I Received Catastrophic Injuries in a Maryland Accident | What Should I Do?

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A catastrophic injury is probably one of the most serious injuries one can receive from an accident. That is, they can be life-changing, long-term, and/or last for the rest of your lifetime. You should not have to suffer through your catastrophic injuries alone, especially if the accident was due to no fault of your own. If you want to fight for the compensation that you rightfully deserve, follow along to discover how an experienced Leonardtown personal injury lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can help make this happen. 

What are common examples of catastrophic injuries that happen in the state of Maryland?

Say, for instance, you were involved in a car accident that left you with partial or total loss of the ability of your limbs or torso. Such neck and spinal cord injuries would be considered catastrophic. Other examples that commonly occur include the following:

  • Birth injuries.
  • Brain injuries.
  • Crush injuries.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Neurological damage. 
  • Injuries that require amputations. 
  • Facial injuries.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Loss of hearing.
  • Loss of eyesight. 

What are common examples of damages that are claimed for catastrophic injuries in the state of Maryland?

The damages that you are left to deal with in the aftermath of a catastrophic accident are quite severe. They can either affect your short-term day-to-day life or extend as far as affecting you physically, emotionally, and financially for the rest of your lifetime. Being a personal injury claim, you will be eligible to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Common examples that may apply to your needs are as follows:

  • Economic damages:
    • Significant medical bills for your initial treatment.
    • Large medical bills for any required follow-up treatments and surgeries. 
    • Expensive medical bills for your required physical therapy.
    • Loss of wages due to your inability to go back to your job or profession.
    • Serious physical disfigurement and/or disability.
  • Non-economic damages:
    • Deep emotional scarring and distress.
    • Chronic pain and suffering.

How do I file a personal injury claim for my catastrophic injuries in the state of Maryland?

Again, being that this is a personal injury claim, you must satisfy the burden of proof to successfully retain compensation for your damages. In other words, you will be required to present evidence to the Maryland courts that your catastrophic injuries are in direct correlation to the accident you were involved in. 

Moreover, you must file your catastrophic injuries claim before Maryland’s statute of limitations, which is typically three years from the date of your accident. To avoid being permanently barred from suing, do not hesitate in reaching out to a skilled St. Mary’s County personal injury lawyer immediately. 

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