Serious Lawyers for When It Matters Most

When someone else’s careless behavior causes an accident that results in an injury, the victim does not have to suffer the consequences alone. Our dedicated lawyers are here to help protect the rights of those in Maryland after an injury, seeking justice and compensation to help victims obtain the medical care and financial stability they deserve. In addition, our experienced lawyers routinely assist clients with a variety of other legal matters, including criminal and traffic law, family law, and estate planning.

Truck Accidents

Most people don’t realize that truck crashes are different. The law is different than from car accidents---Federal and state regulations need to be considered---and the evidence and facts that really matter tend to be much more complicated. Truck crashes often result in significant injuries for drivers and passengers of smaller cars. Victims may suffer permanent disabilities, lose the ability to earn a living, or even lose their lives as a result of a semi crash. Bruce Poole, Esq. is a member of the national Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA), National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group, and he is one of the few member attorneys practicing within the mid-Atlantic region. Together with The Poole Law Group team, he helps truck accident victims across Maryland get proper compensation for their losses and holds the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the freight, the manufacturer of the cab, trailer or other vehicle part, and others potentially liable for the accident.

Auto Accidents

In an instant, an auto accident can occur and change your life. Car crashes can result in serious physical injuries, emotional recovery, missed work, lost wages, and more. It can be especially difficult to deal with your injuries and move forward with your life when it was another person’s careless behavior that caused your suffering. Fortunately, Western Maryland accident victims don’t have to shoulder these burdens alone.

The experienced lawyers at the Poole Law Group represent individuals who have been hurt in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver. Our legal team can help you seek justice and secure the compensation you and your family need to successfully move forward after a crash. Call our Hagerstown office today or take a moment to fill out our online contact form to learn more about how we may be able to help.

Paratransit Accidents

Paratransit accidents are complex---the attorney must actively practice personal injury law and have a practiced understanding of ADA compliance, the regulations and best practices involved in wheelchair securement, lift operations, and paratransit mobility vehicles, and the responsibilities of and interplay between local and state regulatory bodies, among other aspects. Because of Maryland's tight rules on contributory negligence, the attorney will need to consider the health and/or any contributory factors brought about by the client or victim.  

Oftentimes the paratransit companies will have multiple active or closed claims against them yet are able to place the victim or his/her family through legal hoops specifically selected to run out the statute of limitations (e.g., the time allowed for the victim or family members to sue).  The companies' insurers are part of the game, too.  If your attorney is known to be one who settles pennies on the dollar or just always settles for fear of going to court, you can bet that pennies on the dollar are what you'll be offered.  If your attorney is known to be one who will take the case up to a jury trial, if needed, your option for justice just expanded exponentially.

Mass Torts: Opioids (MDL 2804)

The Poole Law Group is Maryland counsel for a consortium of law firms that are leading the mass tort action against the opioid distributors and manufacturers. The consortium is a litigation team of Baron & Budd, PC, Levin Papantonio, et al., and four other associated firms. The mass tort action is against the drug manufacturers and distributors (e.g., McKesson, Mallinckrodt, Purdue Frederick, Cardinal Health, and others) who have failed to detect and report suspicious orders of opioids, despite being required to do so by federal and state law. To learn more about the mass tort action, please visit this page.  

Mass Torts: Hernia Mesh (Information Coming Soon)

Civil Trial Work

For years, Bruce Poole and AJ Serafini have represented clients who have found themselves in need of legal representation and proper defense whether in District Court or Circuit Court.  Civil trial work can involve all types of disputes—those based in contracts, businesses, real estate, or other areas—that are headed to court.

Workers' Compensation

Maryland state workers' compensation laws are designed to protect people who are injured, disabled, or even killed on the job. Arthur Schneider and AJ Serafini can access your claim, then guide you through the often tedious and complex workers' compensation benefits available. They will work to get you the best compensation under the law.

Family Law

The Poole Law Group delivers the caring and experienced support your family needs. We are, each of us, keenly aware through years of representing clients through divorce and custody proceedings, just how difficult these times in a person’s life can be.

Nursing Home Abuse

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult choices a person will ever have to make. While many assisted living facilities offer care and protection for elderly relatives, some of these care homes may neglect or abuse residents, causing their health to decline rapidly. If your loved one was injured, abused, or died suddenly while under nursing home care, we can get the answers you deserve.

Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts

If you need an estate plan, will, trust, financial powers of attorney, advance medical directive or assistance with probate matters, we can help you understand the various options available to you, make informed decisions, and take the necessary steps to accomplish your objectives. Based in Hagerstown, Maryland, The Poole Law Group provides estate planning, will, trust and probate law services to clients throughout Western Maryland.