Abramson and Rand takes all personal injury cases on a contingent basis. This means if you do not collect, neither do we.
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When you have sustained injuries at the fault of another, you are entitled to compensation. Period. The lawyers at Abramson and Rand have years of experience working with insurance companies to ensure that our clients are protected and compensated generously for their injuries. Personal injury cases involve a wide spectrum of cases. The most common personal injury cases are automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, and medical malpractice cases. If you are the victim of an accident or other injury, it is important that you receive sound legal advice immediately to ensure that your rights are protected. Arrange a free consultation with us today so we begin working to get you the compensation you deserve as soon as possible. All personal injury matters are handled on a contingent basis, meaning if you don’t win, we don’t get paid!
In Personal Injury cases, the injured person can request either a Trial by Judge or a Trial by Jury. An experienced attorney will assist you in deciding what method is appropriate for your case. Issues which are technical in nature are better to be explained to a judge, while cases which have an emotional appeal or which would offend the community due to the conduct of the defendant, would be best to be tried before a Jury.
If you think you are the victim in a personal injury case, there are certain things that you can and should do to protect yourself and your claims.
- Don’t make any statement(s) regarding the incident without first consulting with an attorney.
- Obtain the names and address of as many witnesses as possible who observed the incident so your attorney can contact and them when their memory is fresh.
- Take as many pictures as you can with your phone or camera to document the extent of the injury.
- Contact the police so they can accurately record the event.
- Get as much information as you can about the offender (for example, his driving license, insurance information, name of his insurance agent, and the license plate of the car if applicable).
- Do not speak to an insurance representative before consulting with your attorney.
- If you have been in a car accident and your car was towed, be sure to take pictures of your car before it is towed and make sure that the car is in the same condition after it was towed.
- Begin a log detailing your pains and medical bills.
- Save all bills that you receive as a result of your injury and keep them organized (this includes bills from doctors, therapists, insurance companies and pharmacies) .
- Take as many pictures as you can of injuries to your body at the time of the incident and throughout the healing process.
- Keep track of the medical professionals who had anything to do with your injury by way of a history log and maintain a list of their contact information.
What should I do if I think I am the victim of a personal injury case?
If you think you are the victim in a personal injury case, it is important to meet with an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will be able to advise you of the next steps. For example, your attorney will likely want to contact witnesses and/or the police to obtain statements about the incident. This is important to do timely while the incident is still fresh in their minds.
What are the steps in a personal injury case?
All personal injury cases vary and depend on the specific nature of you, your injury, and the damages you suffered. However, there is usually a basic procedure that attorney’s will file in order to assert your claims and obtain the appropriate relief. These steps are as follows:
- An attorney will meet with you to determine what happened and what your injuries entail.
- You attorney will obtain all documents relating to your accident, including the police report and witness statements. Your attorney may also contact witnesses to obtain additional statements.
- Your attorney may hire an expert to assist in preparing your case. The expert could do things such as reconstruct a car accident or evaluate your medical bills.
- You attorney will request copies of all of your medical records and bills from the medical providers who treated you as a result of your injury.
- Your attorney will compile all documents relating to your case, including medical records, medical bills, witness statements, photographs, and police reports.
- Your attorney will send all of these documents to the offender or his/her attorney along with a “demand letter” requesting monetary damages.
- You attorney will negotiate with the offender or his/her attorney to attempt to obtain the best possible result for you.
- If you and your attorney are not satisfied with the offer from the offender or his/her attorney, then your attorney will file a Complaint with the Court and your case will go to trial.
What types of damages can I receive in a personal injury case?
There are two types of damages available in personal injury cases, compensatory damages and punitive damages. The type of damages you receive will depend on your particular case.
Compensatory damages are recovered in payment for actual injury or economic loss. This includes medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, repairs/replacement of personal property, and pain and suffering.
What is “pain and suffering?”
Pain and suffering refers to the situation where a victim’s suffering exceeds monetary damages. This is very common in personal injury cases, as many victims suffer serious injuries that affect their health, emotional wellbeing, careers, and relationships. In these situations, an expert would be needed to quantify the extent of this damage. The use of qualified, respected and trial friendly experts to aid the attorney in these matters is essential to a successful outcome. Abramson and Rand have a long history of working with such individuals who are well respected by the Courts and opposing parties.
Punitive damages are damages that are available in excess of compensatory damages. A Court or Jury ordinarily considers punitive damages as a result of injuries resulting from willful or evil intentions. This category of damages is aimed to punish the wrongdoer.
What exactly is PIP insurance?
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is an auto insurance coverage for lost wages, medical bills and other expenses that can result from personal injuries suffered in a Maryland auto accident. PIP insurance is unique in that it is not fault based. Whether or not you are considered “at fault” in an auto accident, these benefits will cover your out-of-pocked losses as a result of the accident. The attorney’s at Abramson and Rand, LLC can assist you in making sure you receive the full benefit of PIP insurance.