Parole, MD Personal Injury Lawyer
Getting injured can seriously disrupt your life. Serious injuries are very likely to result in long hospital stays and lengthy recovery periods full of potential lifestyle changes. For example, you may not be able to work or do activities you enjoy while undergoing physical therapy for an injury. The disruption to everyday life, coupled with the expenses associated with recovering from injuries, can leave people frustrated and looking for answers.
That is where we come in. Our lawyers have represented many plaintiffs who got injured because someone else simply did not do their job. We are willing and able to put that experience to work for you by collecting evidence, talking to adverse parties, and building a strong argument for you to take to court in your case. We have the professionalism, drive, and legal know-how to arm you with the strongest case we can and fight for you to get the compensation you need after you are injured.
To get a free analysis of your case from our personal injury attorneys, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras by dialing (410) 694-7291.
Injuries in Parole, MD Personal Injury Lawsuits
A lot of different kinds of injuries can happen as a result of car accidents, truck accidents, slips and falls, and other types of accidents that often end with people getting hurt. Admittedly, there is some luck involved with each accident. Two car accidents could result in one where both parties emerge unscathed, and the other could send both parties to the emergency room. What does not involve luck is negligence. Negligence is when someone – the defendant in your case – is careless and, as a result, you get injured. Below is a sampling of the kinds of injuries plaintiffs we have represented have sustained from accidents that resulted in personal injury claims.
Broken bones are very common in accidents of all kinds. High-speed motor vehicle accidents can easily break arms, legs, ribs, and other parts of the body. Even a nasty slip and fall can result in fractures.
Virtually all fractures will require a sling, cast, splint, or other immobilizing device to heal properly, and you may have to go through a retraining regimen in order to combat any atrophy in the affected area.
Cuts and Puncturing Wounds
Cuts and puncturing wounds may not be the first kind of injury people think of in accidents, but they are more common than you think. There are a lot of sharp objects in debris in car accidents, workplace accidents, and other circumstances where people are injured.
Cuts can leave permanent scarring due to the stitching required to have them heal. This can be upsetting for victims, especially if the scars are somewhere like the face. Puncture wounds, despite appearing less scary, are actually much more dangerous because they are more prone to hitting vital organs and putting a victim in a dire condition.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a hard hit to the head that damages the brain. TBIs can have very serious side effects. Even a mild TBI – more commonly known as a concussion – can result in mood swings, memory loss, which may be permanent, and pain when exposed to bright lights or noise.
More severe TBIs can have even more serious consequences, like the loss of basic motor functions or even death.
Damages in Parole, MD Personal Injury Lawsuits
When you have our lawyers file a case on your behalf, you are asking the court to compel the defendant to compensate you through damages. You prove that you are entitled to damages from the defendant by showing evidence and providing testimony that supports your case.
Actual damages, also frequently called compensatory damages, will likely make up most of what you ask for in your lawsuit. The purpose of actual damages is to get the plaintiff to a similar position to where they would be if they were not injured. One way this is done is through compensating the plaintiff for things like the cost of various medical procedures and treatments they had to undergo because of their injuries.
Actual damages can also compensate plaintiffs for things that are less tangible than, say, medical bills or property damage. You can also get compensatory damages for items such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, or lost enjoyment of life. Pain and suffering usually refer to the physical pain you had to experience because of your injuries. However, courts also understand that many serious injuries also take a mental toll on the victim, so compensation for things like post-traumatic stress disorder can also fall under compensatory damages.
Thus far, the kinds of damages discussed have dealt with your situation as the plaintiff. By contrast, punitive damages take into account the actions of the defendant. Punitive damages are there to punish defendants who act especially badly. You usually have to prove that the defendant was more than merely negligent in their conduct which ultimately led to your injury. If you are considering seeking punitive damages in your lawsuit, you should speak about it with our attorneys.
Calculating Damages in Parole, MD Personal Injury Cases
In your filings, you have to state how much you are asking for in damages. In order to do that, you need to first calculate how much is a reasonable amount of damages to ask for, given your circumstances. Lawyers generally employ one of two methods to calculate damages.
The first is called the multiplier method. This method takes things like medical bills and lost wages and then multiplies them by a given factor to make up the rest of your actual damages. The second way is called the “per diem” method. The per diem method comes up with an amount that reflects the cost of dealing with your injuries each day you are expected to have to endure them and their side effects. What method is best for your case will depend on your circumstances, so talking to our lawyers can determine which way to calculate damages is right for you.
Speak to Our Parole, MD Personal Injury Attorneys Now
Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s personal injury attorneys offer free case reviews when you reach out to us at (410) 694-7291.