Odenton Personal Injury Lawyer
Getting into an accident – whether it be a traffic accident, a fall-down accident, or an accidental injury involving a defective product – can ruin your day and even affect your life for months or years to come. If you faced injuries that need compensation, you could be left having to file insurance claims and lawsuits to recover the compensation you need.
With the help of an attorney, you can file your claims with the insurance companies, fight for fair compensation, and – if they refuse to settle – take your case to court before a judge and jury.
For a free review of your case, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras’ personal injury lawyers at (410) 694-7291 today.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Odenton, MD Lawyers Handle
Our attorneys help with a wide range of personal injury cases. “Personal injury” is a wide area of law that covers all types of accidents and injuries – intentional or unintentional. Victims of all kinds of injuries and accidents are entitled to financial compensation under these rules, and our personal injury lawyers can help you get it.
The law in Maryland allows victims to recover compensation in any case where the at-fault actor caused another person’s injuries by failing to uphold a legal duty that they owed them. Some duties are set by law, such as the duty to drive under the speed limit or follow safety regulations. Others are based on what is reasonable in a given situation, such as the duty of care a doctor owes their patient or how much effort a property owner must make to keep their premises safe for customers.
All in all, many injury cases deal with auto accidents, falls/other injuries on someone else’s property, defective product injuries, medical malpractice, work injuries, and even intentional injuries from assault and battery. Our attorneys can help with these injury cases and other accident and injury claims you might need to file.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You Get Compensation for Your Injuries in Odenton, MD
Getting compensation without the help of a lawyer is possible but not simple. You are permitted to file insurance claims and even lawsuits without the assistance of counsel, but doing so means that you are responsible for knowing the law, knowing what your case is worth, and keeping up with all deadlines and legal filings. Our attorneys can help with all of these issues and more so that you can focus on getting better and returning to your daily life with as little interruption as possible.
Help Dealing with Insurance Companies
Our attorneys can help with insurance claims by helping you understand what you should and should not say to insurance adjusters. Even though your case is civil rather than criminal, anything you say can still be used against you in court. Telling the insurance company that you made a mistake or committed a traffic violation or that you were not paying attention can destroy your case.
It is also important to make sure that the insurance company has all of the information and evidence they need to come to the right conclusion about how much to pay you. Insurance companies will jump at the chance to deny a claim for missing or incomplete information.
Moreover, insurance companies will also jump at the chance to pay a low value for your claim if you accidentally leave out damages from your claim. Making sure that you account for all damages and that you calculate their value correctly to maximize damages is vital to making sure you get adequate compensation.
Help with Your Lawsuit
When your case goes to court, everything gets more complex. There are procedural rules, filing requirements, laws, cases, and arguments that you need to understand. If you have a lawyer, they can take care of all of these issues for you and help focus your attention on what you will say in your depositions or testimony. We can also direct you as to what evidence and records we will need to build and prove your case.
When it comes time to go to trial, our lawyers can also prepare and put on a trial to advocate for your needs. If you are given settlement offers during the process, we can help you understand the pros and cons of accepting any offers versus the potential outcomes of taking the case through trial instead.
Common Injuries Our Lawyers Help with in Odenton, MD
As mentioned, injury cases can range from car crashes to medical malpractice to work injuries. As such, the potential injuries you could face also vary greatly. Our lawyers can help you seek compensation for any of the following injuries, many of which are some of the more serious injuries people commonly face in accidents:
Breaking a bone in a slip and fall, car accident, workplace accident, or other accident can mean weeks for recovery. While many broken bone injuries are ultimately moderate injuries, they can still result in the need for surgery and other expensive care and can result in long-term pain and discomfort after healing.
Back injuries can occur in a wide range of accidents. Car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, often cause lingering back injuries, as do many work injuries from lifting or carrying. These injuries can result in long-term disabilities, whether mild or severe. This could result in days of acute flare-ups that require you to rest and miss work. Accounting for all of these potential effects is important.
Spinal Cord Injury
Injury to the spinal cord in your neck or back can result in pain, numbness, and even paralysis. While these effects can sometimes be reversed with surgery and physical therapy, they will typically involve a long road to recovery that usually results in severe pain and suffering.
Traumatic brain injuries and other brain injuries can result in disabilities and long-term neurological effects that make it hard to go about your daily life, work to support your family, and care for yourself. These injuries can result in long-term care needs, all of which should be compensated by the at-fault party.
Call Our Odenton, MD Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Call (410) 694-7291 for a free case analysis with our personal injury lawyers at Rice, Murtha & Psoras.