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Spinal Cord Injuries

Knowledgeable Legal Guidance for Accident Victims in Baltimore

[Photo of Spinal Cord]One of the most devastating events that can result from an accident is spinal cord damage. The injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have helped Baltimore residents for over 20 years in seeking the compensation that they deserve. We work closely with a team of medical experts to investigate your harm and the extent of your costs and losses. Through zealous advocacy, we help you along every step of the way and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Hold a Negligent Party Responsible For a Spinal Cord Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that there are between 12,000 and 20,000 new spinal cord injury victims nationwide each year. More often than not, these devastating blows are the result of an accident, particularly car and motorcycle crashes. In any personal injury case, including cases involving spinal cord damage, the victim must establish that the defendant acted negligently.

To establish negligence, the injured individual usually must first show that the defendant needed to uphold a duty of reasonable care. This requires each of us to act with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in a similar situation. The victim must also prove that the defendant failed to meet this standard, resulting in a breach. Third, the injured person must establish that he or she suffered a spinal cord injury as a direct result of the defendant’s breach. In other words, the victim must show that he or she would not have been involved in the accident but for the defendant’s failure to exercise due care.

The final element of negligence requires the person bringing a claim to provide evidence of the damages that he or she incurred as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim may require lifelong care. This can range from occasional assistance with completing certain daily tasks like driving and physical therapy to 24-hour, around-the-clock care for people who suffer some form of paralysis.

In a spinal cord injury case, a victim often may seek damages to compensate for medical expenses, physical therapy, reasonable long-term care, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Maryland law also provides certain family members with a claim for loss of consortium. In many cases, an injury is so severe that it leaves a victim paralyzed. A claim for loss of consortium seeks to compensate the family members for the loss of their loved one’s companionship, love, and financial support.

Maryland Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Injured Individuals

If you or someone you love has suffered a devastating spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our car accident lawyers and team of medical experts can provide Maryland residents with the competent advice that you need in order to seek legal action against the party responsible for your harm. We approach clients throughout the state and Washington, D.C. with compassion and attention to detail, and we can aggressively assert your rights at every step of the way. Call us now at (800) 654-1949 or contact us online for your free, no-obligation consultation.

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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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