If you’ve recently been injured, you may be curious whether the circumstances leading up to your injury could warrant opening a personal injury case. After all, the alternative may be funding your personal recovery for an incident that was outside of your control from the beginning. In this blog, we’ll cover a few of the most common injuries that give rise to valid personal injury claims.
What is a Personal Injury?
“Personal injury” refers to the law that governs victims of preventable accidents or injuries caused by another party. Personal injury claims take place when a victim seeks legal remedy from the party that they believe is at fault for the preventable accident or injury. Personal injury cases either occur as a result of negligence, carelessness, or disregard of the safety of others rather than an active attempt of malice.
Personal injury cases can include a variety of situations that directly led to an injury. In order to maximize the chances of securing the recovery, lost wage compensation, and medical compensation you deserve, it’s important to seek out an experienced lawyer to serve as your ally throughout the claim process.
The Most Common Personal Injury Claims
- Motor vehicle accidents. Maryland is an at-fault insurance state, meaning accidents caused due to negligence of the other driver are a popular situation that result in personal injury claims.
- Slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall incidents are another very common personal injury, especially in the wintertime. Property owners have a legal responsibility to create a hazard free area for visitors, and the failure to do so can lead to a variety of injuries with a large scale of severity.
- Medical malpractice. When a patient is directly harmed as a result of negligence from a medical professional, or they fail to provide the appropriate standard of care, a medical malpractice claim can be filed. While these claims are fairly common, we highly recommend consulting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney prior to filing your own. Medical malpractice cases can be challenging to win, and this is not a situation where doing it alone is advisable.
- Dog attacks. Dog bites are a common personal injury claim because they can cause serious and potentially permanent injuries. Those who file personal injury claims for dog bites often receive compensation for the damages from the owner’s homeowner’s insurance
Contact Mobley & Brown, LLP for Help in the Aftermath of Your Accident or Injury
If you are seeking assistance in Maryland in the aftermath of your accident or injury, contact Mobley and Brown, LLP today. Our experienced legal team will work with you to meet your needs. Call us now at (410) 385-0398.