Accidents can happen in an instant, leaving victims with physical and emotional wounds that may take years to heal. When someone’s negligence or careless actions cause you harm, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. At the Law Office of Justin A. Wallace, we understand how devastating these situations can be for our clients and their families — which is why we are dedicated to helping them pursue justice and receive fair compensation for their injuries.
In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common types of personal injury cases in Maryland. We want to ensure our clients are armed with the information they need when making important decisions about pursuing legal action after an accident or other incident caused by another person's carelessness or wrongdoing.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can arise from a variety of situations in which someone’s negligence or careless actions cause another person harm. From medical malpractice to auto accidents, these types of incidents can lead to physical and emotional trauma that require significant compensation for victims and their families. Knowing the common types of personal injury cases in Maryland is essential when pursuing legal action after an accident or other incident caused by another person's carelessness or wrongdoing.
Some of the common types of personal injury cases in Maryland include:
Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases in Maryland. Each year, thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted or reckless drivers. Victims may suffer from physical and emotional trauma that requires significant compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. To seek compensation, you will need to file a claim with the at-fault driver's insurance. You may also need to file a lawsuit to receive fair compensation or determine liability.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are another common type of personal injury case in Maryland, and they can happen anywhere, from supermarkets to parking lots. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises safely but unfortunately many fail to do so. If you were injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other losses related to the incident. To seek compensation, you will need to file a claim with the property owner's insurance company.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide reasonable care according to the accepted standards of practice in their field, resulting in injury or death. Common types of medical malpractice cases include misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, birth injuries, and medication errors. Victims of medical malpractice may suffer from physical, emotional, or financial damages that require significant compensation for recovery. To seek justice and fair compensation after a medical malpractice case, you will need to file a claim with the healthcare provider's malpractice insurance company.
Workplace injuries can occur in any industry, from construction to office work. Employers are required by law to provide a safe working environment for their employees. If an employer fails to uphold this responsibility and an employee is injured as a result, the employee may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills and other losses. If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefit, which can include medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. To seek compensation, you will need to file a claim with your employer's workers' compensation insurance company.
The Role of Negligence in Personal Injury Claims
Negligence is an important factor in many personal injury cases. When someone’s careless or reckless actions cause another person harm, the victim has a right to seek compensation for their losses through a personal injury lawsuit. Negligence occurs when someone does not act with reasonable care and as a result, causes harm to another person. When filing a personal injury claim, it is important to establish that the defendant was negligent and that their negligence caused your injuries.
How an Experienced Attorney Can Help with Your Case
If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney can provide valuable legal counsel and guide you through the process of filing a claim and seeking justice for your losses.
At the Law Office of Justin A. Wallace, we will take the time to review your case and explain all your legal options. We can help you determine who may be liable, how much compensation you should seek, and how best to pursue a successful outcome. We can also handle all aspects of negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for any injuries or damages sustained as a result of another person’s negligence. And, if necessary, we will represent you in court so that you have the best chance at achieving a favorable outcome for your case. Our team is dedicated to helping victims and their families seek justice and fair compensation after an accident or other incident caused by another person's carelessness or wrongdoing.
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced team is here to help you. Contact us online or call us at (410) 996-4488 to schedule a consultation.