Personal injury is a legal term most commonly used to refer to a type of lawsuit alleging that someone’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another. A plaintiff can bring a personal injury lawsuit for any injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. When you have experienced an injury of this nature it is important to contact an experienced personal injury law firm to determine whether or not you have a viable claim. A personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights, and guide you through the complex maze of ever changing laws.
Over the last thirty years Dennis A. Hodge, Attorney at Law has dealt with thousands of Baltimore Personal Injury claims with a goal of seeking the maxim amount of money that can be obtained in every injury case.
During the initial interview Mr. Hodge’s office will determine whether there is additional insurance available to assist the client. Additional insurance benefit may include Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims, and is a no-fault insurance available from the clients’ own insurance or the owner of the vehicle, if the injured plaintiff was a passenger at the time of the accident. PIP benefits are normally from $2,500.00 to $10,000.00 for wages lost or medical bills incurred as a result of an auto injury.
After meeting with the client Mr. Hodge’s office makes contact with every insurance company involved in the accident, witnesses are contacted and interviews completed. Medical treatment is discussed with the client and the injuries are determined. We will contact the insurance companies to make sure repairs are completed and rental vehicles are arranged during the repair period.
The most common types of personal injury claims include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip/trip and fall accidents
- Injuries from consumer products
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Brain and/or spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
- Dog bite injuries
Under Maryland law a claim can be made for diminished value to your vehicle caused by the other party, when after the repairs, the vehicle has loss value because of the accident. This value is determined by a diminished value appraiser, who for a fee will prepare a report indicating how much value was lost because of the accident. The diminished value is often not apparent until you attempt to trade the vehicle in for another vehicle and the dealer notes the prior repair to the vehicle. The vehicle should be less than 7 years old, with less than 100,000 miles, and no accident history (only a very minor prior claim is ok).
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