Chestertown Personal Injury Lawyer

An injury might leave you with severe physical pain and discomfort. Injuries might keep you from spending time with your friends and family or pursuing career opportunities. These effects, when combined, are enough to leave you feeling empty and devoid of hope. However, if you were not the person who caused your injuries, you might be able to pursue compensation from whoever you harm. A Chestertown personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow may help preserve your legal position after you sustain an injury. Whether your injury occurred due to a property owner’s negligence or a driver’s reckless behavior behind the wheel, we may be able to use evidence and the law to establish a liable party. In doing so, our team may handle all communications with other parties on your behalf so that you can spend your energy on getting back on your feet. To learn more about how we can help you after your accident, contact our office today at (410) 777-8960.

How a Lawyer Might Help You Will Depend on How Your Accident Occurred

People can get injured by others in a variety of situations. Any incident where someone acted negligently, recklessly, or intentionally harmful may constitute a personal injury case. Some common examples of personal injury cases may involve:

Automobile Accidents

Every time a driver gets behind the wheel, there is always some level of risk involved in driving on the road. Even if you try to do your part to drive safely, you never know how other motorists might behave. Negligence, recklessness, and misconduct are far more common than people would like to think. When people drive over the posted speed limit, they may have to face severe legal punishments. Drivers who experience road rage and harass others, tailgate, or swerve into traffic may also face similar consequences. These actions are dangerous since they put multiple vehicles at risk of collision. In these cases, a lawyer may gather forms of evidence—such as photos, videos, police reports, and eyewitness testimonies—to establish who the liable party is. Injuries are common in car accidents. Injuries might occur even in accidents at low speeds. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common when two vehicles collide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of TBIs. Other forms of accident-related injuries include:
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Bruises
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries

Medical Malpractice

Most people associate doctors and hospitals with health and safety. While this may be an accurate view in most cases, acts of medical malpractice can cause severe injuries. Medical malpractice can manifest in so many different ways. Some common forms of medical malpractice include:
  • Miscommunication among medical professionals
  • Incorrect surgeries and procedures
  • Lack of proper sanitation
  • Birth errors
  • Administering the wrong medication or dosage
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you might be eligible to pursue compensation from the health care practitioner, facility, drug manufacturer, or any other party who contributed to your injury. Still, it is important to note that you do have a limited period to take legal action. According to the Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings §5–109, you generally have five years from the date of the injury or three years since you discovered the injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. After an accident, hiring a lawyer may not always be the first thing that comes to your mind, but acting promptly after sustaining an injury may allow your legal team to gather documents and evidence to support your case in time for the statutory deadline. A Chestertown personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can help investigate your situation. If you have any questions, one of our team representatives may answer them in a free consultation about your case. Our team wants to help you build a personal injury case to fight for the compensation you need to recover from your losses. Contact our office today by calling (410) 777-8960.

Unsafe Premises

When you are invited to public property by its owner, you have a right to be kept safe from harm. If a property owner fails to upkeep their duty of care toward their guests, they may be held liable for any injuries or damages they cause. For example, if a business owner mops their floors and does not properly notify customers with signs, they may be held liable for any injuries that result from a fall. Poor lighting conditions, inadequate security measures, and potholes all represent potential reasons for a premises liability case.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

A Chestertown personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can lead your case to pursue compensation on your behalf. Our team is committed to you as a client once we take on your case, and we will use our resources to help you achieve a fair outcome. We may help you collect evidence to support your claim or lawsuit, and we can negotiate and communicate with other parties for you so that you can focus on healing and recovering. Our lawyers will fight for any forms of compensation you may be owed, even if things get tough. To speak with a team member from our office about your situation, call us today at (410) 777-8960.