Langley Park, MD Personal Injury Lawyer
Nobody goes about their day thinking that they are going to get injured. Even people who participate in extreme sports, work physical jobs, and do other dangerous activities do not have it at the very forefront of their minds. This makes it all the more shocking when you do get injured because you are not expecting it most of the time. When you get injured, the experience can be frustrating, saddening, or any other mix of emotions. As medical bills for emergency care and long-term treatment begin to pile up, you may not know what to do or where to turn.
That is where our lawyers come in. We have lots of experience representing clients that were injured because someone else was negligent. We know how to prepare a strong argument, ensure you file against the correct parties for the right reasons and fight for you to get the financial compensation you are owed after you get injured.
To get a free review of your case, talk to Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s personal injury attorneys by calling (410) 694-7291.
Langley Park, MD Injury Cases Our Personal Injury Attorneys Represent You In
Our personal injury attorneys have experience dealing with clients injured in a wide variety of ways. Regardless of whether your injuries are serious or mostly superficial, we can help tailor our services to fit your needs. Examples of accidents and injuries that we can help you with are detailed below.
Unfortunately, car accidents happen frequently on Maryland roads. They can lead to grievous injuries, including scrapes and bruises, broken bones in multiple places, concussions and other brain injuries, internal bleeding, and even cuts or puncture wounds in some circumstances.
Truck accidents tend to be much, much more destructive than car accidents because of the difference in weight and size between commercial trucks like 18-wheelers and other big-rig trucks and ordinary cars driven by most people. The mass of commercial trucks means that safety features in most vehicles are not worth as much. Pedestrians are even more at risk in truck accidents than if they were hit by a sedan or SUV.
Injuries from truck accidents can be very expensive to treat and possibly permanent. Thus it is imperative that you speak to a lawyer as soon as possible after a truck accident if you want to file a lawsuit.
Slip and Fall Injuries
A slip and fall is frequently seen as a joke, but, nasty slips and falls can actually lead to very serious injuries. You can break bones, have nerves damaged, receive a traumatic brain injury, or get nasty cuts or scrapes if you fall on the wrong surface.
Slip and fall lawsuits often fall under what is called “premises liability.” Essentially, property owners are required to keep their property safe. For example, if you slip and fall in a supermarket and they do not have a “caution: wet floor” sign out, you may be able to file a claim against the supermarket to recover damages for your injuries.
Medical malpractice refers to negligence by medical professionals that leads to someone getting injured. Medical malpractice includes botched surgery, prescribing or distributing incorrect medication, incorrectly diagnosing an illness, failing to diagnose an illness that should have been caught, and more.
Medical malpractice lawsuits, in particular, rely on what are called “expert witnesses.” These are witnesses who are, well, experts in their field and have special knowledge that ordinary witnesses would not. They are prevalent in medical malpractice lawsuits because of the subject matters involved. Often, a case will come down to whose medical expert is more convincing on the stand.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be tricky, so you should speak with our lawyers if you are considering filing one.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Unfortunately, the grim reality of serious injuries is that the victim can sometimes succumb to their wounds and die. If a loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, you can file a “wrongful death” claim. There are special rules about wrongful death claims that are somewhat different than other personal injury claims, so you should speak with our attorneys if you are considering a wrongful death claim.
How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Work in Langley Park, MD?
You do not just simply show up at trial with a lawyer during personal injury lawsuits. A lot of preparation and legwork happens before anyone enters a court before a jury, and some cases may not even make it to trial at all.
One of the things our lawyers will spend a lot of time on preparing for trial is gathering and piecing together evidence. This process is called “discovery.” We will get evidence from medical providers, car companies, repair shops, witnesses, and even the other side’s lawyers to help improve your case.
Sometimes, a case will “settle” before trial. This means that one side offered something to the other that was an acceptable agreement. Some people equate settling with losing, but that is not the case. If a settlement offer meets all of your needs and includes what you would want after a lawsuit, you may want to accept hit. However, the ultimate decision is up to you and you always have the right to a trial.
When a case does go to trial, lawyers for both sides will present their arguments and evidence to the jury and judge. The jury then decides whether the defendant is liable for the plaintiff’s injuries or not and determines how much, if anything, the plaintiff will get in damages.
Speak to One of Our Langley Park, MD Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Rice, Murtha & Psoras has personal injury lawyers ready to assist you with free case reviews when you reach out by calling (410) 694-7291.