A personal injury due to someone else’s negligent, reckless, or careless behavior can affect the course of your life. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to damages paid by the individual or company responsible for the injury or accident.
You deserve a lawyer that can act with professionalism and tenacity to get you the money you deserve to compensate your personal injury or the wrongful death of someone you love. Contact Silver Spring, Maryland personal injury lawyer Randolph Rice by calling (410) 834-1350 to set up a consultation and learn more about how he can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in Maryland
Not all personal injury lawsuits are the same. Below are the types of personal injuries that Randolph Rice can help you get damages for.
Assault & Battery Injuries
Assault and battery as a personal injury lawsuit means that you were harmed as the result of someone else’s violent or offensive action. Victims of assault and battery often act as witnesses in their own trials, so a lawsuit may allow you to testify directly about who was responsible for the attack. A lawsuit also gives you the chance to state your case before the judge and fight for compensation from your attacker.
Randolph Rice can, in the wake of a car accident, help you get paid properly. We can assist with you with talking to insurance adjusters or filing a lawsuit in court to help ensure that you get maximum compensation for your accident. We can also help you get money for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and vehicle repairs.
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be eligible for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. TBI is often a permanent injury that can come from serious damage to the brain from car accidents, slip and falls, defective products, medical malpractice, or sports-related injuries. Consequences of a brain injury can include memory and cognitive problems, physical disabilities, change of personality, and loss of independence.
Broken bones due to car accidents, slips and falls, sports accidents, bike and motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents may make you eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Some broken bone injuries are severe, especially for older adults and young children, and may require surgery and intensive medical care to repair. You can also be compensated for wages lost while recovering from a broken bone.
If you’ve received a severe burn as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s likely that you’ll be able to sue for damages. Burns may be the result of faulty wiring, gas explosions, flammable materials, car accidents, defective products, or building fires, all of which can be cause for a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties.
Dog Bite Injuries
The person responsible for a dog bite injury can be ordered to pay economic damages including medical costs, lost wages and earnings, and other expenses you incurred as a direct result of the injury. In addition, non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, or punitive damages may be available. Punitive damages are often awarded by a jury if the dog’s owner exhibited reckless disregard for your life or already knew the dog was especially dangerous.
A victim of medical malpractice may file a personal injury claim for damages. Medical malpractice can include a variety of errors and injuries, including birth injuries, improper use of equipment, surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, emergency room mistakes, post-surgical infections, misdiagnosis, drug errors, or failure to inform patients about surgery risks. These damages are often paid by medical malpractice companies with strong legal teams, so you may need an attorney of your own to get compensation.
Nursing Home Abuse
Patients that have been injured by negligence at nursing homes or by nursing home abuse may file personal injury claims to cover their medical bills, physical therapy bills, compensation for emotional stress, and damages for pain and suffering. These victims may also be able to claim punitive damages against especially culpable nursing homes.
Slipping or falling on a sidewalk, on a staircase, in a parking lot, at a bar or restaurant, or at a grocery store may make you eligible for a personal injury claim. Property owners can also be held liable for fires, faulty wiring, dangerous falls, and other defects on their property.
If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you have may be able to sue parties at every stage of the product distribution chain, including the product designers, manufacturers, wholesalers, packagers, marketers, and retailers. Product liability cases most frequently involve cars and tires, electronics, baby products, toys, drugs, medical devices, and recreational equipment.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can affect the victim’s physical abilities. These injuries are commonly associated with car, motorcycle, truck, bike, and boat accidents, or they happen as a result of a serious fall. Damages paid as a result of a spinal cord injury may be paid for medical bills and physical therapy bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of spousal support, and costs of long-term home care.
The family of someone killed by another person or entity’s negligent behavior can often file a wrongful death suit instead of a personal injury claim. If the victim was murdered, these cases can be separate from a criminal trial and require a lower standard of proof than the criminal case. The family of the person who died is often owed substantial damages for expenses from the victim’s death, which these cases can compensate.
Call Our Silver Spring Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Consultation
The Silver Spring personal injury attorneys at Randolph Rice are standing by to help injury victims in Silver Spring file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Statutes of limitations apply to personal injury claims, so act as quickly as possible to file your claim on time. If you or someone you know was the victim of an injury or death due to negligent behavior, call the Law Offices of Randolph Rice at (410) 694-7291 immediately.