If you have been wrongfully injured, you may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. These damages include emotional, physical and financial damages caused by another person. It is important to seek counsel from a qualified attorney such as Douglas C. Lauenstein.
In Maryland, damages in a personal injury case are generally defined as:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent Injury
- Punitive damages
- Loss of consortium, loss of love and affection
Individuals usually have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. However, this is only a very general rule. When suing the government or government entity, you may have as little as 180 days to officially put the government on notice of your claim. With Personal Injury Protection insurance policies you must put the insurance company on notice of your claim within one year of the accident. You must speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident to make sure your rights are protected under the various statutes of limitation time limits which dictates the time in which you must file your case. Personal injury cases can involve automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and other negligence and intentional tort based causes of action. It is important to contact professional counsel as soon as possible to allow for adequate time for preparing your claim.
Tort law is a civil wrong that causes injury to another person. Tort law includes an act or failure to act in which a person’s behavior intentionally or negligently causes someone else to suffer loss or harm. Intentional torts such as battery, as well as unintentional torts such as negligence are all considered torts when filing a personal injury claim. The vast majority of tort cases are based on negligence. Most tort cases are based on negligence because almost all insurance policies deny coverage for intentional acts. If you are seeking professional counsel for your injuries, contact attorney Douglas C. Lauenstein today.