Prince George’s County boasts the second-highest population of all Maryland counties with nearly 900,000 residents. Located in the Atlantic coastal plain, the County contains roughly 500 square miles, 16 of which are water. One of the area’s main features is Joint Base Andrews, which provides jobs for over 8,000 Maryland residents. The County features at least eight colleges and universities and is home to over 800 churches. If you have been hurt in an accident in Prince George’s County, you can enlist the injury lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC to assert your rights.Bringing a Negligence Claim for Compensation
Some of the most common instances in which serious accidents occur include car, truck, and motorcycle collisions. The harm that results from these events can range from severe bruises and surface abrasions to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. To recover damages for harm sustained in a motor vehicle collision, the victim generally must establish that the defendant acted negligently.
The first step in proving negligence is showing that the defendant owed the victim a duty of care and failed to exercise that duty. In the context of motor vehicle collisions, the duty of care requires each motorist to operate his or her vehicle with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonable driver would use in similar circumstances. This includes adjusting to any unusual weather or roadway conditions that were present at the time of the accident.
Other instances in which harm may occur include medical malpractice, medication errors, and pharmacy misfills. When we are sick, we trust our doctors and health care providers to render the care we need to get better—not worse. In some unfortunate circumstances, doctors and pharmacists fail to adhere to their professional duty of care, resulting in severe injuries to patients. To recover damages from a negligent health care professional, the victim must establish that the doctor or pharmacist failed to utilize the same practices and procedures that other doctors or pharmacists within the same geographical area and medical specialization would use for a patient in a similar situation.
After establishing duty and breach, a personal injury plaintiff must show that the defendant’s breach of the applicable duty of care was the direct cause of his or her injuries. Finally, the victim must provide evidence of the costs and losses, or damages, that he or she suffered. Common examples of damages include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.Discuss Your Accident with a Prince George’s County Lawyer
An accident is often a stressful and life-changing event for a victim and his or her family, regardless of how severe it may be. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, our attorneys have over 20 years of experience advocating for Prince George’s County residents in car accident and other personal injury claims. We know what it takes to build a case and preserve the evidence you need if the case goes to trial. The initial phone call and consultation meeting are free, and there is no obligation to sign up. Call Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC today at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online to get started.