Representing Victims of Personal Injury
The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler have worked for more than two decades to help victims of personal injury. What is personal injury in the legal sense? It’s an injury caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or a business. A person is negligent when he or she fails to exercise the degree of care considered reasonable under the circumstances, resulting in an unintended injury to another party.
An individual who is injured in Maryland as the result of the negligence of another is entitled to seek damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Compensatory damages are monetary damages awarded to the injured party for economic loss and non-economic loss. Economic loss damages include past, present and future medical bills, past, present and future lost wages and property damage. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium (the companionship and affection of your spouse), loss of lifestyle, disfigurement, scarring, etc. Punitive damages are rarely awarded, but may be awarded to punish the responsible party for wanton or malicious conduct.
A Personal Injury Lawyer You Can Trust
In his role as a personal injury lawyer, Steve Heisler has helped families who experienced injury or loss through a motor vehicle accident (car, truck, bus, motorcycle), use of a dangerous or faulty product, a slip or trip and fall, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, work-related accidents, and a host of other situations which caused them to experience financial loss and pain and suffering due to someone’s negligence.
A serious personal injury accident in Maryland can leave you and your family overwhelmed. Sometimes the victim is left with life-altering injuries and the family must face an uncertain future. Steven H. Heisler has obtained numerous favorable personal injury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including:
- $5.5 million for a woman hit by a construction truck
- $1.3 million for a man who had his leg amputated after he fell off a ladder that was negligently held by the defendant
- $1.2 million for a male youth who died after being negligently restrained by school counselors
- $850,000 for a man who died after being prematurely released from the hospital
- $455,000 for a man who died from using faulty equipment on the job.
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Why Call Steve Heisler?
Steve Heisler has been practicing law in Maryland since 1988. In 1996, however, he decided to focus exclusively on personal injury law. Why? Steve has a heart for helping people. He determined that his education and experience could best be put to use advocating for the rights of folks who were harmed through the negligent actions of others.
If you or a family member has been the victim of a personal injury, call Baltimore personal injury attorney Steve Heisler. Keep in mind, however, that there is a statute of limitations – or a time limit – for filing personal injury claims. If you have been injured in an accident or have otherwise incurred a personal injury, you should not delay. Contact The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler of Baltimore, Maryland, for a free initial consultation by calling (410) 625-4878 today.
Maryland Accident & Injury FAQs
I’ve been injured. Why should I hire you instead of my family attorney?
No disrespect to your family attorney, but your family attorney most likely handles criminal law, divorce, wills, estates and personal injury. I handle ONLY INJURY CASES. My focus is on injury law 24 hours a day! As my saying goes: “If you’ve been injured, it makes sense to call the lawyer who handles ONLY INJURY CASES!!”
In a Maryland car accident or personal injury case, can I keep my case open for life in case I need future medical treatment or lose time from work?
Unfortunately, once you settle your auto accident or personal injury case it can not be reopened. Thus, it is extremely vital that you under go all recommended treatment and testing before you settle your case. For example, you suffer back and neck injuries as a result of an auto accident. You receive chiropractic or physical therapy treatment for several weeks but still experience pain traveling from your back down your left leg: rather then settling your case at that time I would normally recommend that you receive an orthopedic evaluation and an MRI. A MRI might reveal a herniated disc. A herniated disc injury, as a result of your accident, is a serious condition and would increase the value of your claim. Therefore it is always prudent to have all symptoms thoroughly checked before you settle. Better safe then sorry.
I know I only have to pay you if you recover money for me on my case. I also know I don’t have to pay you any fees or expenses if there is no recovery. How much can I expect to receive when my case is settled?
As much as I would like to “predict” the amount of money you will get at settlement, to do so early in the case is extremely difficult. There are many different factors that are considered when an insurance company, jury or judge awards money on a claim. This includes but is not limited to the nature and severity of the injuries, whether the injuries completely resolve or become permanent, the amount of property damage in an auto accident, whether you were partially to blame for the accident, whether the insurance company for the person who caused the accident typically makes “low ball” offers, what part of the state the accident occurred, and on and on and on. It is impossible to make an accurate prediction of what the case is worth at any time before the end of the case.