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How To Pursue Financial Compensation For Injuries Caused By The Carelessness Of Another

If you believe your personal injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, and you live in Maryland, Washington DC or Virginia, you may want to contact a Maryland personal injury lawyer to discuss your possible case.

You should call as soon as it is convenient to do so and avoid discussing personal injuries with strangers and/or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company. However, you should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians, and your own insurance company.

Personal injury laws are covered by a statute of limitations, which means that you only have a certain period of time in which you can file a personal injury lawsuit. If you have a personal injury case that you would like us to review please call the personal injury lawyers of Greenberg & Bederman at 301-589-2200 or toll free 800-800-1144.

A lawyer knows that in the case of personal injury, a judge or jury may find the defendant liable for several types of damages. These damages are based on medical bills, lost earnings, or physical injury or mental harm. The personal injury lawyers at Greenberg & Bederman work to get the most compensation possible for your injury.

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What Is Personal Injury?

When someone is physically or emotionally injured

The laws covering personal injury allow the injured party to receive compensation for damages caused by someone else's:

  • carelessness
  • negligence
  • recklessness
  • intentional actions

Personal injury laws place demands on its citizens not to harm others. This means that not only should people be safe from harm, but their possessions should be safe from harm too. If you are injured you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries.

Liability can be caused by intentional acts or by negligence.

  • An intentional act is one designed to cause harm or injury. The person committing the act wants to harm you.
  • A negligent act occurs when someone fails to take appropriate action and you are harmed as a result of that failure.

For instance, if an angry person throws a brick through your car window, that is an intentional act (it may also be a criminal action).

On the other hand, if a careless driver runs into your car, that is a negligence tort injury.

In the first case, the defendant wanted to cause an injury; in the second case, the defendant did not want to injure you, but failed to take the appropriate action to prevent an injury.

In both cases, the defendant had a duty not to injure you or your property, because the laws create that duty.

Another form of personal injury law covers strict liability (product liability).

  • The product may be defective because of an error in the manufacturing process.
  • Consumers are not warned of possible bad effects from the use of the product.
  • The product has a design flaw that makes it dangerous.

This concept commonly occurs in the area of product liability. Manufacturers are charged with the responsibility of assuring that their product is safe when used as directed.

Personal injury law is the mechanism for determining who is liable, and what the liable person should have to pay for the damage caused.

In most personal injury cases, the victim must have suffered some sort of physical, mental, and/or financial harm to have a claim for damages.

If you are the victim of a personal injury, there are several things you can do to help yourself.

  • Make sure that you seek proper medical attention.
  • Follow up with the proper authorities and your own insurance company.
  • Contact an experienced injury lawyer to help you seek money damages.

If you have a personal injury case that you would like us to review please call Greenberg & Bederman at 301-589-2200 or toll-free at 800-800-1144 or fill out our simple and quick free consultation form online.

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