Randallstown, MD Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents of all kinds can lead to serious injuries, medical bills, time off work, and pain and suffering. Getting these damages properly compensated can mean filing an insurance claim, but often a personal injury lawsuit is better equipped to get you the damages you need.
Our attorneys can help Randallstown residents and people injured in Randallstown with all sorts of injuries and accident types, working to get them the compensation needed for the economic and non-economic harms they faced.
For a free review of your accident case with our personal injury lawyers, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291.
Common Types of Accidents and Injuries in Randallstown, MD
As mentioned, injuries can happen in many different ways. Our personal injury lawyers are equipped with the skill and experience to help with many different kinds of accident and injury cases, including the following:
Our lawyers help victims of serious medical injuries and mistakes, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, and birth injuries. In many of these cases, innocent bad outcomes are hard to differentiate from legitimate medical negligence, and it takes an experienced lawyer as well as reviews from a medical expert to analyze your case.
Car accidents, truck accidents, Uber and Lyft accidents, and other auto accidents can all lead to serious injuries and even death. Victims of serious car accident injuries could be entitled to compensation through insurance, but insurance companies are often unwilling to negotiate fairly, and you should instead have a lawyer advocate for you. Especially if your case involves a commercial vehicle like a truck, you could be entitled to substantial compensation from the driver’s employer, and you should have an attorney stand up to their insurance and legal teams.
Defective Product Injuries
If you were hurt by a dangerous or defective product, you could be entitled to sue the manufacturer of that product. This can often help you recover compensation for injuries and illness from dangerous medication, defective safety gear, malfunctioning tools or appliances, defective auto parts, and more.
Brain injuries can occur in many different types of accidents, but they are often especially severe injuries that benefit from the help of an experienced attorney to prove your injuries and the damages you suffered. Many brain injuries are not obvious to a judge or jury, and you will need evidence of what happened to you, including medical records, testimony from medical professionals about your prognosis, and testimony from yourself and your family about the injuries’ effects.
Injuries on Dangerous Property
A slip and fall in a grocery store, a fall in an icy parking lot, electrocution, drowning, and fires are often caused by dangerous conditions in a store, restaurant, or home. If a property owner is responsible for the injuries you suffered, we can help you get compensation.
Back and Spinal Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can leave victims with long-term discomfort, motor skill issues, trouble walking, or even full paralysis. When back injuries involve an impingement on the spine or total severing of the spinal cord, these injuries can be substantial. Even with less severe injuries, a broken bone in the spine, a severe slipped disc, or even a case of whiplash can leave you with pain and suffering that can impede your ability to lift and carry or your ability to sit or stand for extended periods. This can all impact your future working abilities, potentially resulting in high lost earning damages.
Workplace and Construction Site Injuries
If you were hurt at work or while working on a construction site, then you could be entitled to compensation, but there might be obstacles in the way. Suing your employer often is not allowed under Workers’ Compensation rules, but relying on that system for compensation can often mean missing out on full wage-loss compensation and damages for pain and suffering. If you sue a third-party defendant or meet certain exceptions, a lawsuit could result in better compensation.
How to Get Compensation for an Injury in Randallstown, MD
The process of getting compensation can be confusing, especially if there are insurance companies involved. Working with a lawyer, you can negotiate with insurance companies and take your case to court when necessary to put additional pressure on the defendant and their insurance to settle your case at a fair value.
At the beginning of an injury case, you might file your claim against the responsible party’s insurance. In general, Maryland uses at-fault insurance policies where the responsible party’s insurance covers the victim. There are some insurance policies that involve first-party or no-fault benefits, such as PIP car insurance (which covers the policyholder regardless of who caused the crash) or Workers’ Compensation (which covers workers for all work-related accidental injuries regardless of fault). In most claims against an at-fault party’s insurance, accepting compensation will function as a legal settlement that ends your case, so you should never accept money or sign anything without having a lawyer review it with you.
If the insurance company or the defendant tries to offer an insufficient settlement, our lawyers can negotiate with them and try to drive up the compensation you receive. In many cases, settlement offers are mere “nuisance settlements” designed to end a case without much hassle rather than fully compensate the victim. If the insurance company is willing to cooperate and you have strong evidence, we might be able to settle your case somewhat quickly.
Going to Court
If the insurance company refuses to settle or the defendant continues to refuse to admit to what they did, then we can file in court. A lawsuit in court must have sufficient proof presented to the jury before it can rule in your favor. However, the pressure of a lawsuit on the horizon often pushes parties to settle; the vast majority of cases are settled without the need for trial.
Lawsuits and insurance claims should compensate you in full for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses, as well as your non-economic harms like pain and suffering.
Call Our Randallstown, MD Personal Injury Lawyers Right Away
If you need help, call the personal injury attorneys at Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291 for a free case review.