Accidents kill tens of thousands of people in the United States every year, and they lead to serious, long-term injuries and bodily harm for millions more. The law gives you the right to seek compensation for the injuries and damages you suffer because of someone else.
If you experienced these circumstances, a Towson personal injury lawyer from our firm can gather evidence, evaluate your losses, and help you fight for financial recovery. However, before doing so, we must determine the cause of your accident, quantify your losses, and identify the party responsible. We discuss each of these steps in the sections below.
Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Never underestimate the potential long-term impact of an accident. Injuries can linger for months or years or have various long-term effects on your life. They may even take days to manifest, as is common with injuries like whiplash. This may cause you to disregard the opportunity to pursue damages.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for the following types of damages in a personal injury claim or lawsuit:
- Lost income
- Inability to work
- Treatment of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost consortium or companionship
These losses can run into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, meaning a single accident can significantly impact your family’s financial stability. You should not have to shoulder these additional burdens. Allow our law firm to help you seek financial recovery.
We Represent Victims in a Variety of Cases
Personal injury law can pertain to a wide array of scenarios, which is why our firm represents victims of many different types of accidents. Here are some of the leading causes of injury we may be able to build a case around:
- Motor vehicle collisions, such as car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home incidents, such as those involving abuse or neglect by the nursing home staff
- Workplace accidents, which may involve slip and falls, being struck by objects or materials, machine malfunctions, exposure to caustic chemical accidents, or inadequate training and supervision
- Premises liability issues, which may involve slip and falls, electrocution, animal attacks, or injuries from hazards of other types
- Medical malpractice injuries caused by misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, inadequate testing, inadequate caretaker training, or diagnostic or surgical errors
Liability for Personal Injury
For each of the cases outlined above, a different party may be held liable for the victim’s losses. For example, for nursing home injuries, the facility’s staff member or administrator may be at fault for failing to protect their residents. Similarly, a doctor, nurse, or hospital administrator may be responsible for patient injuries in a medical malpractice case. Depending on the circumstances, cases may be brought against the nursing home or medical facility as a whole.
You may be able to hold another driver, a vehicle servicing crew, a road repair crew, or a commercial entity at fault for your losses if their actions caused or contributed to your collision. The same applies to premises liability cases when property owner negligence or a failure to meet safety standards causes or contributes to an accident.
Our team can help you determine the cause of your accident and identify the party responsible. From there, we can begin building your case.
How We Can Help
Our team is here to help you get the compensation you need to cover your treatment and other damages so you can get your life back on track. We can help you by:
- Fighting for the compensation you deserve by emphasizing the impact that the incident has had on you and your loved ones
- Providing you with a unique number for 24/7 text communication so that you are always fully aware and up to date regarding your case
- Identifying the at-fault party responsible for your losses
- Quantifying your losses
- Gathering the evidence needed to build a case
- Explaining the insurance rules and state laws that apply to your case
For example, you must file within the statute of limitations that applies to your case when seeking a lawsuit. The personal injury statute of limitations is three years, as per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101. The wrongful death statute of limitations is also three years, as per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904.
Reach Out to Our Firm Today
Consider working with a Towson personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow. Our team is ready to take your call and provide a free case evaluation at (410) 877-6021. Do not hesitate to reach out—let us get started on your case today.