About 23 miles south-southeast of the District of Columbia and having a population of more than 22,000 residents, Waldorf is one of the larger communities in the state of Maryland. Originally known as “Beantown” when it was being settled at the turn of the 20th Century, the area was originally a rural crossroads for those traveling throughout the state; it later became a destination for gamblers in the 1950s after slot machines were made legal in Charles County.
Waldorf began its rapid expansion as a residential community following the outlawing of gambling in the late ‘60s when a 1970 loan package from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prompted the nearby growth of a planned community in St. Charles, MD, just south of Waldorf. With the influx of families and the burgeoning of local business and other infrastructure, Waldorf became home to numerous individuals and families who worked in the nearby Washington, D.C., area; this group included many military and civilian personnel at Andrews Air Force Base.
With such a large residential community, inhabitants of Waldorf are invariably represented in the state’s statistical records of car, truck and motorcycle traffic accidents, not to mention violent crimes and other civil actions that pass through the Maryland court system. As of 2000, there were more than 7,500 households in the Waldorf area. Some of the families in this portion of the state may someday need the services of a qualified Maryland personal injury attorney.
As auto, truck and motorcycle injury lawyers, the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen has the skills and experience to help those individuals who have been hurt or injured as a result of a traffic collision or some other kind of accident that may have resulted in bodily injury. As with most personal injury lawsuits, the plaintiffs usually have just cause, or a legitimate reason, to file a personal injury claim against another party or parties who they believe are responsible for intentionally (or through carelessness or negligence) causing harm to themselves or a family member.
Personal injury suits can be precipitated following accidents resulting from motor vehicle wrecks, medical malpractice, defective products or services, as well as other incidents that can be attributed to negligent actions of another person or persons. In the case of automobile and trucking-related collisions, the injured party may seek compensatory and/or punitive damages from the individual whom they believe is legally responsible for their injury, hospitalization and any needed rehabilitation or long-term care after the fact.
At the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen we understand that hospital bills for medical treatment necessitated by a car, truck or motorcycle accident can add up to significant sums, which may often be beyond most families’ ability to adequately cover those costs. No one should be expected to pay for doctor or hospital bills for treatment of injuries sustained as a result of another driver’s thoughtless, careless or negligent behavior. This is why we encourage anyone who has been sent to the emergency room or who required extensive medical treatment following a roadway crash to contact a qualified Maryland personal injury attorney.
Not only does this apply to car and truck accidents, but also to children hurt by a defective toy or home appliance; negligence on the part of a drugstore chain (such as in the case of pharmacy misfills); birth-related injuries to newborns or mothers; negligence, neglect or abuse at an assisted living facility; and hospital or doctor malpractice. Injuries resulting from these types of incidents can not only be serious and cause long-term complications, but they can also be fatal. Wrongful death lawsuits are reserved for the most permanent of negligence, that of an unnecessary or unexpected death of a loved one because of the mistakes made by another individual.
Lebowitz & Mzhen handles all manner of personal injury claims, not the least of which are car accidents in which an adult or a child may have sustained serious injuries or burns to their body following a highway crash. In the case of burn injuries, we know that hundreds of thousands of Americans are hurt each year in burn-related accidents. Easily a third of these cases require some kind of hospitalization to help treat the victim.
Burn injuries are often one of the dangerous results of a traffic accident. The normal bumps bruises, broken bones and internal injuries received in a car or truck collision can be made all the more worse by burns sustained from a gasoline or diesel fuel fire. While many people died from burns received in a traffic accident, the injuries resulting from intense fire can cause scarring and disfigurement, not to mention more serious nerve damage, loss of appendages and even emotional problems for months or years following the accident.
After surgery and following the often long and arduous recovery period, burn victims who believe they have been injured because of another’s negligence would be well advised to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Lebowitz & Mzhen we have advised and represented clients who have been subjected to the horrible experience of being burned, and having survived the recovery process. If you or someone you know has been burned in an accident, we encourage you to find out more about your rights to compensation from the responsible party or parties. We are available for a no-obligation consultation by phone (1-800-654-1949), by e-mail, or by appointment at our legal offices.Driving Directions
The offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen can be found in Owings Mills, Maryland, a short 16-mile drive from the Baltimore metropolitan area. Our offices are located at 10 Crossroads Drive, Suite 105, Owings Mills, MD, 21117. We can be reached by taking the Jones Falls Expressway to Interstate 695 West. After merging onto I-695 West/ Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop towards Pikesville, go 4.4 miles and take the MD-140 North exit (Exit 20) toward Garrison. Turning right onto Reisterstown Road/MD-140 West, travel 1.3 miles to Crossroads Drive. Turn left onto Crossroads Drive and take the next right onto Park Center Court. Make a left at the first available street into the parking lot that serves our offices. You will find us conveniently located on the first floor, Suite 105.