If you or someone you know has been injured by another person’s negligent actions, you’re likely facing a traumatic and difficult situation with no real knowledge of what to do next. Between rising medical bills, calls from insurance companies, and the daily physical or emotional pain you’re experiencing, you need expert help, and GDH Law is ready to provide just that.
Our office serves all residents in Prince George’s County or anywhere in Maryland, and we strive to assist anyone who needs legal representation. Injuries can be devastating and stressful, and if you fight on your own, you may not receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
A Clinton personal injury lawyer is ready to talk to you about your case.
Proving Negligence in an Injury Case
When a serious injury is caused by an act of negligence, legal recourse is available in the form of a personal injury claim. As with most legal cases, certain elements must be established for a case to be successful. These elements typically include:
- Duty of care: The at-fault party had either a legal or moral obligation to the victim (called “duty of care”); for example: a doctor has a duty to properly and correctly care for their patients, while all drivers have a duty to obey the laws of the road
- Breach of duty: The actions of the at-fault party breached that duty of care by either failing to act in a manner that another person would have reasonably exercised or by violating existing laws
- Causation: The acts of the at-fault party caused the injuries of the victim
- Damages: All damages and losses, both economic and non-economic, caused by the at-fault party’s negligence, including such things as medical bills, loss of earnings, etc.
If all of these things can be proven by the evidence your lawyer gathers, you will likely receive a settlement from the at-fault party for the damages and injuries you’ve suffered.
Potential Recoverable Damages
If you’re injured due to someone else’s negligence, the at-fault party becomes responsible for any injury-related expenses you may have. Generally, compensation for the following damages is available in a personal injury case:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Physical pain and suffering
- Disfigurement or disability
- Mental or emotional distress
- Property damage
- Loss of quality of life
These are some of the many damages for which you can receive a settlement. Your lawyer will look over the details of your case and help determine which damages apply to your case so that you can receive the maximum compensation possible.
Injury Cases We Handle
At GDH Law, we pride ourselves on taking each case and every client seriously and fighting for the financial recovery owed to our clients. We provide expert legal representation for a range of injury cases, including:
If you believe you have a personal injury claim, contact our office, and we can discuss the details of your situation. In the case of serious injury, it is imperative that you seek out legal assistance as soon as possible so that you have the best chance to receive the full compensation you deserve.
Why Hire a Lawyer To Pursue Your Personal Injury Claim?
Although it’s not necessary to hire a lawyer, we highly recommend it for several reasons. Firstly, if you’re injured, we want you to focus on recovery while your attorney handles the legal side of things.
Also, your personal injury lawyer will make sure your claim is filed within the standard three-year time limit afforded by the state of Maryland. If your case is a medical malpractice suit, you will have three to five years to file, depending on when your injury was discovered.
Your lawyer will also gather all the evidence necessary to support your case, such as:
- Crash reports
- Official incident reports
- Witness statements
- Photos or video
- Medical records
- Doctor’s notes
The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner the process begins. This is vital, as, over time, witness memories fade or evidence might be misplaced or accidentally destroyed. If you wait too long to file, the potential for the success of your case may be hindered.
So, don’t wait another minute. Our responsive team is ready to take your call and discuss the details of your case in a free, no-obligation consultation.
We want you to be compensated for your injuries so you can continue to recover and live your best life.
Contact our office today and talk to an experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyer at GDH Law!