Columbia Personal Injury Attorney
Get Help From a Columbia Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury claims involve any injury or death that is a direct result of another person’s negligence. If you have been injured, you may need to hire a malpractice lawyer to help you fight to get back what is owed to you. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury and may have to pay the injured person compensatory damages.
Personal injury can take many different forms. Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers handles all types of personal injury lawsuits for clients in Columbia including:
- Slip and fall
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
- Dog bites
- Product Liability
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- 18 wheeler truck accidents
- Dangerous products
- Motorcycle accidents
If you’ve been injured by negligence, call us now. We can be reached via telephone at 443-505-7343 (click to call) .
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Columbia Can Help
Our attorneys and supporting staff urge you to contact our office for a free and confidential consultation if you are going through any of the experiences listed below. This can easily be done through a phone call, web chat, or submission form – all of which are found on this website.
Typically, after an accident occurs, there is a lot of back and forth between those involved to avoid paying out what they already know that they should. They might even offer a lower amount than what you deserve or deny that an accident ever occurred. When you have been injured – don’t get put on the back-burner. What happened to you matters and you shouldn’t be ignored. An injury can take a toll on your life; you may be unable to work, medical bills are pouring in and you may have property damages. You need to speak to a qualified and experienced Columbia personal injury attorney to see if legal action is necessary.
Premises Liability / Slip and Fall
Many people are injured each year when they slip and fall on a wet floor, trip on defective stairs or on a rough patch of ground. Sometimes the property owner is responsible for the accident and sometimes they are not. There isn’t a precise way to determine when someone is legally responsible for your injuries. Every scenario has a different statute of limitation, so if you’re considering a legal claim, you should do so quickly, as there are time limits in which you may file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you’ve been told that they only compensation you can receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Although workers’ compensation can provide money and benefits to an injured worker, temporary disability and permanent disability payments are usually quite low and don’t compensate the worker for things like pain and suffering. It’s important for injured workers to understand their rights to bring a case outside of the workers’ compensation system.
When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family may sue for “wrongful death”. A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. In order to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action, the following elements must be present:
- The death of a human being;
- Caused by another’s negligence, or with intent to cause harm;
- The survival of family members who are suffering monetary injury as a result of the death, and;
- The appointment of a personal representative for the decedent’s estate.
A wrongful death claim may arise out of a number of circumstances, such as in the following situations:
- Medical malpractice that results in decedent’s death;
- Automobile or airplane accident;
- Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances;
- Criminal behavior;
- Death during a supervised activity.
Pet / Dog Bites
Not all dog bites are eligible for personal injury compensation. There is a rule that determines liability- this rule says a dog owner must know about the dog’s propensity for biting or attacking in order to be held liable. The victim and their families will only be successful with their personal injury claims if they can prove at least one of the following:
- The dog had previously bitten or attacked someone, or the owner should have otherwise known about the dog’s propensity for being dangerous.
- The owner was negligent in handling the dog, such as chaining it up frequently, which tends to make a dog aggressive.
- The owner intentionally caused the dog to attack.
For a product liability case, you must prove that you have been injured or suffered some other kind of damage. You must also prove that the product involved in your case was somehow defective or lacked proper warnings or instructions and you must prove that the defect (or lack of proper warnings or instructions) was the specific cause of your injuries or damages. Finally, you must prove that, when you were injured, you were using the injury-causing product more or less in the manner in which it was intended to be used.
Typically, after an accident occurs, there is a lot of back and forth amongst each other to avoid paying out what they already know that they should. The might even offer a lower amount than what you truly deserve, or may even deny that an accident ever occurred. When you have been injured, don’t be put on the back-burner. What happened to you matters and should not be ignored. An injury can take a huge toll on your life; you may be unable to work, medical bills are pouring in and you may have property damages. You speak to a qualified and experienced Columbia personal injury attorney to see if legal action is necessary.
Our Attorneys Handle Personal Injury Cases in Columbia, MD
If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence, take action now to protect your rights. We handle cases in Columbia in neighborhoods such as Woodbrook, Anneslie, Riderwood, and beyond, across the entire state of Maryland. We want to hear from you. Call our Columbia personal injury lawyer at any time at 443-505-7343 (click to call).
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers
225 E Redwood St #400C
Baltimore, MD 21202