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Occupant Injuries Resulting From Side-Impact Auto Collisions

Here in Baltimore, as well as other cities and towns across Maryland, victims of traffic-related injury accidents find they may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party(s), depending on the circumstances and the extent of their injuries. As experienced auto accident lawyers, the legal team at the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers, understand that car and truck accidents can happen quickly and with no warning. The results of these collisions can be catastrophic for the occupants of any passenger car, light truck or motorcycle involved in such wrecks.

Because a serious automobile or commercial trucking accident can alter a person’s life in mere moments, it is imperative that the negligent driver or other party be held responsible for the subsequent medical expenses and rehabilitation costs involved in treating the victims of such violent crashes. Those lucky enough to survive may be facing high hospital and doctor expenses, not to mention lost income from the loss of a job due to their injuries. Others who are less fortunate may be facing a lifetime of chronic health problems due to permanent or persistent bodily injuries.

Depending on the particular situation, some car accidents may result in complex litigation involving multiple defendants, such as auto insurance companies, commercial trucking companies, and other related defendants. Lebowitz & Mzhen knows that when the victim of a serious traffic collision needs an attorney, the damage has already been done. At that moment, you need a lawyer with experience in pursuing maximum compensation for the injuries received, as well as other related costs and expenses.

Regardless of the type of crash, our professional legal staff is ready to handle injury-related car, truck and motorcycle accident cases. Our years of courtroom experience have provided us with the legal skills and practical experience needed to represent every one of our valued clients. Whether a traffic wreck occurs in Rockville, Bowie, Gaithersburg or Washington, D.C., our law firm is ready and willing to provide the necessary legal representation to recover those accident-related damages.

Many serious passenger car and trucking-related road accidents involve side-impact collisions. These so-called “T-bone” crashes can result in any number of severe bodily injuries including major leg, arm and hip fractures, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and serious trauma to internal organs. Not only do victims of these kinds of side-impact or right-angle collisions require medical treatment for their injuries, they typically require legal assistance when trying to recover costs for any initial medical procedures, but also for anticipated expenses associated with long-term care, if any. As experienced personal injury lawyers, Lebowitz & Mzhen work hard to identify the various sources of recovery and to pursue maximum compensation on our clients’ behalf. We have the training and expertise to identify the accident victim’s immediate and future needs, which are critical to their financially security, as well as that of their families.

Instances of side-impact or T-bone roadway collisions are actually quite common all across the state of Maryland and in the District of Columbia. While these kinds of road wrecks do occur predominately at intersections, they can also take place where a public or private driveway connects to a trafficked roadway. These accidents usually involve the victim’s vehicle being struck on one side or another by a faster-moving car or truck. The force of these accidents can be significant and cause serious injury to one or more occupants of the vehicles involved.

Regardless of the cause for these types of collisions, be it reckless or careless driving, driving while intoxicated or distracted, or operating a motor vehicle in an aggressive or destructive manner, where negligence is involved there is no reason why a victim who has been hurt because of the actions of another motorist cannot consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. At Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers, our main goal is to assist victims and their families recover damages.

In the case of T-bone-style collisions, even the most simple mistake can be made worse by speed and circumstance; for example, a side-impact crash caused by one driver running a red light, or otherwise failing to yield, can be disastrous for the driver and passengers in the other vehicle. In these kinds of crashes, victims are likely to experience a variety of head trauma and spinal cord damage, as well as neck, shoulder and other soft tissue injuries.

Because of the 90-degree angle of impact, combined with speed, the sideways displacement of the car that is hit can be considerable. If a collision involves a semi tractor-trailer, the results can even be fatal given the right circumstances. Even at lower speeds, severe injuries can be sustained because of the relatively small amount of crumple zones built into the sides of most passenger cars. Side-impact air bags can help to reduce injuries, but as our Baltimore personal injury attorneys know, there are no guarantees when it comes to a high-speed side-impact roadway collision.

If you or someone you know has been seriously hurt because of the negligent action of another driver, the skilled legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen highly recommends that you contact a qualified auto injury lawyer to discuss your options. Our legal staff can help victims understand their rights following a bad automobile accident. Our years of courtroom experience, combined with our detailed knowledge of personal injury and insurance law, allows us to assist victims in filing injury claims against the responsible party(s).

We understand the often crippling aftereffects of car, truck or motorcycle collisions, and we are very familiar with the physical, emotional and financial toll that such accidents can have on the innocent individuals who are hurt by another negligent motorist. Certainly, at the very least, if one is involved in a severe injury-related traffic collision, it is in that person’s best interest to contact a qualified legal professional to understand how the law can work in their favor.

At Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be expected to bear the brunt of expensive hospital and doctor bills as a consequence of another individual’s error or mistake. When a family member has been injured by a bad driver, especially if that victim is a primary breadwinner, he or she owes it to himself and his family to consider an auto injury lawsuit. As skilled injury attorneys, the Lebowitz & Mzhen law firm has experience working with insurance carriers to ensure that past, current and future medical expenses will be covered equitably for the victims of a negligence-related car accident.

Our lawyers prepare each of our clients’ cases with the full intent of taking that lawsuit to trial. And while not every automobile injury lawsuit finds its way before a judge, our extensive legal preparation can make the difference between a long, drawn out courtroom trial and a much more expeditious out-of-court settlement. To better understand your rights and options going forward, please feel free to call the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen (toll-free at (800) 654-1949) to set up a free, no-obligation legal consultation. Or, you can email Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to arrange a time to meet and discuss your case.

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Throughout the process [of the motor vehicle collision case] you were available, responsive and up front. You were available for my questions, and my need for reassurance, and when the opportunity arose to better the outcome of my case, you did not shy away from the extra work. You have proven yourself to be an honest, realistic and caring advocate for the little guy in need. I will refer your firm to any who may be in similar need. John C.
I can't thank you enough for your efforts and dedication to resolving my case. I also want to thank you for your consistent professional manner, touched with that extra personal care that I sensed whenever we communicated. . . . You are a wonderful person and I wish you continued success. Again, thanks for everything. Hallie W.
I am proud to have had Lebowitz & Mzhen represent me in an automobile personal injury case I was involved with. Not only did they come through with a settlement worth far more than I thought possible, the entire office was always friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions I had. Should an incident like this occur again, I will not hesitate to contact Lebowitz & Mzhen for their counsel, advice and representation, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking honest and effective attorneys. Mark B.
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