Physical or financial harm that happens due to another party’s negligence can qualify you for compensation. Our Columbia personal injury lawyer will help injured parties like yourself secure financial recovery by collecting evidence, assigning liability, and negotiating a settlement that avoids a time-consuming trial. We also provide legal representation if going to court becomes necessary.
If you are recovering from your injuries, missing work, and looking for help, we can provide legal assistance in Columbia, MD. You deserve to recover from your injuries without dealing with the stress of pursuing compensation. A personal injury lawyer with Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can help you build a case for compensation, allowing you to focus on rebuilding your health.
Identifying Fault and Proving Negligence
Our personal injury team can help prove the at-fault party’s negligence and your right to financial compensation. Per Maryland law, proving negligence means showing that the at-fault party:
- Had a duty to provide you with reasonable care
- Through action or inaction, did not provide the required care
- Caused the accident that led directly to your reported injuries
When a personal injury lawyer from our team represents injured clients, they conduct a thorough investigation into the at-fault party’s actions and build a strong case file that outlines their negligence. Once we establish this, we can document and quantify the financial consequences of our client’s injuries.
For legal consultation with a personal injury attorney in Columbia, call (410)777-8960
We Can Determine a Fair Case Value
Assigning an accurate value to a client’s damages is an essential part of a successful case. An inaccurate value may fail to account for all of the expenses and losses you suffered, as well as those you will face in the future. This can leave you with out-of-pocket costs for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Damages You May Claim
To ensure a personal injury lawsuit is not undervalued or underpaid, our team at Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow works hard to explore every valid expense and loss. According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §3-2A-09, victims of negligence could recover:
- Past and anticipated medical expenses
- Past and anticipated wage and income loss
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage or destruction
- Permanent disability or impairment
Our team tracks all relevant expenses and compiles documentation to prove what the incident cost you financially, physically, and emotionally. We may also request specific evidence, information, and documentation to include in your case file, including reports that establish the date of the incident and the associated filing deadline.
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Maryland’s Statutes of Limitations
After an accident, the state determines how much time you have to sue an at-fault party. Our law office emphasizes the importance of complying with this deadline, known as the statute of limitations. Failure to do so could put your financial recovery at risk. While the appropriate timelines are outlined in the statute of limitations, each case’s specific details might create exceptions to it.
To ensure compliance, a member of our team serving Columbia can explain which statutes will affect your case. With enough notice, our Columbia personal injury lawyers or Columbia car accident lawyers can help meet the state’s filing deadline.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
In Columbia and throughout Maryland, injured parties are bound by the statute of limitations found in Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §5-101. It generally allows three years to file a lawsuit for the injuries and property damage from someone else’s negligence. The statutory clock starts running on the date the accident takes place.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
If an accident in Columbia caused immediate or eventual death, Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §3-904 generally allows three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In the case of a loved one’s death, the statutory clock starts running on the date of their demise, not necessarily the date of their injuries.
We Advocate for Clients in Many Different Cases
An at-fault party’s actions—or their failure to act—could cause harm in a variety of situations. Examples of negligence that our firm uses as the basis of injury cases include, but are not limited to:
- A distracted or otherwise reckless driver causing a car accident
- An off-leash dog biting a victim, violating Howard County Ordinance §17.303(c)(3)
- A perpetrator physically assaulting someone
- A retail or residential property owner failing to maintain a property, leading to visitor injuries
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Building Your Personal Injury Case
A case file tells the story of an accident and its far-reaching impact. When our law firm backs a fight for compensation, we ensure our clients have time to focus on their overall recovery while we build their case. Your case file can include the following:
- Car accident report
- Internal incident report
- Witness statements
- Medical records and bills
Our firm will also canvass the accident scene for witnesses to substantiate your case. In addition to building a comprehensive case file, we also help by finding highly qualified health care providers to promote optimal physical recovery. We never recommend physicians that we wouldn’t trust with our own family members’ care.
Going That Extra Step for Your Recovery
Our staff also looks for photos and video footage from a variety of sources. Today’s prevalence of smartphones means we might be able to collect evidence from smartphones belonging to you and accident witnesses. We might also be able to locate and access video footage from:
- Nearby residences
- Nearby businesses
- Dashcam footage
- Parking lot cameras
You can always reach us
We strongly promote client-lawyer communication by ensuring mutual contact with a phone number, email address, and even a unique text number for each client. Our goal is to ensure you never feel out of touch or wonder how your case is progressing.
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If a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite or attack, or another incident caused by someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, we could hold them responsible. When we assign a personal injury lawyer to your case, you will receive all the support, resources, and guidance our firm has to offer as we seek your financial recovery in Columbia, MD.