Personal injury law establishes rights for any individual that is injured, whether the damages suffered are a result of an automobile accident or the negligence of a healthcare professional. The Baltimore Personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos have provided information regarding your rights.
Personal injury is a comprehensive legal area that covers various injuries sustained by individuals. This area of tort law covers situations ranging from wrongful death and medical malpractice, to automobile accidents and falls. If you are injured at the fault of another, you may be able to seek compensation for your suffering. However, it is important to understand the process of filing a personal injury claim, as such actions are often complex.
In choosing to file a personal injury claim, an individual is deciding to seek damages for the injuries or monetary losses that they or their family suffered. This person—the plaintiff—or an authorized representative, will file a claim against the individual, company or organization that is responsible for the injuries. The defendant then has the ability to settle the claim, or if a settlement cannot be reached, the plaintiff has the option to file a civil suit.
Burden of Proof
When a personal injury claim goes to trial, the plaintiff and their legal team must be able to prove, through direct or circumstantial evidence, that the defendant’s actions—or lack thereof—caused the injuries in question. This can be accomplished through expert testimony, witness testimony, medical records and photographs, among other evidence. Your attorney will be able to advise you on the appropriate strategy for your individual case, and how this may be executed in court. Further, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to discuss any issues with your claim and determine strategies that the defense may use to discredit the case.
Lawsuits against large corporations or well-known companies can be intimidating for a plaintiff. These organizations often have extensive financial resources and retain skilled legal teams for the sole purpose of defense against personal injury, liability or malpractice claims. In this type of case, having experienced and trial tested attorneys to represent you is imperative. Without proper representation, you may be pressured into settlement by corporate lawyers, or be advised improperly about the amount of damages that your claim is worth.
Certain personal injury claims can be more difficult to value than others because the damages that resulted may not have been entirely physical. Factors such as pain and suffering are difficult to place a value on, and just as difficult to prove in court. An attorney will be able to assess the extent of the physical and emotional damages caused by the injury and establish a monetary value for your claim, while also preparing the necessary evidence to prove that your damages are legitimate.
Experienced legal counsel will be your greatest asset if you chose to file a personal injury claim. The personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos have a proven history of success, and have secured substantial compensation for clients in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and beyond. When it comes to personal injury litigation, our firm has shown that we fight for our clients, and we want to fight for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of another’s negligence or transgression, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos for a free consultation.