Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury law applies to a broad range of circumstances in which a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another. Personal injury can apply to circumstances including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Dangerous medications and medical devices
- Defective products
If you or a loved one was injured because of the carelessness of another, the Baltimore personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Dwin can help you understand your rights and legal options. Please call us at 800-692-2500 for your consultation with one of our lawyers.
What damages may be sought in a personal injury lawsuit?
Each personal injury case is unique, but financial compensation in personal injury claims may include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In the event of wrongful death, surviving family members may be able to seek compensation for medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, loss of benefits, and other damages.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Maryland?
In Maryland, you generally have three years from the date of injury or the date of the discovery of your injury to file a lawsuit seeking damages. There are, however, exceptions to this statute of limitations depending on the circumstances. If you were injured due to another’s carelessness, it’s important to get in touch with the Baltimore injury attorneys at Cohen & Dwin as soon as possible.
Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
Following a motor vehicle accident or other instance of negligence that results in harm, some people are quick to accept insurance company settlement offers without first consulting with a knowledgeable lawyer. Sadly, these settlements are often inadequate to meet the needs of personal injury victims. Our attorneys have the experience, resources and will to fight for you in court when settlement offers are insufficient for you and your family.
If you were hurt or a family member was killed due to the negligence of another, please contact Cohen & Dwin for your free consultation. We welcome clients from the greater Baltimore, Maryland, area including Bel Air and Greenbelt.