Can I Recover Monetary Damages for My Physical Pain Following a Maryland Traffic Accident?
The answer to this question is a qualified, yes. There are many facets to a Maryland personal injury lawsuit, not the least of which is whether or not the victim suffered significant and persistent pain as a result. Often, and much more importantly, is whether or not the injured driver may have contributed to the accident himself. Assuming that a traffic accident victim does not have what Maryland attorneys call “contributory negligence” related to the car crash in which he or she was hurt, the law allows victims to seek compensation for their pain and suffering, as well as those more quantifiable damages such as doctor fees, hospital bills and cost of treatment in a rehab facility or nursing home.
While recovering the cost of medical treatment is surely a major aspect of making a person financially whole again, an additional feature of a personal injury lawsuit is that which addresses the resultant chronic pain associated with severe auto accidents, as well as the psychological issues that can sometimes result.
Damages for “pain and suffering,” as it is know in legal circles, are a legitimate aspect of many personal injury claims here in Maryland. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, our experienced legal team understands how to apply our state’s legal statutes to include pain and suffering as an integral part of an auto accident injury lawsuit. As a type of non-economic damages, pain and suffering refers to the physical, mental and/or emotional distress that auto accident victims can often experience in the wake of a serious automobile or commercial trucking collision.
As legal professionals, we must stress that pain and suffering encompasses a rather broad category of damages, which should be addressed by a skilled personal injury attorney. This is due to the wide range of physical and mental consequences that are possible as a result of being involved in any severe Maryland traffic accident.
If a victim’s injuries are serious enough to merit complicated medical treatments; multiple surgical procedures; and/or extended hospital or nursing home stays, there is often a high likelihood of recovering monetary damages for pain and suffering. Conversely, if a plaintiff has suffered a much less serious injury and, as a result, resumed normal personal and business activities relatively quickly, then the chances of recovering any substantial pain and suffering damages will usually be greatly reduced.
At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, our legal staff understands personal injury law and how to apply it to best advantage for our clients. If you have suffered a debilitating injury as the result of a bad car, truck or motorcycle crash, our attorneys can explain how the Maryland legal statutes related to non-economic compensation, such as pain and suffering, can work to your benefit. Please contact our legal offices to set up a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the details of your case.