Car Accidents Resulting from Negligence
Accidental and unintentional injuries occur every day in Maryland to all kinds of people, but the ramifications from some of these mishaps can be much more serious and long-lasting. Bodily injuries are unfortunately a fact of life in the wake of serious automobile or trucking-related traffic accidents. While a minor household accident, such as simple burn, a tripping incident or a slip-and-fall, can be injurious to the victim, these types of accidents are rarely serious and likely not attributable to a second party’s negligence. On the other hand, a high-speed roadway collision that results in severe and possibly life-threatening injuries is more typically caused by another driver’s negligent actions.
It’s safe to say that the majority of people in this world understand that failure to act responsibly can lead to significant consequences. Believing that we each contribute in some small way to a safer world and more enjoyable existence, most parents try to instill the notion of personal responsibility in their children so that they may go on to lead responsible and happy lives as adults. Sadly, there are some individuals who apparently care little for the health or well-being of their friends and neighbors, much less for a stranger on the road. It is these individuals who from time to time cause some of the more serious traffic wrecks that can result in catastrophic bodily injury or wrongful death.
As experienced Baltimore injury accident attorneys, the lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, understand the pain and discomfort that can follow a bad highway wreck. The broken bones, internal injuries, closed-head trauma and spinal cord damage possibly resulting from a car, truck or motorcycle collision can lead to acute and prolonged physical pain and emotional distress, not to mention the potential financial burdens caused by extensive medical procedures can weigh on the victim and his or her family.
Understanding the victim’s physical and economic condition allows us to better assist in the recovery of hospital expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation therapy costs and other financial impact resulting from a passenger car or commercial trucking accident. The legal staff at Lebowitz & Mzhen believes that nobody should have to suffer the negative financial effects of a car accident that they did not cause. This is why we apply our years of legal training and trial experience to pursue restitution from the responsible party or parties following a serious and possibly life-altering auto collision, commercial vehicle wreck or pedestrian accident.
Retaining a Maryland personal injury attorney to handle one’s injury case can afford an accident victim a great deal of peace of mind. As experienced legal professionals, we know that our clients are fighting their own battle to recover their physical and emotional health following a bad traffic collision. For our part, we fight on our client’s behalf with the goal of helping to restore and improve their financial condition so that might continue to enjoy their life once again.
When it comes to filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver, the attorneys for the plaintiff in a personal injury case must consider the legal aspects of the negligence that led to their client’s injuries. The term, negligence, comes from the Latin which literally means “not to pick up something." In general, negligence is the failure a person to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent individual would exercise under similar circumstances. In the legal realm, negligence is an area of tort law that involves harm caused by carelessness, as opposed to an action that causes “intentional” harm.
Looking at this in another way, one can say that the core of a negligence case is proving that an individual (the defendant) did not exercise reasonable care to foresee that his or her actions might cause potential harm to another person (the plaintiff). Placing this into a traffic-related scenario, a driver would likely be found negligent if he drove through a busy intersection against an obviously red stop light. By showing that the defendant ignored the traffic control device, which was signaling the driver to stop his vehicle at the intersection, and instead driving into the intersection and eventually striking the victim’s vehicle, the attorneys for the plaintiff can point to the defendant’s actions as being negligent in nature.
It is through the process of civil litigation that an injured party may prove that another person acted in a negligent manner, thus causing the plaintiff’s injury. In this way, victims of a car, truck or motorcycle accidents can seek to recover damages that compensates for the harm done to them. By proving negligence in an auto injury accident case, the plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for harm to their body, their property, emotional or mental well-being, and/or financial condition, among others.
As skilled injury lawyers, Lebowitz & Mzhen know that every personal injury case is different. Proving negligence is a rather fact-specific endeavor, which is why we prepare very case with the intent to take the victim’s lawsuit to trial. The better prepared one is in this regard, the better the chances of a good outcome in court, or even a favorable out-of-court settlement. In the latter, the stress and cost of a potentially drawn-out trial may be avoided, allowing the victim to recover some or all of the damages and getting on with the job of healing.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a bad roadway accident, we recommend that you consult with a qualified legal professional who is proficient in personal injury lawsuits related to automobile, commercial trucking or pedestrian/bicycle-related injury accidents. The legal specialists at the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen are ready to discuss the details of your case in order to help you decide is a personal injury lawsuit is in your best interests. Contact us as toll-free at (800) 654-1949. You can also email either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to set up a no-obligation consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident and injury. We will be happy to speak with you.