If you’ve reached this page, it’s likely that you or a loved one recently suffered a personal injury and have some questions such as:
Our personal injury lawyers are here to help. With years of experience handling injury claims throughout the state, we understand the trauma and feelings of helplessness that can arise. We’ve also seen what it takes for claims to be successful in front of judges and juries, and we want to help you fight for justice too.
Personal injuries occur much more regularly than most people think. Similarly, most folks don’t understand the distress and pain felt by victims who suffer permanent physical disability and disfigurement.
But our experienced legal team personally knows this grief. They’ve also felt the relief and empowerment that comes with pursuing and achieving justice along with victims, and if you’ve suffered at the hands of another’s negligence, they want to help you too.
Contact us today via our 24/7 helpline or the form on this page for a no-obligation consultation. Your legal case review is also free, so you can get the critical answers you need and be able to make the best decision for yourself and your family free of cost.
It’s normal for those who suffer personal injuries to downplay the gravity of their incidents. If the injury occurred in the workplace, many will try to get back to their duties as soon as physically possible. In other cases, victims may even avoid going to the doctor altogether for fear of substantial medical costs.
It happens far too often that individuals who become victims of injuries, whatever the circumstances, don’t consider their trauma to be “serious enough” for a legal claim. This is why it is so important to understand what the legal code of the state of Maryland considers to be a personal injury; fortunately, it is quite simple:
If a person suffers any kind of damage at the hands of another (person or entity,) then they can pursue a lawsuit for personal injury. Additionally, while the general term “personal injury” seems to refer exclusively to bodily harm, it also encompasses things like damage to personal property.
Through an injury lawsuit, the plaintiff will attempt to recover the damages they suffered from the defendant. But for a defendant to be found liable for the damages, it must be proven that they acted negligently, whether in whole or in part.
Negligence is a second vital component of an injury claim. If damages occur but no negligence is found, then the plaintiff will not receive any kind of compensation. This results from a court ultimately deciding that the defendant was not responsible in any way for the damages, and therefore not liable for repayment.
While it may sound simple enough to prove liability in court, choosing to work with a personal injury law firm can be one of the most important decisions one can make in this situation.
But what do personal injury attorneys do that makes them so critical in the legal process?
As with doctors, legal professionals also chose an area of the law in which to become experts; personal injury lawyers or attorneys specialize in tort and injury claims. This is a very broad field of law and can include lawsuits and claims such as:
As you can see, each of the above examples can encompass a multitude of different situations. However, as we explained previously, all of them require some type of damage or loss to have occurred for the legal claim to be viable.
What the personal injury lawyer and their team bring to the table is knowledge, experience, and presence.
The legal knowledge is required to construct effective arguments for victims’ claims to stand upon. The experience improves upon the knowledge, allowing the legal team to foresee the tactics to be employed by the defendant’s legal team and prepare adequately. Lastly, by their sheer presence, the lawyers defending the victim make it clear that there is no intention to back down. If the defendant decides to take the claim all the way to court, the plaintiff’s legal team will be there – every step of the way.
Once victims of injuries become aware of the fact that pursuing compensation through a lawsuit is within their reach, they may still be apprehensive to take the first step. This should be very concerning given the fact that one of the few ways victims have of receiving any financial help after a personal injury is through a lawsuit.
Many persons think their insurance plans will cover all the medical expenses, and they’re often terribly shocked to see their provider cut their benefits after a certain period of time. But lawsuits filed in the civil justice system of Maryland can account for expenses caused by the injury that an insurance plan would never cover.
For example, a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland can provide financial compensation for damages like:
With these points in mind, it’s easy for someone who suffered an injury to ask themselves:
It may be easy to look at past case rulings and pre-trial settlements and to try to estimate how much a potential claim is worth. However, any estimate given before the case evolves through the legal process is likely to be inaccurate.
In simple words, every injury case is different from the rest.
Small details can make the difference between a successful claim and a failed one. Likewise, different legal teams will take separate approaches to a case and ultimately affect the result.
This is why we suggest working with our experienced injury attorneys for your claim. We’re familiar not only with personal injury cases but more specifically, personal injury lawsuits in Maryland. We’ve defended the rights of victims of all manner of accidents and injury claims through the state, and we can do the same for you.
Our injury attorneys are adamant in their belief that justice should be within the reach of every citizen. This is why they’ve made themselves available to all via free legal consultations. If you suffered a personal injury, get in touch with our experienced legal team today and learn more about your legal options for injury compensation.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of personal injuries, reach out to our experienced team today for a review of your case. This legal consultation of your case is completely free; it’s also free of obligations.