Cockeysville, MD Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents happen all the time, and people might feel bad or even apologize for their actions. Even so, a heartfelt apology will not pay your hospital bills, and an attorney can fight for compensation from the person who hurt you.
It is imperative that you discuss how your accident and injuries happened with an experienced personal injury lawyer because there are many types of injury cases, and each may be handled differently. Our team has experience with various cases, including premises liability, work accidents, auto collisions, and more. Your attorney can help you begin your case by assessing your damages and investigating the accident for information and evidence. Once we have enough evidence, we can file a formal complaint with the court. The value of your compensation should reflect the magnitude of your damages. Big hospital bills and expensive property damage should lead to greater compensation. While we need evidence to build a strong case, we also need a strong legal strategy. Our team can assist you throughout your case.
To get a free initial review of your claims, call (410) 694-7291 and talk to our personal injury lawyers at Rice, Murtha & Psoras.
Personal Injuries and Accidents That Deserve Fair Compensation in Cockeysville, MD
What many people do not realize about personal injury cases is that there are many, many different types of personal injuries. For example, injuries sustained in a car accident and injuries sustained from a defective lawnmower are extremely different, but both are considered personal injuries. Below are some, but not all, of the cases our personal injury attorneys have handled in the past and are prepared to assist you with.
If you are injured on someone else’s property because of something dangerous on the property, you might have a premises liability case. For example, if you slip and fall on the icy walkway to your neighbor’s house after they invite you over, your neighbor might be liable for your injuries. Property owners are often liable because they have a duty to make their property safe for guests. Private homeowners, in addition to businesses, may be liable for dangerous conditions on the premises.
Accidents at Work
An accident at your place of work might give rise to a strong personal injury claim. While some workplaces are riskier than others, accidents might still happen almost anywhere. Whether you are caught in poorly maintained machinery in a factory job or injured by a falling ceiling tile in your office job, you might be able to sue your employer or others for damages.
Vehicle crashes are among some of the most commonly cited reasons for personal injury cases. Car accidents happen nearly every day, and negligent drivers should be held accountable and made to cover the damages of injured victims.
Medical treatment is often not guaranteed, and you usually cannot sue a doctor simply because treatment failed. However, if a doctor causes you harm because they negligently provided treatment below standards of care, you might have a medical malpractice claim on your hands. Medical malpractice cases are often severe, and many victims are not only in a great deal of pain but severely emotionally traumatized.
Defective Goods and Products
When we buy a product, we expect it to be well-made and safely designed. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you were injured because a good or product was damaged when you bought it or somehow defective, you can sue the manufacturer in addition to many others in the chain of sale, including the retailer who sold the item.
How to Start a Personal Injury Case in Cockeysville, MD
To begin your personal injury case, our team will assess your injuries and damages. How were you injured? What do your medical bills look like? Will you need additional medical treatment in the future for your injuries? Were any personal belongings damaged in the accident? All these questions and more must be answered to determine the full extent of your damages.
We will also investigate the accident to determine how it happened and who should be held responsible. This might seem unnecessary in some cases, as some plaintiffs already know exactly who caused their injuries and how their accident happened. However, many other plaintiffs have no idea what happened. It is not unusual for people to have little to no memory of the accident, especially if it was sudden. Still, in other cases, the defendant might have fled the scene before they could be identified.
Our team will also be gathering supporting evidence at each step of the way. We might need to return to the accident scene to find any important details or pieces of evidence. We can also track down and interview people who witnessed the accident in the hopes that they can testify at a trial. The more evidence we can gather, the stronger your case may be.
Once all the necessary information (e.g., damages, evidence, parties) is in order, we can draft the complaint. The complaint is more than a list of allegations. It is a formal legal document, and rigid rules on formatting and content must be followed for the complaint to be accepted by the court.
The Value of Your Damages in a Cockeysville, MD Personal Injury Case
We must assess your damages to get an understanding of how much compensation your claims are worth. Many plaintiffs are surprised to discover that their damages are far more extensive than they initially thought.
First, we can evaluate your injuries and medical bills. If your injuries were severe, you likely needed extensive and costly medical treatment, which, of course, leads to big hospital bills. If you require ongoing care now and into the future, we can estimate the value of future medical costs and add them to your damages.
Many people are not just affected physically by their injuries. They may also be affected on a psychological or emotional level. Your pain, suffering, distress, and trauma from the accident deserve consideration and compensation.
While your bodily injuries tend to take center stage in a personal injury case, we may also claim damages for property damage related to the accident or incident. For example, you might claim damages for vehicle repairs after a car accident. We might also claim damages for lost or destroyed personal items.
For Help with Your Case, Call Our Cockeysville, MD Personal Injury Lawyers
For a confidential, free initial evaluation of your case, call us at (410) 694-7291 and talk to our personal injury lawyers at Rice, Murtha & Psoras.