Pikesville Personal Injury Lawyer
Big Firm Results with Small Firm Attention
Accidents happen all the time, and not all of them necessitate legal action. However, when an accident is the result of the careless, reckless, or even intentional actions of someone else, victims have a right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. If you or a loved one has been injured in any capacity in a preventable accident, you have the right to sue for damages. That is where our Pikesville personal injury attorney can help.
At the Law Office of Justin A. Wallace, clients in the Baltimore area can expect personalized, one-on-one attention from a firm that is committed to delivering outstanding results. Attorney Justin A. Wallace is well-versed in Maryland’s personal injury lawsuit process and is an experienced trial lawyer who is prepared to take your claim to court.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Maryland?
According to the Maryland Courts & Judicial Proceedings Code section 5-101, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Maryland is three years. The statute of limitations is a law which limits how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they lose their legal right to do so.
More specifically, this means you have three years from the date your injury occurred to file your claim, or you will lose your right to file and your right to recover compensation. It’s important to note that some exceptions exist in special circumstances that can change this time limit. The most notable exceptions include:
- If the injury victim was a minor at the time of the accident. In these circumstances the claimant has two years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a claim.
- If the injury victim has a condition that qualifies them as legally mentally incapacitated, they will have two years from the date they are considered legally mentally competent again.
- If the alleged negligent party intentionally hides their identity in order to avoid a lawsuit the statute of limitations is typically amended.
The statute of limitations has a significant impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s important to speak to a skilled attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as you can. Our Pikesville personal injury attorneys offer free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today.
Schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Office of Justin A. Wallace to learn more.
Is It Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
The benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer should not be overlooked when you are facing damages or a loss due to someone else's negligence. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, hiring such a professional can help ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve. A personal injury lawyer will be able to review your case, advise you on what legal rights are available to you, investigate the circumstances of the incident, negotiate with insurance companies or other parties involved, and represent your best interests in court if necessary. With this expertise on your side, you can maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation for all injuries suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you choose to represent yourself, then you do not need an attorney. However, if you do not hire an attorney, then you will miss out on several of the benefits mentioned above. The knowledge, experience and skills an attorney has are indispensable. This is especially true when you consider that every task that a lawyer usually does for a client will fall to you when you represent yourself.
Services personal injury lawyers offer to their clients:
- Advising clients on the legal rights available to them
- Investigating the circumstances of an accident or incident
- Negotiating with insurance companies or other parties involved
- Gathering evidence and researching applicable laws
- Drafting legal documents such as pleadings, motions, and discovery requests
- Interviewing witnesses and obtaining their statements
- Strategizing litigation strategies that maximize a client’s chances of success in court
- Representing clients at hearings, mediations, arbitrations and trials
- Filing personal injury lawsuits against negligent parties
- Appealing unfavorable rulings
Would you be able to handle these tasks while recovering from an injury? Would you be able to make deadlines for turning in documents and evidence? Do you know what laws guarantee you compensation? Let a qualified Pikesville personal injury lawyer help guide you through this complex process. We can help in your time of need.
Personal Injury Claims We Handle
While personal injury cases are often resolved in settlements with insurance companies, these settlements may not always give you as much as you are due. Attorney Wallace will take a look at your settlement offer to determine whether it meets your best interests or whether you can build a case for more damages in court. Whether you are suffering from a car accident or a workplace injury, Attorney Wallace will guide you through the legal process for pursuing damages for your injuries.
The Law Office of Justin A. Wallace handles a range of personal injury claims, including:
- Auto Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Negligent Security
- Workers’ Compensation
The legal team at the firm will utilize detailed methods for strategizing your claim, including consulting forensic experts, medical professionals, and other field experts. Attorney Wallace will also represent you in your insurance negotiations, after which he will take your case to civil court if the settlement is less than satisfactory for your recovery.
Grounds for Personal Injury Lawsuits
The circumstances of an accident will determine what type of personal injury lawsuit you may file (that is, on what grounds you should file your case). Some examples of negligence that may give rise to a lawsuit include:
- Auto Negligence, in which a driver breaches their duty of care to operate their vehicle safely, causing the plaintiff to suffer injury.
- Premises liability, in which a property or business owner breaches their duty of care to maintain safe premises, causing injury to the plaintiff.
- Negligent Security, in which a business or property owner fails to take reasonable precautions to protect a plaintiff from injuries caused by the criminal actions of another.
- Negligent Hiring, Training, or Supervision, in which a business fails to take reasonable steps while hiring, training, or supervising an employee or agent who caused injury to the plaintiff.
In all personal injury cases, you may be able to recover damages for a variety of losses, including past and future lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even loss of companionship, if the accident resulted in wrongful death. Our Pikesville personal injury lawyer can analyze the facts of your case and fight for all of the economic and non-economic damages you may be entitled to.
Call Now for Skilled Personal Injury Representation in the Baltimore Area
Nobody should have to fight an insurance company alone. If you've been injured, you deserve an experienced attorney on your side to fight the insurance company every step of the way, from the filing of a claim through a jury verdict or appeal.
Do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Justin A. Wallace today to discuss your personal injury case in more detail. Our Pikesville personal injury attorney can advise you on whether you should pursue a settlement or proceed to litigation. The deadline for filing most personal injury lawsuits in Maryland is three years, so it is important that you get started on your case with an attorney as soon as possible.
Call the Law Office of Justin A. Wallace today at (410) 996-4488 for a free consultation.
Case ResultsPursuing Maximum Compensation for Our Clients
Negligent Failure to Warn $1,000,000
Pedestrian Accident $500,000
Pedestrian Accident $306,179.53
Auto Accident $155,000
Auto Accident $150,000
Pedestrian Accident $100,000
Auto Accident $60,000
Motor Vehicle Collision $60,000
Motor Vehicle Collision/Train Collision $50,000
Dog Bite $50,000
Client ReviewsProviding Detailed Attention On Every Case
Result was well beyond my comprehension!- Chuck, Former Client
Friendly, professional and detail oriented.- Anissa, Former Client
Justin is the rare breed of lawyer!- Adam, Former Client
When your hurt it's good to have someone fighting on your side.- Rasheedah, Former Client
Justin is a very gifted lawyer!- Brenna, Former Client
The Type of Legal Representation You Need
Big-Firm Results, Small-Firm AttentionAt our firm, our clients get the personalized attention they need without compromising on results.
Exceptional Trial AttorneyOver the years, Attorney Wallace has displayed exceptional skill and talent when litigating cases in court.
Always Working in the Best Interest of Our ClientsPursuing an outcome that is most important to the client and their families is our number one priority.
Tech-Savvy FirmOur team uses technology to make the client experience as easy and streamlined as possible.
We believe in doing whatever it takes to protect the best interest of our client. This means we prepare every case as if it's going to trial, and if it does need to be litigated in court, we're not afraid to do it.