Personal Injury Lawyer Baltimore
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you may have a personal injury case and you may need a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury is a term used to describe a civil wrong in which one person’s negligence causes either physical or emotional injury to another person. Personal injury lawsuits are one of the most common types of lawsuits in the United States. In Baltimore, it can be difficult to win a personal injury case without the help of a personal injury lawyer. The most typical type of personal injury cases include:
- Car accidents
- Medical mistakes
- Work injuries
Since personal injury includes any bodily harm caused by the negligent actions of another there is an endless number of types of personal injury claims that a person can bring against someone else. Motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, product defects, and wrongful death are all common examples of personal injury claims. Each of these accidents has the potential of causing severe bodily harm. Bodily harm can be physical, mental or emotional, and can result in broken bones, disfigurement, loss of limb, permanent or disfiguring scars, permanent or temporary disability, loss of one of the senses, as well as anxiety or depression. In some personal injury cases, bodily harm can include death.
The goal in filing a personal injury claim is to receive compensation for any damages or injuries sustained in the accident. Although the laws for personal injury vary from state to state, an injured person must generally need to prove that a Defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care, that they failed to do so, and that failing to act with reasonable care is the cause of injury in order to receive any compensation. Put simply, did someone do something wrong, and did an injury result? Compensation is generally awarded based on the severity of the injury, and can include the cost of medical bills, future medical treatments, lost income, disability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and funeral costs.
There is usually a statute of limitations that dictates how long a person has to make a personal injury claim after being injured in an accident. This statute of limitations varies depending on the state and is generally a short period of time. If you believe you have a personal injury claim it is important that you consult a personal injury attorney immediately following the accident or injury so that you can protect your right to file suit. If you believe you have a personal injury claim in the Baltimore Maryland area, contact the personal injury lawyers at the Quality Legal Network for a free consultation on your case. Our personal injury lawyers have represented hundreds of clients in various types of personal injury cases throughout Baltimore and know what it takes to win you fair compensation for your injuries.