Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injuries happen every day, changing lives forever in just an instant. Personal injuries can take place in many situations: on the road, at a business, or even at a hospital. Sadly, the repercussions of these injuries can last much longer than the incident itself. The injured party may face daunting medical bills, vehicle repair bills, and lost wages. If the incident resulted in a death, then the surviving family may face funeral and burial expenses and other losses. When a personal injury or death results from someone’s negligence, the injured party may be entitled to financial compensation. A Laurel personal injury lawyer may be able to help accident victims fight for this compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you have suffered a personal injury caused by someone else, call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow today at (410) 777-8960. A member of our staff can discuss your case with you for free.

Types of Personal Injury Accidents

The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow handles a wide range of personal injury cases, such as:

Automobile Accidents

Car accidents happen all the time. While some cause little to no damage, others leave serious property damage and personal injury in their wake. Some accidents are caused by negligent or reckless driving. Texting while driving, distracted driving, speeding, and following too closely are just a few examples of negligent behavior behind the wheel. If another driver hits you while you are driving safely, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A personal injury lawyer can investigate the accident and gather evidence to demonstrate which driver was negligent.

Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall accident can end before you even know what has happened, but the painful recovery may last much longer. If your injuries were caused by a business or property owner’s negligence, he or she might be liable for your damages. If the owner was aware of a problem area, such as a slick patch in a hallway or a protruding piece of carpet, and failed to take care of it, he or she may be financially responsible for an accident caused by this hazard.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider’s negligence causes injury to a patient. Medical malpractice can include things like performing wrong-site surgeries, prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dose, misreading diagnostics results, or failing to order the right tests. It is not enough to show that a medical professional injured you to prove a claim of medical malpractice. You may need to show that the medical professional failed to provide the same standard of care that another reasonable medical professional would have provided under the same circumstances. This action may require expert testimony. If you have suffered a personal injury or lost a family member because of an accident or medical malpractice, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help with your case. Reach out to the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow today at (410) 777-8960 for a free consultation with our personal injury team.

How a Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

A Laurel personal lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can help you in many ways. First, we can recommend highly qualified medical providers to help you with your injuries. We trust the professionals we recommend so much that we use them as well. Next, we can assist you with all legal proceedings and interactions with the insurance company. We can investigate your case, gathering evidence of liability and the value of your damages. Some of this evidence may include:
  • Photographs of the accident
  • Photographs of your injury
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Police reports
  • Medical bills
  • Receipts for prescription and over-the-counter medications
Evidence of liability is critical to your case because Maryland is one of just four states that practices a contributory negligence law. In this system, if a claimant or plaintiff is found to be just one percent negligent for the accident, they may be barred from recovering any amount of compensation. The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can help you navigate this law. We can also take over all written and verbal communication and negotiations with the other party’s insurance provider. If the company does not offer a reasonable settlement, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you at trial. The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow stays in close communication with our clients. This communication includes providing all clients with a dedicated text number for 24/7 text communication regarding their case.

The Statute of Limitations in Maryland

Maryland places limits on the time people have to file a claim for damages from a personal injury. If you fail to file a claim on time, you may forfeit your right to sue. Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings §5-101 sets the general statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits at three years. Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings §3-904 sets the general statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits at three years from the date of the death. Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings §5-109 sets the general statute of limitations for medical malpractice at five years from the date of the injury or three years from the date of its discovery, whichever is first.

Call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow Today

If you have a personal injury claim, a Laurel personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow may be able to help you fight for compensation. Call (410) 777-8960 today to speak with a member of our team. We can help discuss your accident and your legal options during this free case review.