Glassmanor, MD Personal Injury Lawyer
Serious injuries can seriously disrupt your plans. Instead of spending your time with loved ones, doing things you enjoy, or working, you may have to spend time focusing on recovery. Moreover, the long-term effects of injuries may hamper your ability to enjoy life or earn income in the future. That reality, combined with medical bills that can easily reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, can be incredibly frustrating for victims of accidents who have grave injuries.
If you were injured – to any degree – in or around Glassmanor, MD, and suspect that negligence was involved, our lawyers can help. We have the experience and drive to handle even the toughest personal injury lawsuits. We will leave no stone unturned when working on your case to make sure that you have the best argument possible when you go to court.
To have a chat with one of our personal injury lawyers, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291.
Why Should I File a Glassmanor, MD Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Some individuals, even when very seriously injured, may be hesitant to file a personal injury lawsuit for a number of reasons. The time it can take to resolve a claim may be intimidating, and the cost of legal representation may appear daunting. The party who injured the victim may even try to dissuade the victim from filing a claim. However, there are many reasons to file a personal injury claim and hold those who are responsible for your injuries accountable.
One of the most common reasons people file personal injury lawsuits is due to enormous medical bills. The cost of recovering from a car crash, nasty fall, or other injury can easily skyrocket as more treatments or emergency procedures are needed, and lengthy hospital stays can be expensive even without factoring in treatment. Even if you have good health insurance, serious injuries can easily “max out” policies – leaving the victim to pay out of pocket. When you file a lawsuit, you can get the defendant to pay these expenses instead.
Another reason many plaintiffs file a personal injury claim is because of lost income. Time spent recovering from injuries is often a time that you could have been earning income. Additionally, your injuries may be such that you can no longer work, or you may have to take a less well-paying job due to the nature of your injuries. To make up for that lost income, you can file a lawsuit and get damages from the defendant if they are found liable.
Lost Enjoyment of Life
Many injuries are such that they limit people’s ability to do certain things. Accordingly, many plaintiffs choose to sue because the defendant is responsible for their inability to do certain recreational activities or basic tasks. Plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits may not be able to do things they love or even may have tremendous pain when doing basic tasks like getting out of bed or getting dressed. For those reasons, you should consider filing a personal injury claim.
In addition to getting damages for their injuries, some plaintiffs also file personal injury cases in order to make sure that justice is served upon those parties that have wronged them. For some, this may be even more important than the financial payout. Although no trial has a guaranteed outcome, filing a claim is the only way to get a shot at having negligent individuals, companies, and other parties held accountable for their wrong actions.
Who Can I Sue in a Glassmanor, MD Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Once you have decided to file a personal injury case, it is important to think about who you are actually going to sue. To find a defendant liable in a personal injury case, you have to prove that they caused your injuries. What that means is that you have to be particular about who you are filing your lawsuit against. You cannot just take a “shot in the dark” and sue parties. You merely have a hunch that they are responsible for your injuries. For that reason, it is good to have some idea of who you should consider filing against in your claim.
Many personal injury cases happen because of car, truck, and bus accidents. Most of the time, the driver of the vehicle has a hand in causing the accident. This could be because the driver was speeding, was driving under the influence, or was otherwise careless when behind the wheel. For that reason, you should almost always sue the driver who hit you in any personal injury claim involving a vehicle.
There is a legal principle called “respondeat superior,” which translates roughly to “let the master answer.” This lets plaintiffs hold employers responsible for the negligent acts of their employees. For employers to be liable in this way, the employee must be doing something sufficiently related to work when they injured you. For example, if a plumber hits you with their company vehicle while pulling into your driveway, you can probably sue their employer because they were doing something related to their job – going to your home to repair something.
Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises safe for people who are going to enter and go about their business. Accordingly, you can sue property owners for unsafe conditions like deteriorating stairways or wet floors if you are injured on their premises.
A product liability lawsuit is when the plaintiff alleges that a defective product injured them. A product is “defective” when it causes injury when used in its intended manner. For example, if a vehicle’s brakes do not work when the pedal is pressed down and you crash into something, you can sue the manufacturer for a defective product.
Talk with Our Glassmanor, MD Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Rice, Murtha, & Psoras have personal injury lawyers ready to discuss your case when you call (410) 694-7291.