Injury

Personal Injury

Types of Injuries

An injury can happen at any time. Injuries are usually caused by an accident of some sort, such as a motor vehicle accident, a premises liability accident, an animal attack, or a workplace accident. An injury sustained in any of these accidents can inflict varying degrees of damage to your body. From a legal standpoint, injuries are categorized as minor, moderate, severe and catastrophic. Depending on the cause of the injury, each type of injury may entitle you to financial compensation under Maryland personal injury law. If you, a loved one, or a family member have been injured or suffered bodily injury due to the carelessness or negligence of another, it is in your best interest to consult with a skilled Maryland personal injury attorney.

Injuries Sustained in Accidents

Various accidents and mishaps can cause a variety of bodily injury. Common types of injury include head/brain, neck/spinal cord, back, fractures/broken bones, nerve damage or paralysis, pregnancy/birth, soft tissue, joint/ligament, and injuries due to slips and falls. Regardless of the specific injuries suffered, or the type of accident that caused the injuries, you should consult with an experienced Maryland injury attorney.

Lasting Repercussions of Injuries

No one ever anticipates, as they're driving to the store or going shopping at the mall, that their everyday activities could result in life-altering injuries from an accident. Unfortunately, after suffering an injury caused by someone else, your daily life may not be what it was before the accident. You may experience extreme financial strain due to missing work or accumulating mounting medical expenses, or you may have to replace a vehicle. Emotionally and physically, you may suffer as a result of chronic pain related to your injury. With so much to deal with, you would probably want a few things taken off of your plate. Retaining a skilled personal injury attorney relieves you of the legal and administrative requirements of filing an injury claim. That means you can focus 100% of your time and energy on regaining your health.

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

A work injury or work-related accident can leave you with huge medical bills and can also render you unable to work. Having to miss time at work can result in financial strain, as you will suffer lost income and wages. Maryland, like other states, has workers' compensation laws in place to make up for the losses incurred after an on-the-job injury. A trusted workers' compensation lawyer can assist you in seeking the benefits you deserve after sustaining back injuries, repetitive-motion injuries, or other injuries on the job.

Liability in Maryland Workers' Compensation Claims

In Maryland, you may qualify for workers' compensation regardless of the work situation that led to your accident or injury. Your injury could be the result of employer negligence, your own negligence as a worker, or an act of nature. It does not matter. As long as you were injured while legitimately working on the job, you can file for benefits under Maryland workers' compensation laws.

Maryland Workers' Compensation Benefits

Maryland workers' compensation laws allow for various benefits depending on who or what caused your accidents, where the accident occurred, and how serious your injuries are. Common benefits awarded in Maryland workers compensation claims are partial disability benefits, total disability benefits, lost wage benefits, medical benefits, and vocational rehab benefits. If an on-the-job accident claimed someone's life, their estate may be able to obtain death benefits, funeral benefits, and survival benefits.

First Steps After Your Injury

If you have sustained an injury at work, the first thing you should do is notify your employer. This is an important step from a documentation standpoint. Once the injury has been documented, you can use that paperwork as a reference in your workers' compensation case. If you wait to inform your employer, the employer may extensively question and investigate whether or not you were actually injured on the job.

After you have notified your employer and initiated all the proper documentation at your workplace, you should file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission Board. This is a government agency whose job it is to oversee all workers' compensation matters in the state of Maryland. When you file a claim with the board, they will notify your employer, as well as your employer's insurance companies.

Contact a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Today

I am an experienced Maryland workers' compensation lawyer, and I fight aggressively for my clients' rights. I understand how devastating injuries can be, and I am dedicated to helping you get the workers' compensation benefits you deserve. I also handle workers' compensation appeals for clients who have been previously denied benefits.

I serve clients all over Maryland and Washington D.C., including Annapolis, Bowie, Essex, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Hyattsville, Frederick, Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Clinton, Landover, Laurel, College Park, Baltimore, and Wheaton. And I maintain multiple offices to make it easier for you to obtain legal help. Weekend appointments are also available.

Don't ignore your on-the-job injury, repetitive-stress injury, or workplace accident. Call or email me at ds@dsteinlaw.com today for a free consultation.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Being injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident can change your life forever. In the blink of an eye you may suffer severe, life-altering injuries. These injuries may entitle you to medical benefits, damages, and financial compensation, according to Maryland personal injury law. Rather than attempt to go through this confusing legal process alone, you should consult an experienced Maryland auto accident lawyer.

I have years of experience with accident, injury, and workers' compensation cases. And for all injury cases, I work on a contingency fee basis, meaning I charge no fee unless I secure compensation for you. I proudly serve accident victims all over Maryland, as well as Washington DC

Common Auto Accidents

Some of the more common types of accidents I handle are car vs. car accidents, car vs. truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor trailer accidents, drunk-driving accidents, drugged-driving accidents, texting-while-driving accidents, rear-end collisions and head-on collisions.

Injuries Suffered In Auto Accidents

Over the course of my decades-long legal career, I have handled every possible type of traffic accident and personal injury claim. In car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, the injuries sustained are directly related to the type of accident you were involved in, as well as the speed upon impact. Common injuries in car accidents are whiplash, concussions, soft-tissue injuries, connective-tissue injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones.

No matter how minor your injuries may seem, it is important that you seek medical care as soon as possible after the accident. This is true even if you experience no physical pain or discomfort following the accident.

After an Auto Accident

Shortly after an accident, you may be approached by the liable parties' insurance company regarding a quick and easy lump-sum settlement. Do not accept this, as a settlement benefits them, not you, your family or your case. Any settlement you are offered will not take into consideration the full dollar value of your claim. By retaining an experienced auto accident attorney, you will be assured that the full dollar amount of your claim will be determined by factors such as:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Current and future lost wage compensation
  • Pain and suffering compensation (if applicable)
  • Vehicle repair costs

To discuss your claim and learn about what benefits you may be entitled to, call or email me at ds@dsteinlaw.com

Maryland Statute Of Limitations

Maryland law allows 3 years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If a wrongful death resulted from the accident, the time frame is 3 years from the date of the death to file a lawsuit. It is not advisable to wait nearly that long. The sooner your accident claim can be filed, the better your outcome is likely to be. So don't wait - consult an experienced auto accident lawyer right away.

Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer

After an accident, you may have many issues to deal with that were brought on by the accident. Seeking legal recourse may not seem like a priority, but it should be. You can bet that the liable party's insurance carrier will begin to protect themselves legally right after the accident. You should do the same. And the best way to protect yourself is by retaining an experienced Maryland auto accident attorney. Call 301-589-4597 or email me at ds@dsteinlaw.com for a free initial consultation today.

I Will Fight For You

If you have been the victim of an injury due to another person's negligence, contact me for a free consultation. I am a skilled and experienced Maryland Trial Attorney, and I am more than willing to take your case to trial should a settlement not be obtainable. Let me work directly on your behalf for the medical benefits and compensation you are entitled to by law.

I handle all personal injury, auto accident, and workers compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. This means I charge nothing unless I recover compensation for you.

I have offices throughout Maryland and Washington D.C., and I am prepared to help accident victims all over the state, including Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Salisbury, Clinton, Frederick, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Rockville, Upper Marlboro, College Park and Bowie.

Call or email me at ds@dsteinlaw.com to discuss filing your Maryland personal injury claim. With more than two decades of experience handling personal injury cases throughout Maryland, I have the expertise and know-how to get you the benefits and compensation you are entitled to. As your personal injury attorney, I will give you and your family the personal attention you deserve.