Anne Arundel County Personal Injury Attorney

Have you been the victim of an injury in Anne Arundel County? If someone else’s negligence or recklessness has hurt you, one of our Anne Arundel personal injury lawyers is ready and willing to fight to get you what you deserve.

Why Hire an Anne Arundel Personal Injury Lawyer?

In the aftermath of an injury, your attention can be split in many different directions: taking care of medical bills, working towards your recovery, and making sure your family is okay are just a few of the things you might be worried about. It can seem daunting to mount a civil suit amidst all this distraction, but one of our personal injury lawyers can help you by:

  • collecting and organizing evidence of your injuries and of the defendant’s negligence
  • taking the stress away from you by handling all the details of the case

No matter what type of injury you have sustained and no matter the circumstances, an Anne Arundel attorney working in personal injury law will fight for the most favorable outcome possible.

Types of Personal Injury

There are numerous circumstances in which one might end up with grounds for bringing a personal injury suit against someone. In general, any time you are injured through the negligent or reckless action or inaction of another, such as a motorcycle accident, you can seek compensation. This can even include defective and dangerous products that malfunction or cause harmful side effects. Below, we discuss a few general types of civil injury claims, but an Anne Arundel County personal injury lawyer can elaborate and explain how your unique circumstances might apply. If a loved one has passed because of an injury caused by another’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim.

Car Accidents

If you have been in a wreck, and the other person is at fault, you may be able to seek compensation. Driver actions that would put the responsible party at fault include:

  • Distracted driving
  • running a red light
  • rear-ending you
  • not following the basic rules of the road
  • speeding
  • Failing to yield the right of way

After a motor vehicle collision, you will want to gather as much evidence as possible. Evidence that can help you get what you deserve includes:

  • pictures of the damage to all vehicles involved
  • pictures of the location and circumstances of the crash
  • a police report detailing exactly what happened
  • medical reports detailing the extent of your injuries

Medical Malpractice

We trust doctors to help us and keep us healthy, but they can make mistakes on the job just like anyone else. If your health or quality of life has decreased after a doctor’s visit or medical procedure, you may be able to mount a medical malpractice case. Evidence you should collect to help you out includes:

  • detailed accounts of how you felt before and after the procedure
  • second opinion from another doctor saying the procedure was unnecessary or poorly executed
  • medical documentation of the complications you have been suffering

Premises Liability

Premises liability is the legal concept that anyone who owns an area accessible to the public (a public park, an office building, a restaurant, etc.) has a responsibility to ensure the safety of anyone who enters the premises. If the owner knows or should have known of a safety issue, does not take reasonable steps to timely and effectively remedy the safety issue, and someone gets hurt, they may be found liable. Issues that can lead to a premises liability case include:

  • lack of security at the location (if a victim is robbed or assaulted there)
  • slip-and-fall hazards (puddle, weak railing, no railing, etc.)
  • Exposure to hazardous materials while on the premises

If you have been the victim of an injury on someone else’s publicly-accessible property, evidence you should collect to help your case includes:

  • Incident reports if the accident was reported
  • pictures of the issue that led to your injury
  • any documentation or proof that the owner knew about the issue
  • medical report explaining the extent of your injuries

Calculating Your Claim

In any personal injury case, you will want to collect evidence on exactly how much money your ordeal has cost you (medical bills, loss of wages, etc), because those figures can directly influence the amount of compensation the judge awards you. Under Section 11-109 of the Maryland Code, you are explicitly entitled to compensation for:

  • medical expenses
  • loss of earnings
  • non-economic damages

Compensation for medical expenses and loss of earnings can often be proven by careful documentation. Noneconomic damages can be a little more open-ended, and include damages for things such as pain and suffering. As your Anne Arundel personal injury attorney will explain, recording how the injury has affected your quality of life could help increase the non-economic damages you are awarded.

Call Today for the Help You Need

Our Anne Arundel County personal injury lawyers are standing by to offer you the help you need. Let us give you the peace of mind that comes from allowing the staff and other resources of our firm take care of this problem for you.