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Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

Have you or a loved one been hurt due to someone else’s negligence? At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., our personal injury attorneys in Baltimore, Bel Air, Frederick, Essex, Glen Burnie and Towson have spent more than 40 years helping injured people like you throughout Maryland. We will work hard to make sure that you recover fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses associated with your injury.

If you need a strong voice for your accident claim, call us at 443-529-0795, for a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.

The First Step: See A Doctor

When you contact our law firm, our first concern is to make sure you have a physician available to treat your injuries. If you need to find a doctor, we can help. It is important for your case that we understand not only the extent of your current injuries, but also how these injuries will affect you in the future. When we know the full impact of your injuries, we can file a claim for the maximum settlement to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation and, if necessary, disability compensation. In the unfortunate event that a loved one has died because a result of an accident, we help families pursue wrongful death claims against those responsible.

Serious Accidents, Serious Injuries

Our firm handles injury claims caused by all kinds of accidents for our clients. We see a lot of accidents that happen on the road, such as car collisions, which can cause broken bones requiring long recuperation times, neck and/or back injuries that limit mobility, or brain injuries that can cause permanent cognitive damage. People involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly vulnerable to injury, as are those who get in accidents with trucks or recreational vehicles (RVs) on the highway.

We also represent individuals with premises liability claims, who have been injured on another person’s unsafe property. In winter months, poorly maintained sidewalks and walkways can lead to slip-and-fall injuries. We also handle claims for clients injured inside businesses and properties. We hold grocery stores, restaurants, department stores, apartment buildings and other properties accountable for injuries resulting from failures to address known hazards.

When you’ve been in a serious accident, you are likely to be in pain, and trying to answer a whirlwind of questions: How will you pay your bills? Will your injuries get better? Will you be able to work again? How will your accident affect your family? Our attorneys understand the stress you are under and are here to help you. We will take care of your legal interests while you focus on recovery. We will handle claim forms and negotiations with the insurance company and any other responsible parties. If a fair settlement is not possible, our experienced trial attorneys will take your claim to court.

Maryland Personal Injury FAQs

It is normal to have questions after suffering an injury due to someone’s negligence. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about personal injury claims in Maryland.

How is the worth of my injury or accident case determined?

Determining the value of a personal injury case in Maryland involves a complex assessment of various factors. These factors may include:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Additionally, Maryland law recognizes the concept of contributory negligence. There is no entitlement to  compensation  if you are found to be even partially at fault for the accident.

How is fault determined in personal injury claims?

In Maryland, fault in personal injury claims is determined based on the legal negligence doctrine. To establish negligence, you must prove that the liable party owed a duty of care and breached that duty through their actions or inactions, resulting in your injuries or damages.

This determination often involves gathering evidence such as witness testimonies, police reports, expert opinions and other relevant documentation to support your claim.

Can I be awarded punitive damages in my accident and injury case?

Punitive damages are only awarded in exceptional cases where the liable party’s actions are deemed egregious or intentional. Punitive damages aim to punish the liable party and deter similar conduct in the future.

However, obtaining punitive damages can be challenging and they are not commonly awarded in personal injury cases.

What are the caps or limitations on damages for Maryland personal injury cases?

Maryland limits damages in serious personal injury cases, especially in medical malpractice lawsuits. It caps non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering)  which may vary depending on the year of occurrence and other factors.

However, consulting with an attorney can help you understand any applicable limitations on damages that may affect your case.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

In Maryland, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is three years from the date of the injury. However, this rule has exceptions depending on the circumstances of your case.

Failing to file your lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations could result in losing your right to seek compensation.

Do You Have A Case? It Costs Nothing To Call Our Firm.

Contact our attorneys and tell us about your case. With the experience that comes from handling thousands of personal injury cases, we will help you understand the most likely outcome of your case. Call us at 443-529-0795, or email us for a free initial consultation at any of our office locations throughout Maryland. We are available 24/7 to help.

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