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 & 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:

Personal Injury Case Statistics in the U.S.

When looking at a sample of tort cases in State general jurisdiction courts, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported overall that tort cases:

  • Typically involved a primary individual suing another individual.
  • Half the tort cases had a number of three or more litigants.

The sample also indicated that auto torts were the majority of cases disposed. Maryland’s 2018 Highway Safety Plan notes that there was in increase in traffic deaths from 2015 to 2016 by more than 18%. Whether the person filing their claim is on behalf of a loved one or because they’ve been injured in a car accident, the defining factor in those cases is typically negligence.

There are so many ways for a driver to act negligently—using their cell phone, speeding, and simply taking their eyes off the road for a few seconds can be what causes an accident. Major accidents on highways and parking lot accidents where the driver wasn’t looking where they were going can all result in horrible injuries. It’s no wonder car accident cases are so common.

A personal injury lawyer will need to gather evidence to show how the other party acted negligently and were responsible for their client’s injuries. The Bureau’s report notes that most auto tort cases were settled in a shorter period than all other cases.

Following auto accident cases, medical malpractice, product liability, and toxic exposure accounted for about 10% of tort cases. These cases can become incredibly complex. For example, a medical malpractice case often needs an expert witness to provide testimony to help your side of the story. A product liability case could mean going up against a manufacturing company, and toxic exposure could have happened to you from years of exposure at your place of work. Our attorneys understand the careful investigation these cases require as well as keeping the facts and details straight. We’ll make sure everything is filed properly and sent to the right channels to protect the validity of your claim.

Even if you don’t see the type of personal injury you’ve experienced above, you should still get in touch with our lawyers so we can discuss your case and how you can move forward. Other types of personal injury cases we handle include slip and fall accidents, truck accidents, legal malpractice, and more.

Have You Been Hurt in Maryland?

After the initial shock of your accident, you’re going to wonder about how you can move forward. When you’re facing financial debt and injuries from an accident you’re not responsible for along with harassing calls from the insurance company, recovery can seem like a difficult task—but it doesn’t have to be. When you have professionals protecting your rights and answering your questions, you’ll be well informed about your case and will have peace of mind that you’re not getting less than you deserve.

Contact our Baltimore office today so we can start helping you with your case. Our goal is to get you the justice you deserve. We’re prepared to take your case to court if that’s what it takes for you to receive fair compensation. While going to court may be daunting, we’ll help you every step of the way. Our firm will fight for your future.



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