If you live in Greenbelt, Maryland, and are looking for a personal injury lawyer, the team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow wants to represent you. We help people who have suffered injuries at the fault of another person or party, and we aim to help you get the compensation you need to begin your recovery.
Our law firm also offers free case evaluations if you would like more information about the services we offer.
Our Legal Team Can Take on the Legal Duties Required of Your Case
You will need to build a case that demonstrates:
- How your injuries happened
- Who caused your injuries
- How much damage your injuries caused to your life
If you decide to work with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we can help you build your case and prepare for potential counterarguments from the other side.
We Can Investigate Your Case to Retrieve All the Facts
Before we can build your case, we will need to collect as much information as possible about the incident that led to your injuries. If necessary, we can investigate the accident to identify the liable party in the case. We will gather such evidence as:
- The official police report about how your injuries occurred (e.g., a crash report for a car accident)
- Photos and video footage of how your injury occurred, which can also include surveillance footage from a residence or business nearby that captured the event
- Your medical records and bills
- Contact and insurance information of parties you suspect could be liable for your injuries
There is no need for you to investigate your own accident. We can gather the evidence to build the case and give you the time you need to heal.
Our Team will Handle the Administrative Tasks to Prepare Your Legal Case
When it comes to building a personal injury case, there is a great deal of paperwork and communication that needs to occur. To avoid putting more stress on you, our team will handle tasks like:
- Taking phone calls with insurance companies, opposing attorneys, and witnesses who can contribute to your case
- Filling out legal paperwork, such as motions and notices
- Submitting your paperwork on time so that the insurance companies can review your case
- Responding to settlement offers after reviewing them with you
We will Represent You Both in and out of Court
Many people do not like the idea of having to deal with a trial, and we want to let you know something: neither do insurance companies.
Many personal injury cases settle out of court, with no trial necessary. Our injury lawyers may be able to handle your case in Greenbelt by negotiating an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company. If not, they can represent you before a judge and jury, continuing to fight for compensation.
You don’t Have to Worry About Affording our Services
Our law firm works on a contingency-fee-basis, so you do not have to worry about paying attorney’s fees unless we are successful at securing your compensation. In fact, if we do not win your case, you owe us nothing at all.
We know that many victims consider filing because they are financially struggling, so we don’t expect you to pay out of pocket. Instead, we take our fees as a percentage—which we will discuss in your first consultation—out of your compensation award.
For legal consultation with a personal injury attorney in Greenbelt, call (410)886-6215
We Can Calculate the Value of Your Damages to Pursue Compensation
As mentioned, part of building your case is establishing how much damage your injuries had on your life. We will need to calculate the financial value of the damages you incurred. To do this, our team will separate your damages into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic Damages Already Have a Financial Value
First, we will calculate your economic damages using financial documents like bills, invoices, and tax forms. These damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage costs
- Current and future loss of income
- Reduced earning potential
- Mileage costs for traveling to doctor’s appointments
- Out-of-pocket expenses, such as those for prescription medicines
Non-Economic Damages are Assigned a Financial Value
Next, we will look at the more subjective losses you experienced and measure how they contributed to your financial damages. These damages are based on physical and emotional losses and may include:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Permanent disability, including vision or hearing loss
- Physical disfigurement, including scarring and burns
- Diminished quality of life or enjoyment of hobbies and activities
- Loss of consortium
We may suggest other types of damages not listed in this section when calculating your total compensation estimate.
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Your Personal Injury Case Has a Deadline You Must Abide By
Per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §5-101, you generally have about three years from when your injury occurred to file a personal injury lawsuit against a liable party. This is a crucial deadline you must abide by if you intend to pursue compensation. Failure to submit your case on time can jeopardize it.
Should the judge assigned to your case see that you filed late, they can dismiss it. This means you would not be able to legally compel the at-fault party to compensate you for damages.
If Your Loved One’s Injuries Lead to Their Death
Unfortunately, sometimes a victim’s injuries can be so severe, they become fatal. If you lost a loved one due to their injuries—and their death was preventable—you may be eligible to file for wrongful death. However, these cases also have deadlines.
Per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §3-904, you generally have three years from their date of death to file.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer from Our Team Who Serves Greenbelt, Maryland
Call (410) 877-6021 for a free consultation with one of our team members at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow. We can discuss what legal options are available to you to pursue compensation, then assign an injury lawyer serving Greenbelt to help you.
Once you become our client, we offer 24/7 text communication, so you’ll always be able to reach out for legal advice when you want it. Call now to get started.