The injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have provided experienced legal counsel to accident victims throughout the Baltimore area, the state of Maryland, and Washington, D.C. for over 20 years. Our team of professionals knows exactly how difficult this time can be for a victim and his or her family. We approach every case with compassion and dedication, and we can aggressively assert your rights at every step of the way. If you or someone you know has been hurt as the result of someone else’s carelessness, contact us to find out how we can help.Bring a Negligence Claim to Recover Compensation
The Maryland and Washington, D.C., regions are home to a rich and diverse population. However, these areas see their fair share of harmful and unexpected events each year. Some of the most common accidents that occur on the busy streets and highways of the major metropolitan centers in areas like Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties are car accidents, truck crashes, and motorcycle collisions. There are also many unfortunate incidents of medical malpractice throughout Maryland, arising from carelessness by health care providers, such as errors by pharmacies in filling prescriptions.
In any personal injury claim, a victim must prove four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. These four elements comprise a negligence action. The first two elements, duty and breach, require the victim to show that the defendant failed to act according to the appropriate standard of care, which generally requires each of us to exercise the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in the same or similar circumstances. The third element, causation, requires the plaintiff to establish that the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of his or her injuries. In other words, the plaintiff must show that he or she would not have been hurt but for the defendant’s carelessness.
In the final stage, the injured person must provide evidence showing the physical and financial costs and losses that he or she sustained. A plaintiff often may pursue several categories of damages, including medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering. In some instances, the close surviving relatives of the victim may bring a claim called loss of consortium, which seeks to compensate the relatives for the loss of their loved one’s companionship, support, and love. Unfortunately, some severe accidents result in the victim’s death. In this situation, the surviving relatives may bring a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for the loss of their loved one.Consult a Maryland Attorney to Assert Your Right to Compensation
Navigating the legal process can be overwhelming and stressful, especially when you are recovering from a severe accident. At Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of professionals has experience working with medical experts and accident reconstructionists. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers serve clients across the state of Maryland from Frederick and Rockville to Annapolis and the Eastern Shore. We also have helped many accident victims in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding communities. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so there is no risk in meeting with us to discuss your potential options. Contact us online or call (800) 654-1949 for a free consultation.