Archives for September 2021

When the Driver of Your Car Caused the Accident

Can You Sue the Driver for Your Injuries?

When the Driver of Your Car Caused the AccidentIn the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, when you’re seeking to recover damages for your losses, it’s common to look first to the other motorists to determine who caused the accident. But what if the driver of the car you were traveling in was responsible for the crash? Can you seek compensation from that person for your losses? Are there any situations where you can’t?

Personal Injury Lawsuits in Maryland

As a practical matter, virtually all such claims are based on a legal theory of negligence. To recover under a negligence claim, you must show that:

  • The defendant (person from whom you seek compensation) failed to act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances,
  • The failure to do so caused an accident or injury, and
  • You suffered actual losses as a result.

What If the Person Who Caused the Accident Is a Family Member?

Since Maryland law was changed recently, nothing prohibits you from seeking benefits from your auto insurance company for injuries suffered in an accident caused by a family member. However, you can recover only up to the limits of your insurance policy and cannot obtain a judgment against the family member.

Experienced Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Jonathan Scott Smith, a Maryland SuperLawyer, has been a staunch advocate for victims of personal injury across Maryland for over 30 years. Attorney Smith has long been AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System, a testament to the high regard with which he is held by his colleagues in the legal profession. He has also earned the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible), and he has been rated a perfect 10.0 (Superb) by AVVO as a trial attorney. The American Lawyer magazine has named him a Top-Rated Lawyer.

Knowledgeable Baltimore Auto Wreck Claims Lawyer

If you’re injured in a car accident, we can help. Contact attorney Jonathan Scott Smith by email or call our offices at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is free. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Things to Look for to Protect Your Loved One

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and AbuseWhen your spouse, parent, or other loved one becomes incapable of managing their own care, the best long-term solution may be a nursing home. You want your loved one’s final days to be as easy and stress-free as possible, but you need to be vigilant to ensure that a beloved family member does not fall victim to neglect or abuse. Many nursing homes are overcrowded and/or understaffed, and caregivers are often underqualified and underpaid. Here are some warning signs that your elder may be experiencing abuse or neglect:

  • Frequent, unexplained injuries, such as bruises, scrapes, burns, or even broken bones, or regular need for medical attention
  • Changes in mood or behavior, particularly involving increased anxiety or fear—Be especially concerned if your loved one becomes agitated or fearful around a specific caregiver or is unwilling to see family members.
  • Weight loss, dry hands or lips, or changes in skin color or texture—These may be signs of malnourishment or dehydration.
  • Lesions, ulcers, or rashes on the skin, which may indicate poor hygiene or inattention to the potential for bedsores

Proven Baltimore Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

Maryland SuperLawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has aggressively fought for personal injury victims in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland for more than 30 years. Well- respected by his colleagues in the legal profession, Attorney Smith has long been AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System. He is highly rated by his clients, earning the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible), as well as a perfect 10.0 (Superb) rating from AVVO as a trial attorney. Attorney Smith has also been named a Top-Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine.

Experienced Maryland Elder Abuse Lawyer

When your loved one suffers because of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we can help. Contact attorney Jonathan Scott Smith by email or call our offices at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is free. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County in Maryland.

ADDRESS :

  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

  • Call for consultation 410-740-0101