Receiving Compensation in a Maryland Personal Injury Lawsuit

Receiving Compensation in a Maryland Personal Injury Lawsuit

There are some circumstances in which personal injuries can have very devastating outcomes. They can cause serious injuries and sometimes even death to individuals. When this happens, injured individuals can find themselves at a great loss. This can be a financial loss or even a loss of life. This is why those who are injured may be able to receive compensation from another party who may be responsible for their accident due to negligence.

Compensation

When someone is injured, they should seek immediate medical attention immediately if necessary. Depending on the injury, these medical bills can pile up and become very overwhelming for someone. Depending on the injury, an individual may not be able to go back to work for a period of time or maybe even indefinitely. Because of this, those who sustain a personal injury may be able to receive compensation to cover any medical bills or lost wages as a result of the accident. This allows an individual to relax and recover after an accident without worrying about any expenses. Compensation an individual may receive can include but is not limited to the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When an accident occurs and people are injured, it is possible to not only suffer physically. There are many cases in which individuals suffer emotionally and psychologically as well because of a trauma. Because of this, injured individuals are not only entitled to financial compensation but emotional compensation as well. This may cover any pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.

Proving Negligence

In order for an individual to receive compensation for an injury they sustain because of someone else, they are required to file a personal injury lawsuit. In order to have a successful case, the injured individual must prove the other party was negligent in providing a certain standard of care. To do this, they must satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires them to collect evidence that proves the accident and their injuries happened as a result of that party’s negligence. Evidence that may be used in a personal injury case can include the police report of the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injury, or witnesses to the accident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi today.

The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

Read Our Latest Posts