How a Physician’s Apology Impacts Your Maryland Medical Malpractice Case If something goes wrong in a surgery and the surgeon apologizes, does that mean that he or she is admitting wrongdoing and accepting liability? Not necessarily. Maryland is on the 36 states that have enacted so-called “I’m Sorry” law that allows a physician to express his… Read More


  Arity, a unit of insurance giant Allstate, is tracking in-car smartphone use so that insurance companies can either punish or reward drivers, depending on how they use their phone while driving.  The technology works by using the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to sense whether the device is being moved — likely in a driver’s… Read More


Texting & Driving Statistics It can be hard to grasp the dangers of texting and driving, but once you know the facts, this hazardous habit starts to become a reality. In the United States: 26% of all car crashes in 2014 involved cell phone use. At least 9 people are killed every day because of a distracted driver. More than 1,000 people… Read More


It goes without saying the holiday season typically brings an increase in street crimes such as robbery, theft, assault and commercial/residential burglary. Here are some expert safety tips designed to increase your situational awareness and prevent you from becoming a victim.  Avoid large crowd gatherings.  Although this is often unavoidable, increase vigilance at shopping malls,… Read More


  So Proud: Congratulations to Rick Jaklitsch and Bob Farley on their selection to the 2018 Washington, DC Super Lawyers list. They are recognized for their demonstrated excellence in the practice of law. The honor is limited to no more than 5% of attorneys who practice in DC.… Read More


The state trooper just pulled you over on the interstate because you’re on your cell phone and texting while driving. In most states, that’s illegal. You probably even passed electronic billboards, some of them insulting, telling you not to text and drive. So what do you tell the officer when you hand over your license… Read More


Fall is in the air, finally. So it’s never too early to start preparing for winter driving. Here are some tips to ensure a safer drive before the flakes fly. Stock your vehicle with winter supplies, including a snow shovel, ice scraper, abrasive material such as sand, jumper cables, flashlight, blankets, water, food, and any… Read More


The Jaklitsch Law Group has been named as one of the 2017 Best Employers in Maryland. The awards program was created in 2017 and is a project of The Daily Record, Maryland SHRM State Council, Inc. and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best… Read More