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If you’re like most of us, you mostly take your health and well-being for granted—until suddenly, it is gone. Accidents happen without warning, without time to prepare and adjust. Whether it is a car accident. truck, or motorcycle crash, a bicycle or pedestrian accident, a workplace accident, a slip and fall, an accident caused by a defective product, medical malpractice. or any one of a number of other accident types, the full impact of a serious injury on your life can come as a shock. Some accidents are just that—accidents—and they are no one’s fault. But a surprisingly large number of injury accidents could have been prevented. These are the ones that result from some other person, company, or government entity’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing. If you have been injured, or if a close family member has been killed in a preventable accident and someone else was responsible, you are left to wonder why you should be the one to suffer for something someone else did.
A serious injury or wrongful death in the family can be devastating. You may be racking up medical bills and other expenses at a time when you are unable to go to work or have lost a significant portion of your family’s income with the death of a primary breadwinner. How do you provide for your family and pay your bills when your injury prevents you from working? How can you make up for the loss of income that you and your family relied on for survival? How do you handle the emotional upheaval that comes with a bereavement or disability for which you were not prepared?
Fortunately, the law allows you to pursue a claim to recover money for your damages from the person or entity that caused your injury or loss. This is done by engaging the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer who will investigate, prepare your case, and advocate for you by negotiating with the insurance company that covers the responsible party or, when necessary, will try your case before a jury.
Do I Have a Case?
Not every accident automatically means you are entitled to a monetary recovery. To succeed in recovering compensation in a personal injury legal action, you must show, by a preponderance of the evidence, the following:
- That the other party owed you a duty of care (for example to drive safely and not to put others at risk).
- That the other party failed to act in accordance with that duty of care and that the party’s breach of care (i.e. negligence, error, or wrongful act) was the immediate cause of an accident.
- That as a direct result of the accident, a serious injury occurred.
- That your damages can be proven and assigned a monetary value.
As soon after the accident as possible, you should consult with an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who will examine the circumstances of your accident, review your medical and employment records, and determine if you have a viable case. Your attorney will be able to advise you as to your legal options and will guide you through the process of making your claim for compensation.
In Baltimore and the surrounding counties, you can get the help you need by contacting Randolph Rice Injury Lawyers, a Maryland personal injury attorney with an impressive record of winning significant awards of money for his injured clients.
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What Damages May I Claim in a Personal Injury Cause of Action?
There are three types of damages that you may potentially be awarded in a personal injury legal case:
- Economic damages are those that can be quantified in dollar amounts, including medical expenses, lost earnings, and any other costs that can be shown to have arisen directly from the accident, injury, or wrongful death. Economic damages can be proven by producing receipts, bills, credit card statements, and employment records.
- Non-economic damages, which are damages to your quality of life that can’t be easily quantified. These include your physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, damage to important personal relationships (loss of consortium), and inability to engage in activities you enjoy.
- Punitive damages, while not common, are a possibility when a jury feels that the party that caused your losses exhibited an extreme and egregious disregard for your well-being. An example might be driving with a blood alcohol content that is extremely high and well in excess of the level at which the law assumes impairment. Unlike economic and non-economic damages which are compensatory, punitive damages are not to make up for what you have lost, but to punish the wrongdoer and provide a deterrent to future incidences of the behavior.
The Legal Help You Need Following a Maryland Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Accident
It takes knowledge, experience, perseverance, and commitment to win a compensation award in a personal injury cause of action. This is not something you should attempt to handle on your own, although the at-fault party’s insurance company might suggest it. Insurance companies employ well-trained adjusters and legal teams whose job it is to minimize the amount of money they pay out on claims. The only way to level the playing field and give yourself a fair shot at an adequate settlement—one sufficient to compensate you for the full range of your damages—is to retain a skilled legal advocate who will fight for you.
Justice matters. Protect your legal rights and hold the wrongdoer accountable for the damage you have suffered by calling Randolph Rice Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation. You will pay absolutely nothing―ever―until we succeed in winning money for you.
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