Kent County, MD Personal Injury Lawyer

Your life can be severely impacted if you have suffered from an injury due to someone else’s negligent behavior, whether it’s a car accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, or badly maintained building premises. Luckily, victims of injuries that are suffered because of someone else’s negligence can file personal injury lawsuits to get compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and more if they have an experienced personal injury lawyer on their side.

If you live in Kent County, Maryland, get in touch with the Kent County personal injury lawyers from Rice, Murtha & Psoras at your earliest convenience. There is a statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Maryland, so there’s no time to waste. Call Rice, Murtha & Psoras today at (410) 694-7291 to schedule a consultation.

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in Kent County, Maryland

The personal injury lawyers that work with Rice, Murtha & Psoras are prepared to handle a variety of different personal injury cases in Kent County, Maryland. Kent County residents that are seeking legal representation for any of the following personal injury cases are welcome to contact our office to discuss the next steps in their lawsuit.

Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma, asbestosis, and various types of cancer (especially lung cancer) can result from prolonged exposure to asbestos in a workplace or place of residence. If you are suffering from an illness because of exposure to asbestos, get in touch with a personal injury attorney today.

Car Accident

Car accidents often happen because a driver was acting negligently by disregarding traffic signals, driving while distracted, or driving while drunk. Rice, Murtha & Psoras are prepared to assist victims of car accidents with their personal injury lawsuits, whether they were involved in a head-on collision, rear end, sideswipe, or hit and run.

Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured in your workplace, your workers’ compensation policy should provide you with compensation for your medical bills (including physician visits, hospital stays, prescription medications, physical therapy, ambulance rides, and medical equipment) and any wages that are lost as a result of an inability to go to work. However, if you suffer an injury in the workplace and discover that your employer did not have a workers’ compensation policy for you, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them to recover not only the cost of medical bills and lost wages but loss of consortium and pain and suffering. You can also use the help of a personal injury if your workers’ compensation claim is denied.

Premises Liability

If you have suffered from an injury in a casino, hotel, grocery store, restaurant, bar, mall, or other privately-owned place, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner. Property owners have a duty to provide a safe space for guests and, if they violate that duty, they can be held responsible for your injury. Injuries that commonly result in premises liability lawsuits include burns (these can happen from exposure to chemicals and hot surfaces without being given warning) and slip and falls (these can happen if there are broken railings, uneven flooring, loose wiring, and poorly lit stairwells and hallways).

Medical Malpractice

You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a doctor or medical professional that injured you while administering treatment. Common medical malpractice injuries include failing to follow-up after giving treatment, performing a botched surgery, prescribing the wrong medication, and prescribing the wrong dose of medication.

Dog Bites

A dog bite can cause serious injuries including broken and fractured bones, cuts and lacerations, infections, and emotional trauma. Dog owners may be able to be held accountable if their dog bites someone after they took the dog in public with the knowledge that the dog is capable of biting other people.

Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Kent County, Maryland

As a plaintiff in a personal injury case in Kent County, the compensation that you’ll be able to receive will depend on what happened in your case. However, there are some types of compensation that are common across most cases.

Lost Wages and Diminished Earning Potential

You may be able to receive compensation for the income that you’ve lost while you were unable to work due to your injury. You may also be able to receive compensation for wages you will not be able to earn in the future because of your injury, known as diminished earning potential.

Medical Expenses

If you have suffered from an injury because of someone else, you should not have to pay for the medical costs of treating the injury. You can get compensated for prescriptions, medical equipment, physical therapy, surgeries, and more.

Pain and Suffering

A physical injury can cause a great deal of emotional and mental distress, which you can be compensated for in a personal injury lawsuit.

Punitive Damages

A court may order a defendant to pay punitive damages if they have acted with extreme negligence. This happens rarely, though.

Death Benefits

If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a deceased loved one, you can be compensated for funeral expenses and medical costs leading up to their death.

Kent County Personal Injury Attorney Serving Maryland

You can be sure that you’ll receive supportive and compassionate legal representation when you choose Rice, Murtha & Psoras to handle your personal injury case. Our Kent County personal injury lawyers are eager to meet with victims during a free consultation. You can schedule one today by calling (410) 694-7291.