With a population of more than 65,000 people, Ellicott City comprises 30 square miles of land in Howard County, Maryland, for which it serves as the county seat. Established in 1772 and named after the three Quaker bothers who farmed the area, Ellicott City has 200 years later become one of the more affluent communities in the United States. The city boasts a range of historic buildings and other notable sites including the Ellicott City Station (now a museum), which was a major stop along the Baltimore and Ohio railroad line.
As one of the larger residential communities in Maryland, Ellicott City is part of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. With an enticing selection of boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, the so-called historic “Old Ellicott City” is a popular destination for many state and local visitors. As the county seat for Howard County, the city is also home to the Howard County Courthouse and Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court located at 8360 Court Avenue.
As one of the oldest public institutions in the state of Maryland, the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court plays an integral role in the judicial branch of state and county government as it files, processes, and maintains civil, criminal and juvenile court cases for the Circuit Court. Many of these legal actions include lawsuits filed on behalf of victims injured in traffic accidents, as a result of medical malpractice and other non-criminal personal injury cases. The attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen have a vast experience litigating cases in courtrooms throughout central Maryland.
Of the numerous court cases that make their way onto the docket at the Howard County Courthouse, a number of these claims cases include personal injury as a result of a defective product made by an individual or company. As trial lawyers skilled in representing victims of defective products, our firm understands how consumers’ faith in a product or brand can be rocked by a single, devastating accident.
Every year, many people, young and old, are injured and sometimes killed as a result of a product defect. As consumers ourselves, the legal staff at the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen understand the anger, resentment and feelings of betrayal that can arise after a family member has been hurt by a product they trusted to be safe turned out to be potentially injurious or even life-threatening.
As Maryland personal injury attorneys, Lebowitz & Mzhen knows that parents and grandparents everywhere assume that the appliances, devices and toys they purchase for their children and grandchildren will not hurt them in any way. Sadly, when a product does have a dangerous defect people do indeed get hurt, seriously at times. As custodians of our children’s health and welfare, we all feel responsible when something we bought hurts or maims these precious young people. But keep in mind that many defects, which are hidden from the consumer’s eyes, can cause surprisingly rapid and serious injuries that no one, not even a vigilant parent or guardian, could easily anticipate.
When it comes to serious injuries inflicted on infants, toddlers or minor children, the consequences can last an entire lifetime. Here at Lebowitz & Mzhen our attorneys feel the enormous responsibility when a family places its trust in our abilities to fight for their rights in a court of law. Whether the injury occurred in Ellicott City, Bowie, Baltimore or the District of Columbia, we work hard to help these families recover the costs of medical care, rehab treatment and long-term nursing assistance, if necessary.
As professional trial lawyers, we know that tens of thousands of children are hurt each year through a variety of personal injury accidents all around this country. More than a thousand kids under the are of 14 die annually as a result of numerous causes, including drunk driving traffic accidents, playground mishaps, drowning incidents, poisoning from household liquids or cleaners, and closed-head injuries resulting from participation in organized sports.
Unfortunately, in some cases the so-called accident was not that, an accident. Many times, a child death is found to be the result of another person’s negligence. Whether that incident was caused by a defective product or because of a careless, thoughtless or negligent act, the lawyers at the offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen are ready to represent the young victim’s family by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.
Here in Maryland, the state’s Wrongful Death Statute was created for just this kind of situation. When a family believes that a loved one has died in an untimely and preventable fashion, a lawsuit can be brought by the surviving family members on their own behalf in order to seek compensation for the victim’s loss of life, as well as the family’s loss of the victim’s love, companionship, and financial support.
Known as the "beneficiaries" of a wrongful death claim, Maryland law permits only the victim’s children, parents or spouse to file a wrongful death lawsuit against another individual. If no surviving beneficiaries are living, the law does provide for a secondary beneficiary to file a claim, but only under certain limited circumstances. Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney is the first step to understanding one’s rights in this area.
The personal injury specialists at Lebowitz & Mzhen are skilled in this area and have represented numerous families who have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of car accidents, hospital malpractice and physician negligence, as well as other traumatic events. We can be reached for a no-obligation consultation at 1-800-654-1949 or by e-mail.Driving Directions
For those wishing to visit our main offices in Owings Mills, Maryland, Lebowitz & Mzhen attorneys at law are located about 16 miles outside of the Baltimore metro area. Our address is 10 Crossroads Drive, Suite 105, Owings Mills, MD, 21117. To get here, take the Jones Falls Expressway to Interstate 695 West, then go west along I-695/ Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop towards Pikesville for about 4.4 miles. Take the MD-140 North exit (Exit 20) toward Garrison. After turning right onto Reisterstown Road/MD-140 West, travel 1.3 miles to Crossroads Drive. Turn left onto Crossroads Drive, then take the first right onto Park Center Court. Make a left at the next available street into the parking lot that serves our offices. You will find us conveniently located on the first floor in Suite 105.