Over $100 Million Recovered For Our Clients “Roger K. Gelb is one of the area’s most respected and sought-after legal minds” – Washingtonian Magazine
Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer
Located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC on the bank of the Patuxent River, Laurel is home to about 30,000 Marylanders. Our Laurel personal injury lawyers have been practicing law in Maryland and serving Laurel since 1954. If you sustain injuries due to someone else’s negligence we are here to help. Additionally, we are happy to announce that we recently opened our second office in Upper Marlboro to better serve the Maryland community.
While Laurel is a distinct city and municipality, it is subject to Maryland state laws. Maryland has distinct tort laws that differentiate it from most other states in the country. One such tort law is the doctrine of contributory negligence. This means that if a plaintiff is even 1% responsible for his or her injury, the plaintiff is likely not able to make a claim. Lay people who have some experience in personal injury accidents may be familiar with this. However, there is an exception to this frustrating rule. This is known as the “last clear chance” rule.
What is the Last Clear Chance rule?
This is also known as the humanitarian doctrine. The rule allows an injured party to recover in Maryland despite being contributorily negligent. As stated above, in Maryland, contributory negligence is generally a total bar to recovery. However, this rule states that the person with the last clear chance to avoid an accident who fails to do so is liable for a negligence claim. While this is a foundational rule in Maryland, it is not as clear as it seems. For more information on whether you can recover despite being contributorily negligent, contact a Laurel personal injury lawyer today.
Our Practice Areas
Our lawyers handle any cases where a person is injured due to someone else’s negligence. This can cover theoretically any possible type of injury. Below, we have listed the most frequently occurring accident types.
Our approach is simple. First, we handle the legal side. You hired us for a reason: to make your life easier and obtain the maximum compensation afforded to you under the law. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers in Laurel know what it takes to get a win. When you hire us, we fight for you every step of the way.
Beyond the results that we fight to get our clients, we provide personal and compassionate results. From every lawyer to every legal assistant and paralegal, our staff work diligently and compassionately. We understand how difficult and life-altering sustaining a personal injury due to someone else can be. It is one thing to be hurt, but it is even worse when it is not your fault. We understand this, and we work to ensure you are as comfortable as you can be with our representation and informed every step of the way.
“I worked with Roger Gelb and his team. They were super-fast and reached out to me for what they needed.”
– Former Client
Contact a Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer
Handling an injury claim on your own can be complex and lead to poor results. Let us simplify this for you. Call an experienced and aggressive Laurel personal injury lawyer today.
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