Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
Our Maryland office in Upper Marlboro, Maryland is amongst our premier offices. Our compassionate and dedicated staff has been handling Maryland personal injury cases since our founding in 1954. While we most frequently handle car accident cases, we have experience dealing with medical malpractice, bike accidents, slip and falls, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, and more. We understand that what makes the best personal injury lawyer in Maryland is not as simple as an in-depth understanding of tort law, evidence, insurance, and civil procedure, but rather the compassion in interacting with our clients on a daily basis. When you come to us, you are injured and require guidance as you navigate this tricky process. We understand this, and we are here to make this process as smooth as possible.
Maryland has unique laws that make speaking to a Maryland personal injury lawyer especially important. We recently opened our Maryland office to provide special attention to Maryland accidents because of the, at times, complex nature of Maryland personal injury law. Additionally, the number of car crash fatalities in Maryland is has risen substantially from 2022 to 2023. Below, we will answer a few common questions we encounter. If you would like personal attention for your specific issue, our consultations are always free, and our phones are available 24/7.
Am I able to file suit in Maryland if I don’t live in MD?
Without diving too deep into civil procedure, there are a couple of ways to file suit in Maryland. These options are available even if you do not live in Maryland. The primary issue here is one of personal jurisdiction. The first, and perhaps most obvious way to get into Maryland court is when the accident occurred within the state. This rule applies even if none of the parties involved in the accident live in Maryland.
The second method to get into Maryland court is if the adverse driver lives in Maryland. This is true even if the injury occurred in D.C. or Virginia. There are other exceptions which requires skilled effort by a Maryland personal injury lawyer. One such method is to serve the tortfeasor with process when he or she is in Maryland. However, this is a limited exception and is fact dependent. While this list is not exhaustive, you can file suit in a Maryland court if the tortfeasor consents, even if none of the other rules apply.
Do I Have to Come Meet You in Person?
While we would love the opportunity to meet you in person, it is by no means required. Our Maryland personal injury lawyers work with clients every day who are too busy or otherwise unable to come to one of our offices. We are able to do everything over the phone and by email. As we stated above, we understand that this is a difficult time. Your injuries may be substantial which makes traveling difficult. We make it our mission to make this process as simple as possible for you so you can focus on getting your daily life back.
How Much Money can I Recover?
This is a question our Maryland personal injury attorneys frequently receive. Unfortunately, there is no right answer. There is a multitude of factors that come into play which may affect your recovery. First, we can tell you that you will not be charged hourly. Instead, we operate on a contingent basis. In short, this means that if you do not receive any compensation from your injury, you do not pay us a penny.
Regarding how much you will recover, it depends primarily on how substantial your injury is. Your recovery will be based, in part, on your medical expenses. This means that, if you have to go to the hospital and incur expensive bills, you are not responsible if we can prove that the other party negligently caused your injury. Your recovery will also be based on your lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering. Clearly, there are several factors involved in calculating your pain and suffering. Accordingly, it is especially important to hire a well-versed Maryland personal injury lawyer.
How Long do I Have to File a Case in MD?
In Maryland, the statute of limitations is generally three years. This means that you have three years to file suit from the date of the accident in a Maryland court. This may be different from simply filing a claim with one of the insurance companies involved in the accident.
If you have any questions regarding something mentioned here, or you need a Maryland personal injury lawyer, contact us today.
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