Personal Injury Attorney
An unexpected accident or injury caused by another’s negligence can turn your life upside down. If you have been injured in Maryland, you need a personal injury attorney on your side who has the skills and resources to help you recover fully—physically, emotionally, and vocationally.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
Personal injury attorneys dedicate themselves to helping injured people. When you work with a personal injury attorney after sustaining an accident-related injury, your legal professional can investigate your accident thoroughly and document the facts in your case carefully. That includes assessing the full extent of your injuries from a legal perspective. Your attorney can help to direct you to the medical care you need and pursue the compensation you deserve actively and aggressively. Experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys are the professionals you need to advocate for you when you are dealing with insurance companies. They can assess your claim to determine full and fair compensation. This could include:
- Compensation for medical bills, including any medical costs that may occur in the future because of your injury
- Money for damage to your property, such as repairing or replacing a damaged vehicle
- Lost income, including any potential for reduced earning capacity if you cannot go back to doing the same job, or any job at all, as you did before the accident
- Payment to compensate you for your pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, which are monetary awards meant to punish the at-fault party (in extreme cases)
What roles does an attorney play in a personal injury claim?
A personal injury lawyer will design a smart and aggressive legal strategy and manage all the details of your lawsuit so you can focus on healing. You can count on your lawyer to:
- Assume communications with the at-fault party and their insurance company
- Confer with your healthcare provider regarding medical bills and documentation
- Collect all the evidence and Investigate your accident thoroughly
- Identify every liable party
- Document your injuries carefully
- Enlist the opinions of expert medical and financial professionals to determine just how much your injury will affect you long term
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Be prepared to take your case to the courtroom to demand maximum compensation
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
State laws set a time limit for how long you have to file your personal injury claim. In many cases, you have two years from the date of your injury. Or, in some cases, you have from the date you discovered your injury to file the claim. In the case of Maryland car accidents, you have three years to file a lawsuit. There are many and varied types of situations that can lead to a personal injury claim─motor vehicle crashes, construction site injuries, slip-and-fall accidents, dangerous and defective products, and much more. You might need to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if you have lost a beloved family member in an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence. No matter the details or the statute of limitations on your claim, you should schedule a time to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.