Sitting close to the Atlantic Ocean, Talbot County is located in the central-eastern portion of Maryland. It is one of the lesser-populated counties in the state with an estimated population of about 40,000 residents. Nearly half of Talbot County’s 477 square miles is covered in water. The region features many historical sites, including the Third Haven Meeting House, a key location for Quakers, and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, which is believed to be the oldest Roman Catholic Church on the Eastern Shore. The injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, have proudly represented Talbot County residents for over 20 years.Take Legal Action through a Negligence Claim
There are a number of contexts in which serious harm can arise, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Many victims also suffer injuries as the result of medical malpractice or pharmacy errors and prescription misfills. No matter how carefully you drive, or how much you trust your physicians, accidents can happen and leave you with painful injuries and burdensome financial debt. If you have been hurt as the result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation.
To assert the right to damages from a defendant, a victim usually must prove that the defendant acted negligently. The first element of a negligence claim requires a plaintiff to show that the defendant needed to uphold a duty of care. In general, the duty of care requires each of us to exercise the same level of ordinary care and skill that a reasonable person would use in a similar situation. Second, the victim must show that the defendant failed to act according to the duty of care, resulting in a breach.
In some situations, the duty of care is informed by the details of the situation in which it arises. For example, medical professionals must adhere to a standard of care that takes into consideration the common practices and procedures that other medical professionals in good standing from the same geographic location and area of specialization would utilize for a patient with a similar medical condition.
After establishing duty and breach, a victim must show that the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of his or her injuries and that the harm was foreseeable. Finally, the plaintiff must provide documentation of the damages that he or she has suffered, including evidence of the plaintiff’s physical injuries and financial obligations incurred as a result of the accident. Common examples of damages that may be available to victims include medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering. If you have been hurt in an accident, it is important to see a medical professional as soon as possible to document the nature and extent of your injuries.Enlist a Talbot County Attorney after an Accident
The lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, have handled numerous personal injury and wrongful death claims for individuals in Talbot County. We approach each case with compassion and vigorously assert your rights to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call us today at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.