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The field of personal injury law is designed to compensate victims that suffered injuries because of other people’s negligent actions. The process of making a personal injury claim is difficult and complex. Insurance companies make this process even more difficult by downplaying the severity of a victim’s injuries or by outright denying a victim’s claim.
If you recently suffered an injury, a Baltimore, Maryland personal injury lawyer can help you navigate this process that you should not go through alone. The personal injury attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have spent over 25 years successfully fighting to obtain proper compensation for personal injury victims.
Contact the award-winning attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. at (855) 954-4141 or online.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
To have a viable personal injury claim, a victim must be able to prove certain legal elements. These elements are that the negligent party owed them a duty of care, breached their duty, and that this breach caused them to suffer injuries. A victim must be able to prove all of these elements by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%.
What is a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Victims that suffer injuries at their jobs are likely eligible to receive benefits pursuant to Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation scheme. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to provide benefits and compensation to people who suffer injuries while working. Prior to its creation, injured employees had to sue their employer. Various legal defenses made winning these lawsuits extremely difficult. In response to this issue, the State of Maryland passed the Workers’ Compensation Act and required employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is a form of no-fault insurance. Unlike a personal injury claim, an injured worker does not have to prove fault.
To have a viable workers’ compensation claim, the victim must have suffered an “accidental” injury that arose out of and “occurred within scope of employment.” Several benefits are available for injured workers, which are discussed in further detail on Portner & Shure, P.A.’s workers' compensation page. Be sure to give it a visit if you were recently injured while working in Baltimore.
Injuries & Financial Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
The negligent actions of another person can cause innocent victims to suffer bodily injuries. These injuries often require emergency medical treatment. Follow-up rehabilitative treatment such as physical therapy, orthopedic care, and occupational therapy is also required in many cases. Injury victims are often unable to work due to their injuries. Maryland State law permits injury victims to be compensated for the cost of their medical care along with the pain and suffering they endured as a result of their injuries.
Defenses in Personal Injury Cases
Several legal defenses can be used to defeat a personal injury lawsuit. Insurance companies use the defenses to deny claims and defend against lawsuits.
The two most commonly used defenses in Maryland are contributory negligence and assumption of risk. Contributory negligence is a defense that precludes a personal injury victim from recovering anything if the opposing party produces evidence that proves the claimant acted negligently and that their negligence contributed to the accident. Assumption of risk is a defense that precludes a personal injury victim from recovering anything if the opposing party produces evidence that proves the claimant knew of the risk of potential harm, appreciated the risk, and voluntarily undertook an action despite the risk of danger.
Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?
The Baltimore, Maryland personal injury attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A., handle a variety of cases including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Workers Compensation
- Premises Liability
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Defective Products
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
If you were recently suffered an injury due to an accident, we can work with you to obtain proper financial compensation for your injuries. Our staff is fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and Vietnamese. Portner & Shure, P.A., receives no fee unless our client obtains a settlement or judgment in court.
To Schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore City personal injury claim, contact us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.
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