Many of us go about our everyday activities, whether that’s driving to a destination, seeking medical treatment, or placing a loved one in a nursing home, without giving those decisions second thoughts. We do so because we take these actions all the time or watch others do so, and no harm comes from it.
However, as with anything, there are anomalies, outliers, and exceptions to the rule. Accidents can occur that turn your life upside down in an instant, and that’s often when victims or their family members call a Laurel personal injury lawyer like ours for help.
We want to support you during this trying time in your life. We believe the most effective way we can help is by taking as much unnecessary pressure off your shoulders, including having to field insurance adjuster calls and stressing about how you’re going to pay those incessant medical bills, and allowing you to focus on getting better.
We want to guide you in navigating the legal system so you can secure compensation for your losses and restore some sense of normalcy to your life once again.
Let’s discuss working together to create a strong case, one that can hold the party who hurt you accountable for their actions. We don’t charge for consultations to discuss personal injury cases and your legal options. Nor do we charge for our representation unless we secure compensation for you.
So, let’s talk — today.
Helping Victims Hurt in a Wide Range of Accidents
While television commercials, radio spots, roadside billboards, and internet advertisements have certainly made the personal injury practice area of the law more familiar to some, we often find that there’s still some confusion as to the types of cases attorneys like ours handle.
While we could spend hours listing off all the different types of cases we take on, some of the more common ones include:
- Car accidents: Reckless driving is often to blame for these crashes, which may involve another motorist, a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a motorcyclist, and others. Drunk driving and distractions, particularly from smartphones, are often cited as why collisions occur. Speed, fatigue, and a failure to follow the rules of the road, specifically when approaching intersections, give way to many of these car wrecks as well.
- Truck accidents: 18-wheeler crashes can happen for many of the same reasons as any auto accident, although some wrecks involving big rigs are unique to that specific type of vehicle. However, there are unique aspects associated with these cases, such as more governmental regulatory oversight and potentially liable parties, that make building cases and litigating insurance claims more complex than other auto accident cases.
- Medical malpractice: Childbirth injuries, surgical errors, anesthesia and pharmaceutical mistakes, and delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis are some examples of treatment patients endure when doctors and other health care providers deviate from the norm. These errors can cause a patient’s condition to worsen, leave them with additional physical impairments, and even end their life.
- Nursing home abuse: The elderly and other vulnerable populations who can no longer care for themselves often rely on an assisted living facility to do so. While many facilities and their employees provide adequate care, safety, and protection for their wards, others breach their legal duty to do so by being abusive or neglectful to nursing home residents, putting their welfare on the line.
Other types of personal injury cases we take on at GDH Law include defective products, dangerous premises, and sexual assault. If you believe that another person or entity’s negligence resulted in your predicament, contact us.
Scheduling an initial consultation with an attorney to learn more about the rights Maryland law affords injury victims is completely free.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Maryland Personal Injury Claims?
We like to emphasize to injury victims that these legal matters are time-sensitive. We do so because, in most cases, injury victims have no more than three years to file a claim against the party who hurt them.
There are some exceptions to this rule, though. As an example, Maryland statute §5–109 states that medical malpractice plaintiffs can file suit up until five years after the onset of their injury or three years after discovering it. Whichever date comes first takes precedence.
An exception to the typical filing deadlines may apply if:
- The plaintiff was a minor when they suffered their injuries: The filing timeline would not begin to tick down until after that individual turned 18
- The injury victim was mentally incapacitated when the injury event occurred: In this case, the statute of limitations would likely not start until the victim was deemed to no longer be affected by their mental disability
- The negligent party hid their identity: This often occurs with the expectation that it will help them avoid liability for their actions
Although injury victims are typically unable to take legal action once the respective deadline passes, it’s worth your while to consult with a Laurel personal injury lawyer about your particular situation and any exceptions to the standard statute of limitations that may apply beyond the ones listed above.
Why GDH Law Is the Best Firm to Handle Your Case
If you want to experience that feeling of having your own personal attorney who is keenly aware and attentive to your needs, and capable of securing big-ticket settlements, you’ve found your match at GDH Law. The same level of service we offer on day one doesn’t waiver but is consistent as we guide your case through the legal system.
We’re careful to only take on cases that we know we can fully immerse ourselves into and have the best chance of winning.
When it comes to pursuing defendants who’ve unnecessarily harmed our clients, we’re unrelenting in holding them accountable for their actions. We’re aggressive in pursuing those responsible because we know that this not only discourages the person who harmed you from hurting you or someone else again, but also has a ripple effect on others who may consider carrying out similar actions.
In helping you seek justice, it also helps others in our community, which we see as a win-win, considering how we, and our families, are also your neighbors.
Our attorneys want to offer you a free consultation to discuss the event that led to your injuries and determine if you meet the requirements to file an insurance claim in your case. If the Laurel personal injury lawyer you meet with decides you have a civil action worth pursuing, they’ll provide you with an overview of how you can expect your case to unfold at every step of the legal process.
We provide these services with no upfront costs, and we only request payment for our legal representation if we secure a settlement for you.
So, reach out to our law firm today to schedule your initial case review.
We’re here to help!