That personal injuries, caused by the negligence of another, are properly compensated by money damages is well established under the law. Negligence is doing something that a person using reasonable care would not do, or not doing something that a person of reasonable care would do. Reasonable care means that caution, attention, or skill a reasonable person would use under similar circumstances. A failure to use such reasonable care, resulting in personal injury, can be compensated through the courts, by a financial award (or settlement).
Types of compensable personal injury cases include:
Traumatic Brain Injury. Traumatic brain injury (or “TBI”) is a major cause of disability in the United States. Every day, survivors of a TBI face effects that can last the rest of their lives. Effects of TBI include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities (see https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html).
Wrongful Death. If someone else’s wrongdoing causes the wrongful death of a family member or loved one, various legal rights may arise. When you are able, please feel free to contact Mallon LLC. We are experienced in representing families who have lost someone as a result of another’s negligence. Recoverable damages include the loss of the decedent’s relationship with family members, lost earnings, funeral / burial expenses, certain medical expenses, and the deceased family member’s conscious pain and suffering from the time of injury until the time of death.
Fires. Every fire has a cause. Almost countless forms of carelessness can cause an unexpected, uncontrolled fire, including dangerous or deadly fires that cause serious personal injury or death. Serious, fire-related injuries include burns, respiratory injury, brain damage, and smoke inhalation. If another’s negligence has caused you serious, fire-related injury, contact Mallon LLC to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit is appropriate. Dying in a fire is one of the most terrifying ways to perish, imaginable.
Burns. Burns are disastrous injuries that can alter the course of someone’s life, leaving them scarred and in incredible, unavoidable pain. Burns often result is permanent scarring or other disfigurement – or, at a minimum, expensive surgeries and medical care to attempt to remedy the unwanted condition. If you have suffered a burn injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact this firm to evaluate your legal rights under personal injury law.
Swimming Pool injuries. Serious injuries, and even death by drowning, involving a swimming pool are common. They can involve persons, such as young children, having improper access to pool areas. Inattentiveness of pool lifeguards can also be a cause of serious personal injury, or a terrifying drowning death.
Pedestrian, Bird / scooters, and Train Accidents. Being in a motor vehicle is not the only way that an innocent victim can suffer serious personal injury. Just about every time a human being collides, with force, with a piece of machinery, the human being loses. Beyond motor vehicles, similar accidents include pedestrian accidents, train accidents, and Bird or other electric scooter accidents. Under the law of torts, an injured victim can recover for his or her pain, suffering, emotional distress, anxiety, anguish, inconvenience, and other “non-economic damages” caused by the accident. Also, an injured person can recover his or her costs of medical treatment, lost wages / lost earnings, and other “economic damages.” Contact Mallon LLC, promptly, to safeguard your legal rights.
Elevator Accidents. Serious injuries, and even death, involving an elevator do occur. When an elevator operator violates safety laws contact Mallon LLC to protect your rights. Depending on the circumstances, an injured party’s legal options include a personal injury lawsuit and/or a workers compensation claim.
Dog attacks / dog bites. Different jurisdictions, by statute or court decision, have varying rules on a pet owner’s liability for the pet inflicting personal injury on a person. One State, by statute, directs that in a civil action against an owner of a dog for damages for personal injury or death caused by the dog, evidence that the dog caused the personal injury or death creates a rebuttable presumption that the owner knew or should have known that the dog had vicious or dangerous tendencies. As in any case, it is important to retain qualified legal counsel in a dog-bite case, to establish the pet owner’s knowledge (before the attack) of the animal’s tendencies. If you have been the victim of a serious dog attack or serious dog bite, that required medical treatment, contact Mallon LLC, as soon as possible – this is the type of case where it may be crucial to look for evidence, promptly.
Construction accidents. Accidents and other mishaps at construction sites can lead to personal injuries requiring medical treatment, permanent bodily injury, and/or death, to workers, pedestrians, and other non-workers. Depending on the circumstances, an injured party’s legal options include a personal injury lawsuit and/or a workers compensation claim. Tort law recovery also promotes construction safety, by holding unsafe builders accountable.
Sink Holes. Serious personal injury resulting from a sink hole is likely more common than you think. Effects of sink hole injuries include broken bones, brain damage, orthopedic injury, and death. With global warming, the frequency of dangerous sink holes will only increase! If you find yourself or a loved one has been injured in a sink hole, contact Mallon LLC as soon as possible.
If you have been seriously injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, please contact Mallon LLC, as soon as possible, for a no-cost evaluation of your legal rights and the claims you may have. Mallon LLC are your personal injury lawyers in Baltimore, MD, Prince George’s County, MD and throughout Maryland and Washington DC.