A personal injury occurs when the wrongful conduct of one person or corporation result in serious harm to another – whether due to negligent, careless behavior or malicious intent. Regardless of the reason, the result of a personal injury can mean pain and suffering, loss of income, long-term physical and mental health issues and significant damage to the victim's family.
If you have been harmed because of someone else's conduct, you may have a personal injury case. In a personal injury case, lawyers for the plaintiff (the injury victim) and the defendant (person or party against whom the plaintiff is filing a lawsuit) present information about the case. If the court or jury finds that the defendant is responsible for the plaintiff's injuries, the defendant is considered to be liable (accountable) and must pay "compensatory damages" to the victim.
Compensatory damages are payments designed to help the victim restore his or her life to the state it was prior to the accident. Of course, money cannot undo an injury or bring someone back to life from a fatal accident. However, the intention is to help the victim return to normal. Often compensatory damages will pay for medical treatment, rehabilitative care, or make up for lost income when an injury hinders the victim's ability to work.
Punitive damages are less common. Puntive damages are a form of additional payment in cases where the judge or jury finds that the defendant's actions were not just irresponsible, but intentional and egregious.
Attorneys for the Injured provides legal representation to victims of many different types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injury
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
Our lawyers at Attorneys for the Injured conduct prompt accident investigations to determine fault and evaluate what type of compensation may be sought. Physical evidence and witnesses are difficult to track down after the first week, so prompt action is vital to the success of any case. When an insurance company or corporation is involved, claim investigators will move very quickly to obtain releases from victims who don't yet understand the extent of their own injuries.
Regardless of whether you think you have a case, always contact a lawyer after a serious accident – many victims have accepted what they interpret as an initial payment for injury compensation, only to realize later that cashing the check negated their ability to file a claim down the road. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard protect your rights – but we can prepare the most effective claims when we are contacted as soon as possible after the accident.
The legal team at Attorneys for the Injured understands that your immediate goals after suffering a serious personal injury are securing medical care – and paying for it. Often, personal injuries result in lost wages and victims struggle to pay bills amid the challenges of recovery. Members of the immediate family often suffer as well, both financially and emotionally. Our goal is to secure the funds necessary to pay for long-term medical treatment, as well as any income or earning ability affected by the injury.
At Attorneys for the Injured, we work with a board-certified physician who can assist you in understanding the full scope of your injuries and help with your treatment plan. We also utilize the services of vocational counselors and professional life care planners, who can provide additional recommendations for post-injury care. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your situation and explore all available options.
The mission of our law group is to seek justice and fair compensation for injured victims and their families. The combined strength of our locations in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and Frederick, Maryland allows us to provide the level of service you expect from a large metropolitan office – with the dedicated and personalized approach of a boutique firm.
If you have been hurt due to the actions of someone else, contact us today, or call us at (888) 792-4242 for a free review of your case.