If you have been injured by another person’s negligence or reckless behavior, we know you have many questions. Who is going to pay for your medical bills? Will you be compensated for lost wages? Can you recover damages for pain and suffering? All of these questions and more can be answered when you talk to a Baltimore County personal injury lawyer.
Benefits of Hiring a Baltimore County Personal Injury Lawyer
When you hire a Baltimore County personal injury lawyer, rest assured that you are getting the best assistance possible. After being injured, it may be difficult to put a dollar sign on your damages and pain and suffering. It may be easy to quantify how much you paid in medical bills, but what about your pain and suffering? At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we have experience in giving accurate estimates for personal injury claims.
With that experience comes knowledge of the legal process. Filing a personal injury claim can be complicated and involve a lot of paperwork. Once the paperwork is filed then you have to worry about court dates and talking to insurance companies. Instead, allow a Baltimore County personal injury lawyer file all the paperwork and ensure the litigation process goes as smoothly as possible. By having an attorney by your side, you can improve your odds of getting the compensation that you deserve.
Types of personal injury claims the Law Offices of Randolph Rice represents clients in:
- Car Accidents – injuries sustained while operating a motor vehicle
- Trucking Accidents – crashes involving semi-trucks or an 18 wheeler
- Medical Malpractice – Medical mistakes by doctors and hospitals
- Nursing Home Abuse – Negligent and intentional acts that cause loved ones pain and injuries
- Wrongful Death – Fatal accidents where someone was at fault
- All other personal injury and accident claims.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
When you get injured, we understand that the first thing on your mind will not be to sue for your injuries. We also understand that your injuries may not appear immediately after the accident. So, the question then becomes, how long do you have to file a personal injury claim under the Maryland statute of limitations.
In Maryland under the Code of Maryland Section 5-101 there is a general three-year statute of limitations. This means that you have three years from the time of injury to file your claim in a court of law. For the most part this is the law throughout Maryland, but there can be exceptions. For example, for medical malpractice suits the law is 3 years from discovery of the injury or 5 years from the injury, whichever is earlier. If you are unsure if you fall within the statute of limitations, call for a free consultation with a Baltimore County personal injury lawyer.
Damages in Baltimore County Personal Injury Cases
Damages are intended to make a plaintiff whole after being injured. This can occur in a number of different ways. One of the main ways is compensation for the cost of medical bills due to injuries that were inflicted during the accident. Another form of compensation is for lost wages due to time lost at work. One of the main considerations here is if the plaintiff loses their future ability to earn due to a traumatic injury. Finally, another form of damages can calculate for the pain and suffering endured during the whole accident.
Depending on the type of personal injury suit filed, there may be damage caps. A damage cap limits how much compensation can be awarded for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. In 2017 in Maryland the non-economic damage cap for injuries and wrongful death cases was $830,000. There are many more caveats located in the Maryland Code that could limit the amount of damages recovered. To learn more, contact a Baltimore County personal injury lawyer.
Visit Us at Our Baltimore County Offices
The Law Offices of Randolph Rice has two Baltimore County locations for your convenience. Our Dundalk/Baltimore County office is located on 6914 Holabird Avenue. Our Lutherville office is located at 1301 York Road #200. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with a Baltimore County personal injury lawyer at one of our offices call (410) 844-5333.