For more than two decades, Steve Heisler, The Injury Lawyer, has been fighting to assert the rights of hardworking people in Maryland and the District of Columbia who were harmed by a negligent person or business. People who have been injured and are doing some online research about their options often have the same questions. We hope the following information will be helpful to you. If you have questions about your own situation, please feel free to call The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler of Baltimore, Maryland, at (410) 625-4878.
What is included in the definition of “personal injury”?
When we use the term “personal injury” in the legal field, it means an injury caused by negligence or carelessness. It includes harm caused to a person’s body, but it also encompasses harm to property or reputation.
What types of injuries are the subject of personal injury lawsuits?
Personal injury lawyers usually handle many types of accidents, although some focus mostly on one particular category. At The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler, we help clients who have been injured in a wide variety of situations, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle wrecks
- Nursing home injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous products
- Disability claims.
We also help victims of dog bites, slips and falls, workplace accidents and birth injuries.
If I file a lawsuit, who will I sue?
The defendant in a personal injury lawsuit is generally the person or company which was negligent, such as the other driver, your employer, a manufacturer, a department store, or your medical provider. Even though their insurance company will likely be involved in defending against your claim, the key issue is to determine who was negligent and how their actions or inactions harmed you and bring a lawsuit against that person or entity.
What types of things can I be compensated for?
That depends on the details of your claim and what your injuries have been. The damages you may be awarded could include some or all of the following:
- Payment of medical expenses already incurred
- Payment of future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Compensation for past and future pain and suffering
- Compensation for disfigurement and scarring
- Household services
- Loss of consortium/companionship
- Reduced quality of life
- Property damage.
How much money will I get?
There are so many variables in each case that it is impossible to come up with a one-size-fits-all formula. What we can do is pledge our best efforts to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. While results in our other cases are no guarantee that the results of your personal injury lawsuit will be the same, we think they reflect the hard work and dedication to the cause of justice we bring to every case. You can read about some of our past cases on our Verdicts & Settlements page.
How long will it be before I get compensation?
Again, that’s hard to tell for certain. Sometimes the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit will be interested in avoiding the time and cost of going to trial and will make an offer to settle the case. Even then it could take months to negotiate a settlement that is in your best interest. This is one reason we offer a free initial consultation and why you will have to pay us a fee only if we are successful in obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Do I have to be concerned about a deadline?
Yes. This is called a statute of limitations. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you should contact Steve Heisler, The Injury Lawyer, right away so you don’t lose your right to seek compensation. You can call us at (410) 625-4878 or contact us online to take the first step.
What areas do you serve?
The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler are proud to serve all counties in Maryland, including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Baltimore, Kent, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Harford, and Howard Counties. We also assist those injured in the District of Columbia.