Suffering injuries in an accident through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries or losses. Your compensation could include lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and possibly more. The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can assist you in building a case.
Our Owings Mills personal injury lawyer can investigate your accident, identify the liable parties, collect evidence and reports, and represent your interests to the insurance companies and in court if necessary. Learn more here and in a free consultation. We can let you know your options. And we offer our services on contingency.
Compensation for Your Injuries or Losses
As the victim of a personal injury accident, you have the right to collect economic and non-economic losses.
Personal injury compensation generally includes:
Your medical expenses can add up quickly because you need help from the moment you were hurt until you reach full recovery. If you cannot complete a full recovery, you may need medical care for the rest of your life. You may also want to keep receipts to prove that you spent money on additional medical items or equipment.
Lack of Income
Your lack of income impacts your family the moment you are hurt. You can recover your weekly pay and any money you should have earned if the accident leaves you unable to work.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, including any mental, physical, and emotional hardships you experience after the accident due to your injuries. Your lawyer uses personal accounts to explain why you still feel discomfort, experience nightmares, or suffer from other mental conditions.
Wrongful death lawsuits allow you to seek compensation for burial expenses and the family’s pain and suffering. You should bring these cases to a lawyer as soon as possible because of Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §3-904 states that the statute of limitations for these claims expires three years from the date of death.
Our Owings Mills Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Victims Move Forward
When you retain our legal help, we will keep the lines of communication open. You can reach our lawyer at any time via phone, email, or text. If you would like additional medical assistance, the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can recommend medical providers that our legal team and families would use. There is no upfront cost as our attorneys work on a contingency fee. This means that you do not pay any fee until either your case is settled or you receive a verdict at trial.
Our lawyers will communicate with all the other parties and individuals involved in your case. You can focus on your recovery instead of dealing with the auto insurance companies that want you to settle quickly for less than you deserve.
Bear in mind, though, that as our lawyer builds your case and collects evidence, they work diligently to meet the three-year statute of limitations as outlined under Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §5-101. We can discuss this deadline and any other legal issues during your free consultation.
Understanding Personal Injury Law
Personal injury accidents often involve negligence or misconduct. Either drivers, property owners, businesses/institutions, or some other party failed their due diligence in protecting the public or their customers.
Personal injury law allows victims to receive compensation for their losses from the accident. If victims die during these accidents or succumb to their injuries, the family’s lawyer will assist in filing a wrongful death claim.
A personal injury claim requires a lawyer to focus on four factors during their investigation, settlement talks, and at trial. These four factors are:
- Whether the responsible party had a duty of care to the victim.
- Whether the duty of care was breached.
- The extent of the victim’s injuries suffered during the accident and beyond.
- The victim’s overall financial losses and damages.
When lawyers take these cases, they collect medical records, police reports, documentation from the victim, and eyewitness accounts to substantiate their claims.
Examples of Personal Injury Accidents
Common personal injury accidents may include but are not limited to:
- Car crashes
- Slips and falls
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
If there is even a slight chance that someone’s negligence caused your accident, seek counsel from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow.
Common Injuries and Illnesses
Injuries and subsequent illnesses have a significant impact on the life of the victim. Common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Scrapes and cuts
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Hearing impairment
- Visual impairment
Common injuries can lead to infections and medical conditions that could prove deadly for the victim.
Lawyers spend quite a lot of time determining who is responsible for the victim’s injuries. When businesses or government offices are involved, they may be responsible and put on notice of the claim. When a driver is responsible for negligently operating their vehicle, the lawyer may also bring claims against the owner of the vehicle for negligent supervision or hiring. The manufacturer of the vehicle may be responsible for defects that it caused or did not report.
Property owners are responsible for keeping their homes, businesses, or facilities in a safe condition. Even if a property owner or homeowner does not know the victim, those injured on their property can bring a legal claim for damages.
Contributory Negligence in Maryland
Maryland is one of only a few states that still uses a strict concept of contributory negligence for personal injury cases. At-fault parties use this defense to show that a plaintiff is somehow responsible for the accident. If you are found to be even one percent at fault for the accident, you could be denied any compensation. Working with a lawyer helps victims prove they were not responsible for the accident in any way and deserve compensation.
Call for a Free Consultation
Recovering from a personal injury accident is your priority, and an Owings Mills personal injury lawyer can help you do just that. Call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 777-8960 for a free consultation. Learn about your legal rights and potential compensation to move forward with your life and prevent the accident from holding back you or your family.