Were you or a loved recently hurt because of a defective product, involved in a car accident, or injured on the job in Maryland? If so, you may be entitled to a substantial monetary award from whoever’s responsible.
The Maryland personal injury lawyers at William G. Kolodner P.A. are here to fight to maximize your recovery. Give our law office a call to arrange a free initial case evaluation to learn more about your rights, options, and how our skilled legal team can help.
How William G. Kolodner P.A. Will Help If You’ve Suffered an Avoidable Injury in Maryland
While you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and suffering, getting money in your hands can be challenging. Insurance companies will fight you every step of the way. You can set yourself up for success by making sure that you have a respected and experienced Maryland personal injury attorney in your corner.
Since 1977, William G. Kolodner P.A. has been standing up for the people of Maryland. For three generations, our law firm has fought to give our clients a voice and help them go up against powerful adversaries – including some of the largest insurance companies, hospitals, and corporations in the nation. Our dedication and passion yield positive results – in the form of life-changing settlements and jury awards – time and time again.
When you hire our Maryland personal injury attorneys for help after an accident, you can expect us to:
- Take the time to listen to your side of the story, acknowledge your perspective, and use the information you provide as the basis for your personal injury claim
- Conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, gathering evidence that can be used to support your demand for compensation
- Determine why you got hurt and, in turn, who is responsible
- Consult with leading accident and injury experts whenever necessary, especially as we determine what your case is likely worth
- Defend you against any claims that you share responsibility for your injuries
- Handle all administrative aspects of your case, including making sure that your claim is filed on time
- Negotiate with insurance companies and/or at-fault parties on your behalf
If insurance companies refuse to offer you a fair settlement, don’t worry. Our accomplished Maryland trial lawyers will be more than ready to take your case to a jury. We’re known for our ability to win in court – so that can often work in our clients’ favors during negotiations.
Give our law office a call to arrange your free initial case evaluation today.
Fighting on Behalf of All Accident Victims in the State of Maryland
At William G. Kolodner P.A., our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective experience handling personal injury cases. We’re ready to put our experience and everything we’ve learned over the past four decades to work for you. We represent clients in all injury cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
- Workers’ compensation
- And more
Do not hesitate to contact our law firm for immediate assistance if you’ve recently been injured in the state of Maryland. We’re here to help whenever you need us.
Maryland Accident Statistics
Maryland is home to more than 6 million people. The state has some of the most crowded roads and highways in the nation.
The stretches between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., – including I-95 and the Beltways – are particularly notorious for being nightmares when it comes to traffic. In fact, Maryland ranks second in the nation when it comes to urban interstate congestion.
Western Maryland – which is home to more rural communities – has its fair share of crowded interstates, as well. It’s not surprising that traffic accidents are all too common across the state.
In 2018, there were a total of 117,955 traffic accidents in the state of Maryland. As a result of those collisions, 512 people were killed and another 49,968 were injured. So, on an average day in Maryland, there are 323 car crashes resulting in at least one death and 136 injuries.
It’s important to note that traffic accidents aren’t the only cause of injuries and deaths in Maryland. Falls and work-related accidents, in particular, are responsible for causing a great deal of harm every year.
In 2015, more than 13,000 people were hospitalized for fall-related injuries. Most of those falls – more than 72 percent – were in adults over the age of 65.
Accidents on the job are quite common in Maryland, too. In 2017, the state recorded 62,600 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in both the public and private sectors. That year, at least 87 people in the state died as a result of a workplace accident, injury, or illness.
What Damages Are Available to Maryland Accident Victims?
An unexpected and avoidable accident can be expensive. Fortunately, you may have the right to seek compensation from the person (or parties) who are responsible for your injuries. By submitting an insurance claim or filing a civil personal injury lawsuit, you can potentially recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are paid to compensate for the verifiable financial costs and expenses related to your injury. This typically includes money for things like:
- Present medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgical procedures, and medication
- Future medical bills, including follow-up care and medical equipment
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Property damage (the cost of replacements or repairs)
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Funeral and burial expenses
Non-economic damages are paid to compensate you for consequences of an accident that don’t come with a price tag. Rather, these injuries are very personal and subjective. This typically includes awards for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress, including PTSD and depression
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Lost limbs
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
The state of Maryland currently caps awards for non-economic damages at $875,000. There is, however, no limit on the amount of economic damages you can recover.
Maryland’s Contributory Negligence Rule and Your Personal Injury Case
Maryland is one of the few states to adopt a pure contributory fault system. In very simple terms, this means that sharing any degree of fault for your accident or injury will bar you from recovering compensation. This is true, even if you’re allocated just one percent of the blame. Someone else can be mostly responsible for your injuries, but you’ll be unable to recover any money from them.
Insurance companies and the adversaries you’ll face in a lawsuit will undoubtedly attempt to use this rule to their advantage. They’ll try to shift some of the blame to you so that they can sidestep liability. This is why it is critically important to enlist the help of a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney after an accident in the state of Maryland. Your ability to recover the money you rightfully deserve depends on it.
At William G. Kolodner P.A., we’re ready to stand up and fight for you. We’ll defend you at every turn, working hard to gather evidence to disprove claims that you share blame for getting hurt. Call us today to learn more.
You Have a Limited Time to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Maryland
Whether you’ve been involved in an auto accident in Glen Burnie or your child suffered a birth injury in Anne Arundel County, you may have the right to recover money for your injuries. However, Maryland state law limits the amount of time you’ll have to assert your rights and demand compensation.
Typically, most personal injury lawsuits are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. So, to recover a financial award, you will have to file your claim before the third anniversary of your accident.
While there are times when a different time limit might apply, these are the exceptions, rather than the rule. If you miss the applicable deadline, you’ll forfeit the right to get any money, at all. So do not delay in asking for help after you get hurt. William G. Kolodner P.A. can begin to work on your injury case right away.
Experienced Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Trust
At William G. Kolodner P.A., we work tirelessly on behalf of accident and injury victims across the state of Maryland. If you’ve recently been injured or have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our law firm for immediate assistance, support, and legal advice. We are here to help you get through this tough time and will do everything we can to secure a full financial award on your behalf.
We work on contingency, which means that there are no upfront legal fees. We front the costs of your case and only get paid if we win. There’s no risk in asking for our help, so give our personal injury law firm a call to arrange your initial case evaluation at no charge today.