No one expects to be the victim of the negligence of another and require the services of a personal injury lawyer. Yet, every day, across the country thousands, of people are injured in some way as a result of the negligence of another. From car accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, dog bites and slip-trip-and-fall incidents, there are many types of negligent conduct that can result in personal injury. People can also be harmed by the reckless or intentional acts of others. If you should find yourself the victim of negligence or the reckless or intentional act of another, representation by an experienced lawyer is indispensable.
Attorney William A. Stavros believes that those responsible for negligently, recklessly, or intentionally injuring innocent people must compensate them for the damage they have caused. We are dedicated to providing professional and personalized service to each individual client. We strive to resolve each personal injury case in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
Contact the Law Offices of William A. Stavros, LLC as soon as possible, if you believe that you or anyone you know has been injured or harmed due the actions, recklessness or negligence of another. You may reach him by calling (410) 825-3300 in the Baltimore Metropolitan area and surrounding counties or (410) 739-0794 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
To be certain that your rights are protected after sustaining an injury caused by another, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the occurrence. This will prevent you from making some error in the initial stage of your claim that could affect your ability to recover compensation for your injury. For example, where there is a question as to who was at fault in a collision, insurance adjusters will frequently try to get recorded statements from accident victims immediately after the collision and before the victim is represented by counsel. Making a mistake in a recorded statement given to an insurance adjuster can fatally ruin your claim. A lawyer will prevent that from occurring.
An attorney will relieve you from having to deal with insurance companies and handling paperwork, so that you will not have to worry about collecting medical records and bills or submitting a PIP (Personal Injury Protection) claim to your own insurer. This leaves you free to concentrate on getting the medical care you require to recover from your injuries. It is also essential to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an injury to ensure compliance with strict laws regarding the timely filing of a claim and that all of your rights are protected.
Our Personal Injury practice areas include but are not limited to:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Workplace Accidents and Workman's Compensation
- Slip and Fall, Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Assault and Battery
- False Imprisonment
- Malicious Prosecution
- Fraud and Misrepresentation
- Medical Malpractice
General Information Regarding Negligence and Personal Injury Matters
Negligence can be defined as the failure to act reasonably under the circumstances, either by doing something that an ordinary reasonably prudent person would not have done, or by failing to do something that a reasonably prudent person would have done, which causes some injury or damage to the victim. In claims involving a car or truck accident, for example, the negligence usually involves the violation by the wrongdoer of some rule of the road, such as failing to obey a stop sign or red light, or making a left turn across the path of an oncoming vehicle, or following too closely behind another vehicle.
Damages in negligence and personal injury claims often involve both an economic and non-economic component. If you are injured and require medical care, there will likely be medical expenses for treatment of your injuries, and possibly lost wages if you are unable to work for a period of time. In addition, there is a non-economic component to these claims. Victims may claim additional damages for pain and suffering and, in some cases, for permanent impairment, disability or scarring resulting from the injury. Each case is different and an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you regarding your options.
William A. Stavros serves the entire Eastern Shore, including Ocean City, through his office in Centreville, Maryland. He serves the Baltimore Metropolitan area and surrounding counties, including the Maryland D.C. suburbs from his office in Towson, Maryland.