury. The employee may also recover mileage and other
transportation costs of traveling to a physician for treatment.
RIGHT TO AN AWARD FOR PERMANENT INJURY. If the work injury
results in total or partial permanent disability, the employee is entitled
to an additional monetary award.
RIGHT TO RETRAINING AND JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. In certain
cases where the injured employee is not totally disabled but is unable to
do the work at his job, the injured employee may be entitled to assistance
in finding a new position and job retraining.
YOU CANNOT BE TERMINATED FOR MAKING A CLAIM. It is against the law
to terminate a worker solely for filing a Workers' Compensation claim.
The foregoing information is offered for informational purposes
only. It is not to be construed as legal advice, because the information
provided above may not be applicable in every instance. Only an attorney
will be able to advise on the applicability of the above information to a
provides legal representation for discrimination which is a violation of
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), or
Discriminatory practices prohibited by these laws include the following:
Harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, or age
Retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination,
participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices
Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the
abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race,
age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities
Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or
association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, or
national origin, or an individual with a disability. Title VII also
prohibits discrimination because of participation in schools or places of
worship associated with a particular racial, ethnic, or religious group.
prohibition against discrimination extends to all aspects of employment,
● hiring and firing;
● compensation, assignment, or
classification of employees
● transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall
● job advertisements
● use of company facilities
● training and apprenticeship programs
● fringe benefits
● pay, retirement plans, and disability
● other terms and conditions of
foregoing information is offered for informational purposes only. It is
not to be construed as legal advice, because the information provided above
may not be applicable in every instance. Only an attorney will be able to
advise on the applicability of the above information to a specific case.
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In addition to employment cases, we handle numerous cases involving
citizen's civil rights. Many of the cases involve discriminatory
treatment of African Americans by commercial establishments.
We have also handled cases involving violations of the First Amendment,
the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the United States
Constitution, and the Maryland Declaration of Rights.
Other cases handled by this office involve the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
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The firm provides
representation in cases where the employer has failed to pay the employee
all that is due for work done by the employee. This includes unpaid
cases, Maryland law permits an employee to recover up to three times the
The law also
allows the employee to recover attorney fees for the attorney who secures
a judgment against the employer. The courts have interpreted Maryland law
to provide for the payment of reasonable and adequate attorney fees even
in cases where the unpaid wages are small.
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