If you were the victim of an accident that caused personal injury, you may have legal options to recover your damages.
If the accident was the result of negligence, you can file an immediate injury claim against the liable person or entity to pursue compensation. A Glen Burnie personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow is here to help. You can discuss your case in a free consultation with a member of our team.
You Can Have a Lawyer from Our Team Fight by Your Side
A lawyer from our team can work with you and your family to build a strong case. We can:
- Gather evidence
- Research pertinent law
- Communicate with the insurance companies
- Answer any questions you may have throughout your case
As a client with our firm, you will have access to our team 24/7 via text message, including communication through email and by phone.
We can also direct you to medical providers to determine the extent of your injuries. We trust our recommended medical professionals with our own health care needs. We will use their determination, along with other evidence, to fight for compensation in your case.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Damages in a Lawsuit
Under Maryland law, you can pursue damages from the responsible party. No family should be forced to take extreme measures, such as paying thousands of dollars in medical expenses, to treat an injury someone else caused.
Our team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow wants to help you. Some of the damages you can pursue with your injury claim may include:
- Medical costs, such as doctor bills, emergency room fees, surgery costs, hospital stay invoices, pharmacy costs, and costs for medical equipment
- Lost wages due to missing work because of your injury
- Diminished earning capacity if your injury will prevent you from earning the same salary as you did before the accident
- Property damage resulting from a car accident or other type of accident
- Non-economic damages, which can include pain and suffering, anxiety, inconvenience, and other types of emotional distress
This is not a comprehensive list, as you may have more expenses to deal with as a result of your injuries. The total amount you can pursue with your injury claim will depend on the details of your case. Every accident is different, but our team can help figure out a fair compensation package for your situation.
Get Started on Your Case Before its Deadline Arrives
There is a statute of limitations to consider when filing a lawsuit. Just like every other state, Maryland has a time limit regarding personal injury lawsuits. You have three years from the time of your accident to file, according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §5-101.
If you are filing a wrongful death case on behalf of a loved one who died in an accident, the statute of limitations is also three years, according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §3-904. In the case of medical malpractice, that limit extends to five years, as stated in Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §5-109.
These are general rules, and they apply to most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. However, there can be exceptions. A Glen Burnie personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can inform you about the statutory deadline for your case. Our team will monitor this deadline so that we can file your lawsuit on time.
Who has Liability in a Personal Injury Case?
We handle several types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accident cases
- Motorcycle accidents cases
- Truck accident cases
- Medical malpractice cases
- Premises liability cases
- Wrongful death cases
- Boating accident cases
These types of cases all come with different sets of circumstances to prove liability. The key to a personal injury lawsuit is being able to show that someone else was responsible and liable for what happened. There does not need to be malice or willful misbehavior on the defendant’s part. Negligence can also cause liability.
Establishing Negligence in a Personal Injury Case
In your case, you and our team will need to demonstrate that your accident happened because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior. We can do this by establishing the key elements of negligence, which include:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care, such as to keep you from harm on the road or their property.
- The defendant breached this duty of care based on their actions or neglect.
- This breach caused an accident that you were involved in.
- You suffered injuries and other damages as a result of this accident.
Learn How We Can Help Today
Your family deserves compensation after your accident. It is not right that your life has been put on hold due to injuries. Those responsible for the accident should be held accountable for the costs. A lawsuit may help you recover what is yours, and a lawyer from our team can help you in that fight.
When you sign on with the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, you will get access to our team through phone, email, and text messages for constant communication.
Start Your Case with a Phone Call
You can call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow now at (410) 777-8960 to learn more about your options. We have a Glen Burnie personal injury lawyer on our staff who can work with you to build a strong case. You will not owe us any attorney’s fees unless we win.