Nothing can prepare you for being the victim of an accident caused by the negligence of another. An injury resulting in life altering conditions such as paralysis, loss of use, permanent disability and long term medical conditions is termed a catastrophic injury. The result an injury of this type will have on your life will be severe and your life will never be what it was prior to the injury. If you, or a loved one, have been severely injured in an accident you may be entitled to medical benefits, damages and financial compensation according to Maryland personal injury law. Consulting with a Maryland personal injury attorney is a wise move as you have rights and they need to be protected.
Accidents Causing Catastrophic Injuries
Severe and life changing injuries can be induced by many types of accidents including:
Auto accidents including motorcycle and trucking accidents
Premises liability accidents including slip and fall accidents and animal attacks
Workplace accidents and injuries
Types Of Catastrophic Injuries
Back and neck injuries
Brain and head injuries
Joint and connective tissue injuries
Nerve injuries including paralysis
Spinal cord injuries
Any of these injuries, as well as others, may entitle you to compensation according to Maryland personal injury law. It makes sense for you to consult with an attorney handling personal injury claims regarding your rights and how to protect them.
Determining The Value Of Your Personal Injury Claim
Not all personal injury claims are the same, even if the type of accident and damages are similar. One of the most important aspects of a personal injury claim is accurately and effectively determining the fair and full dollar amount of your claim. This should only be done by an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. It will not be done by the liable parties insurance carrier. They may approach you after the accident and offer you a quick and easy lump sum settlement which only benefits them and not you.
Several factors need to be thoroughly analyzed in order to properly establish what your claim is worth. These factors are: current lost wages, future lost wages, vehicle repair costs, current and future medical, therapy and rehabilitation costs as well as pain and suffering. Also, the full extent of your injuries may not present themselves until after many weeks, and in some cases months, following the accident. One of the most important things you should do after the accident is get appropriate medical care. Failure to do so, even if you feel ok, can impact your ability to receive benefits later on as your case progresses. You can rest assured that our MD accident lawyers will do everything necessary to establish the full dollar value of your claim and do everything in their power to get those benefits for you and your family.
Maryland Statute Of Limitations For Filing Injury Lawsuits
According to Maryland Code § 5-101 there is a three year limitation for auto accident, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and wrongful death claims. These claims are also referred to as civil actions. What this means is that these cases need to be filed within three years from the date of accident, injury and or wrongful death. There are some exceptions which will be discussed in a different podcast.
Contact A Maryland Personal Injury Attorney For A Free Consultation
Following a severe and debilitating injury you may face seemingly insurmountable medical bills, therapy costs, surgery expenses and medication costs. In addition, you may suffer financial instability due to being unable to work and you may require long term medical care. Do not face this tragic situation alone. Call our Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation. They proudly serve those injured in all of Maryland.