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Accomplished Personal Injury Lawyers in Maryland

For more than 30 years, the Maryland personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl have dedicated our practice to representing people who were injured by another’s actions. We are committed to helping you fight for your right to obtain fair compensation after an injury, including payment for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

With a strong record of success both in and out of the courtroom, our Maryland personal injury attorneys are accomplished negotiators who have the experience and knowledge to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies. Well-respected within the legal community, we are active members of the Maryland Association for Justice and the Maryland Bar Association. With the skills and resources to handle any injury case brought our way, we will do everything we can to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Contact our personal injury lawyers in Maryland today if you think your injuries were someone else’s fault. Your initial consultation is free and we do not charge any fees or costs for our services unless you obtain compensation. Do not wait to schedule your free consultation, as you only have a limited amount of time to file a case.

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Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury can turn your life upside down. It may leave you with mounting medical bills, severe pain and discomfort, and even a reduced income if you are no longer able to work.

For this reason, the law allows injury victims to hold the responsible party accountable for its actions. Through a personal injury lawsuit, the responsible party can be made to pay legal damages to compensate an injury victim for the harm done to him or her.

Unfortunately, it is not always easy to obtain compensation, as the injured party must prove every aspect of the case, including the at-fault party’s negligence, the cause of your injury and the extent of your damages.

The key to obtaining compensation is proving that:

  • The at-fault party had a duty of care toward you. This means the other party was legally obligated to act in a reasonable way not to cause you harm. We all have a duty of care to others, but some individuals, like medical professionals, also have a legal duty based on their professional relationship with the injury victim.
  • The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care. If the at-fault party acted, or failed to act, as a reasonable person would have in the same situation, he or she has breached his or her duty of care. This could be something as simple as running a red light and causing a car accident in Maryland or as complicated as failing to diagnose cancer.
  • The at-fault party’s actions caused your injury. To have a personal injury case, your injuries must have been caused by the at-fault party’s actions. The other party will try to place the blame for your injuries elsewhere, so you must be able to show that your injury would not have happened if it were not for the at-fault party’s actions.
  • You suffered damages. The injury victim must be able to be compensated for his or her injuries. This can include payment for medical bills or lost wages from time missed at work.

If these elements are present, you may have a personal injury case and are entitled to compensation. However, it is impossible to know if you have a personal injury case without speaking to a trusted Maryland personal injury lawyer.

Call 410-244-7005 to find out if you have a case today.

Damages Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits exist to help return injury victims to a position similar to one they were in before their accident and injury. This means injury victims may be entitled to recover compensation for a variety of damages through a personal injury lawsuit, including payment for:

Medical Expenses

You may be able to get compensation for the medical expenses you incurred because of your injury, including medical care you received in the past and will require in the future. This may include payment for:

  • Hospital bills
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Surgery
  • Medical tests
  • Rehabilitation services
  • In-home care
  • Long-term care

Lost Wages and Earnings

If your injury prevented you from working for a period of time you may be able obtain compensation for the wages you lost during that time. If you are no longer able to work or cannot perform the essential functions of your job, you may also be able to recover compensation for your decreased earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering

Based on the severity of your injuries, it may be possible to recover compensation for the physical pain, emotional suffering and mental anguish caused by your accident. This could include severe pain and reduced quality of life.

Punitive Damages

In very rare cases punitive damages may also be awarded. However, in order to request this type of compensation, the at-fault party must have demonstrated actual malice in causing your injuries, which involves conscious and deliberate wrongdoing or an intention to cause you harm.

This type of compensation is reserved for select cases involving extreme wrongdoing and are meant as punishment for the at-fault party rather than as compensation for the injury victim.

While these are some of the many types of damages awarded in personal injury cases, every case is different and the compensation you are entitled to will depend on the details of your case. Our personal injury attorneys in Maryland will work to help you maximize your compensation award.

Contributory Negligence

While our Maryland personal injury lawyers will work to prove that your injuries were caused by the at-fault party, that party’s insurance company and lawyers will likely try to place at least some of the blame on you. If they succeed, you will be barred from recovering any compensation for your injuries.

This is because Maryland’s contributory negligence law states that an injury victim cannot recover compensation if the injury victim’s negligence caused his or her injury. This means that if you are labeled as even partially responsible for your injury, you will not be able to recover compensation.

This rule makes it extremely important that you have a seasoned personal injury attorney in Maryland handling your case. With our decades of experience handling accident cases in Maryland, our accident attorneys know how to build a strong case on your behalf.

How We Can Help You

When you contact the Maryland personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl, you can trust that your case is in capable hands. With decades of experience handling a variety of personal injury cases, we will thoroughly investigate your injury and handle every detail of your case.

In handling your personal injury case, our attorneys will:

Gather Evidence

Evidence is the foundation of every personal injury case. Without it, we cannot prove that your injuries were caused by the at-fault party’s actions. To gather evidence for your case, our attorneys may:

  • Collect your medical records to demonstrate the severity of your injuries
  • Interview witnesses for more information about the accident
  • Talk with experts for a professional opinion on your injuries or the accident
  • Obtain and review the police report or accident report from your accident
  • Take photos of your injuries and the accident scene
  • Review video surveillance of the accident scene if available

Because memories fade and physical evidence can be lost or damaged over time, it is important that you contact our attorneys immediately after suffering an injury.

Determine the Value of Your Claim

Every case is different, which means the compensation that can be awarded in your case will depend on the circumstances and details of your injury. Having helped many injury victims in the past three decades, the Maryland personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl are experienced in determining the true value of personal injury cases. We will analyze the evidence in your case to determine the compensation you are owed. We will then work tirelessly to help maximize your award.

Negotiate with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are in the business of making money. For that reason, they will do everything they can to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay.

Our Maryland personal injury lawyers have decades of experience working with insurance companies and are familiar with their tactics for paying little for a claim. Because of this, we will handle all negotiations with the insurance company for you. We are committed to protecting your best interests and helping you get fair compensation.

Call 410-244-7005 to learn more about how we can help you.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

The Maryland personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge upfront fees for representing your case. You will not be charged for attorneys’ fees or other costs unless we recover compensation for you. If we win your case and you recover compensation, we will charge our attorney fee based on your recovery. There are no fees or costs unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

We also offer free, no obligation consultations to all potential clients, so there is no risk in contacting our personal injury lawyers in Maryland to learn more about how we can help you.

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When Should I Contact an Accident Lawyer?

If your injuries were someone else’s fault and you believe you may have a case, you should contact our Maryland personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. There are strict time limits, known as statutes of limitations, for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland.

Maryland Code Annotated Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 5-101 states that all civil actions, including personal injury lawsuits, must be filed within three years from the date of the injury.

While this deadline applies to most personal injury cases, some have longer or shorter deadlines. For example, Maryland medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within five years from when the injury happened or three years from when the injury was discovered, whichever is shorter. Claims against the government, however, require that the appropriate agency be notified of your intention to file a lawsuit within 180 days for local municipalities or one year for the state.

If you miss these important deadlines, you will not be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Because of this it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Maryland as soon as possible. Our attorneys can tell you which deadlines apply to your case and work with you to file your case on time.

Contact Our Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been injured because of another’s actions, you have legal rights. Do not wait to contact our trusted personal injury attorneys in Maryland to find out if you have a case and are entitled to compensation. We are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We work only on a contingency fee basis and will not charge any fees or costs for our services unless we obtain compensation for you.

Call 410-244-7005 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form today.

Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.