For over two decades, the Baltimore attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have represented residents throughout the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region who have suffered injuries as a result of car, truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, pharmacy errors, or other negligent and careless conduct. Our Maryland personal injury lawyers know all too well how traumatizing the events giving rise to a lawsuit can be, and the stress that taking legal action can put on you and your family.
We approach every case with the compassion and understanding it deserves, and we pride ourselves on the personalized attention that our clients receive. Everyone at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC appreciates the importance of your case, including our attorneys, staff, and paralegals. We are ready to assert your rights aggressively, and to help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.
Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most stressful and traumatic experiences that a person can face. Even if you are doing your best to drive safely, sometimes you cannot avoid being involved in a collision. To recover compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, motorcycle collision, or truck accident, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant acted negligently. Negligence has four elements, and an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney can help you to prove them if they were present in your case. The first element requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. In the context of a motor vehicle accident, the duty of care requires each driver to operate his or her vehicle with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonable driver would use in a similar situation. This standard takes into account the current weather conditions, road conditions, and visibility. The second element of negligence requires the plaintiff to establish that the defendant breached the duty of care. Common examples of breaching the standard of care while driving a car include speeding, unsafe lane changes, and failure to yield, and other traffic violations. When it comes to motorcycles, many drivers fail to approach or pass motorcycles at a safe speed and distance. Also, far too often large trucks make unsafe turns or travel at unsafe speeds given their size and load capacity.
The third element of negligence is called causation, and it requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant’s breach directly caused his or her injuries. Once causation is established, the plaintiff can present evidence of the actual damages that he or she suffered, which is the fourth element. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and long term medical care, as well as damages for pain and suffering which are known as non-economic damages. Injuries sustained in car accidents are often severe, and may involve broken bones, torn ligaments, and soft-tissue injuries. Sometimes, the injuries result in devastating, lifelong consequences, like those associated with traumatic brain injuries. If you are involved in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, an experienced attorney can help you collect and preserve important evidence that you will need in order to bring a negligence claim, and seek damages for your injuries.
Throughout the process [of the motor vehicle collision case] you were available, responsive and up front. You were available for my questions, and my need for reassurance, and when the opportunity arose to better the outcome of my case, you did not shy away from the extra work. You have proven yourself to be an honest, realistic and caring advocate for the little guy in need. I will refer your firm to any who may be in similar need.Mechanicsville, Maryland
I can't thank you enough for your efforts and dedication to resolving my case. I also want to thank you for your consistent professional manner, touched with that extra personal care that I sensed whenever we communicated. . . . You are a wonderful person and I wish you continued success. Again, thanks for everything.Baltimore, Maryland
I am proud to have had Lebowitz & Mzhen represent me in an automobile personal injury case I was involved with. Not only did they come through with a settlement worth far more than I thought possible, the entire office was always friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions I had. Should an incident like this occur again, I will not hesitate to contact Lebowitz & Mzhen for their counsel, advice and representation, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking honest and effective attorneys.Manchester, Maryland
Each year, approximately 1.5 million people suffer injuries as the result of pharmacy medication errors. Pharmacists must comply with various rules that require them to adhere to basic, fundamental principles for correctly filling each prescription. A medication error can occur in a number of situations, including those involving:
Pharmacy misfills often occur because pharmacists are overworked and do not have sufficient time to ensure that each prescription has been filled appropriately. It may be the case that corporate employers are choosing to focus on the quantity of prescriptions filled instead of the quality of customer care that they are providing. Either way, there is no excuse for these life-threatening mistakes, and the pharmacy should be held responsible for the injuries that you or your loved one have suffered. The consequences of medication errors can be serious and life changing, sometimes requiring lifetime care.
When we go to the doctor or a hospital, we expect to receive competent treatment for injuries or illnesses. Unfortunately, this does not happen all the time. When a health care provider falls short of the appropriate standard of care in the profession, a patient or the patient’s family can bring a medical malpractice claim, and a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help.
Similar to ordinary negligence cases, these lawsuits require proof of the four elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. However, medical malpractice claims generally rely on expert testimony to establish the professional standard of care, which is defined as how a competent health care provider in the same specialty as the defendant would have treated a patient similar to the injured person in the same circumstances. Experts also will be vital to show how the defendant fell short of the standard of care and how this breach led to the harm that the victim suffered.
Damages in medical malpractice cases may account for many forms of economic and non-economic costs and losses. These can range from lost income and earning capacity to the costs of further medical treatment to correct
the results of the malpractice to the pain and suffering endured by the patient. A strict statute of limitations applies to these claims, so it is critical to assert your rights without delay if you suspect that a careless health care provider has harmed you.Experienced Lawyers Representing Injured Victims Across Maryland
Lebowitz & Mzhen LLC has successfully represented thousands of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s carelessness. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, or has suffered damages as the result of a pharmacy error in the Maryland or Washington, D.C. area, our lawyers can help you seek the compensation that you deserve. We offer a free consultation and we do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. Call us toll-free at 1-800-654-1949 or at 410-654-3600, or contact us online to discuss your potential case today.