People who fall victim to someone else’s negligence may be able to seek justice for the injuries and damages they incurred in an accident. If a negligent individual’s behavior ended up causing you harm and several types of damages, you might have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
A personal injury case may involve any type of accident that caused the plaintiff to sustain damages, such as a motor vehicle accident. A plaintiff may also pursue compensation if they were a victim of a slip and fall accident, dog bite, medical malpractice, or defective product.
If your accident took place in Baltimore, Maryland, a Baltimore personal injury lawyer may help you build your case. They can guide you through the litigation process and answer questions you may have along the way. Contact the case review team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow by calling (410) 877-6021 to learn more about how you might be eligible to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Hiring a Local Lawyer May Provide You Benefits
If your accident occurred in Baltimore, you may hire a lawyer local to your area to help you build your case. Our legal team serves the city of Baltimore, providing the following services to our clients:
- Keeping our clients updated on their cases because our team is informative and responsive
- Conducting our own local investigations to discover the cause of our clients’ injuries by looking for evidence, such as video footage or eyewitnesses
- Consulting medical, mechanical, technical, and other experts as needed to bolster and support our clients’ claims
- Obtaining, reviewing, and completing all case-related documents, including insurance forms and requests for relevant information
In Maryland, even a single percent of contributory negligence can damage your case. Our team aims to build as robust of a case as possible and use supporting evidence to prove your claims that the other party should be held at fault for the accident and your injuries, not you.
Our team of Baltimore personal injury lawyers wants to work for you, so contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow by calling (410) 877-6021.
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Time Plays an Important Role in Your Fight for Compensation
If a person gets injured in a car accident in Baltimore, the state of Maryland determines the amount of time that person has to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If you would like to file a personal injury lawsuit, you must file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations. If you fail to do so, your case might get dismissed by a judge.
You are required to file your lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident or incident that caused your injuries, according to the Maryland Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings §5-101. Also, if you intend to file a lawsuit against a governmental or municipal entity to potentially receive compensation, you are required to submit a claim letter to the Treasurer’s office within a year of the accident that caused your injuries, according to the Maryland Code, State Government §12-106.
Do not delay notifying a local lawyer about the accident. Rather than risk missing the statutory deadline, we advise that you act as soon as possible so that our team can build your case and file your lawsuit on time.
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Our Team Can Fight the Insurance Company for You
While it is important that your lawsuit get filed on time, you and your lawyer may resolve your case with a financial settlement at any point, even if your lawsuit is already in progress. Our team can calculate the monetary value of your case and advise you on the pros and cons of each financial offer you receive.
You, not our team, are the only person who can authorize and accept a financial settlement. If you choose to agree to a settlement offer, this decision will give up your right to pursue any further compensation from the at-fault party and will be recorded in writing.
You cannot request additional damages—even if your condition worsens—after your case gets settled out of court. So, it is critical to value your case as accurately as possible, which might involve waiting to see how your circumstances develop after the accident. If you accept a settlement offer too soon, you might be unaware of the full financial impact of your injuries.
Know the Value of Your Physical and Emotional Injuries
If another person’s negligence left you with physical injuries and property damage, you might be eligible to file a compensation claim to recover your past and future medical expenses. You might also be able to fight for additional forms of compensation, such as compensatory awards to cover the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged property.
The emotional aftermath of the accident may have financial value as well. After an accident, your physical and emotional well-being is important, and recovering from a personal injury can be time-consuming and complex. Your lawyer may be able to help you seek compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced after your accident.
You might be entitled to other forms of compensatory awards, such as for income you lost, a permanent disability, or loss of consortium. Your lawyer may suggest certain awards to pursue, based on your case’s circumstances.
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A Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer Can Fight for You
You might be entitled to collect compensation if a negligent individual caused you injuries and other forms of damages. Our team works hard to fight for your financial recovery so that you can focus on your physical recovery. If you want to learn more about what kind of legal options you may have to pursue compensation, contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow by calling (410) 877-6021.