Accidents happen, but sometimes sorry doesn’t fix the damage done. If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else, you have a personal injury claim. At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we handle all types of personal injury claims ranging from car accidents, to slip and falls to medical malpractice. If you are located in Howard County and have been injured due to someone’s negligence, you need to call a Howard County personal injury lawyer.
According to the United States Census Bureau, as of July 2016, Howard County has a population of 317,233. Some notable places within Howard County are Columbia, Elkridge and North Laurel. The county is located in between Baltimore and Washington D.C. There also are multiple major highways that run through Howard County including, I-70, I-95, I-895, US 40 and MD 125.
With so many people and highways in Howard County, there are bound to be accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common personal injury claims. Whether you were involved in an accident on the highway or in a parking lot, you can be injured, and those injuries can be costly. At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we have experience in handling personal injury cases arising from motor vehicle accidents to ensure that you are properly compensated. Whether you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or in another type of accident, call a Howard County personal injury lawyer to talk about your options.
If you have been in an accident that has caused injury, the first step is to seek medical attention. Once you have seen a medical professional and received the care need to recover, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer. We understand that dealing with injuries can be stressful, so let us relieve some of the stress. Even if you don’t file your claim immediately, one of the most important things to keep in mind is to document everything and keep all paperwork resulting from the accident. This will allow the process to go much smoother when presenting evidence to prove your injuries. If you are unsure how to proceed, allow a Howard County personal injury lawyer walk you through the process and talk to you about possible outcomes of your case.
Maryland tort law is based in the theory of contributory negligence, rather than comparative negligence. Under the contributory negligence standard, if the plaintiff fails to exercise due care or is even one percent at fault for the accident, they are barred from recovery. On the other hand, comparative negligence allows the plaintiff to recover what ever percentage of damages at which they were not at fault for.
When comparing the two types of standards, contributory negligence is more difficult to recover damages when filing personal injury claims. Maryland is one of five states in the United States that follow contributory negligence. While it is controversial, it is still good law and does not appear to be overturned in the near future. So, while it increases the difficulty of making a successful claim, we have the experience that is needed to recover the compensation that you deserve. Call a Howard County personal injury lawyer to discuss your chances of a successful personal injury claim.
Personal injury claims are complicated. There are many steps to following through with a claim, which can get confusing. If you are injured, you don’t have time to worry about filing paperwork with the courts. Relax and call the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we offer a free consultation and work on a contingency, so we don’t get paid, until you do. Call today to speak to a Howard County personal injury lawyer.