Many accidents are anything but accidental. Calling something an accident implies that no one is at fault and that no one is responsible for the injuries and effects of that accident. At the Rice, Murtha & Psoras, our Germantown, MD personal injury lawyer recognizes that many accidents are actually caused by negligent individuals who could have prevented the accident entirely if they were paying more attention or taking more proactive safety precautions.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident and is now dealing with severe pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, lost time at work, and other issues, contact a lawyer for help. The Rice, Murtha & Psoras may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and work to get you financial compensation for the harms you suffered. For your free consultation, call us today at (410) 694-7291.
Types of Accidents You Can Sue for in Maryland
Many injuries are caused not by random incidents, but by someone’s inattention, carelessness, or lack of supervision. Generally, the only obligation someone owes you is to avoid intentional injury, which can also justify a lawsuit. In many cases, the law puts responsibilities on someone that create a duty for them to keep you safe.
Injuries you can sue for occur in many different ways, creating broad categories of injuries and injury cases that fall under the umbrella of “personal injury” claims, including the following:
Assault and Battery
Victims of intentional violence may be able to call the police and push for criminal charges against their assailant, but this often does little to pay the victim back for the harm they suffered. The criminal justice system often aims to pay victims some sort of restitution for their injuries, but a personal injury claim for assault and battery focuses solely on those damages, instead. Talk to a lawyer about suing for assault or injuries as a crime victim.
Driving a car is the most dangerous thing that most people do on a daily basis, and dangerous or inattentive drivers can cause serious injuries that could change the victim’s life. Victims of car crashes and the surviving family of deceased car accident victims can sue for the damages their family suffers. A car insurance claim may cover some damages, but when there is injury involved, you may be better filing your claim in court. Talk to a lawyer to assess your case
Dangerous and Defective Products
Manufacturers who produce products with serious design flaws can put thousands at risk. Even if the design was safe, manufacturers who cut corners or allow defective products to leave the warehouse are also putting the consumer at risk. Either of these issues can put a manufacturer at fault for product injuries. Other products may be inherently dangerous, but clear warnings and operation instructions can help users avoid injury. Without those warnings, the manufacturer might also share fault in causing a victim’s injuries.
Dangerous Premises Cases
Slip and fall injuries are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. Property owners have a duty to keep their property clean and clear of dangers and obstructions that someone could slip or trip on, but they also have a duty to repair loose flooring, dangerous staircases, exposed wiring, fire hazards, and other dangers on their property. Failing to do so could put them at fault for injuries sustained on their premises.
Victims of surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, medical mistakes, and negligent healthcare can face serious complications and even death. If your doctor’s care fell below the applicable standard of care you deserved, you may be entitled to take them to court and seek damages for the increased harm and the lost chance of recovery that you suffered.
Victims of workplace injuries may be entitled to sue their employer, a coworker, or a third party to seek compensation for the injuries they faced. Time lost at work can result in lost wages that your employer should be held liable for if they failed to give you the safety gear you needed or did not train you properly or supervise you to avoid injuries.
Suing for Injuries in an Accident in Germantown, Maryland
Accident victims and victims of other injuries may be entitled to compensation for the harms they faced. The injuries you face could include many different problems, ranging from minor injuries to substantial physical disabilities. Our lawyers handle personal injury cases dealing with any of the following injuries:
- Back, neck, and spine injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruising and hematomas
- Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- Dog bites
- Nerve damage
If you or a loved one faced any of these injuries or other serious injuries, contact a lawyer to discuss filing a lawsuit. These injuries often result in lost wages, expensive medical bills, and serious pain and suffering. Filing a claim in court can help you seek compensation for these damages and any other damages related to your injury case.
To win your lawsuit, you must prove your case in court. This often means working with an experienced personal injury attorney to present evidence and testimony related to the injuries you faced as well as proof of the damages you suffered. Talk to a lawyer for more information about how to proceed with your case.
Call Our Germantown, MD Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in an avoidable incident, call the Rice, Murtha & Psoras today. Our Germantown personal injury attorneys represent victims and their families and fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for the damages they caused. For help understanding whether you have a case and what your case is worth, call our lawyers today for a free legal consultation. Our number is (410) 694-7291.