Personal Injury Attorneys in Owings Mills

9505 Reisterstown Rd.
Suite 1 North

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Office: (410) 653-6000

Toll Free: (800) 692-2500

Fax: (410) 653-6053

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No one is immune to being injured in an unexpected accident. Even when we exercise due care, follow the law, and avoid negligent or reckless conduct, we still cannot control the actions of others. If you have been hurt in an accident, you need to learn about your legal right to compensation for your losses.

The Owings Mills personal injury lawyers of Cohen & Dwin, P.A., can help you seek the financial compensation that you need and deserve after a serious accident. Since 1977, our personal injury lawyers have helped clients in Owings Mills and throughout Maryland successfully secure full and fair compensation in all kinds of personal injury claims.

Contact us now to schedule your free consultation with an Owings Mills personal injury lawyer.

Proving Negligence in an Owings Mills Personal Injury Lawsuit

The experienced attorneys at the personal injury law firm of Cohen & Dwin, P.A., are ready to provide the attentive legal representation you need to pursue maximum compensation for an accident that harmed you. We can thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of the accident and build a robust case establishing that someone else is at fault for your injuries and liable for the consequences. 

Whether you were injured in a car accident, in a slip and fall, by a defective product, or some other accident, we can collect the necessary evidence to support your case, including police reports, medical records and bills, photographs, video surveillance, and product manuals, for example. We can interview eyewitnesses, speak to law enforcement, and depose expert accident reconstructionists and engineers if necessary. 

Our extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases allows us to tackle even the most complex injury cases in Owings Mills.

Compensation You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim

Although the amount of money you could recover in a personal injury claim depends on the unique factors present in your situation, the types of compensation you can pursue are similar across many cases. Our Owings Mills personal injury lawyers can advise you whether you are eligible to seek compensation for losses like: 

  • Past and future medical expenses 
  • Lost wages 
  • Loss of future earning capacity 
  • Mental distress 
  • Pain and suffering 

Owings Mills Statute of Limitations on Injury Claims

Under Maryland law, you have three years from the date you suffer an injury to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations sets this deadline. Although it is subject to certain narrow exceptions, you will likely lose your right to pursue compensation if you fail to file within the deadline. The sooner you contact an experienced injury attorney at Cohen & Dwin, P.A., the better. 

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Accidents in Owings Mills often lead to severe injuries like the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from a sudden, sharp jolt or blow to the head. These debilitating injuries can render you unable to work, care for yourself, or participate in what you enjoy. 
  • Severe burns – Flames, hot surfaces, steam, and chemicals can cause debilitating burns. They often result from industrial accidents and fires that ignited due to defective products. Individuals in car accidents can also be burned if the vehicle catches fire. 
  • Spinal cord injuries – Traumatic spinal cord injuries are typically the result of accidents, such as traffic collisions and falls. 
  • Multiple bone fractures – According to the Cleveland Clinic, broken bones are usually caused by traumatic events like crashes, falls, and sports mishaps. The length of time it takes to recover depends on which bones are fractured, the location of the fracture, and the type of fracture. 
  • Traumatic amputation – A traumatic amputation is the loss of a limb, such as an arm or leg, as the direct result of an injury rather than surgical intervention. Motorcyclists are at particular risk of traumatic amputation in the event of an accident because there is little to protect their limbs. 
  • Facial injuries and disfigurement – Facial injuries, including eye injuries, can be particularly traumatic, especially if they result in disfigurement requiring the intervention of a plastic surgeon. 
  • Organ damage – Internal injuries and organ damage to the heart, kidneys, lungs, and liver are often due to car accidents and falls. 

If you’ve suffered any of these or other severe injuries because of someone else’s carelessness, the Owings Mills personal injury attorneys with Cohen & Dwin, P.A., want to help you pursue the money you need to pay for your medical care and rebuild your life.

Cases We Handle

At Cohen & Dwin, our Owings Mills personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience helping injured Marylanders obtain compensation when they are hurt through no fault of their own. Examples of personal injury cases that we handle include:

Regardless of how your injuries occurred, the Owings Mills personal injury lawyers of Cohen & Dwin have the experience and resources to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Don’t try to handle a personal injury claim on your own. Let our team take that burden off you.

Where Our Owings Mills Personal Injury Law Firm Is Located

The Owings Mills personal injury lawyers of Cohen & Dwin have a conveniently located office to serve local residents. We are located at 9505 Reistertown Road, Suite 1 North, Owings Mills MD 21117.

Directions to our office:

  • From the north: We are located off Exit 4 on I-795 southbound, taking a right off of Owings Mills Boulevard onto Reistertown Road.
  • From the south: We are located off Exit 4 on I-795 northbound, taking a right off of Owings Mills Boulevard onto Reistertown Road.
  • From the east: We are located off of Exit 20 on I-695 westbound, approximately two miles up Reistertown Road.
  • From the west: We are located off of Exit 20 on I-695 eastbound, approximately two miles up Reistertown Road.

Frequently Asked Questions in Personal Injury Cases

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What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law governs the right to pursue financial compensation when you suffer injury due to the intentional acts or negligence of another person or entity. Although most people think of car accidents when they speak of personal injury claims, personal injury law covers a wide range of accidents and incidents that have the potential to cause injury, such as defective products, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, or pedestrian accidents.

Even though most personal injury claims are brought when a party suffers a serious injury, like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or soft-tissue and joint injuries, even less significant injuries can require expensive medical treatment, leading to considerable damages in the form of medical bills, lost wages and earning potential, and pain and suffering.

What do you have to prove in a personal injury claim?

In a personal injury claim, it is necessary to prove that your injuries were caused by the intentional acts or negligence of another person or entity. If you claim that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you will have to prove that:

  • The other party owed you a duty of care.
  • They breached this duty of care through some act or omission.
  • Their breach of the duty of care directly and proximately caused you injury
  • Your injuries have resulted in some compensable damages.

What is a serious injury?

Even if an accident is caused by someone else’s intentional acts or negligence, if the accident does not cause serious injuries, it is usually not necessary to pursue a personal injury claim. When an accident or incident does cause serious injury, however, it is almost always necessary to pursue a personal injury claim against the persons or entities responsible for the injury.

Typically, a serious injury is any injury that will require extended or ongoing medical care, physical or occupational therapy, extended time away from work, resignation from employment, or changes to lifestyle or physical ability. Examples of serious injuries that lead to personal injury claims include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Amputation

Serious injuries often require months or years of medical care, rehabilitation, and therapy, along with medical equipment, adaptive technology and prosthetics, home modifications, or in-home nursing care.

Why do I need a personal injury attorney?

If you are injured in an accident, you may be quickly presented with a settlement offer from the responsible party’s insurance company, or even from your own insurance company. When you are offered compensation with no effort on your part, you may wonder why you need to hire a personal injury attorney. The fact is that such quick offers for a personal injury settlement are often totally inadequate to cover the expenses and damages you have incurred and will continue to incur long after you accept a check.

When you hire a personal injury attorney to represent you, your lawyer will advocate on your behalf to push the insurance companies to offer you a settlement that fully compensates you for all your past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If the insurance companies are not willing to fully compensate you, an attorney can file and pursue a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.

How long will my case take?

It is very difficult to estimate how long a personal injury case will take. If the other party accepts responsibility for your damages, and your damages can be easily calculated, it may be possible to resolve your case in a matter of weeks. However, many personal injury cases will take at least a few months to resolve. If the other party denies responsibility for your injuries, or contests the amount of damages you have suffered, it may become necessary to file a lawsuit to pursue your claim. Personal injury lawsuits sometimes take years to resolve.

Will my case go to trial?

The reality is that most personal injury claims do not go to trial or even see the inside of a courtroom. Instead, most claims are settled before they go to trial. However, if you have a clear right to recover compensation and the other party denies that it is responsible for your injuries, or if it wants to contest the amount of compensation to which you claim you are entitled, it may be necessary for your case to go to trial.

How much is my case worth?

At a minimum, you should be compensated for the specific financial losses that you have incurred as a result of your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages due to missed work, and property damage. If you are unable to return to your old job because of your injuries, it may be necessary to calculate your lost earning potential – or the future income you would have earned – had you not been injured.

You may also be entitled to recover pain and suffering damages, which is a more subjective determination of damages. Our veteran personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in personal injury cases, and we can use that experience to help you determine how much your personal injury case is worth.

Talk to an Owings Mills Personal Injury Attorney Now

If you have been injured in an accident in Owings Mills or elsewhere in Maryland, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses and other damages. Contact the personal injury lawyers of Cohen & Dwin today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Let us use our more than 100 years of combined experience to help you understand your legal rights and options. Our team is here to help you fight for the maximum compensation and true justice you deserve.