Sustaining a wrongful injury may not only mean being accountable for an excess of unexpected medical bills, but it can also mean suffering with permanent disabilities and emotional hardship as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you have been injured due to avoidable circumstances such as distracted driving or hazards on poorly maintained property, you may have grounds for a personal injury case. When you file a personal injury claim with the help of the Law Offices of Thomas F. Ellis III in Annapolis, you can seek the compensation you deserve after an accident. Our practice has 40 years of experience with a long list of past successes that will help you achieve the outcome you deserve in your case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Any personal injury case is founded on the claim that someone else is legally responsible for harm suffered during an accident. Most personal injury cases will involve insurance companies to cover some or all of the damages in the case, and Thomas F. Ellis III has the benefit of experience as an insurance claims adjuster to help you navigate the complexities of your case. Below, you can get a closer look at the types of personal injury claims that are commonly made through our firm.
- Auto accidents – A majority of personal injury cases are related to automobile accidents, which may involve commercial vehicles, heavy equipment, or motorcycles as well as passenger vehicles. If another driver is determined at fault for the accident due to intoxication, negligence, or a failure to use reasonable care on the road, you may seek compensation beyond a standard insurance claim to cover the costs of an injury or wrongful death.
- Property liability – Simply owning property can put an individual or business at fault for slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, and other injuries that may occur on the property.
- Product liability – Product manufacturers may be the defendants in personal injury cases as well, since injuries sustained from malfunctioning equipment fall under the category of strict liability. Under this area of personal injury law, designers and manufacturers are held liable for injuries from defective products, and negligence does not need to be established for the case.
What to Do When You Suffer a Personal Injury
If you suffer any personal injury, you will want to talk to an attorney right away, because there are statutes of limitation that will limit the timeframe in which you can make a claim. At the Law Offices of Thomas F. Ellis III, we offer free consultations to help you determine if you have a case without an upfront commitment. To learn more about how we can help you in Annapolis and surrounding areas, give us a call at (410) 280-5603 today.