Milford Mill, MD Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents and injuries are common every day. However, when you are injured, the last thing that should happen is suffering because of someone else’s mistake. If you faced injuries, you could have gigantic medical bills, a lengthy recovery, and you might need to take time off work or postpone doing things you enjoy.
Our lawyers can help if you were injured around Milford Mill, MD. We are experienced attorneys ready to fight for you from the initial planning stages of the case all the way through trial and beyond. We can gather medical records and other evidence, interview eyewitnesses, doctors, and adverse parties, and prepare to take your case to court so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Talk to our personal injury lawyers with Rice, Murtha & Psoras about your case for free at (410) 694-7291.
Injuries You Can Sue for in Milford Mill, MD
People can get injured in a variety of different ways. Below are some of the injuries you can talk to our lawyers about in Milford Mill, MD.
A car accident could take the form of anything from a minor fender-bender to a multi-car pileup. Either way, car accidents can result in serious injuries. Serious, high-speed accidents can result in broken bones, burns, and severe bruising, while less traumatic car accidents can still produce injuries like whiplash or a concussion.
An important step to take after a car accident, even if you do not think you are seriously injured, is to seek medical care. Some injuries can take time to reveal themselves. For example, you could drive away from a minor car accident feeling just fine, only to be in severe soreness and pain days later. The adrenaline from a scary experience like a car accident can mask injuries in the short term, so see a doctor after any car accident.
Truck accidents are incredibly devastating due to the extreme size and weight of the vehicles involved. Truck accidents have a high chance of resulting in death for the other driver and can easily produce life-altering injuries should the other driver survive.
Truck accident injuries can be very serious. You could receive chemical burns, lacerations or puncture wounds, traumatic brain injuries, or internal bleeding from being in a truck collision. Some injuries might not be able to be fully repaired, and your quality of life could be forever changed.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall is often played for laughs, the reality is that slip and fall injuries can be incredibly serious. If you hit your head, you could fracture your skull or suffer a traumatic brain injury. Additionally, a fall on the wrong part of your body could cause nerve damage, which may result in permanent loss of motion.
Wet floors, poorly lit or maintained stairwells, and uneven sidewalks can all cause slip and fall injuries.
Sadly, many accidents can result in the death of someone involved. In a wrongful death lawsuit, you sue for damages resulting from the loss of companionship, income, and other injuries stemming from the accident that killed the deceased person. Only certain individuals, like immediate family, can bring a wrongful death claim. Even if you cannot, our lawyers can help you testify in court should you wish to do so.
Laws to Know for Personal Injury Claims in Milford Mill, MD
There are certain laws in Maryland that you should be aware of when filing a personal injury lawsuit. While these matters are primarily a matter of concern for our lawyers, it is a good idea to have a general understanding of these Maryland rules because, if you run afoul of them, it could hurt your case or make you lose the lawsuit entirely.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is a law that places a time limit, or statutory period, on when you can bring your suit. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for injury lawsuits is three years per Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. Art., § 5-101. After that, your case will be thrown out, and you will automatically lose any further claims that are also time-barred.
There are a handful of situations that create exceptions to this general statutory period. For example, if you are under the age of 18 when you got injured, the statutory period does not start until you turn 18 per Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. Art., § 5-201. For medical malpractice claims, Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. Art., § 5-109 makes it so you have either five years from when the injury took place or three years from the discovery of the injury, whichever time period runs out first.
Consult with our lawyers to figure out the particular statute of limitations for your case.
Most states use a legal framework called comparative fault, where a plaintiff’s damages are reduced based on any negligence on their part in their accident. Maryland, on the other hand, is one of only six states that uses a much stricter standard called comparative negligence. In a comparative negligence state, any negligence on the plaintiff’s behalf prevents them from recovering damages.
Our lawyers will work to make it so that you do not appear negligent, but there are steps you can take to help with that process. If you need to speak to an insurance company or opposing counsel, make an effort to avoid saying statements that could make you appear negligent. Even something as innocent as “I could have been more careful” or “my bad” can be taken as evidence that you were negligent and used against you in court.
Call Our Milford Mill, MD Personal Injury Lawyers to Talk About Your Case
Our personal injury attorneys at Rice, Murtha & Psoras can discuss your case today if you call (410) 694-7291.