Located in the Easton District of Talbot County, MD, the town of Easton was founded more than 300 years ago in 1710. Originally named Talbot Court House, and later Talbot Town, Easton was the site of the county's first courthouse and functions to this day as the Talbot County Seat. Home to almost 15,000 residents, Easton's population has grown by more than 25 percent since 2010 and accounts for nearly half of the people living in Talbot County.
Situated a little over 70 miles from the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers, Easton has been the site of a number of firsts on the Eastern Shore, including being the location of the first newspaper office and the area's first bank, as well as the starting point for the first steamship line and, later, air service to Baltimore. Every year, the town itself is to the Talbot County Fair in the summer and the Waterfowl Festival, which takes place in November. Some tourists come simply to enjoy the town's historic spirit embodied by the original Colonial and Victorian architecture of the day.
Named one of the top ten "Best Small Towns in America," Easton prides itself on being a center of local art and cultural. With the number of notable points of interest, and being located conveniently to larger metro areas, such as Annapolis, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Easton certainly does see its fair share of visitors from the surrounding cities, farther afield in Maryland, as well as nearby states.
The town offers tourists and other visitors a range of activities and diversions, including gourmet cuisine, shopping venues, art galleries; public golf courses and other outdoor pursuits offer by the Chesapeake Bay and its associated waterways. Many local residents and visitors have taken advantage of the area for its sailing, canoeing and kayaking or just crabbing on the beach.
Located on Maryland's Route 50, Easton's popularity draws many individuals looking to enjoy the local color and spend some time basking in the history of the place. However, with such an influx of visitors, it's wouldn't be too surprising to a personal injury lawyer that there are instances of automobile, truck and motorcycle collisions in and around the town center. For its part, Easton has joined with other municipalities throughout the state in an effort to cut down on the 500-plus fatal car accidents that occur annually here in Maryland.
The danger of a serious or fatal road accident would be especially high in the fall, when the population of the town effectively doubles due to the huge influx of attendees to the Water Fowl Festival, which coincides with the annual migration of Canada geese through the area. With around 17,000 visitors and 1,500 festival volunteers, the chances of any number of personal injury accidents can rise above that normally experienced the rest of the year.
Lawsuits in this area are can end up being filed at the Talbot County Courthouse. Located at 11 North Washington Street, it is the one of the oldest public institutions in the state and houses the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Here one can see criminal trials and civil proceedings being held in circuit court, as well as juvenile-related cases being decided in Orphans' Court. The courthouse is also the source of filings for marriage and business licenses, family services, deeds and records, mortgages, plats, conveyances and other important legal documentation for the residents of the surrounding area.
Among the civil suits filed in this court would be any number of injury claims from auto accidents caused by another individual's reckless or negligent behavior on the road. As Maryland personal injury lawyers, the Lebowitz & Mzhen attorneys have the trial experience to handle roadway accident cases such as those resulting from the negligent behavior of another passenger car driver, commercial truck operator, taxi cab or hired limousine driver.
Because the law provides victims of car or trucking-related collisions the ability to recover damages due to another party's negligence, often an injured person secures the services of a personal injury attorney to help him or her file a claim against the person or persons who were at fault in the accident. When another private motorist or commercial truck driver fails to act reasonably in the operation of his or her vehicle, and by that action or lack of action, causes injury to another individual, the person who is hurt can sue for compensation of his or her medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and even lost wages.
If you or someone you love has been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a hit-and-run traffic wreck, or an automobile-pedestrian accident the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen are prepared to help. Understanding your rights as the victim of a negligent act on the road or while on foot is the first step to recovering what you a legally entitled to in a court of law. Bus accident, third-party negligence, commercial trucking crash and products liability cases are just a few of the possible scenarios in Maryland personal injury law.
Our expertise also extends to claims involving products liability and defective vehicle equipment; prescription errors and pharmacy misfills; medical malpractice and surgical errors; as well as injuries sustained by seniors in nursing homes and assisted care facilities. To schedule a free initial consultation, you can reach us by phone at (800) 654-1949.Driving Directions
You can find the primary offices of the Lebowitz-Mzhen law firm in the city of Owings Mills, Maryland, just 16 miles from Baltimore, MD. Situated at 10 Crossroads Drive, Suite 105, Owings Mills, MD, 21117, you can get to our location by following the Jones Falls Expressway to I-695 West. Once you have merged onto I-695 West/ Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop towards Pikesville, go another 4.4 miles and then used the MD-140 North exit (Exit 20) heading toward Garrison. Turn right onto Reisterstown Road/MD-140 westbound, then travel 1.3 miles to Crossroads Drive. Turn left onto Crossroads Dr. and take the next right onto Park Center Ct. Make a left at the first available street into the parking lot that serves our offices. You will find us conveniently located on the first floor, Suite 105.