If you have been injured in a car wreck, workplace mishap, or other accident through no fault of your own, a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation.
Personal Injury Law
Personal injury lawsuits are disputes where one person was injured following an accident and another party is responsible for that accident. In situations like these, the injured party could benefit from the help of a personal injury lawyer in Maryland. The person who caused the accident – whether it be a car accident, workplace incident, or medical malpractice – will sometimes have insurance that will cover the injured person’s medical expenses and pain and suffering. If the responsible party does not have insurance, the injured person may still be able to file a suit and get compensation to cover their injuries.
There are two likely outcomes when it comes to a case, whether it is for a car accident injury or an injury that resulted from property damage:
- A Formalized Lawsuit – A personal injury case is filed in civil court and begins when one person files a complaint against a person or entity (the defendant). They will need to prove the defendant acted carelessly or negligently, thus causing harm.
- An Informal Settlement – Many injury disputes are resolved through an early settlement where the parties, their insurance companies, and attorneys meet to negotiate and agree on an outcome. This typically involves paying some amount to the injured party and signing a document that states neither party can file for further action.
of Limitations Following an Injury
According to a study by the National Safety Council, approximately 48.3 million people were injured in 2019 and 173,040 died unnecessarily. The only recourse available under law for these people and their families is to seek financial remuneration for their medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering they have been through.
The injured party or their family does not have years and years to file a lawsuit. In fact, they are limited by the amount of time allowed by the state. In Maryland, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the accident. Reaching out to an attorney early is a great idea, however, as the details of the situation will be fresh in your mind and you can provide your legal counsel with all of the pertinent information.
Hire a Professional for
Your Personal Injury Case
No personal injury case is the same. What they do have in common, though, is that they require the knowledge and experience of an attorney with a track record of getting people the compensation they deserve. At Seddiq Law, attorneys Mirriam Seddiq and Justin Eisele have served clients in Maryland and Washington D.C. for years and have the experience necessary to help you.