Shultz Legal is here for one reason: to fight for your rights. If you have suffered an injury because of another’s negligent action in Maryland, you deserve compensation.
Don’t let your suffering go unheard, reach out to us at Shultz Legal. We stand to represent your rights in Maryland.
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Suffering an injury that prevents you from living your life to the fullest can have significant consequences, both financially and emotionally. The inability to earn a living can lead to financial instability, mounting medical bills, and an uncertain future. When facing these challenges, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney in Maryland.
– Jason Shultz
We Represent All Personal Injury Claims In Maryland
At Shultz Legal we will fight for your rights in all types of personal injury claims, including, but not limited to:
- Auto Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Work Place Accidents
- Chemical Exposure
- Wrongful Death
- Assault and Battery
- Elder Abuse
- Dog Bites
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Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer In Maryland?
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t navigate this challenging journey alone. Without legal guidance, the odds of you receiving fair compensation for your injury are insignificant. Here’s how a personal injury lawyer can help:
Maximize Your Compensation
Suffering a significant injury isn’t just physically and emotionally taxing—it can also lead to financial strain. A personal injury lawyer ensures that you’re not shortchanged. We have the expertise to evaluate the full extent of your damages—medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering—and fight relentlessly for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Clarify Fault in Complex Situations
Injuries often occur in situations where fault isn’t clear-cut. If you’re facing a dispute over who’s responsible, or if the other party refuses to acknowledge their role, a personal injury lawyer becomes your greatest ally. With experience and legal acumen, we’ll untangle the facts, prove liability, and shield you from unjust accusations.
Level the Playing Field Against Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are formidable opponents, adept at minimizing payouts. Don’t be outmaneuvered. A personal injury lawyer speaks their language and counters their tactics. With a legal expert in your corner, you’ll avoid the pitfalls of lowball settlements and ensure that your claim is taken seriously.
Navigate Legal Complexities with Ease
Personal injury law is intricate, and each case brings its unique challenges. Whether it’s dealing with arcane legal rules or managing a case involving a rare type of injury, a skilled lawyer makes the difference. They handle the legal heavy lifting, allowing you to focus on recovery, not red tape.
In essence, a personal injury lawyer doesn’t just represent your case; they champion your cause. They provide peace of mind, knowing that your claim is in capable hands. Remember, your injury might be a setback, but with the right legal guidance, it doesn’t have to define your future. Secure the representation you need to turn adversity into opportunity.
How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that your lawyer only gets paid if they win the case. Generally, the contingency fee is 33% if the case is settled and 40% if the case moves to a lawsuit.
The increase in the fee for a lawsuit is due to the complications and work associated with representing a personal injury claim.
This represents a “No Lose” situation for the plaintiff; they are compensated substantially and have to split it with their lawyer, or they pay nothing.
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What Is The Statute of Limitations On a Personal Injury Claim in Maryland?
The statute of limitations on a personal injury claim in Maryland is typically three years. This means that the plaintiff has three years from the date of the injury to make a personal injury claim in Maryland.
However, this does not mean you should take your time filing a claim. The faster you file a claim, the more evidence there will be to prosecute your case, and the more urgent your suffering will appear.
Can You Sue For Pain And Suffering In Maryland?
Yes, you can sue for pain and suffering in Maryland. In accordance with Section 11-108 of the Maryland Code and Court Rules a plaintiff can sue for “personal injury, pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of consortium, or other nonpecuniary injury”.
The amount you will be able to sue for depends on the suffering the plaintiff sustained. If for example, you were in a car accident and sustained a minor neck injury. The amount you would stand to gain for suing would be far less than if you sustained a back injury requiring surgery.
Additionally, the compensation you stand to gain from pain and suffering is for “non-economic” damages. This means that things like medical bills and other expenses are considered separately from a pain and suffering case. This is not to say that you would be ineligible for economic damages if they exist, just that they would be calculated separately in your compensation.
What Is The Maximum Compensation For Pain and Suffering in Maryland?
As of 2023, the cap on non-economic damages is $935,000, which is set to increase every year by $15,000. If the pain and suffering case involves a wrongful death with two or more beneficiaries, this amount rises to $1,402,000.
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How is Pain and Suffering Calculated in Maryland?
There are no formal rules or laws for calculating the amount owed in a pain and suffering case. Generally, this is left up to insurance companies to calculate.
This is why having a lawyer in personal injury cases is so important. The insurance companies are incentivized to calculate your amount owed as lower than what you deserve, as they are the ones who have to pay the fine!
By having a lawyer at your side, the insurance companies are forced to be more fair in their calculations, leading to a far larger compensation.
Shultz Legal Is Here To Fight You Personal Injury Case In Maryland
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury due to the negligence of another person or business, please reach out to us immediately.
At Shultz Legal, we have years of experience fighting and winning cases like yours! Reach out to us today and get the compensation you deserve.
Areas We Serve In Maryland
- Owings Mills
- Ellicott City
- Glen Bur
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