Located in northern Maryland, Baltimore County has the third-highest population by county in the state. Primarily a suburban area, it sits near several prominent bodies of water, including the Patapsco River, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic coastal plain. The northern portion of Baltimore County is predominately rural, featuring expansive rolling hills and dense forests. Government entities and hospitals provide most of the jobs for residents, in addition to the county public schools. The injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, have represented Baltimore County residents in a wide variety of accident cases for over 20 years, and we are prepared to help you seek the compensation you deserve.Hold A Negligent Party Responsible For Your Harm
Falling victim to an accident of any kind is a traumatic and stressful experience for anyone. The impact that a severe accident can have on our loved ones cannot be understated. Unfortunately, many injuries occur in the context of medical malpractice. Sometimes doctors fail to exercise the appropriate standard of care when treating their patients, resulting in severe and occasionally permanent injuries. Patients can also suffer injuries as the result of pharmacy errors like prescription misfills.
In addition to the health care context, many people suffer harm as the result of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. The types of injuries that motor vehicle collision victims suffer are often severe, including brain trauma and spinal cord damage.
Regardless of the context in which an accident occurs, to recover damages for a defendant’s negligence the victim usually must establish four elements. The first element requires the injured person to show that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care. In the medical malpractice context, a doctor or pharmacist must treat a patient by using the same practices and procedures that other doctors from the same geographical region and with similar training would use for a patient in a comparable situation. In a motor vehicle collision case, the duty of care requires each person to operate his or her motor vehicle with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonable motorist would use in a similar situation.
The second element requires the victim to show that the defendant failed to meet the applicable duty of care, which is called a breach. Next, it must be established that the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of his or her injuries. Finally, the victim must present evidence of the damages that he or she suffered as a result of the breach. Common examples include medical costs, physical therapy, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.Consult a Seasoned Baltimore County Attorney for Your Accident Claim
Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC approaches each case with the compassion, attention, and skill that it deserves. Our professional staff has experience working with various experts, including doctors and accident reconstructionists, who can help you put your best case forward. If you or someone you love has been hurt or suffered a tragic loss of life in Baltimore County, our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers can help. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so there is nothing to lose. Call us today at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online now to schedule a meeting.