With slightly over 50,000 residents, Worcester County sits on the easternmost edge of the State of Maryland. Historically, it was home to agricultural endeavors, beginning with tobacco and eventually transitioning to wheat, corn, and livestock. The County is home to many historical landmarks, with over 30 locations registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have provided legal guidance to Worcester County residents who have been involved in all varieties of accidents over the past two decades.Bringing a Negligence Claim to Pursue Damages
Among the most common types of accidents are those that happen on the road. Motor vehicle collisions can range in scope from small-scale fender benders to catastrophic truck accidents and motorcycle collisions that may result in brain trauma, spinal cord damage, and other devastating forms of harm. During the recovery process, you and your family may feel stressed and overwhelmed by the amount of financial obligations that you incur as a result of medical expenses and lost wages. If you have suffered an injury as the result of another person’s carelessness and have incurred expenses as a result, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit to recover for your damages.
Most personal injury claims require a plaintiff to prove that the defendant acted negligently and that the negligence was the direct cause of the damages that he or she suffered. A person or entity acts negligently by failing to adhere to the duty of care, which in most circumstances requires each of us to act with the same level of care and skill that a reasonably prudent person or entity would use in a similar situation.
In some instances, the duty of care is informed by the circumstances in which the accident occurred. For example, in a medical malpractice case, the appropriate standard of care is defined by whether the defendant utilized the practices and procedures that are typically employed by other health care professionals in the same geographical area and specialization for a patient with a similar medical condition.
After establishing duty and breach, a victim must show that the defendant’s carelessness was the direct cause of his or her injuries and that the accident was foreseeable. In the last step of a negligence claim, the plaintiff must provide evidence showing the financial and physical damages that he or she suffered. This typically includes medical bills, physical therapy bills, paychecks to establish lost wages, and anticipated expenses for long-term medical care if appropriate. The plaintiff can then pursue compensation from the defendant for these expenses and also seek damages for property damage and pain and suffering.Consult an Experienced Worcester County Attorney for Your Accident Claim
A serious accident can be a life-changing and devastating event for you and your family. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers sympathize with people in Worcester County who are going through these difficult times and are prepared to guide you through every step of your case. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, you can call our team today at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation.