Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal injury is the area of the law that helps people hold wrongdoers responsible for harms that aren’t quite crimes, or crimes whose punishment does little to help the victim. If you’ve been significantly harmed by another person or organization’s negligence (extreme carelessness) 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 for those harms.
For example, a personal injury lawsuit arising from a car crash might ask for money to pay repair bills and medical bills, to make up for lost wages and a rental car, and to 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, funeral costs and the loss of their loved one’s love, care and companionship.
No one expects to be involved in a car accident, be injured on the job or suffer from another type of personal injury when they begin their day. However, personal injury accidents occur more often than some people might think and, depending on the type and severity of the accident, can be devastating to an individual and their family.
A personal injury case can result from:
- Car crashes
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Work-related injuries
- Dog bites
- Nursing home neglect
- Prescription errors
Most personal injury cases stem from someone else’s negligence, which means that had the proper precautions been taken, the accident which caused injury would not have occurred.
When an individual suffers a personal injury because of someone else’s bad decisions, the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions and the unnecessary harm that they caused. This can be a daunting task for the injured person to accomplish on their own, and oftentimes an experienced personal injury attorney can help make the journey less confusing and easier. An injured victim has legal rights and deserves to be compensated fairly for their injuries and any losses they incurred as a result of the accident.
Personal injuries, no matter how severe, can be extremely overwhelming not only for the individual who suffered the injury, but for their family as well. Although the physical effects of the injury play a part, there are mental and financial burdens that are products of a personal injury and can add a large amount of stress on the individual as well. If a spouse is injured and their partner has 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.
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 and 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
While no amount of money can put things the way they were before the accident, compensatory damages can help you move forward so that you and your family can begin to heal.
The dedicated personal 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 and will work to the best of our ability to ensure that you are compensated fairly and that your legal rights are upheld. You do not have to face this journey on your own. Call one of our experienced attorneys today at (301) 932-9997 or toll free at 1 (844) 632-7274 for a free and confidential evaluation of your personal injury case.