Silver Spring Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone close to you has been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you likely are entitled to compensation for your injuries. We can fight for all of the money that you need to handle your medical bills and other costs. At Burgos & Burgos, our Silver Spring personal injury lawyers can bring a legal claim on your behalf and help you move forward with your life. We can review the facts of your case and determine which legal strategies would be appropriate to pursue. With 30 years of experience in medical malpractice, car accident, premises liability, and other personal injury cases, we understand the nuances of these areas of law.Pursuing Compensation Through a Personal Injury Claim
Negligence is the main legal concept used to determine fault in personal injury cases. A person is negligent when he or she causes an injury or death by failing to act in a way that a reasonably prudent person would have acted in the same situation. In some cases, one person is entirely responsible for another person’s injuries, while in other cases, multiple parties may share the fault. For example, if a driver ran a stop sign and crashed into another driver, the driver who ran the stop sign may be 100 percent liable. By contrast, if a truck driver with a record of DUIs drives drunk and causes another accident, both the truck driver and the company that hired and retained him may be at fault. Our personal injury attorneys at our Silver Spring office each draw upon 30 years of experience to help victims of negligence to determine all of the parties that should be brought into the litigation in Maryland or Washington, D.C. courts.
Accidents can lead to devastating consequences, some of which include brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when there is a serious jolt or blow to the skull that interrupts the normal function of the brain. Unfortunately, TBI is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Spinal cord injuries can also result from serious accidents. A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function, either temporarily or permanently. In the most severe cases, spinal cord injuries can lead to partial or total paralysis.
Both brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are catastrophic injuries that can have long-term, even permanent physical and emotional consequences for a victim. In fact, these injuries can seriously interfere with your day-to-day life and can be extremely costly to treat. Fortunately, Maryland law allows victims of catastrophic injuries to recover damages for their medical expenses, physical therapy bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, costs of future care, and any other losses related to the accident.
One important reason to hire a Silver Spring personal injury attorney after an accident is the rule of contributory negligence, which applies in both Maryland and Washington, D.C. This rule provides a legal defense so that an injured party making a claim will not be able to recover damages if he or she was in any way negligent in contributing to the accident. Since defendants and their insurance adjusters often try to escape liability by proving that the person making the claim was slightly at fault, vigorous legal advocacy can make a critical difference in preserving your right to compensation.
In the event that you have unexpectedly lost a loved one in a Maryland or Washington, D.C. accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim [link to wrongful death page] against the at-fault party. A wrongful death claim is appropriate when you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s error, wrongdoing, or negligence. Beneficiaries in a wrongful death claim can typically recover damages for their losses for mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, care, attention, advice, counseling, training, guidance, education, and loss of support.Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Silver Spring
It can be hard to know what to do after an accident, but you should not go through this process alone. At Burgos & Burgos, our attorneys are committed to providing personalized representation to each and every one of our clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C. We represent victims throughout Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, including in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Hyattsville. For more information about your legal rights and options, call us at 301-681-1111 or contact us online.