Bowie, MD Accident Injury Claims
Bowie Accident Injury Claims
Injury accidents can occur anywhere, whether it is a major city or a suburban town. Bowie, Maryland is a relatively small city when compared to many across the nation with a population of 54,727, but it is the largest city in Prince George’s County and one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Maryland. Having started out as a small railroad and agricultural town in the 1850’s, Bowie has become a thriving city offering a plethora of social, cultural, residential, and professional opportunities. Not only has the city made its mark in higher education with Bowie State University, it also provides visitors and residents alike with a variety of social, cultural, and historical opportunities. It is even home to an AA professional baseball team, the Bowie Baysox.
A personal injury claim allows injured victims to seek financial compensation for injuries and damages that they have sustained due to someone else’s negligence. There are many types of accidents that may lead to a claim; however, the victim will have to prove that the accident was the direct result of someone’s wrongdoing.
Most, if not all, personal injury accidents are preventable. By definition, personal injuries are caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. Such negligence can occur in many ways and be committed by a number of different parties, such as drivers, doctors, city or state entities, and even product manufacturers.
If you are hurt by a negligent or reckless driver you may file a personal injury claim. Throughout the legal process you will have to prove that the other driver was at-fault for the accident and that the accident resulted in your injury. If you have no injuries from the car accident, you cannot file a personal injury claim, even if the other driver was at fault. A skilled attorney can help you assess liability for the crash and make sure you receive fair compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Not all slip-and-fall accidents result in valid personal injury claims. An injured victim may have to prove that the property was dangerous, the property owner knew of the danger and the owner was negligent in fixing the problem or warning visitors of the hazard.
Dangerous and Defective Products
Were you using the product the way it was intended at the time of the accident? Can you prove the product was defective in some way? Did that defect directly lead to your injuries? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses. If a defective product injures you, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
Consequences of Injury
Personal injury accidents can cause any number of injuries. From minor bumps and bruises to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal trauma, and even death. The repercussions of serious injuries can create significant hardships for the injury victim as well as his or her family. Not only would a severe personal injury victim have to undergo medical treatment, but may also require rehabilitative and/or long-term medical care. Such injuries may even result in permanent disability. A personal injury victim may never be able to work again. How then can they financially support themselves and/or their family? How can they be sure to get the medical treatment and care they need to maintain the best possible quality of life? The answer is simple, though the process is complicated: By holding the at-fault party liable for their negligence.
Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
A successful personal injury claim will usually result in financial compensation for the victim. Under the law, a personal injury claim by the victim can only include specific types of damages. Some of the damages you can claim are medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization and rehabilitation including physical therapy and chiropractic care. Other damages may also be available. Victims will usually need the help of an experienced injury lawyer to determine what damages they can claim.
The Importance of Retaining an Injury Lawyer
Anyone injured in an accident may decide to tackle the case on their own. This would actually be the right route if you have not suffered any injuries. However, if you sustain serious injuries in a car accident, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side. One who will fight for your rights and look out for your best interests.
The reputed attorneys at the Alpert Schreyer, LLC have a long history of helping the injured victims of Maryland. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, call us today for a free and comprehensive consultation. We are here to answer your questions and help you secure the compensation you need.
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