Navigate Your Claim with Top Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer Insights

Navigate Your Claim with Top Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer Insights

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Navigating the complexities of a personal injury claim can be overwhelming, but having the right legal team on your side can make all the difference. In the aftermath of an unexpected personal injury, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. You may be looking at a long recovery period, surgery, and physical therapy for years to come. In terms of medical bills, these add up extremely quickly, and if the injuries are keeping you from working in the same capacity that you used to, you are facing a double-edged sword.

If your accident was caused through the negligent actions of another party and through no fault of your own, you should not have to foot the bill for these costs. Fortunately, in Maryland, the law is clear. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault, you are entitled to pursue compensation for your damages, physical, mental, and financial.

At Peter Angelos Law, we are committed to providing superior legal services to personal injury clients in Maryland, with an emphasis on empathy and successful outcomes. With over 50 years of experience and a proven track record of success, our Maryland personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you navigate your claim and secure the compensation you deserve.

By working with Peter Angelos Law, we will discuss the various aspects of personal injury law in Maryland, the types of cases we handle, the importance of evidence, and how our experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer team can support you throughout the entire process. By combining our extensive knowledge of Maryland personal injury law with our exceptional, personalized approach to the client-attorney relationship, we are proud of our reputation for aggressive representation. Call us for a free consultation at 410-705-2405 and take the first step toward securing the justice and compensation you deserve.

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury lawyers in Maryland work together with victims to ensure that they have a favorable chance of pursuing any compensation that may be on offer to them following an accident caused by someone else's negligence. They also fight to recover any damages the victim has suffered, such as lost wages, medical bills, or property damage.

While no law requires you to pursue compensation and the recovery of your damages with legal representation behind you, your chances are almost always better if you do.

When you are pursuing compensation, you will be dealing with the other party's insurance company. Insurance companies have had to pay out large sums historically, and to combat this, they now employ the most aggressive and skilled legal teams that they can to reduce their payouts. Their sole job is to find ways to reduce the amount the insurance company pays out to victims if they pay out at all.

If you are dealing with the aftermath of an accident, you likely have some emotional distress and physical injuries to deal with, and this is not the ideal situation to begin a legal battle against an insurance company by yourself.

With a skilled Maryland personal injury attorney advocating on your behalf, you can focus on your own health and recovery, confident that your case is being handled by a capable attorney knowledgeable in the process.

Your attorney will not only take over the tedious and difficult aspects of your case but with their help, your chances of seeking the full and maximum compensation that may be on offer to you increase significantly.

Our Dedication to Maryland Personal Injury Clients

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Our team at Peter Angelos Law is committed to providing high-quality legal representation for personal injury clients in Maryland. We understand the challenges that injury victims face and are committed to helping our clients overcome these obstacles with compassion and results-oriented strategies. Our Maryland personal injury attorneys are experienced in handling a wide range of cases, from car accidents to medical malpractice, ensuring that our clients receive a favorable outcome for their cases.

If you or a loved one has experienced an injury due to someone else’s negligence, it’s crucial to seek counsel from an experienced personal injury lawyer promptly. Our attorneys at Peter Angelos Law are highly experienced in handling legal work. We will be responsible for:

  • Filing a claim
  • Sending necessary notices
  • Collecting evidence
  • Preparing a solid case

We are committed to helping you get the top possible compensation from your insurance company. Our team will negotiate with them to make sure you receive exactly what you deserve.

If no settlement is reached, our seasoned trial lawyers are ready to represent you in court, advocating for your rights and the compensation you merit.

Understanding Maryland's Personal Injury Laws

Personal injury law in Maryland is comprised of several important elements, including the statute of limitations and the state’s unique contributory negligence rule. As a leading personal injury law firm, Peter Angelos Law is committed to helping our clients understand their rights and responsibilities under these laws. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through the complexities of Maryland’s personal injury laws, ensuring that you are well informed and confident in your case.

Statute of Limitations

The Maryland Statute of Limitations places a legal time limit on how long you have to make a claim relating to personal injury, wrongful death, or medical malpractice in Maryland. This is designed to prevent people from suing defendants many years down the line from the supposed incident.

You have three years to make a claim relating to your incident before it is barred, meaning you cannot make a claim relating to that incident from that point on.

You should remember that just because you have three years to bring your claim does not mean you should wait this long. The sooner you bring your claim, the better your chances of success. Waiting too long places your attorney at a disadvantage in terms of investigating and building your case.

Exceptions to the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Maryland include:

  • Legal disability
  • Being under 18 at the time of the incident
  • Fraudulent concealment of liability
  • Discovery exception for medical malpractice cases limited to five years

Remember that claims against local government entities, such as Baltimore City, must be submitted within six months. A Maryland personal injury attorney can help you understand the specific deadlines and requirements for filing claims against local government entities. Delaying your case can put you and your attorney at a significant disadvantage, as constructing a viable personal injury case requires evidence and time.

Missing the Deadline

If you attempt to file your lawsuit after the three years have elapsed, in 99% of cases, the defendant and their attorney will petition the court to have your case thrown out, and your case will be dismissed.

Negligence and Contributory Negligence

Maryland is one of the country's only five states where contributory negligence is still used as opposed to comparative negligence. Under comparative negligence, if it is seen that the victim was 25% at fault, their compensation will be reduced by this amount.

Under much stricter contributory negligence rules that are in play in Maryland, if the victim is found to be even 1% at fault, they will be barred from receiving any compensation whatsoever. This rule is unique to Maryland and can significantly impact the outcome of a personal injury case. Under the contributory negligence doctrine, any contribution from the plaintiff will preclude them from obtaining compensation from the defendant, regardless of the degree of contribution.

To prove negligence in a personal injury case, the duty of care must be established. This is determined by assessing what a “reasonably prudent” person in that situation would do. The reasonableness standard should be viewed objectively, rather than in comparison to other individuals’ potential actions.

Our law firm, Peter Angelos Law, is well-versed in the intricacies of this rule and can help clients navigate the complexities of their personal injury cases.

Four Elements of Negligence

Most personal injury cases are based on the fact that the at-fault party acted “negligently,” causing your injuries. Negligence is an important concept to understand.

There are four important elements:

Duty of Care

The first important element to understand is that the at-fault party must have owed the victim a duty of care at the time. A duty of care is a legal obligation to act in a way that protects others from harm.

There are several reasons why you may assume a duty of care, such as:

  • Road users automatically assume a duty of care to other users of the road
  • Property owners automatically assume a duty of care to visitors to their property (This can even include trespassers)
  • Medical providers owe a duty of care to their patients
  • Manufacturers owe a duty of care to their customers

Breach of the Duty of Care

The next element to prove is that the at-fault party breached their duty of care. To breach the duty of care, the at-fault party must act in a way that is unreasonable or in a way that another reasonable individual in the same situation would not have acted.

You can act negligently through your actions, or you can also act negligently through a lack of due care and attention or omission of an act.

An example of a negligent act would be tailgating and causing a crash. In this example, you have acted negligently because a reasonable driver would not have tailgated.

An example of a lack of due care and attention would be medical providers failing to adequately monitor the fetus during pregnancy, leading to a preventable birth injury.

An example of an omission of an act would be a store owner who knows the floor is wet, neglecting to put up a wet floor sign to warn customers.

If this breach in duty of care caused an injury or the worsening of an illness, it might be classified as medical malpractice. This is laid out in state statute Maryland Annotated Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings §3-2A. The Medical Malpractice Act states: “All claims, suits, and actions … by a person against a health care provider for medical injury allegedly suffered by the person … are subject to and shall be governed by the provisions of this act”.

Causation

The third element to prove is causation, that is, that the accident directly caused your injuries. Proving this may be as simple as an accident report from a paramedic who attended you at the accident scene.

Damages

The final element to prove is that the injuries you have suffered as a result of the accident have led to you suffering economic and/or non-economic damages.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

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At Peter Angelos Law, our experienced attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Mesothelioma
  • and more

We understand that each case is unique and requires specific knowledge and experience. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized attention and representation tailored to your specific case.

Common types of injuries associated with most personal injury claims include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and birth injuries. These injuries can have lasting effects on an individual’s life, resulting in significant pain, discomfort, and financial hardship. Our skilled attorneys are committed to helping injury victims pursue justice and obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their lives.

When you work with Peter Angelos Law, you can trust that we will:

  • Fight tirelessly on your behalf to achieve a positive outcome for your case
  • Be well-versed in the intricacies of personal injury law
  • Work diligently to ensure your rights are protected and your needs are met.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Maryland Personal Injury Law Firm?

Here at Peter Angelos Law, we are passionate about fighting on behalf of all accident victims. We don't want anyone to forgo the chances of pursuing compensation because they cannot afford up-front fees.

As part of our goal to make reliable representation obtainable by all, we work on a contingency fee basis and offer a free initial consultation to any victim.

Contingency fee work means that you pay no upfront fees to retain our attorneys. We will evaluate your case, and if we believe it is worth taking on, we will do so with no cost upfront. If we cannot win your case, we don't charge a penny to our clients.

If we win your case, we will take a pre-discussed percentage of the settlement that we recovered for you.

If you are unsure if your case qualifies you to make a claim, you can take advantage of our free initial consultation and case evaluation. We will examine your case, inform you if it is worth pursuing, and give you the space to ask any important questions that you may have.

Navigating Insurance Claims and Settlements

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Insurance claims and settlements can be intricate and difficult to handle. Our team at Peter Angelos Law is here to guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. The initial course of action for obtaining compensation in Maryland is to file a claim with the liable party’s insurer. Our attorneys typically resolve Maryland personal injury claims through insurance negotiations.

A personal injury lawyer can assist you in understanding the fairness of a settlement offer and guide whether to accept the settlement or pursue the claim at trial. In some cases, the insurance compensation may not be sufficient to cover your damages. If this is the case, it would be advisable to contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss filing a car accident lawsuit. Our skilled attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company and represent you in court if necessary, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Determining Fault and Liability in a Maryland Personal Injury Case

If your case ends up proceeding to the courtroom, it will be down to the jury to decide whether or not you deserve to be awarded what you are seeking. They will decide if they believe the case your attorney is putting forward on your behalf.

If your case does not end up proceeding to the courtroom, it will be decided by the other party admitting their fault and offering you a settlement agreement that you are happy with and that you and your attorney decide accurately represents your damages.

In many cases, the at-fault party will avoid admitting fault because it makes them look bad. When fighting against corporations or raising a case against an influential figure, this is common.

Our attorneys here at Peter Angelos Law are not afraid of a fight. Peter Angelos himself was responsible for recovering the largest settlement, $4.5 billion, in Baltimore County history, against the state's tobacco industries.

The Importance of Evidence in Personal Injury Cases

Gathering and safeguarding evidence is of utmost importance in personal injury cases. At Peter Angelos Law, our team is skilled in gathering the necessary documentation to support your claim. Evidence is essential to prove negligence on the defendant’s part and to calculate the damages. The more evidence you can provide and the more evidence that your attorney can uncover through the investigations, the stronger your case will be. Evidence is crucial when it comes to proving the at-fault party is actually at fault. Some of the key types of evidence used to demonstrate negligence in a personal injury case include:

  • Accident reports
  • Photographs and videos of the accident scene
  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • Financial Documents
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Professional
  • Other pertinent information

Accident Reports

If either the police or an ambulance is called to the scene of an accident, they will compile what is known as an accident report. This is an unbiased, factual incident report that contains vital information your attorney may use as evidence.

The information contained in an accident report may include the names of the victims and the at-fault party, information regarding witnesses, and a detailed description of what happened.

Your attorney can help you obtain this report from the relevant emergency services if you have not already obtained it.

Photographs and Videos of the Accident Scene

Pictures and videos from the scene of the accident are extremely useful. Visual evidence is always compelling. If you managed to take videos or pictures of the scene after the accident, your attorney will be able to use anything you took in your case.

Your attorney will also look for any CCTV footage or traffic surveillance that captured what happened. This is one of the reasons why speaking to your attorney as soon as possible is a smart idea. The longer you leave it, the more likely it is that CCTV footage will have been erased.

Medical Records

Proving causation is important in any personal accident case, and medical records can help you do this. Documentation stating what injuries you suffered and how severe they were can be used in your case. You should speak to your doctors and ask for all of your records to give to your attorney.

Medical Bills

You should keep all records of your medical bills and receipts. This will help your attorney when it comes to calculating your damages and supporting those figures with evidence.

A good way to assist your attorney is to keep a daily record of your medical treatment, pain levels, and mood, and keep your receipts attached or inside the diary.

Financial Documents

If your injuries have resulted in financial problems, such as time off work or property damage, you need to ensure you keep all of the records you can as proof. You are entitled to claim your lost wages and property damage back, but you will need to be able to back up your claims with evidence.

Eyewitness Testimony

If you were lucky enough to have a witness on the scene, you should make sure that you take as many details from them as possible, and if they are willing, you should record a quick voice statement of what happened. This ensures that they stay reliable, as they only need to confirm that the statement is correct when your attorney contacts them.

Physical evidence is important, but your case becomes much stronger if a witness or witnesses back up your story.

Professional Opinions

Often, personal injury lawyers will seek professional opinions to help them build your case. They may seek the help of a crash investigator, for example, who can explain evidence to the jury. Another example would be a reasonable medical provider who can demonstrate that the at-fault medical provider deviated from the standard medical practices they have been taught to adhere to.

Building a Persuasive Case

Visual evidence, such as photographs or videos, can be highly persuasive in personal injury cases. Additionally, tailored evidence is essential, as each claim is unique and requires evidence specific to the circumstances. Eyewitness testimony can be a crucial aspect of a personal injury claim, as it can support the victim’s description of the incident and influence a jury or insurance adjuster in their favor.

The importance of medical documentation in a personal injury claim cannot be overstated. Medical records provide proof of the nature and severity of the injury, including the physician’s assessment and the duration of recovery. Our experienced attorneys will work diligently to gather all the necessary evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.

Compensation You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Case

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Our attorneys strive to recover compensation for the following damages tied to your personal injury in Maryland:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Projected future losses

Factors such as expected recovery time, receipts and invoices, and projected future losses are taken into consideration when determining the amount of compensation to be recovered in a personal injury case. A personal injury lawsuit may be necessary to ensure the victim receives fair compensation.

Different Damages that may be Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Maryland

Following an accident that resulted in you suffering an injury, you most likely suffered damages. These damages may be recovered in your personal injury claim. Here are the most common damages that are pursued in Maryland:

Medical Expenses

One of the most worrying damages that a victim has to deal with following an accident is the cost of medical expenses. Even those who are lucky enough to have a strong degree of insurance may find that their coverage is exceeded quickly if they require medical attention for serious injuries.

Your personal injury attorney in Maryland will work with you to recover all past and future medical expenses. This means that any costs you have already suffered and had to pay can be recovered. This includes treatment costs, transport to the hospital, childcare while you are at the hospital, and alterations made to the house.

Your Maryland personal injury attorney may also pursue your future medical costs as well. If you are going to require long-term medical treatment or physical therapy, your attorney may work with medical providers to calculate what this may cost and pursue this in your claim.

Lost Wages/Earnings Potential

In the majority of personal injury claims, the accident has led to injuries where the victim will have had to take time off work for treatment and recovery. This usually results in a loss of earnings. If you have lost wages as a result of your accident, your attorney will look to recover your losses in your claim.

If your injuries are severe enough that you will have to take time off in the future, this should be accounted for as well.

In some cases, the victim may never be able to return to work in the same capacity, and in these situations, your attorney may seek professional help to gauge what a lifetime of reduced earning capacity may cost you so they can pursue compensation.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering damages are often the most substantial and are designed to compensate you for the pain you have been through and any mental or emotional distress you have suffered.

Pain and suffering damages are subjective, meaning your attorney will have to place a value on them depending on what they believe them to be worth. This means the more experience your personal injury lawyer has in calculating damages in similar cases, the better they will be equipped to calculate yours.

Pain and suffering damages may also include any loss of enjoyment of life. This compensates victims if they can no longer live their lives as they used to. If you can no longer play baseball because of your injuries, you deserve compensation for your loss of enjoyment.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages can only be awarded by the judge and only if your case proceeds to the courtroom. These damages are designed to punish the at-fault party for behavior that was either malicious or grossly negligent.

At Peter Angelos Law, we understand the financial and emotional impact that a personal injury can have on your life, and we are committed to helping you secure the compensation you need to recover and move forward.

Types of Personal Injury Accidents Our Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys Regularly Handle

Our Maryland personal injury lawyers are experienced in both negotiation and litigation and have won cases similar to yours in the past. We have handled most forms of personal injury cases.

Our law firm handles the following:

Mesothelioma 

Since the 1980s, the team here at Peter Angelos has been fighting on behalf of clients who have suffered from asbestos-related injuries. If you, or somebody you love, has suffered due to their exposure to asbestos dust, you may be entitled to claim to recover damages and pursue compensation.

Asbestos exposure has been proven to cause Mesothelioma, an aggressive, hard-to-treat form of lung cancer. Mesothelioma can cause serious impairments and leave the victim with extortionate medical costs for treatment

Our firm can help your family secure compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages resulting from another party’s negligence. 

Product Liability 

As a manufacturer of a product, there is a legal responsibility, a duty of care, to ensure that the products that you manufacture do not contain dangerous defects. Products should come with clearly written and easy-to-understand instructions for use, and if there are any risks, they should be clearly labeled.

If incidents occur, a product should be recalled immediately, and the manufacturer should take swift action to ensure that further incidents do not happen.

If you or a loved one have been injured because of a consumer product defect or because there were inadequate warnings regarding the risk of the product, you may be entitled to make a claim.

Medical Malpractice

Medical providers automatically assume a legal duty of care to their patients. This duty requires them to follow the standard medical practices they have been taught to adhere to. There are very clear guidelines established by the medical community that dictate how a reasonable medical provider should act.

If a medical provider acts negligently or deviates from these standard medical practices, they may be held liable for the injuries they cause to patients.

Environmental Litigation

Large corporations and companies often cause serious damage and ecological harm to the areas surrounding them. These companies should follow environmental regulations at both the state and federal levels.

If you have been injured or have developed an illness or medical condition due to a company's failure to abide by applicable regulations, you may have a claim.

Pharmaceutical Liability 

Americans consume more pharmaceuticals than any other country in the world. As a consumer, you should be able to trust that the supplements and medicines that you take are safe, tested, and effective.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and every year we handle cases where victims have been injured by the medicine that was meant to help them.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medication or have suffered side effects that were not listed, Peter Angelos Law can help you investigate.

Motor Vehicle Accidents 

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of personal injury claims across the country. If you or somebody you love has been involved in a car accident and you have been left with serious injuries, our team can assist you with your recovery.

Motor vehicle accidents can happen for several reasons, such as distracted driving, driving under the influence, unsafe roads, and reckless driving. No matter the cause, we can help you investigate and assign liability.

Some car accident cases may only necessitate auto insurance claims to recover financial damages, while others will demand more expansive legal action to ensure a full recovery.

This is not a comprehensive history of the claims that we have handled, although they are the more common ones. Peter Angelos Law has represented numerous clients in a diverse selection of cases. We have fought some of the largest entities in the country, and have won favorable results.

We have the experience, resources, and litigation skills to guide you to a successful outcome for your claim.

Choosing the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

Many of our clients have never needed representation from an attorney before and this can make the task of researching and deciding which personal injury lawyer in Maryland to choose a tough one. Many people make the mistake of going with a law firm that has placed expensive television or billboard ads.

We recommend that you follow this advice when choosing a personal injury law firm:

  1. Take Advantage of Free Consultations - Most personal injury law firms will offer new clients a free initial consultation. This means you can arrange several meetings with your top choices. You can use this free initial consultation to ask important questions and get a feel for your attorney.
  2. Check Your Personalities Do Not Clash - Personal injury cases can take several years to complete, which means you will be spending a lot of time dealing with your chosen attorney. You may also have to discuss personal matters with them. We recommend you take the time in your initial consultation to ensure you like your attorney and that your personalities don't clash.
  3. Ask About Their Track Record - You should always ask your potential attorney to see their track record. The more victories they have in similar cases to yours, the better. Experience and victories in similar cases will give your attorney experience to draw upon and an advantage in creating a strategy for your case.
  4. Accessibility - If your attorney has a good reputation, they will likely be dealing with several cases at once. This isn't a bad thing, but you should make sure you ask your attorney how busy they are and how they plan to handle your case on top of their current workload. Don't expect 24/7 access, but they should allocate each client adequate time to deal with their needs and respond promptly to queries and questions about the case.

Selecting a suitable personal injury attorney is pivotal for a successful outcome. Peter Angelos Law has a proven track record of success, having recovered billions of dollars in compensation for their clients. When selecting a personal injury attorney in Maryland, it is important to consider factors such as experience, local knowledge, and reputation.

Peter Angelos Law differentiates itself from other personal injury law firms in Maryland by achieving remarkable success in obtaining billions of dollars on behalf of victims of asbestos and other personal injury cases. This impressive track record has earned us a strong reputation for recovering substantial settlements and verdicts for their clients. With our team of experienced personal injury attorneys, you can trust that your case is in capable hands.

How Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Support You

At Peter Angelos Law, we provide comprehensive support throughout the legal process, from the initial consultation to settlement or trial. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are dedicated to ensuring our clients feel confident and informed at every step of their case. We recognize the importance of responding promptly to clients’ inquiries and concerns, as they will require answers throughout the progression of their case and desire a timely response.

Our team strives to improve the lives of our clients and protect their rights by keeping them informed throughout the legal process. As a leading personal injury law firm in Maryland, we are well-versed in the intricacies of cases such as those involving failure to inform in medical malpractice. With our extensive experience and commitment to client satisfaction, you can trust that Peter Angelos Law will be by your side every step of the way.

How Peter Angelos Law Can Help You

Personal injury law in Maryland can be complex, and having an experienced and dedicated team on your side is essential for a successful outcome. Peter Angelos Law is committed to providing superior legal services to personal injury clients in Maryland, with an emphasis on empathy and results. Our knowledgeable attorneys focus on a variety of personal injury cases and are dedicated to helping you navigate your claim and secure the compensation you deserve.

We are also proud of our community involvement, as we sponsor the Maryland Food Bank’s Lawyers’ Campaign Against Hunger, which has raised millions of dollars to support Maryland households struggling with food insecurity and hunger. Contact Peter Angelos Law today for a free consultation and let our experienced personal injury attorneys guide you through the legal process and help you achieve the justice you deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, contact Peter Angelos Law for a free consultation and let our experienced personal injury attorneys help you navigate your claim and secure the compensation you deserve. With over 50 years of experience and a proven track record of success, our team is prepared to handle even the most complex personal injury cases.

Here at Peter Angelos Law, we are passionate about our reputation for fierce advocacy. We represent all victims, and we are not afraid to fight against any insurance company, no matter how large they may seem. We have a long history of success and have served the state of Maryland for a long time. This means we have dealt with hundreds if not thousands of cases similar to yours.

We prioritize the attorney-client relationship, and we believe you have the right to be kept informed and educated regarding your case. We invite you to reach out to us today at 410-705-2405 for a no-cost, risk-free consultation with one of our experienced injury lawyers. Let us help you on your journey to recovery and achieving the justice you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

What percentage do most personal injury lawyers take?

In most cases, personal injury lawyers typically take a contingency fee of 10%-45%, with the average being 33%. Cases that go to court may incur additional costs. This is dependent on each case, be sure to ask your attorney at the initial consultation for more information.

What is the statute of limitations on insurance claims in Maryland?

In Maryland, you have three years from the date of an accident to settle an insurance claim or file a lawsuit for any personal injury, such as car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and paratransit accidents.

What types of personal injury cases does Peter Angelos Law handle?

Peter Angelos Law focuses on a variety of personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, birth injuries, and mesothelioma.

How does the contributory negligence rule affect personal injury cases in Maryland?

In Maryland, the contributory negligence rule can prevent a plaintiff from receiving any compensation if they are found to be even 1% at fault in causing their own injury.

Is My Settlement/Compensation Guaranteed?

It is extremely unethical for a lawyer to guarantee a result. Any lawyer that does so should be avoided. An attorney may advise you if your chances are good or bad, but there is never a 100% guarantee of victory.

How Long Do Personal Injury Cases Take to Settle?

Personal injury cases are complicated and involve a lot of different factors. The simpler your case, the quicker it will settle, but cases involving complicated matters, such as multiple victims, unclear liability, and serious injuries, will often take a long time.

Do not be surprised if your case takes several years to complete.

Do I Need to Go to a Particular Doctor for Treatment?

Following an accident, you have the right to choose where you go and what medical provider you use to treat your injuries. The only exception is if you are injured at work. In this situation, you may be required to use a workplace-approved medical provider for insurance reasons.

Do I Need to Go to a Particular Repair Shop for Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Repairs?

You have the right to use whatever repair shop you want to use. Some insurance companies may attempt to convince you to use their approved repair shop, but this is usually to save money, and you have the right to refuse.

Should I Speak With an Insurance Adjuster?

You are free to speak with the insurance company on either side but you should bear in mind that they do not have your interests at heart. We recommend keeping it brief and telling them to speak to your attorney going forward.

Am I Able to Sue the At-Fault Party By Myself?

While there is nothing to stop you from suing a party by yourself, it is rarely a good idea. You will be fighting a legally trained team of attorneys by yourself. They deal with cases like this daily, and that puts you at a massive disadvantage.

If You Were Hurt in Maryland, Our Personal Injury Attorneys Could Help

Here at Peter Angelos Law, we are passionate about our reputation for fierce advocacy. We represent all victims, and we are not afraid to fight against any insurance company, no matter how large they may seem.

We have a long history of success and have served the state of Maryland for a long time. This means we have dealt with hundreds if not thousands of cases similar to yours.

We prioritize the attorney-client relationship, and we believe you have the right to be kept informed and educated regarding your case.

Call us today at 410-705-2405.