Sometimes, accidents happen and people are injured or killed as a result. Under the laws in Maryland and Washington D.C., a victim of an accident can receive financial compensation for his or her injuries or a survivor can receive compensation from the responsible party who engaged in a negligent act. However, often times there is confusion and fear that follows such injuries. People who suffer such trauma not only are physically and emotionally harmed, they are susceptible to the scare tactics of insurance companies and big businesses. Insurance companies have been successful in making it seem that victims of accidents only want money.
Fortunately, there is help available to navigate the myriad of problems with such claims and our firm has the experience and the resources to get victims and their families what they rightly deserve. Our dedicated team of legal professionals is ready and willing to represent injured victims and their families to get the most compensation possible under the law.
Personal Injury in Maryland and Washington D.C.
Personal injury victims and their families ought to be aware of the many laws in Maryland and D.C. regarding negligent acts. There are damage caps, as well as several qualifiers in order to be eligible to file a claim against a negligent party, regardless if it’s an individual, corporation, or government agency. Though victims and their families do have rights under Maryland and D.C. laws, there can be many obstacles to overcome and an experienced attorney can help when it counts most.
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Fighting for the Rights of Personal Injury Victims and Their Families
Our firm is experienced and has successfully represented many victims and their families in personal injury cases. In such cases, victims and their families need a legal representative with a proven track record for representing victims of accidents or negligent acts or risk losing their ability to get the most compensation due to them under the law.
Types of Personal Injury
In both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia, there are a number of recognized types of personal injury. These cases range from relatively minor to very serious and can result in back and neck pain, loss of limbs, or death. Our firm is able to represent victims and their families in many types of personal injury cases, which include, but are not limited to:
- Auto accidents
- Boating accidents
- Burn accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Government employee and equipment related accidents
- Store accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driver accidents
- Uninsured motorists accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Catastrophic injury accidents
- Wrongful death accidents
- Fatal car accidents
Amounts of Compensation
Maryland and D.C. have certain laws pertaining to damages and generally classifies them in three different ways, which can affect the amount of money victims and their families can receive from a personal injury claim. Here are the three categories of damages in personal injury cases:
These damages are easy to calculate and are given to compensate a victim and/or their family for things such as medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and other general “real” expenses which have a definable amount.
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages are things which are difficult to quantify, and do not have a demonstrable price. Such damages are things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of the quality of life.
Physical Disfigurement and Impairment Damages
Damages falling under physical disfigurement and impairment, are the consequences and costs of irreparable physical harm or permanent disability. Arriving at a figure can be quite difficult to determine in such instances and compensation ranges greatly.
These damages are often downplayed by insurance companies, corporations, and governmental agencies. Victims and families of personal injury cases can easily be bullied by such entities and might not receive any or as much compensation that is deserved. Not only do personal injury victims and their families face a time limit to file a claim, shared liability risks, and damage caps, they also face the powerful resources of insurance companies, corporations, and governmental agencies.
Only an experienced attorney who has successfully won cases for personal injury victims and their families can effectively represent someone who has sustained injury or lost a loved one.
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