If you file a personal injury lawsuit against someone that is responsible for causing your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation that includes medical costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Whether your injury happened during a car accident, slip and fall in a public place, medical malpractice incident, or under a different set of circumstances, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side to help you fight for the compensation to which you’re entitled.
The attorneys from Rice, Murtha & Psoras are ready to help people throughout Maryland with their personal injury cases. Our Washington County personal injury lawyers can put their expertise to use to prevent victims from having to suffer the financial burden of dealing with their injuries. Statutes of limitations apply, so get in touch today by calling (410) 694-7291.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits in Washington County, Maryland
Injuries can happen in a variety of ways in daily life, which means that there are many different types of personal injury lawsuits. The potential injuries that can result from accidents can vary; they may be minor or they may be severe enough to affect every aspect of your life. Severe injuries that typically result from accidents include broken bones, fractured bones, organ damage, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
If your injuries were severe and have kept you from making a living and taking care of your family, get in touch with a lawyer soon to learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit. The attorneys from Rice, Murtha & Psoras are prepared to handle nearly any personal injury lawsuit, including the following.
Our Washington County, MD personal injury attorneys have experience with nearly every type of auto accident case, including motorcycle accidents, truck and van accidents, drunk driving accidents, accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers, and accidents involving multiple vehicles. If you suffered from injuries after involvement in an accident that you had no part in causing, get in touch with our car accident attorneys as soon as possible. We can work to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners are obligated to maintain safe spaces. If you are injured after experiencing a slip and fall in a place such as a restaurant, bar, hotel, mall, retail store, or even your own apartment building, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the property for failing to keep the premises safe. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by an array of different conditions such as icy sidewalks, missing handrails on stairs, torn carpeting, poor lighting in highly trafficked areas, loose wiring and other obstructions, defective escalators and elevators, and poorly maintained playground equipment and swimming pools.
Sometimes, products that have defects can be sent to market, eventually resulting in injuries for the people that use them. Products that cause injuries to users are usually power tools and electrical items, cars and car parts, prescription drugs and medical devices, contaminated food, children’s toys, and items for children and babies. If a product causes an injury to you while you were using it correctly, it is the fault of either the designer for designing a product with flaws, the manufacturer for making a dangerous product, or the marketer for making false claims about the product or failing to warn users. Get in touch with a personal injury attorney today to learn more about whether you can file a lawsuit for your injury caused by a product you used.
Asbestos is a fibrous material that has been used in various manufactured goods that are still in use today. Prolonged exposure to it can, however, cause serious health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. People in certain industries such as construction, auto maintenance, and electrical work face exposure to asbestos as part of their occupational work, and may be able to file a personal injury if they were not warned about the risk of asbestos exposure. Some asbestos cases may be product liability cases if a product user has been exposed to asbestos while using a product without being warned; other asbestos cases may be workers’ compensation cases if someone experienced injuries following exposure to asbestos in their workplace.
Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Claim in Washington County, Maryland
Winning your personal injury lawsuit in Washington County, MD requires demonstrating to the court that you suffered injuries as a direct result of the defendant’s negligent behavior. There are four components. First, you have to show that the defendant had a duty of care. Secondly, you have to show that the defendant breached their duty through either committing or failing to commit a certain action. Thirdly, you have to show that you suffered injuries because of the defendant’s breach. Finally, you have to show that your injuries caused you to suffer economic damages for which you can be compensated. Note that Maryland is a contributory negligence state, which means that you will not be able to recover compensation if you were partially responsible for your injury.
Washington County Personal Injury Attorney Serving Maryland
The attorneys that work with Rice, Murtha & Psoras have a commitment to providing clients with quality legal services as they pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the person or entity that was responsible for their injuries. Our Washington County personal injury attorneys are available to speak with you today. Just call (410) 694-7291.