Maryland Injury Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Injured Accident Victims throughout Maryland
Personal injury law helps people hold wrongdoers responsible for harm that isn’t quite criminal, or crimes whose punishment does little to help the victim. If you’ve suffered significant harm due to another person or organization’s negligence or deliberate choices, you may be the victim of a personal injury. Maryland personal injury law allows victims to sue those who harmed them in any way — physically, financially, emotionally, or otherwise — for money to compensate those harms.
For example, a personal injury lawsuit arising from a car crash might ask for money to pay repair and medical bills. Or to make up for lost wages and a rental car. Furthermore, damages can compensate the victim for the loss of quality of life that comes with a serious injury and emotional trauma. A lawsuit arising from a premature death, which the law calls a wrongful death, might ask for money to compensate family members for their loved one’s lost income and funeral costs.
No one expects to be injured on the job or to be involved in a car accident when they begin their day. However, personal injury accidents occur more often than people think. Depending on the type and severity of the accident, they can be devastating to an individual and their family.
When a serious accident disrupts your life, you may not know where to turn. In Maryland, the attorneys of Alpert Schreyer, LLC, are here to help. We represent clients in injury claims arising from a wide variety of accidents. Please contact us for a free consultation to learn about your rights after an injury.
A personal injury case can result from:
An average of 106,683 car accidents occurs in Maryland each year, causing more than 51,100 injuries and about 550 deaths. Car accidents can include rear-end collisions, side-swipes, rollovers, head-on crashes, and more. Motorists can suffer severe injuries from car accidents, including brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, broken bones, and more.
When a doctor fails to properly treat a patient in line with the necessary standard of care, patients can suffer unnecessary complications and injuries. Medical malpractice can happen in many ways, including the failure to diagnose a condition, delay of treatment, medication errors, surgical errors, and birth injuries, among others. Some acts of medical malpractice can lead to life-threatening conditions or even death.
When you drive on highways, you will regularly see large semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles. While these trucks are essential for our economy, they pose serious risks of accidents and injuries on the road. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and they can cause significant damage and injuries if they collide with smaller vehicles. Truck drivers must comply with all traffic laws and federal trucking regulations, however, they can be negligent in many ways that lead to dangerous crashes.
Business and property owners have the duty to keep their premises safe for customers and visitors. When they fail to do so, dangerous hazards can cause people to slip and fall. Everyone slips at some point in their lives, but some slip and fall accidents can result in broken bones, broken hips, sprains and strains, head injuries, back injuries, and other conditions that can result in medical bills and other losses. Negligent companies and property owners should be held liable for the losses of slip and fall victims on their premises.
Construction is a necessary industry, but also one of the most dangerous. Accidents and injuries happen on construction sites on a regular basis and can result in severe injuries to workers and bystanders. Some common construction accidents include power tool accidents, getting hit by falling objects, falls from high places, accidents involving heavy machinery, electrical accidents, and motor vehicle accidents in road work zones. Construction accidents can happen due to defective tools or equipment, careless workers or contractors, safety violations, and other forms of negligence.
Maryland law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance should cover medical expenses and a percentage of lost income if an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness. While accidents are common in industries such as construction, transportation, and manufacturing that have inherent risks. However, injuries can also occur in office buildings and other workplaces you may not expect an accident to occur. Many injured workers have their compensation claims wrongfully denied, however, and an attorney can help ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.
Dog bites and attacks can be frightening and can cause serious injuries and disfigurement. Dog bites that puncture the skin require immediate medical attention to prevent life-threatening infections. Maryland law holds dog owners strictly liable for harm their dogs cause, and dog bite victims can also bring claims based on the negligence of dog owners. Dog bite law can be confusing, so you should always discuss your options with an experienced dog bite attorney right away.
When a loved one has to move into a nursing home or long-term care facility, you should expect they will receive proper care. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents suffer preventable injuries due to neglect or intentional abuse. Neglect can include failing to provide necessary medical care, allowing unsanitary conditions, not providing proper nutrition, and any other failure to provide for a resident’s basic needs. Abuse can also take many forms, include physical assaults, sexual assaults, and emotional abuse.
Doctors, hospital staff, and pharmacists must use necessary care when writing prescriptions or dispensing medication. When a medical professional is negligent, they can make many types of medication errors, including overdosing, prescribing the wrong medication, failing to account for drug allergies or combinations, or failing to provide needed medication. Having too much medication, the wrong medication, to little medication, or a harmful medication can all result in complicated and costly medical conditions.
If you suffered injuries due to any of the above causes, you should not wait to consult with a personal injury lawyer at Alpert Schreyer, LLC. We understand the legal issues involved in different types of injury claims, and we know how to protect your rights as an accident victim.
Negligence Can Cause Injury
Most personal injury cases stem from someone else’s negligence, meaning that had the proper precautions been taken, the accident that caused injury would not have occurred. People and companies have various duties of care in different situations, and if they breach their duty and cause injury, the law deems them to be negligent and liable for the losses they caused.
When an individual suffers a personal injury because of someone else’s bad decisions, the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions. This can be a daunting task for the injured person to accomplish on their own. Oftentimes, an experienced personal injury attorney can make the journey less disheartening. A victim with injuries has legal rights and deserves fair compensation for any losses as a result of the accident.
Personal injuries, no matter how severe, can be extremely overwhelming not only for the victim but also for their family. Although the physical effects of the injury play a part, there are mental and financial burdens as well. These are products of a personal injury and can add a large amount of stress on the individual. If a spouse incurs injuries and their partner needs to take time off of work to care for them, that family loses income. In addition to medical bills, rehabilitation costs, medications, and other expenses, a family can watch their money slip away at an alarming rate. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. You have legal rights and should consult with a knowledgeable attorney to learn how to exercise those rights.
Get the Justice You Deserve
Contacting a dedicated injury attorney who knows the law inside and out can help you understand your legal rights and options. In addition, a lawyer will be able to meticulously examine your personal injury case. They can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to cover your losses. Some damages that you may be eligible for include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Property damage
It is critical to have a skilled attorney calculate the value of your losses. We consider both past and future medical expenses, as well as future lost earnings, which can be complicated to estimate and prove. Calculating intangible losses can also be a complex process, and our firm often consults with experts to determine how much a claim is worth. We know how to determine the full amount you deserve to cover all your losses, and we fight for maximum compensation in every case.
Types of Personal Injuries
The lawyers of Alpert Schreyer, LLC work with clients dealing with a variety of injuries. Some injuries can interrupt your life for a few weeks, resulting in medical bills and lost wages. Other injuries can completely change the course of our life by causing permanent disabilities and requiring lifelong medical care. The following are only some examples of injuries our clients suffer:
- Broken Bone
- Burn Injury
- Catastrophic Injury
- Disc Herniation Injury
- Eye Injury
- Hearing Loss
- Knee Injury
- Ligament Injury
- Nerve Damage
- Shoulder Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Neck and Back Injuries
No amount of money can put things the way they were before the accident. But compensatory damages can help you move forward so that you and your family can begin to heal.
Contact Our Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation
The dedicated Maryland injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have the skills and resources necessary to handle a wide array of personal injury cases. Our lawyers understand how difficult coping with an injury can be. We will work to the best of our ability to ensure that you receive fair compensation and to uphold your legal rights. You do not have to face this journey on your own. Call one of our experienced attorneys today at (844) 632-7274 or write to us online for a free and confidential evaluation of your personal injury case.