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Dealing with a Personal Injury Claim in Maryland?
Recruit an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney to Guide You Through It
Each day that you venture out into the world, you know there’s a risk of injury—whether from a car accident, tripping and falling over an object or slippery surface, using a faulty product or device, or even getting bitten by a dog. But until it actually happens, you probably won’t bother much to think about how you’d deal with it. Could you afford to miss work while you recover? How would you pay for the medical bills associated with your injury? What would it feel like to miss out on the activities you love while recovering?
How a Personal Injury Attorney in Maryland Can Help You
If you’ve found yourself reeling from the aftermath of an injury that you believe or suspect is the result of another person’s mistake or negligence in Maryland, you should contact a personal injury attorney, me, as soon as possible.
As the first order of business, I will sit down with you face-to-face and listen to every last word of your story. While doing so, I will be taking note of all of the relevant facts related to the incident and determining the strength of your case. I won’t just tell you what you want to hear, but will provide you with a clear and honest explanation as to why your claim is (or isn’t) a good claim to pursue. Many people start the process with doubts about the validity of their claim and are therefore hesitant in pursuing compensation, and many of those people are surprised to find that they actually do have a strong case that is likely to succeed with the help of the right attorney.
Launching an Investigation
If it’s determined that you will pursue your claim, your attorney should immediately launch an investigation to obtain further evidence, which could involve contacting witnesses and obtaining statements from them, locating businesses which may have had security cameras rolling at the time of the incident, and taking photographs at the scene of the accident. It is crucial to start the investigation as soon as possible, since many types of evidence will be removed or altered shortly after the accident itself—perhaps by the guilty party in an attempt to conceal the true cause of your injury.
Dealing with the At-Fault Party
In addition to investigating your personal injury claim, your attorney will speak to the defendant’s insurance company on your behalf so that you can focus on what matters most: recovering from your injury and getting back to your life in Maryland. When unrepresented individuals try to negotiate with a defendant’s insurance company, they do so on a very uneven playing field, since most insurance companies have significant resources at their disposal which they will use in order to avoid paying out a dime. It’s not uncommon for a defendant’s insurance representative to contact an injured party while they are still in the hospital and offer them a very low settlement before they’ve had a chance to obtain their own attorney and realize the true value of their claim. Unfortunately, without legal counsel, many people will accept these low offers out of desperation or simply a lack of knowledge in the complex area of personal injury law in Maryland.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you could be entitled to the following forms of compensation:
- Medical care costs associated with your injury (inpatient hospital stays, medication, rehabilitation, etc.)
- Past and future lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Punitive damages
To learn more about your personal injury claim and pursuing compensation, call (410) 500-0000 today to speak with Elan B. Rafael, an experienced personal injury attorney in Maryland.
Charged with DUI/DWI or Other Criminal Charges in Maryland?
Recruit the Expertise of an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
DUI/DWI and other criminal charges are taken very seriously in Maryland, and those who are accused will face prosecutors who are backed by the court system and bent on securing a conviction. Unfortunately, many accused individuals falsely believe they stand a good chance of defending themselves—especially if they know they are truly innocent. In reality, most criminal charges will require a careful investigation launched on behalf of the defendant in order to counter the evidence supplied by the prosecution. In the absence of solid evidence, a strong argument, and an unrelenting criminal defense attorney, defendants may very well be looking at prison time, the loss of employment, and a criminal record which will follow them around for a lifetime. It is essential to begin collecting evidence and building a defense as soon as an arrest in Maryland occurs, which is why it is critical to immediately contact an experienced attorney who can advise a defendant on the wisest steps moving forward, as well as help them remain out of custody during the pendency of their case.
Attorney Elan B. Rafael will explore every possible avenue of defense in order to help you minimize or altogether avoid the damaging consequences of a criminal conviction in Maryland. With a strong reputation as an attorney who won’t back down in the face of difficult opposition, your chances of walking away from a serious criminal charge will increase the second you decide to retain his services. As soon as you contact him for a free consultation, you won’t need to be convinced of his dedication to his work and his clients; it will be made apparent through the undivided, careful, and individualized attention he’ll provide you. He’s waiting to hear your story; reach out at (410) 500-0000 today.
Areas We Serve
Throughout Maryland including Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, Frederick County, Carroll County.