Also known as Greater Upper Marlboro, MD, this area is comprised of more than 18,000 residents and encompasses the communities of Marlboro Meadows, Marlboro Village, Queenland, Croom and Brock Hall, as well as the town of Upper Marlboro, which is also the county seat of Prince George’s County. Greater Upper Marlboro represents an area of 77 square miles, extending from the Capital Beltway on its western edge across to the Patuxent River on the east side, with the southern portion stretching south to the rural area of rural Croom, Rosaryville, Naylor and Nottingham, MD.
More than half of the residents in this area are adults aged 18 to 44, many of whom drive passenger cars, minivans and light trucks to work or school. With a population approaching 20,000, it is reasonable to assume that a percentage of these individuals will become involved in some kind of traffic accident during their lifetime. A fraction of this group likely owns or rides a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle to work, school or for shopping.
Since traffic accidents occur on a fairly regular basis throughout Upper Marlboro and Prince George’s County in general, it’s also reasonable to expect that some of those individuals will be injured as a result of a car, truck or motorcycle collision. Regarding the latter group, motorcycle riders can suffer the most in roadway accidents with other vehicles including sedans, pickup truck and commercial delivery trucks and city buses.
As personal injury lawyers representing victims of traffic wrecks in the Upper Marlboro area, the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen provides legal services to bikers and other drivers who find themselves severely injured, maimed, paralyzed or burned in the wake of a bad highway accident. Many personal injury lawsuits can find their way to the Circuit Court for Prince George's County in the town of Upper Marlboro. As part of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, it is the general jurisdiction trial Court and has full common law equity powers in both criminal, as well as civil court cases. The Court may from time to time also decide appeals cases from the District Court due to its very broad jurisdictional powers.
In cases of motorcycle injury accidents, it is important to remember that injuries associated with bike collisions and crashes with other motor vehicles can be quite severe, if not fatal. As motorcycle accident attorneys, our legal staff is all too aware of the protective limitations that bikes represent. The diminutive size and reduced mass of a motorcycle -- when compared to a 3,000-pound car or especially a much heavier commercial truck -- can make survival in a traffic collision problematic at best for motorcycle riders.
One can hardly claim that any motorcycle, be it a cruiser, chopper, sport bike or café racer, is in any way crashworthy when placed up against a larger passenger car or commercial motor vehicle. Given any car-bike or truck-motorcycle collision, it is more than likely that the biker will sustain the worst injuries of any of those individuals involved in the accident.
Furthermore, even with the use of a helmet, many motorcycle riders can still sustain serious and sometimes life-threatening head injuries following a bad traffic wreck. In addition to the typical severe skin abrasions (also known as “road rash”) and bone fractures, motorcyclists may sustain severe spinal cord damage or closed-head trauma, also referred to as traumatic brain injury. Certainly, from our point of view as personal injury specialists, when an individual has been injured in this kind of motorcycle-to-car or truck-to-bike collision, it is a wise idea to consult a qualified legal expert in motorcycle accident law.
Whether through a crash caused by a careless, distracted or otherwise negligent driver, victims of any traffic accident owe it to themselves to seek professional legal advice, especially in situations where the injured party is facing a possible lifetime of chronic pain, lost mobility, or severe and irreparable paralysis. In some instances, a victim can end up with a loss of sensation/reflex function in the areas below where the injury occurred. This can affect both bowel and bladder control, as well as that person’s ability to breath on their own.
The law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen is experienced in assisting clients who need representation in spinal cord injury cases resulting from another driver’s thoughtless, careless or negligent actions. As injury lawyers, we know that more than half of all serious, as well as fatal, motorcycle crashes are usually the fault of the other driver, likely because that motorist failed to notice the rider in time to avoid an accident.
For a free initial consultation, please contact us to learn your rights in situations of auto accidents, trucking-related collisions, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or injury, erroneous medical diagnosis, pharmacy misfills, injuries during child birth or wrongful death. We are available by phone (1-800-654-1949), by e-mail, or by appointment.Driving Directions
For a face-to-face consultation, please call for an appointment. The main offices for the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen are located in the town of Owings Mills, Maryland, approximately 16 miles from downtown Baltimore. We are situated at 10 Crossroads Drive, Suite 105, Owings Mills, MD, 21117, and can be reached by following the Jones Falls Expressway to Interstate 695 West. Once on I-695/ Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop head towards Pikesville by traveling 4.4 miles to the MD-140 North exit (Exit 20) toward Garrison. Turn right onto Reisterstown Road/MD-140 West and go about 1.3 miles to Crossroads Drive. Turn left onto Crossroads Drive and take the first right onto Park Center Court. Make a left at the first available street into the adjacent parking lot that serves our offices. You will find us on the first floor, Suite 105.