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A serious physical injury has the power to make a big difference in the way you live your daily life. An injury can keep you from going to work, caring for your family, doing the hobbies you enjoy, and transporting yourself. If someone else was responsible for your injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and more through a personal injury lawsuit.

The best thing you can do to increase your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit is to seek good legal representation. The Somerset County personal injury lawyers that work with The Law Offices of Randolph Rice are eager to help Somerset County residents with their personal injury cases. Get in touch with them as soon as possible; statutes of limitations apply so don’t wait. Call (410) 694-7291 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation to discuss the future of your case.

Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits in Somerset County, Maryland

The attorneys from The Law Offices of Randolph Rice can handle many different types of personal injury cases. Residents of Somerset County, Maryland are encouraged to get in touch with our attorneys if they need legal services while filing a personal injury lawsuit for any of the following reasons.

Wrongful Death

If you are in the estate of someone that died because of someone else’s negligent behavior in Somerset County, MD, you are able to file a wrongful death suit against them. Note that only spouses, parents, and children of deceased persons have the right to file a wrongful death suit (if the deceased person did not have any living spouses, parents, or children, any person related to them by blood or marriage that was dependent on them may file a claim.) The deceased person’s estate can recover the potential future earnings of the deceased person and funeral costs.

Slip and Falls

Victims of slip and fall accidents that happen in places such as grocery stores, restaurants/bars, parking lots, casinos, hotels, and malls can file personal injury claims against the owner of the property. Your claim is valid if you can demonstrate that the property owner’s negligence was a direct cause of your slip and fall. Slip and fall accidents are usually caused by poorly maintained facilities such as broken railings, poorly lit stairwells, uneven flooring, loose wiring, broken furniture, and slippery floors. Victims of burns can bring forth similar lawsuits if they can demonstrate that a property owner’s negligence caused their burn through exposure to chemicals, friction, or electrical currents.

Auto Accidents

You can file a lawsuit against another driver if they behave negligently and cause an accident that results in you being injured. Any type of car accident is eligible for a personal injury lawsuit, including rear-ends, head-on collisions, hit and runs, T-bones, and sideswipes. Our lawyers are prepared to handle all auto accidents, as well as accidents involving trucks, vans, busses, bicycles, motorcycles, and boats.

Product Liability

Products can cause injuries if they were manufactured with defects, labelled improperly, or packaged improperly. The products that are most likely to injure people are medical devices, household appliances, electrical appliances, items for babies and children, automobiles, and auto parts. If you suffered from an injury while using a defective product, contact a our Somerset County, MD personal injury attorney to learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is supposed to ensure that workers get compensated for their medical bills and lost wages when they suffer from an injury in the workplace but it’s not always so simple. Insurance claims often deny claims, even if they are made for valid injuries. If your workers’ compensation claim was denied by your insurance company, you should hire an attorney to help you file an appeal.

You should also seek the assistance of an attorney if you were injured in the workplace but your employer did not have a workers’ compensation policy for you—you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit that will allow you to recover compensation that exceeds what you could have recovered in a regular workers’ compensation claim.

Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Claim in Somerset County, Maryland

People take on a duty of care when they enter into certain activities such as driving, owning property, or giving medical care. If someone breaches this duty and it causes an injury, they can be held responsible for the injury through a personal injury lawsuit. Proving that someone was responsible for a personal injury case requires demonstrating four components.

You and your attorney will have to show that there was a relationship between you and the defendant that entailed a duty of care. If, for example, you were in a car accident, you will have to show that the defendant had a duty to drive safely based on your relationship as fellow drivers.

Next, you’ll have to show that the defendant acted negligently, even if it was not intentional. Showing that there is a direct link between the defendant’s negligence and your injury is another component in proving your claim. Finally, you’ll have to show that you suffered damages, meaning that the injury was serious and expensive.

Personal Injury Attorney Serving Somerset County, Maryland

Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a challenging experience. You’ll need assistance as you navigate the legal system, which is why you should seek quality legal representation as soon as possible. Get in touch with the Somerset County personal injury attorneys from The Law Offices of Randolph Rice to get started with your claim today. Call (410) 694-7291.

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