Suffering an injury due to the negligence of another person can substantially affect a person’s life. If you suffered a severe injury during an accident, you may wonder whether you should pursue a personal injury lawsuit without the aid of an attorney. However, it may be wise to enlist an attorney as litigating a case from its inception can be a lengthy and complicated process. If you were a victim of an accident due to the negligence of another, you should consult with an experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer today. The Rice, Murtha & Psoras can help you seek compensation from the negligent individual or entity that is responsible for your injuries. Personal injury lawyer Randolph Rice is here to explain how to file a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help File Your Lawsuit in Maryland
If you were injured in a serious accident that caused you to sustain long-term or permanent injuries, you should be aware of your rights to seek compensation from the person or entity responsible for the accident. Under the right circumstances, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person that caused the accident and your injuries. Winning this lawsuit could provide you with damages that can be used for medical bills and other related expenses.
Some people believe that personally filing and litigating a lawsuit without the help of a lawyer is a better option than retaining a lawyer. However, failing to hire an experienced lawyer could do more harm to your case than you might expect. The money you saved in avoiding the hiring of a lawyer could easily be squandered because you made a serious error when litigating your case.
The Rice, Murtha & Psoras can help you understand the benefit of hiring a lawyer to litigate your personal injury lawsuit.
Easier to Gather Evidence for Your Case
Litigating a lawsuit personally means that you will be responsible for gathering all the evidence needed for the case. This can be a tedious and time-consuming task for one person. For example, if you were a victim of medical malpractice, you may need to track down and hire a medical expert that can explain how your injury was caused by medical malpractice.
Gathering evidence for your case could be especially difficult if you suffered a severe injury that affects your mobility. For example, if you sustained broken bones in a car accident, you may have difficulty collecting evidence that can help prove how another driver acted negligently.
The value in hiring an experienced law firm is that they will be able to help you collect evidence so that you do not strain yourself after a serious accident. Our firm will also keep you updated about the status of your case.
Ensure Compliance with Maryland Laws
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, failing to adhere to regulations set by the court can result in a case being delayed or possibly even dismissed. For example, a potential plaintiff could trigger the statute of limitations if they take too long to file their lawsuit.
The statute of limitations is a law that determines how long a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit with the court. If a plaintiff waits too long to file their case, the court could bar their claim and leave the victim without an avenue to seek compensation.
There are various other laws that a plaintiff must follow in order to ensure that their case is properly managed. One misstep could mean that your lawsuit is dismissed before you even get to argue in court.
Pursuing Adequate Compensation for an Injury
If you have never litigated a personal injury lawsuit before, you may be unsure of how to value your injuries and other related expenses. This means that the defendant may escape with minimal liability when your case may be worth more than the court’s final judgment. As a result, a plaintiff will be unable to later petition the court in order to increase compensation for their case.
Our firm has extensive experience litigating various types of personal injury lawsuits, and we can help you seek the compensation you deserve. We will evaluate a number of factors, from medical bills to emotional distress, to determine the approximate value of your case.
There are many other benefits to hiring a personal injury attorney that we did not discuss above. Our firm litigates a variety of personal injury claims from slip and falls to truck accidents. We understand that hiring an attorney can seem like a stressful and expensive process, but we are here to help alleviate your concerns about seeking legal assistance.
Work with Our Committed Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys to Discuss Your Potential Lawsuit
If you or a family member was a victim of a serious accident, you should contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At the Rice, Murtha & Psoras, we recognize the burden of dealing with a severe injury, and we are here for you in your time of need. Our firm has a broad range of experience, litigating complex personal injury lawsuits, and we are ready to fight for you. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your potential case, contact the Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291. You can also contact the firm online.