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Fighting to Get Justice for the Injured
BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASES CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME, ANY PLACE
When you started your day, you certainly didn’t expect you would need to call on a Baltimore personal injury lawyer. As if getting injured wasn’t bad enough, now you face a legal battle. An accident can happen any time and any place. Without warning, you suffered a serious injury. Soon, you may find yourself with huge medical bills, lingering pain, an inability to earn an income, and little hope in providing for your family.
In a time like this, you need a Baltimore personal injury lawyer you can trust to not only provide skilled legal representation but also to fiercely advocate for you. Attorney Steve Heisler fits the bill. He’s a true fighter with a history of victories in the boxing ring, a background in union organizing to protect workers, and a winning record in the legal arena. His skill and experience in personal injury law is essential to your case, but what makes him different is his background. Count on Steve to fully dedicate himself to fighting for you.
Steve is a personal injury attorney with a mission. He fights for a reason: getting justice for the injured. He deeply cares about getting his clients what they rightly deserve. That’s why he’ll seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.
Why Choose Accident and Injury Lawyer Steve Heisler
A TRUE FIGHTER WHETHER IN NEGOTIATIONS OR IN COURT
Steve Heisler is a Baltimore personal injury lawyer committed to making a difference – in his community, in his clients’ lives, and in the cause of justice. Before being admitted to law school, Steve was an organizer and business agent for the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, Local #7. His no-nonsense attitude and the way he stood his ground won him the respect and trust of the hardworking people of Baltimore. Since his graduation from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1988, Steve has focused on making a difference for those who have suffered an injury because of the negligence or reckless behavior of someone else.
YOU NEED A BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER WITH A WINNING HISTORY. ATTORNEY STEVE HEISLER GETS RESULTS FOR HIS CLIENTS, WINNING MILLIONS IN INJURY AND ACCIDENT CASES.
In his work as a personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, Steve has a winning record. His fighting spirit gets real results for clients. Here are a few examples of these victories:
- $5.5 million settlement in an auto accident case that left a single mother in a coma for six weeks and left her with serious head injuries. If she lived on through her full life expectancy, the amount increased to $9.5 million.
- $1.3 million in an amputation case where the defendant’s negligence in holding a ladder improperly caused a man to fall, injuring his leg so severely that it required amputation.
- $1.2 million in a wrongful death case where a teenage boy was forcibly restrained by school counselors and suffocated.
- $850,000 in a medical malpractice settlement when a man with pneumonia died after being released too early from the hospital.
This is just a sampling of the types of cases we’ve handled. See more of our winning results.
OUR PERSONAL INJURY CLIENTS SAY WORKING WITH STEVE HEISLER IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE
Steve’s winning record shows he can obtain substantial amounts for our Baltimore clients in their personal injury cases. This is one great reason to work with him, but there are many more. The process of your case might be complex and may take significant time. That’s when the quality of your Baltimore personal injury lawyer as a person really matters. Clients choose Steve not only for what he does, but for who he is.
“A former Golden Gloves boxer, I’m a fighter at heart – only now, it’s in the courtroom for my clients.”
Want to know more about Steve and his team? Read some more of our testimonials to learn why so many clients find Steve to be a kind, compassionate and caring attorney, and find out why he’s a winner. Learn about Steve’s background as a true fighter – a wrestler who became a boxer, who became a representative for union workers, who became an attorney. His history speaks for itself. Attorney Steve Heisler doesn’t shy away from a fight. He’ll take on insurers so you don’t have to. Rely on his strength at the negotiating table, and count on his winning record at trial. If your case goes to court, you want only one Baltimore personal injury lawyer in your corner: Steve Heisler.
When you have a legal problem, you want someone you have confidence in and can trust. You also want someone who likes people and is the kind of person you would like to have as a friend. Steve Heisler is a family man, married with children. He is an avid Baltimore sports fan and will gladly tell you about his early years as a wrestler and Golden Gloves boxer. He has been a fighter for a long time, and now he fights for the rights of his clients, and you.
With all these reasons to call our team for help, you shouldn’t wait. It’s important we get to work on your Baltimore personal injury case as soon as possible. Give us a call. Let Steve be the Baltimore personal injury lawyer who represents you. Call us today at (410) 625-4878.
“I take my hat off to you and your firm, you understood what we were going through, I can’t thank you enough, and I will refer your firm to anyone who needs a good lawyer. Thank you!” – A. Piccioni
“I would refer my friends, family, and co-workers to Steve. I like everything about how he and his staff handled my case. He never pushed me aside when I called and always talked to me if I asked. He is just a good lawyer and person.” – T. Hill (Suitland, MD)
“What I liked about the way Steven Heisler and his staff handled my case is that they kept me well informed and returned all my calls and letters…and of course the way they resolved my case (we won).” – T. Hamilton (Cumberland, MD)
“Thank you so much for everything you and your team has done for me with this settlement. I hope if I ever need to see you again you would welcome me back. I would highly recommend you and your team to anyone. Thank you again!” – M. Jones
“Honest & Faithful: Steve took my case when no one else would. Because of the settlement that Steve negotiated for me I was able to purchase my first home. Steve is honest, faithful, and always in your corner!” – M. Parker (Columbia, MD)
“Steve was down to earth. He did not talk above me and put my mind at ease. Overall, Steve is a great person who really cares about his clients.” – J. Brown (Westminster, MD)
Why You Need a
Baltimore Injury Attorney
OUR BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM HAS HELPED CLIENTS FOR OVER 25 YEARS
When you discover what it takes to build a successful legal claim, you will appreciate the need people have for personal injury attorneys. In addition to the process of filing a claim – handling documents, correspondence, research – there’s also the importance of knowing the law. Without an attorney, you would need to take on an incredible amount of work just to get up to speed on the basics of personal injury laws. Not only would you need to know Maryland laws, you would need to understand the procedures that must be followed in a personal injury case. It’s clear why the specialized knowledge of a personal injury attorney can help you. But knowledge of the law isn’t the only important element to strong legal representation. What also matters is how an attorney understands the ways the law can work to your advantage. Perhaps most important is experience with personal injury cases. Our team has been working for clients for well over two decades. We have the knowledge, skills, expertise and experience you need.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD ATTORNEY IN A BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE?
In addition to having expertise in the laws and legal system, a good attorney knows what it takes to give their client an even greater advantage. They will go above and beyond the basics to compile information needed to win your case. They will consult expert witnesses, prepare presentations, dedicate hours of their time to depositions, and look for every way in which they can get the most out of the resources they have available.
Talk to Steve and find out how he’ll investigate your personal injury case and what strategy he will leverage to get you the maximum possible compensation. He knows the tactics insurers use to save money. As a business, it is in the interests of an insurance company to pay you as little as possible. That’s why Steve’s experience in personal injury law is essential for you. He’ll carefully build your case to prove exactly how the negligent actions of another caused your injury. He will also develop a detailed accounting of the losses and expenses associated with your injury to seek the full compensation you deserve.
Talk to Steve about your Baltimore personal injury case. Give him a call today at (410) 625-4878 so he can learn more about your accident and injuries.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY
Right after an accident or injury that was caused by another party’s negligence, you should report your injury to the insurer. Beyond providing basic information about the accident, it’s best to not say anything more to the representative of an insurance company. Any small detail that slips out in your conversation may be used against you as justification to keep your settlement amount low.
Your best course of action is to get legal representation as soon as possible after your accident or injury. Let our personal injury lawyer handle all communications with the insurer. Steve Heisler has negotiated with insurance company representatives for decades. He knows their tricks, and he has experience with their bottom line. Rely on Steve’s long history of helping personal injury clients in Baltimore. Let him handle communications about your case.
Our team knows you’ve suffered a serious injury, and the last thing you need is to face a stressful situation. We will not only handle communications with the insurer, we’ll take on all elements of your case. We understand the anxiety that comes with the financial concerns related to medical bills and lost wages. We know you can feel uncertain about your future. Our job is to relieve your stress about all legal matters so that you can focus on healing.
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Personal Injury Questions & Answers
The value of your claim depends on the extent of the damage you’ve experienced. Factors that a personal injury attorney uses to determine the amount of damages that should be pursued include costs of medical care, lost income, and property damage. You can also pursue compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Each case is unique. Once you speak with our personal injury lawyer in Baltimore about the details of your accident and injury, we can provide you with a better understanding of what you can expect.
Fault is a key element in an injury claim, particularly in Maryland, which has a contributory negligence rule. This means that fault must fall squarely on the party you name in the lawsuit. If you have any amount of fault for an accident that caused your injuries, you may not be able to pursue a personal injury claim. That’s why working with an experienced attorney is essential. The process to determine fault involves extensive investigation and information gathering. Our skilled Baltimore personal injury attorney has been through the process many times and knows what it takes to demonstrate fault.
In personal injury cases, you can win economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages relate to quantifiable expenses and losses, like your present and future medical bills, or your lost income from when your injuries prevented you from working (MD CJP § 11-109). Non-economic damages cover other ways your injury has cost you, but determining what those costs are requires experience in personal injury cases. These damages may be associated with pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement or scarring you suffered. They can also include costs associated with loss of companionship if you suffered the wrongful death of a loved one.
It is rare that a plaintiff is awarded punitive damages in a personal injury case in Maryland. After a history of juries’ awarding exceptionally large amounts, the courts made clear under what circumstances punitive damages were appropriate and what amounts were reasonable. Most important to understand is that your attorney must prove the defendant acted with “actual malice” which means “ill will, fraud, intent to injure, or other mens rea exhibiting evil motive or purpose” (See District Court opinion in Joy Family L.P. v. United Financial Banking Companies, Inc., p. 18)
Maryland sets caps on the total non-economic damages you can pursue in a personal injury case. The base amount of $500,00 was set as of 1994, to which you can add $15,000 per year (that starts with October 1) for each subsequent year (MD CJP § 11-108(b)(2)(ii)). So, for example, in 2022, you can receive up to $905, 000 in non-economic damages. There are different amounts in medical malpractice cases and in wrongful death cases with two or more plaintiffs.
In Maryland, the law gives you 3 years to bring a personal injury lawsuit, in most cases. If the defendant is the government, however, the statute of limitations is 1 year (MD GCJ. § 5-101).
To fully understand the concept of the average settlement for a workers’ comp case, you’ll need to understand some of the basics about how workers’ compensation claims are filed and handled in Maryland. Except for certain circumstances, the only option you have is to file for workers’ compensation if you suffer injuries on the job. […]
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CALL ON THE BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY YOU NEED MOST
If you’ve suffered a serious injury, you likely have several questions you’d like to have addressed, in addition to those we answer above. There’s no substitute for a consultation with our personal injury attorney in Baltimore where you can provide details about your case. That way, Steve can give you more specific answers to your questions so you will know what you can expect.
Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Take steps now to position yourself to get the compensation you deserve in your personal injury case. Steve has been representing Baltimore residents for nearly three decades. His dedication to his clients and to the city of Baltimore runs deep. He has been a fierce advocate for thousands of city residents and is deeply attached to his community. He’s ready to help you now, too.
You need a lawyer that won’t back down from a fight. Your struggle becomes Steve’s battle, and he has the will to win. Get the best representation possible. Call Baltimore personal injury lawyer Steve Heisler today at (410) 625-4878.