More than six million motor vehicle collisions and other traffic-related road accidents take place across the U.S. every year. Many of these wrecks result in serious injuries or fatalities that should not have occurred in the first place if it wasn’t for someone else’s negligent or careless driving. Hundreds of thousands of people sustain all manner of bodily injuries, endure pain and suffering, and face a future filled with uncertainty and discomfort. It is only fair that those who cause such terrible outcomes face the responsibility of paying for their thoughtless actions.
Whether an injury is caused by carelessness or outright negligence, that negligent motorist should be held responsible for the consequences of his dangerous acts; actions such as road rage, texting while driving, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are each examples of negligent behavior that can lead to a serious injury accident or fatal car crash. The attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, believe victims should be compensated for any damages caused by bad drivers.
Here in the Baltimore area, as well as in Bowie, Rockville and over in the District, numerous road accidents take place on city streets, beltways and interstates due to driver error, inattention and distracted driving, among others. Aside from typical mistakes that many drivers make, mostly with less than serious results, a percentage of car, truck and motorcycle crashes can often be the result of defective vehicle components, manufacturing errors or design flaws.
In cases of defective car parts, which often go under the heading of products liability, having a skilled trial lawyer with experience in personal injury law can be highly beneficial. Whether the cause of a highway accident is a defective tire, faulty steering systems, improperly installed brakes, or even a malfunctioning airbag, one or more occupants of a vehicle can be placed in extreme danger depending on the circumstances.
The legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen is trained in the areas of auto insurance and personal injury law, which gives our attorneys the skills and courtroom experience to handle a variety of motor vehicle-related injury and wrongful death claims. Individuals who have been hospitalized with serious injuries, such as multiple fractures, internal injuries, spinal cord damage or closed-head trauma may be entitled to a variety of benefits under Maryland law, including reimbursement of medical bills and lost income due to the inability to work. Collection of additional damages, such as those associated with pain and suffering, as well as a loss of enjoyment of life, may also be possible.
It is important to remember that automobile insurance carriers whose policies cover negligent motorists typically have substantial assets to fight personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Insurers often defend their policy holders aggressively when a legal claim is filed in court. For example, these large auto insurers often attempt to settle claims with victims for much less than the fair value of the victim’s medical and other associated costs. They attempt to do so by convincing auto accident victims that there is no reason to retain a lawyer to get a settlement.
In our experience, victims of serious car, truck and motorcycle injury accidents can often benefit from the assistance of a qualified Maryland auto accident attorney. Our professional legal staff has the necessary resources, the courtroom experience and the legal training to aggressively litigate all manner of automobile, motorcycle and commercial trucking injury accident cases. Our attorneys are well versed in the important insurance-related statutes and case law precedents, which allows Lebowitz & Mzhen to fight for our clients rights to just compensation under the law.
As anyone who has ever won a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a skilled attorney knows, there is often a measurable benefit to having a qualified trial lawyer fighting for your best interest. Compared to the average car or truck accident victim, a trained and experienced attorney has extensive knowledge of Maryland personal injury laws, as well as the state insurance statutes. Years of courtroom experience gives auto injury lawyers the skills to negotiate fair compensation with insurance carriers; in situations where a lawsuit is required, a qualified personal injury lawyer will provide his or her clients with fair representation in court.
As Maryland automobile injury lawyers, the legal professionals at Lebowitz & Mzhen recommend that victims carefully consider settling any claim involving serious bodily injury with an insurance carrier by themselves. There is always the risk that the victim might find himself being taken advantage of in the process.
Few laypeople have sufficient understanding of this state’s personal injury statutes to negotiate a fruitful settlement; a well-trained and knowledgeable Maryland auto injury attorney brings a great deal of expertise to the table that most car, motorcycle and trucking accident victims will never be able to amass in the time necessary to reach an acceptable settlement. If you do not know what you are legally entitled to as a victim of a negligence-related automobile injury accident, the odds of being taken advantage of by an insurance carrier or its representatives can be quite high.
Furthermore, having an advocate who knows the law is a significant advantage, but add to this the negotiating skills that a trained courtroom attorney can offer and the victim has a better chance when it comes to reaching a favorable settlement. Quite simply, insurance companies profit by under compensating those victims of injury-related roadway collisions. One of the worst kept secrets in the insurance business is that many carriers will automatically offer a lower settlement to individuals who do not have legal representation. It could be said that retaining a qualified injury attorney is “good insurance” when pursuing a decent settlement.
Finally, should the victim of a car, truck or motorcycle accident receive a less than acceptable settlement amount, a trial lawyer with personal injury experience will be important if one is to have fair representation when having an auto injury case heard in a court of law. The legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen is skilled in helping clients dispute an unfavorable settlement in a court of law.
Whether you have been badly injured by another driver or seriously hurt as a result of a defective vehicle component, we recommend to most every traffic accident victim that they consider the benefits of retaining a qualified Maryland personal injury attorney. Your life and financial health, as well as that of your family could be hanging in the balance. If you seek compensation for emergency room costs, hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, and even lost wages or damages for pain and suffering, please contact us today at (800) 654-1949, or email either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.