Frederick is Maryland's most populated city after Baltimore, exceeding that of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Bowie with more than 65,000 residents living in the municipality's 23 square miles. Founded in 1745, "The City of Clustered Spires," as it is known, has served as a major crossroads since colonial times; its location makes it convenient to many other metro areas, including Washington, D.C., Hagerstown and Rockville, as well as the nearby states of Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.
During his presidency, Thomas Jefferson commissioned the construction of what was originally known at the "National Pike," extending almost 50 miles from Baltimore to Frederick, then another 24 miles to Hagerstown, and even farther into the Midwest, eventually reaching St. Louis. Today, that original National Road is known in Maryland as Route 40. Other major roadways that converge in this area include I-70 and I-270, as well as U.S. Routes 340 and 15.
At the time of the National Pike, Frederick was already becoming an important center for commercial business and local commerce. The area also saw an increase in mining activity, with Frederick County being one of the larger gold, copper and iron-producing areas in the United States at that time. Not coincidentally, by 1831, the B&O Railroad had established the Frederick Branch line from this burgeoning commercial area into the city of Baltimore.
Frederick continues to grow. As of 2010, the city's population expanded by nearly 24 percent from that recorded ten years earlier, reportedly making Frederick one of the fastest growing incorporated areas in Maryland. Demographics for the area shows that of the more than 26,000 households within the city limits, almost 42 percent were married couples and about 30 percent had children under 18 years of age.
With thousands of children growing up, going to school and participating in various family, school and community activities in Frederick, there is always a chance that more than one of these youngsters may become involved in a personal injury accident of one kind or another. As Maryland personal injury attorneys, the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, have lawyers trained in the area of child injury law. Our dedication to those clients whose children have become victims of a negligent act goes beyond the normal day-to-day business of litigating traffic accident, medical malpractice, and pharmacy error lawsuits.
We take very seriously any case that involves the injury or death of a minor child. We understand what a valuable and irreplaceable gift our children represent, both to their parents and to the community at large. Seeing one of these young people hurt as a result of another person's careless or negligent deeds is painful enough to watch for those who love them; the children themselves should never have to experience the physical pain of a senseless injury accident.
As the county seat of Frederick County, which itself was created in the mid-18th century from portions of Prince George's and Baltimore counties, the city of Frederick is the site of the county's circuit court located at 100 West Patrick Street. Here one will find various courtrooms in which civil and criminal cases are heard on a daily basis. Among these are cases pertaining to personal injury claims, such as car, truck and motorcycle injury accidents, instances of nursing home abuse, surgical error and medical malpractice, as well as child injury suits.
The attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen are ready to represent victims and their families following a serious or fatal accident. Any person may have just cause to file an injury claim against another individual if they believe that the other party either intentional hurt or harmed the victim or cause an injury through a careless or negligent act.
As experienced injury lawyers, we know that any serious accident that results in a physical injury can be devastating to the victim no matter what his or her age. But in cases where a youngster has been hurt, the physical consequences and possible medical complications can impact that young individual for a lifetime to come. If severe enough, such an event can certainly take its toll on the family members as well.
Every year, more than 1,300 kids under 14 years of age are killed in unexpected accidents around this nation, while another 180,000 are injured to some extent. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we have the training and the legal skills to help these young victims and their families following any number of personal injury accidents, including many of the following:
- Playground injuries
- Drowning accidents
- Instances of child maltreatment
- Automobile and commercial trucking wrecks
- Fireworks injuries
- Sporting event injuries
- Traumatic brain and closed-head injuries
Because the parents of an injured child are also entitled to compensation, including the youngster's past, present, and future medical expenses, it is always a good idea to consult a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible following such an event. The lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen are ready and willing to discuss your case to help you understand your rights and the rights of your child under Maryland's personal injury statutes. We urge you to contact us for a free initial consultation at 1-800-654-1949.Driving Directions
The main offices of the Lebowitz-Mzhen law firm are located in Owings Mills, Maryland, about 16 miles from Baltimore City. Situated 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 first 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.