No one ever plans to get hurt in an accident. You may be driving to work on West Baltimore Street or meeting friends in Fells Point when someone’s reckless actions cause you to sustain a severe injury. Don’t be caught off guard if you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Protect your rights and contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help you pursue appropriate compensation for your damages.
At the Mike Slocumb Law Firm, our legal team works hard every day for clients in Baltimore who have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents, and other acts of negligence. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, our experienced legal team also handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including those that involve medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, and more. Our law firm has a reputation for achieving positive results. We have obtained millions and millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts through aggressive and effective legal representation.
When you’ve been hurt in an accident it’s important to choose an attorney who is dedicated to representing injury victims and injury victims only, because that lawyer will have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. That’s why we don’t represent insurance companies or corporations – we are here to help you and you only, not the bigwigs. Call the Mike Slocumb Law Firm today or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Our lawyers know Maryland laws and how to apply them to clients’ cases. We understand how every case has unique factors. We are dedicated to investigating an accident fully to make sure no stone is left unturned to find the facts that support your claim. We stand up to insurance companies and know how to skillfully negotiate settlements. We are also not afraid to take a case to civil trial if that’s what it takes to make you whole again.
A severe injury can be devastating. Not only do you have to deal with the pain, but you may also have to deal with confusing paperwork, piles of medical bills, and other expenses related to your injury. To make matters worse, insurance companies see you as nothing more than a threat to their bottom line. That means even if they do agree to compensate you for your losses, the amount of money you receive will generally be much less than what you might recover by retaining an experienced attorney who knows how to appropriately value your claim.
Baltimore is a large city with many highways carrying commuters and out-of-state traffic. When you’re using one of these roadways you will likely see taxis, buses, commercial vehicles, 18-wheelers, and semi-trucks sharing the road with motorcycles and other motor vehicles. As such, car accidents, truck crashes, and motorcycle wrecks are unfortunately not uncommon. While some of these accidents are minor, many of them involve serious injuries that result in a trip to the hospital, or worse.
If you’re in an accident with a big rig, you’ll likely face a long road to recovery. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or death to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. On top of the physical injuries, you may face psychological trauma that can last for years. Similarly, a motor vehicle accident can lead to extreme physical and economic hardships. Motorcycle riders can sustain serious injuries, from spinal cord damage and brain injuries to broken bones and internal organ damage.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Baltimore. We will take an aggressive stance with the insurance company and fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you sustain trauma to the head in an accident you are at risk of suffering a concussion or some other type of traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries can have lasting consequences on a physical, emotional, and financial level. As such, recovering fair and full compensation for your damages is critical. Sadly, insurance companies view brain injuries as nothing more than a risk to their bottom line. While the insurance company may not dispute that you have a brain injury, they most certainly will argue the actual cost of such an injury.
Concussions, which are technically classified as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull and causes damage, typically as a result of a blow to the head or the violent shaking of the head and neck. Accordingly, you can suffer a concussion in practically any type of accident that involves impact to or jolting of the head, such as a motor vehicle crash or a slip and fall.
Concussion symptoms include:
It’s important to realize that you don’t need to get knocked out to suffer a concussion. If you hit your head, even if you aren’t experiencing any noticeable symptoms, get checked out by a licensed medical professional immediately.
Some of the ways a doctor can diagnose a concussion involve:
Receiving a proper diagnosis and letting your concussion heal appropriately is vital. If you sustain another concussion before you’ve had time to fully recover from the first injury, your brain can rapidly swell and cause death. This condition is known as second impact syndrome.
Overall, cases involving concussions and other brain injuries are rarely straightforward and often complex. It will be the job of your attorney to not only demonstrate that the defendant is responsible for your accident but to accurately tally up the total cost of your damages and advocate for full compensation.
Minor accidents that don’t involve any injuries typically don’t require the legal expertise of an attorney. However, you may want to seek legal advice if you were badly injured due to the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another and you need help getting fair and full compensation for your damages.
A personal injury lawyer can:
Personal injury settlements can be worth anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Some settlements may be worth even more. The amount of money you receive from a settlement or court verdict will depend on the specific details of your case, the severity of your injuries, and other factors. In general, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, replacement services, your pain and suffering, and other damages.
In some cases, punitive damages are awarded to the plaintiff as a way to punish the defendant for particularly egregious acts of negligence. For instance, if you were seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, punitive damages may be awarded since the driver made a conscious decision to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Before you hire an attorney who’s licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction you should look at the law firm’s client testimonials, reviews, and case results. A lack of positive client testimonials, poor reviews, and no case results should be red flags to look elsewhere for help with your particular legal case.
Generally, you want to find a lawyer who has successfully handled the specific type of claim you’re pursuing. Bear in mind that as the plaintiff the burden of proving your case is on you and your attorney, so you’ll want to hire someone who knows how to gather and present evidence, negotiate settlements, and represent you in civil court (if necessary).
You’ll find that the majority of personal injury lawyers offer legal representation on a contingency fee basis. That means instead of billing you by the hour or charging you an upfront fee, the attorney is paid a percentage of the financial recovery that’s obtained if and when your case is resolved.
Fees vary from law firm to law firm, but the industry standard is about one-third. Furthermore, most personal injury attorneys offer a free case evaluation for potential clients to learn their legal rights and options.
Let us fight for you. An injury can be devastating. Not only do you have to deal with the pain of a physical injury, but you also may have to deal with skyrocketing bills. Rely on our experienced attorneys. Call Mike Slocumb Law Firm today or contact us online. Call 443-220-0049.
401 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202