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Strict Liability: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Apply?

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 3:18 pm in Personal Injury.

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When you’ve been wrongfully injured, it’s your legal right to file a personal injury claim to seek monetary recovery for the damages you incurred. Depending on your situation, there are a number of legal theories that could apply to and affect your claim. If you’re dealing with a dangerous product or animal attack, strict liability could apply. This is the theory that allows plaintiffs to prove they’re owed compensation because of the legal responsibility of the party that caused their injuries. Let’s take a look at what strict liability means and why it applies to certain cases.

How Does the Burden of Proof Apply to Negligence Claims?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm in Personal Injury.

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If you’re in the process of filing a personal injury claim, you’ll benefit from understanding how it works and what a successful claim looks like. When it comes to proving you’re deserving of compensation for your injuries and losses, your attorney will need to build a claim that meets the burden of proof. This legal term refers to being able to believe something beyond a certain level of doubt.

The lawyers at Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC understand how confusing and complicated civil cases can seem when you’re dealing with legal terminology. That’s why we make sure to break the information down for our clients so it’s digestible and they feel comfortable with how their cases are being handled. Let’s take a closer look at how the burden of proof applies to negligence claims.

What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers See Most Often?

Published on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:32 pm in Personal Injury.

There are many situations where someone’s actions could result in injuring a loved one or you. If you’ve suffered financial losses, you may be able to seek legal action. When you do this, it’s important to have an experienced professional at your side. A personal injury lawyer will know the laws that apply to your case, how to evaluate what happened to you, consult with experts if necessary, and will determine a fair compensation amount, and fight for you to get the justice you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in Maryland, the lawyers at Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC may be able to help you get on the path to recovery. Our lawyers have experience in the myriad areas of personal injury law. When seeking help, you may wonder if your personal injury lawyer has seen cases like yours before, and our lawyers have handled all types of cases. While some cases may be more typical than others, you can rest assured that our personal injury attorneys will approach your case with expertise.

Before learning more about how our firm can help you, let’s take a look at the more common types of personal injury cases:

What to Expect When Going to Trial for a Personal Injury Claim

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 4:43 pm in Personal Injury.

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If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, you’ll probably want an idea of what will happen as your case progresses. While many cases settle outside of court, there’s always the chance you’ll need to go to trial. Knowing what to expect when going to trial can ease your concerns and help you understand what’s happening and why. Let’s take a look at what happens when you file a lawsuit from step one:

How Can Criminal Charges Affect a Personal Injury Claim in Maryland?

Published on Sep 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm in Personal Injury.

When a person makes a negligent decision and harms someone else, they can be held accountable for their actions. In the majority of cases, a personal injury claim can be filed and the victim can seek compensation. In some cases, criminal charges may apply – like in the event of a drunk driver causes a traffic accident. Understanding deciding how to file can be overwhelming, especially when you’re recovering from injuries. We can help you understand your options, so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

The Truth About Personal Injury Settlement Calculators

Published on Jul 30, 2019 at 3:54 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’re in an accident that results in financial losses, it’s likely you want to find a way to get your life back in order as quickly as possible. If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, you could come across a personal injury settlement calculator. It’s important to know that when you plug your estimations in, it’s unlikely that the total is what you would receive in a settlement. This is because those calculators are incredibly inaccurate. In order to understand why, you first need to know how they work.

The “Rescue Doctrine” – Injury During Rescue is Compensable

Published on Jun 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve ever been in a life or death situation, you know how there’s often little time to act before something catastrophic happens. In some cases, there are those good-willed individuals who are willing to risk their safety to come to the aid of others. When this happens, there are often legal questions that arise after the fact as to whether or not the rescuer should be owed compensation for injuries they sustained because they were acting voluntarily. The answer to this question is yes.

According to the Rescue Doctrine, a rescuer can recover damages from a defendant when the rescuer is injured while helping someone. In order for an injured party to seek compensation through this doctrine, however, they need to be able to prove four specific elements. If you’ve been in a situation where you helped someone in an accident and were hurt as a result, our lawyers may be able to help you prove you are owed monetary damages for your losses.

The Concept of “Present Value” of Future Losses

Published on May 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve filed a personal injury claim after suffering catastrophic injuries, you may be eligible for compensation from the negligent party that caused your injuries. Calculating that compensation can be difficult if your future cost of care or future lost wages need to be taken into consideration. This is where the concept of present value comes into play.

In order to understand the concept of present value of future losses, you first need to understand how compensation works for personal injury claims. The legal term for compensation is damages. In a typical personal injury case, damages are separated into economic and noneconomic categories.

Economic damages refer to the monetary expenses related to your injury. These can be calculated exactly and there is no limit to the types of claims that can be made or the amount a person can be awarded. The most common types of economic damages include loss of earning, loss of future earnings, medical expenses, cost of future medical care, costs associated with canceled plans, and household expenses.

Don’t let social media incriminate you in court

Published on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:02 pm in Personal Injury.

As ubiquitous as social media is these days, it’s been known to get people in trouble for things they’ve said – comments and posts that are new or old. And if you’re a plaintiff in a personal injury trial, you must know that everything you do and have done will be under scrutiny and can be used against you.

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