In many situations, our safety is in the hands of someone else. When driving as a passenger in a car, this is most apparent, but we also rely on others using the proper care and skill behind the wheel when we drive alongside them. Similarly, product manufacturers, doctors, and the owners of stores and restaurants similarly have our safety in their hands from time to time.
If these parties commit negligence and allow you to be injured, you may be entitled to sue them for damages. Rice, Murtha & Psoras ’s Bethesda personal injury lawyers may be able to help you with your case and fight to hold the responsible parties liable for your injuries and other damages. For help with your case, call our lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our number is (410) 694-7291.
Common Accidental Injuries
If you were involved in an accident and suffered injuries, you may be entitled to sue for your damages. These injuries can vary greatly depending on the type of accident you were involved in or what type of negligence you suffered. Our attorneys can help you file your lawsuit and seek compensation for many types of injuries, including the following:
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries you could suffer. Victims of head injuries may suffer concussions in mild cases, but more severe injuries could leave you with motor control issues, memory issues, cognitive issues, and other serious disabilities that may affect you for the rest of your life. If you were suffocated or exposed to certain chemicals, you may also face brain damage from lack of oxygen or other chemical interference. For help with any brain injury lawsuits for yourself or a loved one, talk to an attorney.
Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries
The spinal column is an important part of your body. The bones help support your body, but they also protect the spinal cord, which transmits signals to and from the brain. Injury to your back or neck can cause ongoing pain and discomfort which could be exacerbated by physical activity. Misalignment or inflammation and herniation of the tissue between your bones can put pressure on the spine, causing nerve pain and more serious health conditions. Lastly, any injury to the spinal cord itself could be debilitating. These injuries could lead to permanent paralysis, lost feeling, or pain in the extremities.
If you suffered a broken wrist or arm in an injury, you might face substantial pain. Many broken bone injuries heal within a few months, and victims can typically make a full recovery. However, more severe broken bone injuries may need surgery or metal implants to reset the bone and support the bone’s recovery for weight-bearing bones, and many of these injuries require ongoing medical care to ensure a full recovery. This can require substantial medical expenses for imaging, procedures, and medical devices as well as high damages for pain and suffering.
Injuries from exposure to toxic substances can happen in your community or in the workplace. Dangerous chemicals are used for everyday purposes, and limited exposure may be okay. However, overexposure to these chemicals can cause negative health effects or ongoing conditions that could result in serious harm. Substances like asbestos, lead, and benzene could cause serious illness as well as other chemicals used in manufacturing and other industries.
Cuts and Lacerations
Many accidents cause simple cuts and minor lacerations that may require stitches. More severe injuries involving power tools, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, car crashes, and other accidents could cause more substantial cuts that require medical intervention. In severe cases, you could even suffer traumatic amputation from a serious cut or laceration or require surgical amputation later.
Going without oxygen can be incredibly dangerous. This commonly occurs in many birth injuries as well as injuries involving drowning or dangerous gases, such as smoke or toxic fumes. If you suffer a lack of oxygen, you could face serious brain injuries and other physical symptoms. Asphyxiation from a traumatic injury or strangulation can also cause external injuries that may require medical attention.
Suing for Compensation for Injuries in Maryland
After an accident, you may be able to sue the responsible parties for compensation. This can involve direct financial reimbursement for any medical expenses you faced, wages you missed, or pain and suffering you faced because of the injuries. In some cases, insurance may be available to cover your injuries, but your case may be better compensated through a lawsuit.
When you sue for medical bills, you can recover not only the cost of emergency treatment but also any care related to the injury. This can include the cost of medical imaging, medical devices, doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, and other care costs.
If you missed work because of the injury, you can sue for past, present, and future lost wages. During your recovery, you may have to take time off work, but you could also face reduced wages now and in the future if your injury caused disabilities or limitations. These costs should also be reimbursed.
Lastly, pain and suffering damages may be available. These damages cover physical pain, mental suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, lost enjoyment, and other results of the injury that cannot be seen or calculated. Because of this, you will likely have to testify and have family and friends testify to prove your damages.
Call Our Bethesda, Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one purchased a defective product, was involved in a car crash, underwent negligent medical care, or suffered another preventable injury, contact Rice, Murtha & Psoras today. Our Bethesda, Maryland personal injury attorneys represent injury victims and their families, and we may be able to take your case and get you the compensation you need for your injuries. For a free, confidential case consultation, call our law offices today at (410) 694-7291.