When Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Baltimore Personal Injury Attorney Offers Aggressive Representation

The law empowers all injury victims to seek reparation for what they have lost on account of another’s actions. However, insurance companies, corporate lawyers and sometimes even government entities try to take that power away. They may draw out proceedings while trying to confuse and intimidate you into backing down or accepting a low offer. Further complicating matters is the fact that the law is often difficult to navigate, especially in Maryland. All of this can leave injury victims not only physically hurt but also feeling helpless and alone.

Baltimore personal injury attorney Susan R. Green, founder of Hardball Law, does not back down. She has made it her business to stand up for injury victims who face injustice after any kind of accident. After an accident, the liable party may place significant obstacles in your path. However, Susan Green can help you overcome those obstacles, no matter how daunting they seem. She is an aggressive litigator who will fight for your right to full and fair compensation.

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does Hardball Law Handle?

Personal injury law is a broad legal area that encompasses the damages that result from any type of negligence. At Hardball Law, we represent all types of personal injury matters. Whether you need a car accident lawyer, an advocate for your workers compensation claim or a product liability attorney, Susan Green can help. Her personal injury practice areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Child Injuries
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Car Accidents
    • Bike and Pedestrian Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Truck Accidents
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Susan is also a passionate advocate for victims of medical malpractice, which can often result in permanent, catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.

What Do I Need to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Most personal injuries are the result of negligence. Thus, negligence is a key part of most personal injury claims. In general (but not always), it is not sufficient to prove simply that the victim sustained an injury. You and your attorney must also show that the harm resulted from someone else’s negligence. Typically, you have grounds for a personal injury claim if you can demonstrate:

  • The defendant (the person who caused the accident or injury) had a duty of reasonable care. This may be different depending on the situation. However, in most instances, people are expected to act in a practical manner that does not endanger others. For example, all motorists have a duty to follow traffic laws and drive in a safe manner. Similarly, companies should ensure their products are not harmful and employers must provide a reasonably safe workplace for their employees.
  • The defendant neglected the duty of reasonable care. Essentially, “negligence” is any action or inaction that violates the duty of care. For example, a motorist who chooses to text and drive may be negligent because this distraction creates an unreasonable risk of a car crash.
  • This negligence caused the accident or injuries. In many cases, this connection is clear. However, in complex claims involving potentially multiple defendants, causation may be more difficult to prove. If the defendant’s negligence was not an actual cause of your damages, then you may not have a claim.
  • The victim sustained actual damages or losses. In the end, you can claim compensation only for actual damages, like medical bills, lost income and the like. Sometimes, you can also include non-material losses, like pain and suffering or loss of companionship.

Hurt by Someone Else’s Negligence? Call Our Baltimore Personal Injury Attorney Now

After an injury, you may feel confused, angry or helpless, especially if an insurance company has rejected your claim or downplayed your damages. However, Baltimore personal injury attorney Susan Green makes it her mission to fight for victims and hold negligent companies, employers and individuals accountable for their careless actions. She has a history of taking on and winning the toughest of fights.

If you feel you have been the victim not only of an accident, but also of injustice after the fact, contact Hardball Law at (410)494-7400. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fee arrangements so you can get the determined, experienced advocacy you deserve.

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