Named for the river along which it sits, Wicomico County is home to roughly 100,000 inhabitants. The name is a derivative of an Algonquin word that means “a place where houses are built.” The County borders Delaware along the Mason-Dixon Line, and Perdue Farms, Inc., an international poultry and grain business, provides many of the local jobs. Erin Burnett and Linda Hamilton both hail from Wicomico County. The experienced injury lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have been representing people there in a variety of accident claims for over 20 years.Holding Negligent Drivers and Health Care Providers Accountable
Devastating harm can arise in a number of situations, even when we are being as careful as possible. Many accidents occur on the roadways, involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles. Sometimes drivers are distracted behind the wheel, driving too fast, or simply not obeying the traffic laws. Another common situation in which injuries may occur is medical malpractice. We trust our doctors and health care providers to give us appropriate treatment and to diagnosis our conditions in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as the result of someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation.
To assert the right to damages in a personal injury case, a victim must establish that the defendant acted negligently. This cause of action includes four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. To establish duty and breach, the plaintiff must show that the defendant failed to act according to the applicable standard of care, which in most situations requires every person to act with the ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in a similar situation. It is somewhat different in actions brought against health care providers, who are held to a professional standard of care based on their specialization and geographic location.
Also, the victim must show that the defendant’s failure to act according to the standard of care was the direct cause of his or her injuries and that the accident was foreseeable. The final element of negligence, damages, requires an injured person to provide evidence of the physical harm and financial expenses that he or she suffered as a result. Evidence can consist of medical bills, receipts, paychecks, pay stubs, and other documentation of the physical and financial impact that the accident has had on the victim and his or her family. Common categories of damages that often may be available to a plaintiff in a personal injury case include medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.Explore Your Options with a Wicomico County Lawyer after an Accident
The team of professionals at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC has seen firsthand just how devastating an accident can be for a victim and his or her family. We approach every case with the compassion and zealousness that it deserves, and we can fight to help you seek the compensation that you need to recover. If you have been involved in a car accident or another harmful event in Wicomico County, call our attorneys today at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.